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Troy I. Wellicome, L. Danielle Todd, Ray G. Poulin, Geoffrey L. Holroyd and Ryan J. Fisher Comparing food limitation among three stages of nesting: supplementation experiments with the burrowing owl Ecology and Evolution 3

Version of Record online: 5 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ece3.616

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Our results provide empirical support for the hypothesis that the nestling period is the most food-limited phase of the breeding cycle. For burrowing owls, and other species with similar life histories, long-term, large-scale, and appropriately timed habitat management increasing prey abundance or availability is critical for conservation.

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