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The brown tree snake, an introduced pest species in the central Pacific Islands

Endangered Species Technical Bulletin
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Abstract

The reproduction of endangered Mariana crows (Corvus kubaryi) is intensively monitored, nests are protected, and (when necessary) eggs or young are moved to the safety of lab conditions until they are less vulnerable to the threats in natural habitats. Barriers on tree trunks and judicious pruning of adjacent trees are used in attempts to exclude snakes from nest trees. Two birds unique to Guam--the Micronesian kingfisher (Halcyon cinnamomina cinnamomina) and Guam rail (Gallirallus owstoni)-- are maintained at captive propagation facilities on Guam and in mainland zoos. Studies of these and other species, in captivity and on nearby islands, are underway to bolster our biological understanding of their behavior, reproduction, habitat use, and population biology.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The brown tree snake, an introduced pest species in the central Pacific Islands
Series title Endangered Species Technical Bulletin
Volume 14
Issue 7
Year Published 1989
Language English
Publisher Endangered Species Program
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Endangered Species Technical Bulletin
First page 5
Last page 7
Country Guam