Consequences of Antenna Design in Telemetry Studies of Small Passerines. (Consecuencias en el Diseño de una Antena en un Estudio de Radiotelemetria para Paserinos)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2000
Authors:Dougill, SJ, Johnson, L, Banko, PC, Goltz, DM, Wiley, MR, Semones, JD
Journal:Journal of Field Ornithology
Date Published:2000
ISBN Number:02738570
Keywords:Fringillidae, Loxioides, Loxioides bailleui
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. /// En estudio de radiotelemetría que se llevó a cabo en Loxiodes bailleui se encontraron aves enredadas y una que murió. En ocho ocasiones se encontraron aves suspendidas en la vegetación atadas a esta por la larga antena con punta en forma de bulbo. Aunque algunas aves lograron liberarse y otras fueron liberadas por el grupo de trabajo, al menos una murió. Para el estudio de pequeños paserinos, utilizando radiotelemetría, no recomendamos el utilizar antenas brillantes de >16 cm de largo, con punta en forma de bulbo.
Short Title:Journal of Field Ornithology
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