Sketches of Roseate Spoonbill behavior


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Sketches of Roseate Spoonbill behavior

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Title:
Sketches of Roseate Spoonbill behavior
Creator:
Robert Porter Allen ( Robert Porter Allen )
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Florida
Publisher:
University of South Florida
Physical Description:
22p.

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Spoonbills ( LCSH )
Birds -- Florida ( LCSH )
Drawing ( LCSH )
Manuscripts ( LCSH )

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University of South Florida
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University of South Florida
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A55-00092 ( USFLDC DOI )
a55.92 ( USFLDC Handle )
18 ( Box number )
15 ( Folder number )

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Both sexes are eager. The female the nest and approaches the male in an exaggerated begging posture • • The male moves slowly, deliberately. He reaches over her shoulder and the stick in her bill. COPULATION: PRELDUNARY STAGES HAVE A PATTERN • • •

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PALRING: MALES CO 1PETE FOR FAVOR X is position or nest site. r---r _", __ _ PAIRING: MUTUAL BILL-R BING The female finds the male acceptable; he rights off other males. • • ... I ! • J •

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. . • ... #. \,., .. , .. I .. ' "ENGAGEMENT" : HOURS ARE SPENT LIKE THIS The X indicates ot nest site. • .. 8 , ... I . "'F'NGAGEMENT": NEST-BUILDING BEGINS SLOWLY The tamale must beg or the stick will be dropned. •

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• r • --------• I . • . : ... t ........ J COITION: THE FE UNREADY'? •

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. ' • ' . . . . --. • 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 • • I L .t .l • / . . l • I f • • I I -I . . 'I • • I .. . ,..._ .... ,1/4---... t!• • __ ... _ ----=,........; FIGHTS BE MALES APPEAR TO BE 'SHAM .BATTLES UNMA.TED MALES ATTE l ,fi'T TO COURT FEMALE V 1 .. I • • ..

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• . ..__I 1, MA J...f PR.Er!N T.s FE.MAt..E. == WlTH STICK I WHtCH SlfE PJ.ACES • '"' NEf,T. ... . MAl-E HofS rvoPENLY T() ,J: FEMALE )C

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\ • 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 .•••.••••••.•••••• i . ' J I I ! : .

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l{l. 'PRE-CoPUJ.ATO.P.Y CEREMoNY. MALE IS REAcl( IN6HE 6'AIIE fiEf<. :]LJ . _ _ .. 70 .A posITION fJEH IN P FEMAl-E & OVER.. 6+4ot1L.I>E-I<. TO 6/llt'P STICk.. A MCMENT SEFo-121:. (!'f4o: MAY 1.). IN COPOL.,+ItON AI'TITUPE MALE -pr;.f
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.. • • • :. .. . In returning with material, his step is almost a strut •••.••••• •

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