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1 March 2003 Use of Northern Cardinal Nest by Fledgling Carolina Wrens
Jodie M. Jawor, Nick Gray
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We report on the use of a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) nest by fledgling Carolina Wrens (Thryothorus ludovicianus) during a period of inclement weather. We found four fledgling wrens in a newly lined cardinal nest on the morning of 22 May 2002 during a heavy frost. The use of the cardinal nest by the wrens may have been precipitated by the unexpected frost. This represents a unique method of protection from inclement weather taken by young birds.

Jodie M. Jawor and Nick Gray "Use of Northern Cardinal Nest by Fledgling Carolina Wrens," The Wilson Bulletin 115(1), 95-96, (1 March 2003). https://doi.org/10.1676/02-084
Received: 6 August 2002; Accepted: 1 February 2003; Published: 1 March 2003
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