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Pen-reared fulvous tree ducks used in movement studies of wild populations

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

To obtain movement data on wild fulvous tree ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor) 165 immature pen-reared fulvous tree ducks were color-marked and released in three southeast Texas counties in July October 1969/70. Nine (5 percent) of the marked birds were recovered from 3 days to 9 months after release, and an additional 15 birds provided sight records. Many released birds apparently became integrated into the wild population; all of those observed were with wild flocks. Six birds were recovered over 50 miles from the release sites. Four released in late July to mid-September had moved eastward and two went southward in September or later. Five were still in the Texas-Louisiana rice belt (three in late November). The sixth bird was recovered in October in Veracruz, which supports the assumption that U.S. Gulf Coast nesting populations winter in southern Mexico.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Pen-reared fulvous tree ducks used in movement studies of wild populations
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume
37
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
171-175
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
First page:
171
Last page:
175
Number of Pages:
5