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Spoonbill Mating Stages Sketches, 1940

Material Information

Title:
Spoonbill Mating Stages Sketches, 1940
Series Title:
A55 - Roseate Spoonbill Behavior
Creator:
Allen, Robert Porter
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Florida
Publisher:
University of South Florida
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Language:
English

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Subjects / Keywords:
Whooping crane ( lcsh )
Drawing ( lcsh )

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Source Institution:
University Of South Florida
Holding Location:
University Of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A55-00092 ( USFLDC DOI )
a55.92 ( USFLDC Handle )
18 ( Box number )
15 ( Folder number )

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Robert Porter Allen Collection

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--. -"""---.. Both sexes are eager. The female 1eaves the nest and approaches the male in an exaggerated begging posture ------The male moves slowly, deliberately. He reaches over he. r shoulder and the stick in her bill. COPULATION: PRELIMINARY STAGES HAVE A PATTERN I

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PAIRING: MALES CO"MPETE FOR FAVOR X is position of nest site. .. t PAIRING: MUTUAL BILL-R BING The female finds the ma.le acceptable; he fights off other males. ... I I _J

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. "ENGA(igMENT": HOURS ARE SPENT LIKE THIS The X indicates location of nest site. 8 I "ENGAGEMENT": NEST-BUILDING BEGINS SLOWLY The female must .beg or the stick will be droned.

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. -------ABORTIVE COITION: THE TYAS UNREADY?

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t j r ./ .. No.B3 turned so as to face away from the sun hunched comfortably and drew in the head and neck, causing unaccustomed folds and wrinkles

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I t .. .. .. -''-... -------FIGH MA.I.ES APPEAR TO BE BRAM.BATTLES svsP &cTEP c1' s ., .. I UNMATED MALES ATTE MPT TO COURT FEMALE V-1 .. : .. I

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MAJ-E [Vi] ATTEMPT' [MAY ti I. MA J..(i PR.Ere/ti T.S FEMA/..E == WlTH 8TICIC I WfftCH SlfE Pi.A Cf{ '"" .. -MAL.E Hof'S rvDPENLY ro o/: FEMALE AN() S"TANI>S 1 l oFF BAtJrHCf. fHE SHIFTI lfE/L FEET

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+l "' .__..,_ \ lO:OO A.M. Temperature in the sun is now approaching 100 degrees F .. The bill is held slightly open, the throat pouch vibrating .. / The brooding bird occasionally seeks a change by standing and letting the wings droop so as to shade the eggs .... J I I

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lLJ_. 'PRE-coPUJ.ATO'/<.Y STIC/.t. CEREMONY. M.Al.E HAS MO JS REACH IN6HE 6'AllE flEf<. 70 .A pos ITION /3EH IN p FEMAl-E & OVER.. HE/ii!.. 6+4ot1L.DE-I<. TO 6fllt'P ST/Ck.. A MOM ENT SEF0./l1:.. ( !'f4o : MAY 1.) -::XII. IN COPOL.,+ltON Af/ITcJPE MALE -Pt 0()r.SJP'E FeMALE'.r /3().P)/. Siie .. qN NE'T oR.. 1<'1N1 ( 11+0: MAY 'f Fiil.ST E6-G WAS J.AIJ) (;, PAY.S L.ATER. oN .MAY IS)

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.. In returning with material, his step is almost a strut ........ ..

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