Category Archive: Rallidae

Dec 31 2011

Carotenoids in the eggs of american coots: associations with size of eggs, local environment, and diet

American Coot (Fulica americana) Science Article 9 abstract I studied carotenoids in the eggs of American coots (Fulica americana) from 3 study sites in Saskatchewan, Canada. I supplemented two diet types designed to reduce carotenoids in the diet of laying coots to investigate the relationship of carotenoids and the size of eggs and to examine …

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Dec 31 2011

Night use by ducklings of active American Coot, Fulica americana, nests.

American Coot (Fulica americana) Science Article 7 abstract Coots were monitored at night contained ducklings. The nests hatched normally PETER L. HURD, Canadian Field Naturalist 107: 364. Download article download full text (pdf)

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Dec 31 2011

Epizootic Vacuolar Myelinopathy of the Central Nervous System of American Coots (Fulica americana) and Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

American Coot (Fulica americana) Science Article 10 abstract Unprecedented mortality occurred in bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at DeGray Lake, Arkansas, during the winters of 1994-1995 and 1996-1997. The first eagles were found dead during November, soon after arrival from fall migration, and deaths continued into January during both episodes. In total, 29 eagles died at …

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Dec 31 2011

Paternity-parasitism trade-offs: a model and test of host-parasite cooperation in an avian conspecific brood parasite

American Coot (Fulica americana) Science Article 11 abstract Efforts to evaluate the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of conspecific brood parasitism in birds and other animals have focused on the fitness costs of parasitism to hosts and fitness benefits to parasites. However, it has been speculated recently that, in species with biparental care, host males might …

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Dec 31 2011

Improving the reliability of molecular sexing of birds using a W-specific marker

American Coot (Fulica americana) Science Article 12 abstract Molecular techniques for identifying sex of birds utilize length differences between CHD-Z and CHD-W introns, but in some cases these methods can lead to sexing errors. Here we show that an additional W-specific primer can be used in conjunction with a pre-existing sexing primer pair to dramatically …

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Dec 31 2011

coot nesting and feeding habits in southeastern Washington.

American Coot (Fulica americana) Science Article 13 abstract No abstract Fitzner, R. E., E. T. Sipco, and R. G. Schrecknise. 1979., Northwest Sci. 54:244-252. Download article download full text (pdf)

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Dec 31 2011

American Coot kills Yellow-headed Blackbird nestlings

American Coot (Fulica americana) Science Article 6 abstract I know of only one witnessed predation event by an American Coot (Fulica americana) on a vertebrate-a nestling Redwinged Blackbirds. PETER L. HURD, Wilson Bull., 104(3), 1992, pp. 552-553 Download article download full text (pdf)

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Dec 27 2011

The relationships of Porzana ]!aviventer

Yellow-breasted Crake (Porzana flaviventer) Science Article 1 abstract A lack of agreement as to the generic characters of rails has resulted in many genera that are either poorly defined, monotypic, or composed of groups of unrelated species. Seldom has any taxonomic treatment of this family resulted in what I believe to be natural groupings. Decisions …

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Dec 27 2011

Breeding of the Water Rail Rallus aquaticus in Cladium mariscusvegetation

Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) Science Article 1 abstract We have studied breeding habitats of the Water Rail Rallus aquaticus in Cladium mariscus (Galingale) vegetation at Botshol (Abcoude, 51 deg 52′N;5 deg 04′E) in The Netherlands and on Oland in Sweden. Water Rails were localised by day by provoking vocal responses with a cassette recorder, using …

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Dec 27 2011

Why is the Water Rail Rallus aquaticus a very scarce breedernorth of 61 deg N?

Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) Science Article 2 abstract Along a transect from just north of Uppsala (c. 60 deg ?N) to Lulea (c. 65 deg 30′ N), the eastern coast of Sweden, we searched for Water Rails Rallus aquaticus. Rails were found at four of twenty-four visited sites, the northernmost site at 61 deg 08′ …

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