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Band reporting rates for mallards with reward bands of different dollar values

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

Adult male mallards (Anas platyrhynchos ) were banded in summer 1987 with reward bands of different dollar values (0-$400) to determine the lowest dollar value that would yield a reporting rate approaching 1.0. During the 1987-88 and 1988-89 hunting seasons, rewards of between 50 and $100 were required to yield a reporting rate near 1.0. We estimated reporting rate of standard bands to be 0.32. Reward bands with 5 and $10 values produced reporting rates that were 1.5-2.0 times as large as those of standard bands. We developed a linear-logistic model to predict reporting rate as a function of the dollar value of reward bands.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Band reporting rates for mallards with reward bands of different dollar values
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume
55
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
119-126
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
210
Last page:
211
Number of Pages:
2