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Impact of Red Fox Predation on the Sex Ratio of Prairie Mallards

Table 11: Estimated Red Fox Predation Rates on Mallards


Table 11. Estimated red fox predation rates on mallards.
Predation rateb
Year
Average number of mallards at surface of den
Expansion factora
Percentage female
Male
Female
1969
0.35
16.17
76.8
1.313
4.347
1970
0.36
16.17
81.0
1.106
4.715
1971
0.22
16.17
76.9
0.822
2.736
1972
0.26
16.17
74.3
1.080
3.124
1973
0.22
16.17
86.7
0.473
3.084
Average
0.28
16.17
79.1
0.959
3.601
Standard deviation
0.323
0.872
(r = 0.657)

a Expansion factor = 2 x (1/0.47) x 3.8--see pages 9-10 for explanation.
b Per fox family


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