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Nonhunting mortality in sandhill cranes

January 1, 1988

Records of 170 sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) necropsied at the National Wildlife Health Research Center, Wisconsin, from 1976 through 1985 were reviewed as representative samples to determine causes of nonhunting mortality in the mid-continent and Rocky Mountain populations of sandhill cranes. Avian cholera, avian botulism, and ingestion of mycotoxins were leading causes of nonhunting mortality. Hailstorms, lightning, lead poisoning, predation, avian tuberculosis, and collisions with power lines also killed cranes.

Publication Year 1988
Title Nonhunting mortality in sandhill cranes
Authors R. M. Windingstad
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Wildlife Management
Index ID 1003609
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center