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An efficient method of capturing Painted Buntings and other small granivorous passerines

North American Bird Bander

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Abstract

To study survival in the eastern breeding population of the Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris), I developed a technique to capture a large sample of buntings for color marking with leg-bands. This involved the use of bird feeders and an array of three short mist nets located at 40 sites in four states, each site meeting five specific criteria. In five years of mist netting (1999-2003), 4174 captures (including recaptures) of Painted Buntings were made in 3393 net-hours or 123 captures per 100 net-hours. The technique proved to be effective and efficient, and may have broad application for capturing large numbers of small granivorous passerines.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An efficient method of capturing Painted Buntings and other small granivorous passerines
Series title:
North American Bird Bander
Volume
31
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
110-115
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
North American Bird Bander
First page:
110
Last page:
115
Number of Pages:
6