Nonhunting mortality in sandhill cranes

Journal of Wildlife Management



Records of 170 sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) necropsied at the National Wildlife Health Research Center, Wisconsin, from 1976 through 1985 were reviewed as representative samples to determine causes of nonhunting mortality in the mid-continent and Rocky Mountain populations of sandhill cranes. Avian cholera, avian botulism, and ingestion of mycotoxins were leading causes of nonhunting mortality. Hailstorms, lightning, lead poisoning, predation, avian tuberculosis, and collisions with power lines also killed cranes.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Nonhunting mortality in sandhill cranes
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 52
Issue 2
Year Published 1988
Language English
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description p. 260-263
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 260
Last page 263
Country United States
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