BREEDING OF BLACK SWANS ON TWO NEW ENGLAND LAGOONS
The breeding.ot Black Swans Cygnus atratus on Llangothlin Lagoon Game Reserve and Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve both during and after the drought is reported. Breeding success rates ranged up to 47% during the drought and 69% afterwards.
A possible link between low breeding activity, hunting pressures and and legal status of the lagoons is discussed.
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