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Retention of extra-wide, lock-on, and regular bands on waterfowl

Special Scientific Report -- Wildlife 108

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Abstract

In tests of three types of bands -- extra-wide bands, lock-on bands, and regular U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service bands -- little difference was noted in the retention qualities of the three types on waterfowl. Therefore, there appeared to be no advantage in using either the extra-wide or the lock-on type of band rather than the regular band now in use by waterfowl banders on this continent. Waterfowl banded with two bands provided recovery data that were difficult to analyze but suggested that it might be worthwhile to identify banded birds with another type of mark and evaluate the retention of bands through subsequent recapture of the birds.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Retention of extra-wide, lock-on, and regular bands on waterfowl
Series title:
Special Scientific Report -- Wildlife
Series number:
108
Year Published:
1967
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
iv, 19