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1 March 2009 “Fanning” Behavior and Nesting Biology of the Least Grebe
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I report previously undocumented “fanning: and “crash-diving” behavior of the Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus). I speculate that “fanning” may be used to control egg temperature, and may be related to “rearing” and “wing-quivering” behavior known for some South American grebes. I also summarize information on nests, clutch size, and egg-covering by Least Grebes in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of south Texas.

Michael Patrikeev "“Fanning” Behavior and Nesting Biology of the Least Grebe," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(1), 164-166, (1 March 2009). https://doi.org/10.1676/07-016.1
Received: 29 January 2007; Accepted: 1 July 2008; Published: 1 March 2009
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