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Table 2 Foraging habitat uses of the geese over the three different stages of winter

From: Foraging behavior of the Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) wintering at Shengjin Lake: diet shifts and habitat use

Habitat types Foraging habitat uses (%) Statistical test
Early winter Middle winter Late winter χ2 P
Meadow 53.21 ± 9.21a 51.91 ± 6.85a 56.04 ± 12.06a 2.18 0.118
Mudflat 17.01 ± 8.52a 5.20 ± 1.11ab 2.15 ± 2.17b 4.25 0.021
Paddy field 1.01 ± 0.45a 15.21 ± 4.33a 2.12 ± 1.04a 1.98 0.214
  1. If two stages have the same lowercase letters, they were not statistically significantly different (P > 0.05), according to the Kruskal–Wallis H test