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Delineating bird populations using ring recoveries

OCLC 34316323; 'Full title': State-of-the-art data analysis for studies of marked birds.
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Edited by:
P.M. North, J.D. Nichols

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Abstract

We delineate bird populations using cluster analysis to group ringing sites based on pairwise comparisons of recoveries. Clustering provides a quantitative (but non-unique) grouping that can be used to examine the relationships of bird distributions at both local and regional geographic scales. Clustering is based on similarity matrices composed of pairwise comparisons of recovery distributions from ringing sites. We demonstrate the method using mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ring recoveries to group ringing sites in south-central Canada, and discuss the possibilities for these analyses for non-hunted species with few recoveries.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Delineating bird populations using ring recoveries
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
553-1081
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
1049
Last page:
1055