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Synonyms for depredate

to rob of goods by force, especially in time of war

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Once located, nests were monitored every 3-5 days until young fledged or nests were depredated or abandoned.
If so, the costs must be capitalized and depredated over the asset's useful life.
We recorded the location of all intact and depredated nests found ([+ or -]3 m) using a Global Positioning System (GPS).
0 m; it is slightly eroded by waves and much depredated.
Nests were considered depredated if damage to nest construction and remnants of eggs, egg shells, and chicks were observed in or around nests.
Commercial Charter Recreational Islamorada 1 23 3 East Coast 17 12 2 Figure 3 Percent of surveyed fishermen identifying fish species that are depredated by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Florida king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) fishery.
We hypothesized that nests located closer to well-traveled deer trails would be depredated more often than those a greater distance from the trail.
We used a G-test of independence to test for significant heterogeneity between the proportion of experimental clutches depredated in (a) urban and rural habitats, and (b) urban roofs with small pea gravel compared to those with larger river stone.
We considered a nest to be depredated when the contents (eggs or nestlings) disappeared between two consecutive visits (Di Giacomo et al.
The focal nest contained six nestlings, which were captured at 16 days after hatching (21 May) for other studies as in the other 30 breeding nests (note that the remaining five nests were depredated or at least disappeared before 16 days after hatching).
For nests depredated during incubation, we estimated date of initiation as the midpoint between minimum and maximum possible dates of initiation.
Microhabitat features were similar for successful and unsuccessful nests, although successful nests were typically placed lower than depredated nests.
To characterize nest loss, we calculated the proportion of nests parasitized by cuckoos and the proportion of nests lost (both abandoned and depredated broods) for each reed habitat type relative to the total number of nests.
This simultaneous mobbing and intraspecific aggression shares similarities with the interaction described by Childs (1948), who reported that one towhee pair attacked another while both pairs attempted to drive off two western scrub-jays who had just depredated a nest.
In addition, we do not know if twinning occurred in any eggs depredated prior to hatching.