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Site Fidelity bibliography 1993-2006 (9 records)

Bustnes, J. O. and K. E. Erikstad. 1993. Site fidelity in breeding common eider Somateria mollissima females. Ornis Fennica 70:11-16.

Iverson, S. A., D. Esler, and D. J. Rizzolo. 2004. Winter philopatry of harlequin ducks in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Condor 106:711-715.

Iverson, S. A. and D. Esler. 2006. Site fidelity and the demographic implications of winter movements by a migratory bird, the harlequin duck Histrionicus histrionicus. Journal of Avian Biology 37:219-228.

Site Fidelity Is an Inconsistent Determinant of Population Structure in the Hooded Merganser ( Lophodytes Cucullatus ):

Site Fidelity Is an Inconsistent Determinant of Population Structure in the Hooded Merganser ( Lophodytes Cucullatus ): Evidence From Genetic, Mark–Recapture, and Comparative Data
The Auk (2008) Volume: 125, Issue: 3, Pages: 711-722