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Twenty-four hour behavior patterns and budgets of free-ranging reindeer in winter

January 1, 1989

To obtain movement data on wild fulvous tree ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor) 165 immature pen-reared fulvous tree ducks were color-marked and released in three southeast Texas counties in July October 1969/70. Nine (5 percent) of the marked birds were recovered from 3 days to 9 months after release, and an additional 15 birds provided sight records. Many released birds apparently became integrated into the wild population; all of those observed were with wild flocks. Six birds were recovered over 50 miles from the release sites. Four released in late July to mid-September had moved eastward and two went southward in September or later. Five were still in the Texas-Louisiana rice belt (three in late November). The sixth bird was recovered in October in Veracruz, which supports the assumption that U.S. Gulf Coast nesting populations winter in southern Mexico.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1989
Title Twenty-four hour behavior patterns and budgets of free-ranging reindeer in winter
DOI 10.7557/2.9.1.766
Authors W.B. Collins, T.S. Smith
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Rangifer
Index ID 1012824
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Biological Science Center