A new tether system for captive raptors

Journal of Field Ornithology



Several types of jesses are used to restrain captive raptors. The Hollywood jess described here has been tested on six species during two decades. Like the Aylmeri jess now in common use in North America, the Hollywood jess consists of a removable rolled button jess and an anklet. Unlike the Aylmeri anklet, however, the Hollywood anklet can be removed and reattached without restraining the bird. This anklet makes the Hollywood jess the safest of all jesses. It can also be used repeatedly on different individuals and allows for the bird to be released in its pen or to the wild without encumbrances.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A new tether system for captive raptors
Series title Journal of Field Ornithology
Volume 66
Issue 4
Year Published 1995
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 609-611
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Field Ornithology
First page 609
Last page 611
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