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Quantitative assessment of pair formation behavior in captive whooping cranes (Grus americana)

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Quantitative assessment of pair formation behavior in captive whooping cranes (Grus americana); 1995; Article; Journal; Zoo Biology; Nelson, J.T.; Small, C.R.; Ellis, D.H.

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Instantaneous scan sampling for mean distance and synchronous action patterns and all-occurrence sampling for unison call, dance, strut, and hoover-up behaviors were conducted for five potential whooping crane pairs at Patuxent Environmental Science Center, Laurel. Maryland. Dance, strut, and hoover-up differed among pairs, as did total frequency of social behaviors. It was unclear whether or not total frequency of social behaviors during pair formation can be used as an index for potential breeding success. The relative importance of different action patterns should be used as indices of pair compatibility in captive whooping cranes.

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