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Productivity of golden eagles wearing backpack radiotransmitters

January 1, 1997

We examined the association between the presence of backpack radiotransmitters and Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) reproduction (percentage of occupied territories producing young, and number of nestlings produced) over three years. The association between radio-tagging and nesting success and the number of nestlings produced varied significantly among years. A negative association with tagging was observed in one of three years, which coincided with low prey (jackrabbit) populations and a cold spring. However, small sample size and breeding by subadults may confound this result.

Publication Year 1997
Title Productivity of golden eagles wearing backpack radiotransmitters
Authors J.M. Marzluff, M.S. Vekasy, Michael N. Kochert, Karen Steenhof
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Raptor Research
Index ID 1015874
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center