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Table 1 Food variables (mean ± SE) within different habitats and foraging areas across winter seasons within the Shengjin and Caizi lakes

From: Effects of variation in food resources on foraging habitat use by wintering Hooded Cranes (Grus monacha)

Habitat type Period Abundance (g∙m −2 ) Depth (cm) Penetrability (N∙cm −2 ) Foraging area (km 2 )
Meadow Early 46.74 ± 6.17 6.51 ± 0.47 247.20 ± 4.60 5.03
Middle 2932 ± 5.85 7.82 ± 0.70 290.63 ± 5.02 5.57
Late 82.75 ± 10.44 6.46 ± 0.50 219.41 ± 9.95 8.83
Mudflat Early 29.32 ± 4.27 5.13 ± 0.52 51.38 ± 5.07 3.88
Middle 18.08 ± 3.67 4.49 ± 0.52 141.82 ± 8.36 4.78
Late 7.79 ± 1.84 12.75 ± 0.65 87.16 ± 6.96 4.43
Paddy field Early 87.20 ± 6.29 3.94 ± 0.39 14.59 ± 3.39 4.36
Middle 54.84 ± 5.69 4.37 ± 0.41 22.06 ± 2.98 5.30
Late 27.58 ± 4.33 10.81 ± 0.51 114.71 ± 6.58 5.02