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Natural and Experimental Adoption of Piping Plover Chicks (Adopción Natural y Experimental de Pichones de Charadrius melodus)

Stephen P. Flemming
Journal of Field Ornithology
Vol. 58, No. 3 (Summer, 1987), pp. 270-273
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Association of Field Ornithologists
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4513233
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Natural and Experimental Adoption of Piping Plover Chicks (Adopción Natural y Experimental de Pichones de Charadrius melodus)
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Abstract

Two natural adoptions and one experimental adoption of a conspecific chick by Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) were observed in Nova Scotia during 1983. These may have occurred because of lack of recognition by both young and adult Piping Plovers. Fostering of chicks appears to be feasible, but is of limited use. Reciprocal fostering of complete clutches of eggs is suggested as a means of enhancing gene flow among demes. /// En estudios que se llevaron a cabo en Nova Scotia durante el 1983 se observaron dos adopciones naturales y una experimental de polluelos de Charadrius melodus, por adultos de la misma especie. Las mismas pueden haber sido el resultado de la falta de reconocimiento tanto por parte de pichones como de adultos de esta ave. La adopción de pichones como medida de manejo es de uso limitado. Se sugiere el intercambio de huevos como medida para aumentar el flujo genético entre poblaciones.

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