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Quantitative assessment of pair formation behavior in captive whooping cranes (Grus americana)

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Abstract

Instantaneous scan sampling for mean distance and synchronous action patterns and all-occurrence sampling for unison call, dance, strut, and hoover-up behaviors were conducted for five potential whooping crane pairs at Patuxent Environmental Science Center, Laurel. Maryland. Dance, strut, and hoover-up differed among pairs, as did total frequency of social behaviors. It was unclear whether or not total frequency of social behaviors during pair formation can be used as an index for potential breeding success. The relative importance of different action patterns should be used as indices of pair compatibility in captive whooping cranes.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Quantitative assessment of pair formation behavior in captive whooping cranes (Grus americana)
Series title:
Zoo Biology
Volume
14
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
107-114
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Zoo Biology
First page:
107
Last page:
114
Number of Pages:
8