Effect of PIT tags on the survival and recruitment of Great Tits Parus major

Marion Nicolaus*, Karen M. Bouwman, Niels J. Dingemanse

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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We describe the use of subcutaneous passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags in nestling and adult Great Tits Parus major. We investigated whether subcutaneous PIT tags affected fledging success, winter condition, survival and/or recruitment. We found no negative effects of PIT tags on any of these measures either in juveniles or in adults. Subcutaneous PIT tags have the advantage that the risk of tag loss is negligible and that further data collection can be automated. The subcutaneous implantation of PIT tags provides a promising technique for researchers aiming at gathering short or long-term data without the need to handle or disturb small birds after implantation.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)286-292
Aantal pagina's7
TijdschriftArdea
Volume96
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - 2008

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