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Results of Transplanting Flightless Young Blue-Winged Teal

Richard W. Vaught
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr., 1964), pp. 208-212
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Wildlife Society
DOI: 10.2307/3798079
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3798079
Page Count: 5
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Results of Transplanting Flightless Young Blue-Winged Teal
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Abstract

During a 3-year period, 377 local (flightless young) and 14 adult blue-winged teal (Querquedula discors) were transferred from Minnesota to Missouri in an effort to reestablish nesting populations. All releases were banded and color-marked at release sites. Direct recoveries following release indicated that northward migration occurred after the blue-wings were capable of flight; some recoveries suggested migrational homing. Types of homing, as described by Griffin (1952), probably were involved in flights from release sites to recovery areas. No color-marked ducks were recorded at release sites in spring, indicating that this attempt to reestablish nesting blue-winged teal by the release of flightless ducklings without parents was unsuccessful.

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