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Band reporting rates for mallards with reward bands of different dollar values

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Abstract

Adult male mallards (Anas platyrhynchos ) were banded in summer 1987 with reward bands of different dollar values (0-$400) to determine the lowest dollar value that would yield a reporting rate approaching 1.0. During the 1987-88 and 1988-89 hunting seasons, rewards of between 50 and $100 were required to yield a reporting rate near 1.0. We estimated reporting rate of standard bands to be 0.32. Reward bands with 5 and $10 values produced reporting rates that were 1.5-2.0 times as large as those of standard bands. We developed a linear-logistic model to predict reporting rate as a function of the dollar value of reward bands.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Band reporting rates for mallards with reward bands of different dollar values
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 55
Issue 1
Year Published 1991
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 119
Last page 126