Landing rights (rites?)

To: "Cog line" <>
Subject: Landing rights (rites?)
From: "martin butterfield" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2007 20:46:13 +1100
I have just watched Planet Earth which featured inter alia Mandarin Ducks emerging from a nest hollow and plummeting to earth.  It seemed to me that the soft landing in leaf litter played a large part in their survival..  Has anyone researched the importance of a soft surface on the survival of Australian Wood Duck chicks?  Do hazard reduction burns reduce the survival of the ducklings by removing the litter under the nest hollows?
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