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Census of Blue Grouse with Recorded Calls of a Female

Ian Stirling and J. F. Bendell
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan., 1966), pp. 184-187
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Wildlife Society
DOI: 10.2307/3797900
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3797900
Page Count: 4

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Census of Blue Grouse with Recorded Calls of a Female
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Abstract

Territorial male blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) were censused by their response to the playback of recorded precopulatory calls of a hen. The method is fast, accurate, and makes males easy to detect and observe. The response to the call appears to be the same throughout the day. Recorded calls should be useful alone, or with conventional search, in detecting, censusing, observing, and capturing male and female blue grouse.

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