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Breeding Birds of the Platte River Valley


Table 6


Table 6. Differences in relative abundances among selected breeding birds in the Platte River Valley recorded on Breeding Bird Survey routes. Refer to Figure 4 for route locations.
 

                                   X number of birds 
                                    recorded/route
                                 
                                 
Species                   1a      2     3      4      5       6      7
  

Ring-necked pheasant     35.3   18.0   11.2   65.3   35.0   137.0   17.7

Northern bobwhite         2.8   27.0    9.6   45.3   25.0     5.0   12.7

Killdeer                  6.6    7.2    5.2    3.8   13.0    13.0    7.3

Upland sandpiper            0    8.7    4.0      0      0     3.0    5.4

Mourning dove            85.4   67.7   62.4  116.0  138.0   149.0   45.4

Black-billed cuckoo       0.4    0.8      0      0    2.0     2.0      0

Yellow-billed cuckoo        0    0.3    0.2    0.6   11.0     5.0    0.2

Chimney swift             2.2    3.2    0.4    1.0    1.0       0      0

Red-headed woodpecker     4.4   10.7    6.4    1.9    8.0     3.0    5.9

Northern flicker          2.2    7.7    5.0    5.5    4.0     3.0    3.0

Great crested flycatcher  0.1    0.1      0      0      0       0      0

Western kingbird         12.9   11.0   13.6   22.7   33.0    36.0    6.0

Eastern kingbird         11.4   12.0   17.6   14.1   51.0    49.0    2.1

Eastern bluebird          0.2    0.4    0.2      0      0       0      0

American robin           30.4   49.3   13.8    9.1   24.0    15.0    5.8

Gray catbird              0.3    0.7    0.6      0    2.0       0      0

Northern mockingbird        0      0      0    2.3    3.0     3.0    1.0

Brown trasher            11.6    9.3    7.4   21.7   15.0    22.0    2.9

Loggerhead shrike         0.6    0.4    0.4    2.4    6.0     4.0    1.4

Warbling vireo            1.7    3.2    0.6    0.1    2.0     2.0    0.2

Yellow warbler              0    1.2      0    0.7    2.0     1.0    0.9

Common yellowthroat       5.3    9.1    1.2    2.1    1.0     3.0    3.7

Northern cardinal         0.5    3.2    1.6    0.3      0       0      0

Blue grosbeak               0    0.8    0.2    1.6    8.0       0    2.4

Indigo bunting            0.1      0      0    0.1      0       0    0.2

Dickcissel               51.2   28.0   17.8   14.4      0     7.0   29.1

Lark bunting              0.3   10.7   32.4    4.6      0    39.0    6.8

Field sparrow               0    0.7      0    1.9   24.0     4.0    0.4

Lark sparrow                0    0.1      0    0.4   13.0     3.0    1.1

Grasshopper sparrow       0.1    0.3    0.4    2.7   13.0    55.0    6.8

Bobolink                  0.3    4.8    1.2      0      0       0    0.1

Eastern meadowlark        0.1    1.4      0      0      0       0    0.1

Western meadowlark       28.4   71.9  132.6  183.0  147.0   181.0  145.7

Red-winged blackbird     82.7   71.8  122.2  123.0   42.0   159.0   81.4

Common grackle          147.1   93.2   31.8   50.7   24.0    83.0   24.7

Brown-headed cowbird     20.4   58.9   53.0   32.1   42.0    95.0    6.1
                        
Orchard oriole            1.4    5.9    0.2    1.3   11.0    14.0    1.3

Northern oriole           7.1   12.7    3.6    4.9   32.0    14.0    1.1


Survey route names: 1- Kenesaw, 2- Kearney, 3- Sumner, 4- Holbrook, 5- Brady, 6- Table, 7- Paxton.

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