A TECHNIQUE TO SPRAY DYES ON BIRDS

Citation
H. Wendeln et al., A TECHNIQUE TO SPRAY DYES ON BIRDS, Journal of field ornithology, 67(3), 1996, pp. 442-446
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ornithology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0273-8570
Volume
67
Issue
3
Year of publication
1996
Pages
442 - 446
Database
ISI
SICI code
0273-8570(1996)67:3<442:ATTSDO>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
A device for spraying dyes onto nearby birds for individual identifica tion is described. The technique was used to color-mark Common Terns ( Sterna hirundo) without trapping. Refillable hairspray bottles, filled with dye,are activated from a distance in order to spray dye towards a bird sitting in an appropriate position. This technique can be used for any medium- to large-sized species that regularly uses artificial or natural resting or nesting sites.