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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1960 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Stempel, M. E.
"Quail Hatching and Primary Feather Moult in Adults,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 67(1), 616-621.
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