Successful exchange of prairie-chicken eggs between nests in two remnant populations

  • Published source details Westemeier R.L., Simpson S.A. & Cooper D.A. (1991) Successful exchange of prairie-chicken eggs between nests in two remnant populations. The Wilson Bulletin, 103, 717-720.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

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Translocate gamebirds

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Bird Conservation
  1. Translocate gamebirds

    A small controlled study in managed grassland in Illinois, USA (Westemeier et al. 1991), found that 20 of 24 greater prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido eggs, transferred between two sites successfully hatched. This success rate of 83% was significantly higher than the 45% success for 112 eggs not exchanged between populations.



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