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Red Fox Predation on Breeding Ducks
in Midcontinent North America


Table 4. Average annual percentage species compositions of 5 principal species-identified dabbling ducks found at red fox rearing dens in Barnes, Kidder, and Stutsman counties, North Dakota, during early and late season sample periods, 1969-73.

(22 Apr-11 Jun)
(12 Jun - 20 Jul)
Ducks (N) 541 516
Species (%)
Mallard 26.4 16.7
Northern pintail 22.2 26.0
Northern shoveler 8.4 9.8
Blue-winged teal 31.7 26.5
Gadwall 6.6 18.9
Other 4.7 2.2

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