Sequential Polyandry in Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus, Nesting in Eastern Canada

Diane L. Amirault, Jonathan Kierstead, Peter MacDonald, Larry MacDonnell

Abstract


On Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, we confirmed that a banded female Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus) produced two broods of chicks during the 2000 nesting season, the second on a beach approximately 2 km from the first. The female abandoned her second brood two days after hatching, leaving the male to complete brood rearing.

Keywords


Piping Plover; Charadrius melodus; sequential polyandry; Nova Scotia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v118i3.21



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