Causes and frequency of deaths among birds mist-netted for banding studies at two localities
Recher, H.F., Gowing, G. and Armstrong, T. (1985) Causes and frequency of deaths among birds mist-netted for banding studies at two localities. Australian Wildlife Research, 12 (2). pp. 321-326.
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During studies of forest and heathland birds undertaken SE Australia, 53 (1.3%) of 4184 birds caught in mist nets died in the nets or when handled for banding. Mortality was higher in the study of forest birds, where 2.8% of individuals died, than in that of heathland birds, where 0.5% died. Causes of mortality, and ways to avoid or minimize injury to or death of birds during use of mist-nets, are discussed
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