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Synonyms for depredate

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

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The second set of DFAs detected significant differences between depredated and successful nests for Blue-winged Teal and Gadwall (Table 2, bottom parts of Figs.
First, we conducted an accessory experiment near Juneau in 1994 (during T1 only) to see if ground nests with smaller eggs were depredated at rates different from similar nests with the standard Japanese Quail eggs.
The remaining depredated cavity was chiseled out along the cavity perimeter, and the nestlings appeared to have been pecked at repeatedly, suggesting depredation by a pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus).
Nests were classified as depredated if all eggs or nestlings disappeared.
The percent of hunting mortality is most likely an underestimate because dead radio-marked mallards without visible signs of being shot were classified as non-hunting mortalities and hunter-killed carcasses were nearly always depredated before being recovered.
Depredated eggs with rounded openings were generally considered a sign of avian predators, as were nests with fresh down and no eggs or eggshell fragments.
nests are quite cryptic, at least to human observers, and depredated nests may differ in structure from those that escape predation [Petersen and Best 1985a, b, Rich 1980a; J.
Here we report the first case of a blackcapped vireo (Vireo atricapilla), a federally endangered species, reusing a nest after being parasitized by a brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) and later depredated.
We have not observed depredated nests of yellow mud turtles, although we have found opened nests of western painted turtles and red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta).
Parameter (monthly mortality) Estimate SE Depredated by mammals 0.
For each common eider nest observed, information was recorded on apparent clutch size, nest age, and nest status (incubating, hatching, hatched, depredated, or unknown).
Half the number of days between subsequent visits during which interval a nest was depredated was added to the number of previous days the nest survived, to obtain total exposure days observed.
2006, we found one male depredated while a second male went missing because of radio-transmitter failure but was recaptured in Sept.