Delineating bird populations using ring recoveries

OCLC 34316323; 'Full title': State-of-the-art data analysis for studies of marked birds.
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Edited by: P.M. North and J. D. Nichols


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We delineate bird populations using cluster analysis to group ringing sites based on pairwise comparisons of recoveries. Clustering provides a quantitative (but non-unique) grouping that can be used to examine the relationships of bird distributions at both local and regional geographic scales. Clustering is based on similarity matrices composed of pairwise comparisons of recovery distributions from ringing sites. We demonstrate the method using mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ring recoveries to group ringing sites in south-central Canada, and discuss the possibilities for these analyses for non-hunted species with few recoveries.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Delineating bird populations using ring recoveries
Year Published 1995
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 553-1081
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Statistics and Ornithology. Proceedings of the 4th EURING Technical Meeting, 19-24 September, 1994.
First page 1049
Last page 1055
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