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1 March 2012 First Case of Renesting After Brood Loss by a Greater Prairie-Chicken
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Production of a second brood, or double brooding, by a single female in one breeding season has not been reported for any species of grouse in North America. We describe the breeding history of one of 55 radio-marked female Greater Prairie-Chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) that successfully renested after losing a brood from a first nesting attempt during the 2011 breeding season in Kansas. Observations of double brooding by grouse might only be possible in areas like the Flint Hills of Kansas, where populations have a long breeding season in combination with a high rate of brood loss.

Lance B. McNew and William J. White "First Case of Renesting After Brood Loss by a Greater Prairie-Chicken," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124(1), 185-187, (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1676/11-135.1
Received: 15 August 2011; Accepted: 28 October 2011; Published: 1 March 2012
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