Breeding Biology of the Harris' Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrows in the Thelon Game Sanctuary, N.W.T.

Regions: Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, genetics, weather, food supply, birds, morphology, physiology, predators, nesting, breeding, eggs

Principal Investigator: Norment, Christopher (3)
Licence Number: 10063
Organization: Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas
Licenced Year(s): 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Melissa Norment, 1 assistant

Objective(s): to quantify the breeding biology of the Harris' Sparrow, including clutch size, breeding cycle, reproductive performance, nestling growth, and physiological condition of breeding females; to measure effects of major extrinsic factors, including inclement weather, predation, food supply, timing of laying, and nest-site quality on growth and reproductive performance; to measure within- and between-year morphological and genetic variation in the population

Project Description: Mr. Norment is studying the breeding biology of the Harris' Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow. He will be collecting data on any physical (such as weather, food supply, nest-site, predators) or genetic (such as number of eggs, breeding cycle, condition of females) factors.