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Survival and movements of molting male black ducks in Labrador

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

We marked 26 flightless male American black ducks with transmitters during the post-nuptial molt in northern Labrabor to determine survival and movements. Twelve ducks remained in the watershed where marked and 11 ducks moved to different watersheds. The period survival rate (PSR) for these flightless males was 0.89 using the Kaplan-Meier estimator. Only 2 ducks were killed by predators. Death of these 2 ducks might have been influenced by our disturbance, thus we considered the PSR minimal.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Survival and movements of molting male black ducks in Labrador
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume
53
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1057-1061
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
First page:
1057
Last page:
1061
Number of Pages:
5