Information on movements and longevity of birds may be obtained from three sources after a trapping and banding operation. First, some bands may he recovered during the trapping from birds banded elsewhere. These are called foreign retraps. Second, birds banded during trapping and banding may be recovered at points removed from the banding site. These are called recoveries. Finally, retrapped birds previously banded at the same location will yield information on longevity. These are called returns. It is the purpose of this report to bring readers of Alabama Birdlife up to date on foreign retraps, recoveries, and returns from trapping by the Alabama Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit in 1963.
Author: Maurice F. Baker
Volume Number: 12 Year Published: 1964
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 8
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1964/Vol 12 No. 1_1964_8-10.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1964/Vol 12 No. 1_1964.pdf