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Breeding and rearing of Seaside sparrows in captivity

Breeding and rearing of Seaside sparrows in captivity Ammospiza maritima in captivity WILLIAM P O S T 1 & FREDERICK B. ANTONIO2 ‘Deparhnent o Natural Sciences, The Florida State Museum, Museum Road, University of Florida, f Gainesville, Florida 32611 and 2Santa Fe Community College, Teaching Zoo, 3000 N. c.t: 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601, USA The Seaside sparrow Ammospiza maritima is a grassland bunting inhabiting salt and brackish marshes of eastern North America. The species is not known to breed more than 25 km from the salt water sea. Because of alteration of their restricted habitat, Seaside sparrows have been eliminated from many areas. Of the nine currently recognised races, one, the Smyrna seaside sparrow A. m. pelonota, is probably extinct. Two other races, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow A. m. mirabilis and the Dusky seaside sparrow A. m. nigrescens, are endangered. Florida has several disjunct populations of the Seaside sparrow, all at the southern end of the species’ range. These populations are also occupants of a coastal zone that has been subjected to rapid development, and they have been the most severely affected of all the Seaside sparrows. In Florida all five remaining subspecies’ populations of the Seaside sparrow are listed as either endangered, threatened, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Breeding and rearing of Seaside sparrows in captivity

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1981 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0074-9664
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1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1981.tb01964.x
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Abstract

Ammospiza maritima in captivity WILLIAM P O S T 1 & FREDERICK B. ANTONIO2 ‘Deparhnent o Natural Sciences, The Florida State Museum, Museum Road, University of Florida, f Gainesville, Florida 32611 and 2Santa Fe Community College, Teaching Zoo, 3000 N. c.t: 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601, USA The Seaside sparrow Ammospiza maritima is a grassland bunting inhabiting salt and brackish marshes of eastern North America. The species is not known to breed more than 25 km from the salt water sea. Because of alteration of their restricted habitat, Seaside sparrows have been eliminated from many areas. Of the nine currently recognised races, one, the Smyrna seaside sparrow A. m. pelonota, is probably extinct. Two other races, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow A. m. mirabilis and the Dusky seaside sparrow A. m. nigrescens, are endangered. Florida has several disjunct populations of the Seaside sparrow, all at the southern end of the species’ range. These populations are also occupants of a coastal zone that has been subjected to rapid development, and they have been the most severely affected of all the Seaside sparrows. In Florida all five remaining subspecies’ populations of the Seaside sparrow are listed as either endangered, threatened,

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1981

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