The Canadian Field-Naturalist

A peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing ecology, behaviour, taxonomy, conservation, and other topics relevant to Canadian natural history.

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Vol 130, No 2 (2016)

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Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Carolyn Callaghan, Dwayne Lepitzki 188


Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) Scavenge Sea Urchin Fragments from Foraging Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris) PDF
Erin Rechsteiner, Angeleen Olson 91-98
Nesting Behaviour and Reproductive Success of Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) and Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) during Pipeline Construction PDF
Glenn C Sutter, Stephen K Davis, Janice C Skiffington, Laura M Keating, Lois A Pittaway 99-109
Reproductive Rates in Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) in Southwestern Manitoba: Another Look at the Data PDF
Gord Hammell 110-121
Climate Warming as an Explanation for the Recent Northward Range Extension of Two Dragonflies, Pachydiplax longipennis and Perithemis tenera, into the Ottawa Valley, Eastern Ontario PDF
Paul M Catling 122-132
Aberrant Colouration in the Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), the Common Murre (Uria aalge), and the Thick-billed Murre (U. lomvia) from Atlantic Canada PDF Table S1
Alexander L Bond, Antony W Diamond 140-145
Evidence of Predation on Nestling Birds by Eastern Gartersnakes (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) PDF
William D. Halliday 146-151
Pre-settlement Snail Fauna on the Sandbanks Baymouth Bar, Lake Ontario, Compared with Nearby Contemporary Faunas PDF
Robert G Forsyth, Paul Catling, Brenda Kostiuk, Sheila McKay-Kuja, Allen Kuja 152-157
Ancient Lake Maxima and Substrate-dependent Riverine Migration Have Defined the Range of the Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) in Southern Ontario Following the Wisconsinan Glaciation PDF
Peter B Mills, Duncan J E Hill 158-163
The History of Elk (Cervus canadensis) Restoration in Ontario PDF
Josef Hamr, Frank F Mallory, Ivan Filion 167-173


Silver-white Variants of the Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, from Eastern Canada PDF
Martin Ouellet, Jean-David Moore 133-136
Cream Pincushions (Scabiosa ochroleuca; Dipsacaceae), a New Established Exotic Plant in Eastern Canada PDF
Ross A Layberry, Paul Catling 137-139
Second Report of the Gray Fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, in New Brunswick PDF
Donald F McAlpine, Jonathan Cormier, Isaac G MacLean 164-166
Head-bobbing in the Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) PDF
Thomas J Lisney, Nikolaus F Troje 174-177

Book Reviews

"Free-ranging Cats – Behavior, Ecology, Management" by Stephen Spotte, 2014. [book review] PDF
Randy Lauff 178
"Twice the Species at Half the Heft: A Review of Keys to the Lichens of North America: Revised and Expanded" by Irwin M. Brodo, 2016. [book review] PDF
Diane L. Haughland 179
"Pacific Seaweeds – A Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West Coast (Expanded Edition)" by Louis Druehl and Bridgette Clarkston, 2016. [book review] PDF
Roy John 180
New Titles PDF
Roy John 181

News and Comment

News and Comment PDF

Club Reports

The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club Awards for 2015, presented April 2016 PDF
Editor’s Report for Volume 129 (2015) PDF

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