Use of winter bird feeders by black-capped chickadees

M. C. Brittingham, S. A. Temple

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Parus atricapillus at winter bird feeders in Wisconsin obtained c21% of their daily energy requirements. Individuals with home ranges close to the feeder used it more heavily. Number of chickadees visiting the feeder and their feeding rate were higher prior to sunset than in the morning. Feeders were used the most in autumn and the least in spring. Ambient temperature had no effect on use of feeders. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-110
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Wildlife Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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