Returns from banded birds: Some longevity records of wild birds
- May Thacher Cooke
Records indicating the possible life-span of birds in the wild are accumulating in the return file for banded birds. In Bird-Banding, vol. viii, 1937, p. 52-65, a number of these were published. The expressed interest in this phase of bird life, together with the increased amount of material, seem to justify further publication on this subject. These papers by no means exhaust the subject; probably as many more equally interesting records could be found.
As in the previous article, a bird must have been at least five years old at its latest report to be included in the list. In the case of Common Terns, the minimum has had to be made ten years, and few ducks less than ten years old have been included. No special effort has been made to 'dig out' the complete records of birds that have returned several times to the banding station, but when the record has been supplied on the return card by the operator it has been used.
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- Journal Article
- Returns from banded birds: Some longevity records of wild birds
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- 1, 2, 3, and 4
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- Association of Field Ornithologists
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- Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
- 25 p. total over 4 issues (p. 34-37, 70-74, 110-119, and 176-181)