Translocation of orphaned Red-cockaded Woodpecker nestlings

Citation
Dm. Richardson et al., Translocation of orphaned Red-cockaded Woodpecker nestlings, J FIELD ORN, 70(3), 1999, pp. 400-403
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Animal Sciences
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FIELD ORNITHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0273-8570 → ACNP
Volume
70
Issue
3
Year of publication
1999
Pages
400 - 403
Database
ISI
SICI code
0273-8570(199922)70:3<400:TOORWN>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
We translocated two orphaned Red-cockaded Woodpecker nestlings to unrelated Red-cockaded Woodpecker groups with young of similar age in 1996 at Noxube e National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi. Both orphaned nestlings were accep ted by foster groups and raised to fledgling stage along with the natal nes tling at each nest. Translocation of young from large broods to other nests with 1-2 young could potentially increase productivity in small Red-cockad ed Woodpecker populations. Additional research is needed to determine if tr anslocating nestlings can be used to lower brood reduction without affectin g survivorship of the recipient nestlings and adults, or serve as a means o f genetic exchange among populations.