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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.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9850321
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Abstract

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

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © CSIRO 1985
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28432
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