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Ice on waterfowl markers

Wildlife Society Bulletin

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Abstract

Wild and captive giant Canada geese (Branta canadensis maxima) and captive mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) accumulated ice on neck collars and/or nasal saddles during winter storm periods in 1971 and 1972. Weather conditions associated with icing were documented, and characteristics of icing are discussed. Severe marker icing occurred during subfreezing weather when the windchill reached approximately -37 deg.C. Birds appeared able to de-ice nasal saddles in most instances.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ice on waterfowl markers
Series title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume
2
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Description:
p. 130-134
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page:
130
Last page:
134
Number of Pages:
4