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Individual study: Provision of nest baskets for Cabot's tragopan Tragopan caboti in Wuyanling National Nature Reserve, Zhejiang Province, China

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Deng W.-H., Zheng G.-M., Zhang Z.W., Garson P.J. & McGowan P.J.K. (2005) Providing artificial nest platforms for Cabot's tragopan Tragopan caboti (Aves: Galliformes): a useful conservation tool? Oryx, 39, 158-163

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Provide artificial nesting sites for gamebirds Bird Conservation

A replicated trial in subtropical conifer, deciduous and mixed forests in eastern China (Deng et al. 2005) found that a large percentage of female Cabot’s tragopans Tragopan caboti in the region used some of the 200 artificial nesting platforms erected at 11 sites in 2002-3 (12-16 platforms used, an estimated 36-41% of the local population). Platforms consisted of 30 cm diameter bowls (15 cm deep) made from bamboo strips and fixed to trees across a variety of habitats, with platforms more likely to be used if they were in areas of mixed forest and close to the edge of forest patches.