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Minimum survival rates for Mississippi sandhill cranes: a comparison of hand-rearing and parent-rearing

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Abstract

Hand-reared (56) and parent-reared (76) juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis pulla) were produced at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Patuxent), Laurel, Maryland over a 4-year period (1989-92) and released at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), Gautier, Mississippi in a controlled experiment. Hand-reared survival rates proved higher than for parent-reared survival for each time category: 6 months, 86% versus 75%; 1 year, 77% versus 68%; 2 years 66% versus 53%; 3 years, 55% versus 43%: partial data for fourth and filth years were 57% versus 31% and 48% versus 37%.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Minimum survival rates for Mississippi sandhill cranes: a comparison of hand-rearing and parent-rearing
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher North American Crane Working Group
Publisher location Seattle, Washington
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description ix, 226
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop
First page 80
Last page 84
Country United States
State Maryland, Mississippi
County Gautier, MS; Laurel, MD
Other Geospatial Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge; Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, MD
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N