A modified night-netting technique for recapturing quail

Wildlife Society Bulletin
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Difficulties in recapturing radiomarked birds often prevent wildlife researchers from replacing transmitters and continuing to collect data over long time periods. We developed an effective, inexpensive capture technique for radiomarked mountain quail (Oreortyx pictus). Twenty-three of 25 mountain quail in south-central Idaho, USA, in 2006 and 2007 were recaptured for transmitter replacement. This technique will provide researchers with an opportunity to recapture relatively small birds, particularly those in dense vegetation, to help conduct long-term studies.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A modified night-netting technique for recapturing quail
Series title Wildlife Society Bulletin
DOI 10.1002/wsb.176
Volume 36
Issue 3
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher The Wildlife Society
Publisher location Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 578
Last page 581