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dc.contributor.authorCass, Randy Dale
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T16:20:34Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T16:20:34Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.othercass_randy_d_200812_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/cass_randy_d_200812_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25146
dc.description.abstractNorthern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) populations have declined over the past 5 decades in the southeastern United States due to changes in agricultural and forestry practices, increases in mammalian and avian predator populations, acceleration in fire suppression, and increases in human populations. Because of these declines, many landowners and plantation owners supplement wild bobwhite populations using captive pen-reared bobwhites. Restoration efforts using pen-reared bobwhites have often resulted in low returns and little recruitment. The use of captive wild-strain parent-reared bobwhite chicks has not been examined for supplementation or restoration purposes. I estimated survival of parent-reared bobwhites released at 5 weeks of age and return rates for pen-reared and parent-reared bobwhites. I also compared breeding season demographics among wild-strain fall release, parent-reared, and wild bobwhites. Only parent-reared chicks provided enough recaptures to estimate survival therefore no survival comparisons could be determined for the pen-reared. Wild and fall release bobwhites nested at similar rates and parent-reared and wild bobwhites had similar chick survival. My results show that parent-rearing of bobwhites in captivity show promise as a restoration technique.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectNorthern bobwhite
dc.subjectColinus virginianus
dc.subjectGeorgia
dc.subjectpen-reared
dc.subjectparent-reared
dc.subjectwild-strain
dc.subjectsurvival
dc.subjectBrooks County
dc.subjectTall Timbers
dc.subjectpens
dc.subjectfall release
dc.subjectrearing
dc.titleRearing and release techniques for captive northern bobwhite quail
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorJohn Carroll
dc.description.committeeJohn Carroll
dc.description.committeeKarl Miller
dc.description.committeeWilliam Palmer


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