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Title

Quantitative Assessment Of Pair Formation Behavior In Captive Whooping-Cranes (Grus-Americana)

Authors

Authors

J. T. Nelson; C. R. Small;D. H. Ellis

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Zoo Biol.

Keywords

CAPTIVE BREEDING; PAIR COMPATIBILITY; WHOOPING CRANE; Veterinary Sciences; Zoology

Abstract

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. (C) 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Journal Title

Zoo Biology

Volume

14

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

107

Last Page

114

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1995QV11500003

ISSN

0733-3188

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