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A reintroduction experiment involving mated pairs of parent-reared greater sandhill cranes in northern Arizona

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A reintroduction experiment involving mated pairs of parent-reared greater sandhill cranes in northern Arizona; 2001; Book chapter; Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop; Mummert, D.P.; Ellis, D.H.; Chambers, C.L.

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In April 1997, 4 mated pairs of adult greater sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis tabida) were abrupt-released at Mormon Lake, Arizona. Five of 8 adult cranes died within 10 days of release. One crane flew from the release area within 10 days after release and was never relocated. One pair of cranes, with 1 pair member sustaining a broken wing 4 days after release, survived for 4 months and demonstrated the importance of maintaining pair bonds after release. The cause of death of at least 5 birds was predation. The high mediate mortality and complete long-term mortality experienced in this pilot project suggests that adult cranes are poor candidates for release. These poor results encourage that, in future release attempts with mated [...]

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