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, birds, reproduction

Principal Investigator: Norment, Christopher (3)
Licence Number: 11082
Organization: Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas
Licenced Year(s): 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Paul Hendricks, Washington State University

Objective(s): To continue work begun in 1989 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: The Researcher will continue to study the breeding biology of the Harris' Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow. He will collect both physical and genetic information which include factors such as weather, food supply, nest-site, predators, number of eggs, breeding cycle and condition of females.