Study

Assessment of two years of population growth following the translocation of 42 critically endangered Laysan ducks Anas laysanensis to Midway Atoll

  • Published source details Reynolds M.H., Seavy N.E., Vekasy M.S., Klavitter J.L. & Laniawe L.P. (2008) Translocation and early post-release demography of endangered Laysan teal. Animal Conservation, 11, 160-168

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Translocate wildfowl

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Bird Conservation
  1. Translocate wildfowl

    Another study (Reynolds et al. 2008) of the same 42 Laysan ducks (Laysan teal) Anas laysanensis, described in Reynolds & Klavitter 2006, found that post-release survival during 2004-2006 was 86% and the population grew to 104 individuals by December 2006, with 17 of 18 founding females attempting to nest. Females translocated as juvenile birds were more likely than those translocated as adults to fledge ducklings successfully, and shorter transport times were observed to lead to reduced loss of condition.

     

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