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1 July 2000 CONSEQUENCES OF ANTENNA DESIGN IN TELEMETRY STUDIES OF SMALL PASSERINES
Steve J. Dougill, Luanne Johnson, Paul C. Banko, Dan M. Goltz, Michael R. Wiley, John D. Semones
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Abstract

Entanglement and mortality of Palila (Loxioides bailleui), an endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper, occurred when birds were radio-tagged with transmitters equipped with a long, limp, solder-tipped antenna. Birds were found suspended in trees by their transmitter antenna on eight occasions. Although these birds eventually freed themselves or were freed by us, at least one bird died afterwards. For radio telemetry studies of small passerine species we recommend avoiding transmitters equipped with an antenna that is bulbous at the tip, >16 cm in length, limp, and shiny.

Steve J. Dougill, Luanne Johnson, Paul C. Banko, Dan M. Goltz, Michael R. Wiley, and John D. Semones "CONSEQUENCES OF ANTENNA DESIGN IN TELEMETRY STUDIES OF SMALL PASSERINES," Journal of Field Ornithology 71(3), 385-388, (1 July 2000). https://doi.org/10.1648/0273-8570-71.3.385
Received: 19 October 1998; Accepted: 1 May 1999; Published: 1 July 2000
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