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International Journal of Zoology
Volume 2012, Article ID 632969, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/632969
Research Article

Foraging Habitat Distributions Affect Territory Size and Shape in the Tuamotu Kingfisher

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA

Received 6 June 2012; Revised 31 August 2012; Accepted 15 September 2012

Academic Editor: Inma Estevez

Copyright © 2012 Dylan C. Kesler. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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