Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Age Structure of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) Wintering in Eastern North America
Behavior of wild animals varies seasonally, especially for migratory species that may spend sequential seasons in very different habitats. However, in the case of migratory birds, our understanding of behavior tends to derive from studies on breeding grounds. We tested the hypothesis that golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in eastern North America show age-specific wintering behavior by evaluating spatial and temporal patterns in age structure on wintering grounds. We used motion-sensitive trail cameras set at scavenging bait sites over multiple years to collect images of golden eagles in the ...
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