RCWs foraged more frequently on the high-trunk and mid-crown areas of trees than other areas ([[chi square].
RCWs foraged more frequently in the mid-crown and high-crown areas of trees ([[chi square].
During the breeding season, RCWs in Louisiana foraged more frequently on smaller pine stems (< 40 cm dbh) than during the nonbreeding season (Jones and Hunt, 1996).
This dissimilarity between habitats is driven by the fact that recurvirostrids rarely used bayshore and lakeshore, and when they did, they either only foraged or exhibited other behaviors (Table 2).
Large charadrids foraged significantly less in summer (P = 0.
2001), willets, members of the medium scolopacids guild, foraged the majority of time during our study.
Western harvest mice also foraged frequently in our experimental canopy (72% of all trials; Table 2).
Deer mice foraged in the canopy less frequently (58% of all trials) than did harvest mice and white-footed mice (Table 2).
All three species readily foraged in the canopy when forced to do so by the absence of surface seeds, however, canopy foraging varied among species when surface seeds were abundant (Tables 2 and 3).
I considered the lower limit of foraging area fidelity to be when a bird foraged in one area an average of one trip per day (most birds made two foraging trips per day, [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED]).
To test if a bird foraged in association with flooding or ebbing tides, using the 200-s scans by the RRS at the colony, I compared the proportion of time a bird was on a foraging trip during flood and ebb tides to the proportion of time a bird was expected to be on a foraging trip during flood and ebb tides.