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Data in support of Patterns of parental care and movement in divided broods of Golden-winged Warblers

Citation

Peterson, Sean (2022), Data in support of Patterns of parental care and movement in divided broods of Golden-winged Warblers, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.3j9kd51m0

Abstract

This dataset contains observations of parental care and movement for divided broods of Golden-winged Warblers tracked from fledging until indpendence at three sites in Minnesota and Manitoba. Movement data consists of minimum daily distance (i.e., the linear distance between daily locations) and daily change in azimuth (i.e., the daily change in direction traveled relative to the previous day). Parental care data includes, parental attendance, provisioning rate, unattended begging rate (i.e., fledgling begging without a parent present), and total begging rate. We also include spatial data in the form of distance between sub-broods and within sub-broods. These data can be used to replicate the findings of the publication "Patterns of Parental Care and Movement in Divided Broods of Golden-winged Warblers", published in the Journal of Avian Biology. Detailed methodology may be found in that manuscript.

Methods

These data were gathered using radio telemetry to track the daily locations of Golden-winged Warbler fledglings. When fledglings were located, we observed fledgling and adult behavior for five minutes to assess begging, provisioning, and sex of primary care parent.