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Habitat Distribution and Territoriality In the Dickcissel and Red-Winged Blackbird

Literature Cited


Brown, J.L. 1964. The evolution of diversity in avian territorial systems. 
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Case, N. A., and O.H. Hewitt. 1963. Nesting and productivity of the red-winged
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Dolbeer, R. A. 1976. Reproductive rate and temporal spacing of nesting of
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________________ 1971. The territory and its density dependent effect in
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