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Least squares estimation of avian molt rates

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Abstract

A straightforward least squares method of estimating the rate at which birds molt feathers is presented, suitable for birds captured more than once during the period of molt. The date of molt onset can also be estimated. The method is applied to male and female mourning doves.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Least squares estimation of avian molt rates
Series title:
Biometrics
Volume
45
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 657-661
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
657
Last page:
661
Number of Pages:
4