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- Davis, Andrew K.
- Journal of field ornithology 2005 v.76 no.4 pp. 339-344
- Fringillidae; birds; cages; color; conjunctivitis; flight; males; migratory behavior; molting; monitoring; mycoplasmosis; plumage; trapping; traps
- ... House Finches are being increasingly studied because of their variation in male plumage, evolving migration, and susceptibility to mycoplasmal conjunctivitis. Researchers traditionally use two methods for capturing House Finches: a walk-in hardware mesh cage around a bird feeder and mist nets placed next to lure feeders. However, because one method relies on birds' willingness to enter a foreign s ...
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- Journal of field ornithology 2003 v.74 no.2 pp. 111-118
- color; exposure duration; legs; lighting; wild birds
- ... Avian field studies commonly employ colored leg bands to follow individual birds without recapturing them. However, this technique is subject to several types of reporting errors. In a laboratory setting under ideal conditions, we marked model birds with colored band combinations to examine resighting rates and errors made by trained and untrained observers. We varied both the time of exposure and ...