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Habitat Use by Masked Ducks along the Gulf Coast of Texas
James T. Anderson and Thomas C. Tacha
The Wilson Bulletin
Vol. 111, No. 1 (Mar., 1999), pp. 119-121
Published by: Wilson Ornithological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4164039
Page Count: 3
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We counted 47 Masked Ducks (Nomonyx dominicus) in seven flocks during the fall and winter of 1992-1993 on 1009 64.75-ha plots in the Coastal Plains of Texas. Among the three wetland subclasses used by Masked Ducks, bird densities were higher on lacustrine littoral aquatic-bed rooted vascular and lacustrine littoral aquatic-bed floating vascular than palustrine scrub-shrub broad-leaved deciduous wetlands. These wetlands provide important habitat even though they are not the most abundant wetlands in the region.
The Wilson Bulletin © 1999 Wilson Ornithological Society