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Minimum survival rates for Mississippi sandhill cranes: a comparison of hand-rearing and parent-rearing

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Abstract

Hand-reared (56) and parent-reared (76) juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis pulla) were produced at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Patuxent), Laurel, Maryland over a 4-year period (1989-92) and released at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), Gautier, Mississippi in a controlled experiment. Hand-reared survival rates proved higher than for parent-reared survival for each time category: 6 months, 86% versus 75%; 1 year, 77% versus 68%; 2 years 66% versus 53%; 3 years, 55% versus 43%: partial data for fourth and filth years were 57% versus 31% and 48% versus 37%.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Minimum survival rates for Mississippi sandhill cranes: a comparison of hand-rearing and parent-rearing
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
North American Crane Working Group
Publisher location:
Seattle, Washington
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
ix, 226
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
80
Last page:
84