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An Observation of the Reproductive Behavior of Moorhen in an Urban Park
Author of the article:JIN Zhi-min, YANG Chun-wen, LIU Zhu, JIN Jian-li, QIAO Zheng-lei
Author's Workplace:(Department of Biology, Mudanjiang Normal College, Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang Province 157012, China)
Key Words:Gallinula choropus; feeding; territory; mating; nest building
Abstract:
An observation on the reproductive behavior of moorhen (Gallinula choropus) was conducted from May 2004 to October 2008 in Mudanjiang Urban Park. The results showed that behaviors such as feeding, resting and preening peaked several times a day. The period from 4:00 to 8:00 was the main foraging time, 12:0016:00 was the resting period, the preening was 12:0014:00 and 18:0020:00. Nests were located in shallow water with dense plants. Nests were built in 2 to 3 days; the nest height is 30.53 cm, the depth is 9.58 cm. The clutch size is 4 to 10, averaging 7.2, the incubation period is 15 to 17 days, and the hatching rate is 90.7%.
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