The nesting biology of Pacific Loons, Gavia pacifica, was studied from 1973 to 1975 on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Loons maintained territories on ponds throughout the pre-nesting period. Both adults incubated eggs and raised the young. Males incubated more than females during early incubation, and females more than males during late incubation. The female assumes much of the early brood rearing, with the male assisting more when food demands of young increase later in brood rearing.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Nesting biology of pacific loons, Gavia pacifica, on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska|
|Series title||Canadian Field-Naturalist|
|Publisher||Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club|
|Contributing office(s)||Alaska Science Center|
|Other Geospatial||Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta|
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