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Document Type

Research

Abstract

This study was made to determine causes of changes in the young to adult ratio in quail shot by Iowa hunters. A total of 13,206 wings was collected from 1952 to 1959. Age of young and stage of moult in adults were determined by primary feather development. The hatching period was indicated by the age of young. Early brooding adults were first to mature the flight feathers. Late moulting adults were poor flyers and were easily taken by hunters.

Publication Date

1960

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

67

Issue

1

First Page

616

Last Page

621

Copyright

© Copyright 1960 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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