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An improved method to monitor nest attentiveness using radio-telemetry

Journal of Field Ornithology

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Abstract

An improved method of automatically monitoring nest attentiveness was designed and tested using radio-equipped American Woodcock (Scolopax minor). Shielded coaxial cable (RG-58) was extended from a receiver and placed 30 cm above the nest, with a 3.8 cm section of the inner wire exposed. Presence, absence, and activity of birds within 10.1 ? 5.2 m (SD) of the nest were clearly indicated on a Rustrak recorder while extraneous signal interference was minimized.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An improved method to monitor nest attentiveness using radio-telemetry
Series title:
Journal of Field Ornithology
Volume
60
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
251-258
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
251
Last page:
258
Number of Pages:
8