Attachment, Iowa, Phasianus colchicus, radio telemetry, research techniques
We tested a pre-assembled, necklace-radio-transmitter-attachment design on female ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) in northern Iowa. Birds were captured by nightlighting and bait trapping between September 1989 and March 1990. Radio transmitters were attached to 128 using a wire necklace. Two birds had problems adapting to the necklace, and 3 birds removed them. Twenty-three birds were still alive and wearing necklaces at the end of the study, for an average of 318 (SD= ± 52) days. Ease of attachment, long durability, light weight, and minimal bulk make the necklace an effective alternative to harness and poncho mounts.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1992 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Riley, Terry Z. and Fistler, Bruce A.
"Necklace Radio Transmitter Attachment For Pheasants,"
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 99:
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol99/iss2/6