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Possible differentiation of natal areas of North American waterfowl by neutron activation analysis

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

The possibility of using neutron activation analyses to differentiate sources of North American waterfowl was investigated by irradiating rectrices and wing bones of birds collected in several localities, and comparing the characteristic gamma-ray spectra. Canada goose rectrices from Oregon specimens could be distinguished from those taken in Wisconsin and Colorado based on higher levels of Mn. Mallard, black duck, and blue-winged teal wing bones from Wisconsin, Colorado, and New Brunswick could not be clearly identified as to locality from levels of Ca, Al, Na, Mn, and Cl.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Possible differentiation of natal areas of North American waterfowl by neutron activation analysis
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume
32
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
274-279
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
First page:
274
Last page:
279