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Florida Atlas of Breeding Sites for Herons and Their Allies: 1976 - 1978.

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Date Issued:
1982-08
Summary:
The herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, and storks that use Florida's wetland habitats are a conspicuous and biologically important part of the State's wildlife resources. Collectively, these wading birds are an integral part of Florida's aquatic ecosystems and its public image. Wading birds depend upon wetland habitats for nesting and feeding sites. Most waders nest between February and August in colonies that may contain several species and anywhere from a few dozen to thousands of nests. Colony sites may be used in other seasons as roosting sites. The birds fan out daily from the colonies, flying as far as 32 km (20 mi) to feed in a variety of wetland habitats. Most species eat small fish, frogs, aquatic insects, crayfish, or freshwater prawns, while the ubiquitous Cattle Egret eats insects captured in fields, pastures, and along roadsides.
Title: Florida Atlas of Breeding Sites for Herons and Their Allies: 1976 - 1978.
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Name(s): Nesbitt, Stephen A.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1982-08
Publisher: United States. Department of the Interior.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 atlas, 449 pages,59 maps,28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: The herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, and storks that use Florida's wetland habitats are a conspicuous and biologically important part of the State's wildlife resources. Collectively, these wading birds are an integral part of Florida's aquatic ecosystems and its public image. Wading birds depend upon wetland habitats for nesting and feeding sites. Most waders nest between February and August in colonies that may contain several species and anywhere from a few dozen to thousands of nests. Colony sites may be used in other seasons as roosting sites. The birds fan out daily from the colonies, flying as far as 32 km (20 mi) to feed in a variety of wetland habitats. Most species eat small fish, frogs, aquatic insects, crayfish, or freshwater prawns, while the ubiquitous Cattle Egret eats insects captured in fields, pastures, and along roadsides.
Identifier: FI44440020 (IID), 1052078 (digitool), fiu:27763 (fedora), AAC2508QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Water birds -- Florida -- Geographical distribution.
Herons -- Florida -- Geographical distribution.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI44440020.pdf
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Host Institution: FIU