Translator Disclaimer
1 April 2005 A method for color-marking birds at resting sites
Christina E. Donehower, David M. Bird
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

A short-term color-marking technique suitable for non-breeding birds was developed by altering a common method used to mark incubating birds. A dye paste was spread on the ground at resting sites used by Herring (Larus argentatus) and Great Black-backed (L. marinus) gulls. Gulls first contacted dye by walking, standing, or sitting in the paste. When preening, birds transferred small amounts of dye over their feathers, creating unique patterns. Marks remained visible an average of 27 d.

Christina E. Donehower and David M. Bird "A method for color-marking birds at resting sites," Journal of Field Ornithology 76(2), 204-207, (1 April 2005). https://doi.org/10.1648/0273-8570-76.2.204
Received: 1 March 2004; Accepted: 1 September 2004; Published: 1 April 2005
JOURNAL ARTICLE
4 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

Share
SHARE
KEYWORDS
dyes
Great Black-backed Gull
gull predation
Herring Gull
marking
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top