Movements, survival, and reproduction of sage grouse translocated into central Idaho

  • Published source details Musil D.D, Connelly J.W. & Reese K.P. (1993) Movements, survival, and reproduction of sage grouse translocated into central Idaho. Journal of Wildlife Management, 57, 85-91.


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Translocate gamebirds

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Bird Conservation
  1. Translocate gamebirds

    A before-and-after study in Sawtooth Valley, Idaho, USA (Musil et al. 1993), found that following the translocation of 196 greater sage-grouseĀ Centrocercus urophasianus in March and April 1986 and 1987, four of 17 radio-tagged birds (24%) in 1986 and 11 of 27 in 1987 (41%) survived into the summer, with 79% of deaths occurring in the three weeks immediately after release. The number of observed lekking sites increased from one to six by 1987, with one translocated hen nesting in 1986, and seven in 1987. Three of these nests were fertile, producing 14 offspring.

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