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- Petty, Steve J.; Appleby, Bridget M.; Coles, Christopher F.; Julliard, Romain
- Wildlife biology 2004 v.10 no.3 pp. 161-170
- Strix occidentalis; adults; birds; breeding; food availability; juveniles; long term effects; nestlings; probability; radio; radio frequency identification; rearing; reproductive performance; survival rate; yearlings; England
- ... We investigated the long-term effect of fitting back-mounted radio tags to nestling tawny owls Strix aluco in northern England by comparing apparent survival rates of radio-tagged and non radio-tagged nestlings from two cohorts using capture-mark-recapture methodology. If radio tags had no effect, apparent survival rates should not have differed between the two groups of birds. Overall, juvenile s ...