A method for reducing illegal removal of eggs from raptor nests


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Mark eggs to reduce their appeal to egg collectors

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Bird Conservation
  1. Mark eggs to reduce their appeal to egg collectors

    A small before-and-after study in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia (Olsen et al. 1982), found that twice as many young fledged from five peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus nests (12 young fledged from 16 eggs) and one wedge-tailed eagle Aquila audax nest (one chick from two eggs) in 1980, when eggs were marked with a single line drawn in black, waterproof ink, as in 1979, when no eggs were marked (6/15 and 0/2 fledged respectively).


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