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Capture methods for Musk Ducks

January 1, 2003

Musk Ducks Biziura lobata are endemic to wetlands, river systems and coastal oceanic waters of temperate Australia. Individuals of this species are difficult to capture because of their excellent swimming and diving abilities and frequent use of deep-water habitats. Night-lighting, baited clover-leaf traps and walk-in-nest-traps were used to capture Musk Ducks at Murray Lagoon, Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. These techniques should be useful for capturing Musk Ducks at other locations in Australia.

Publication Year 2003
Title Capture methods for Musk Ducks
Authors K.G. McCracken, J. Hemmings, D.C. Paton, A. D. Afton
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Wildfowl
Index ID 70024691
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse