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Reeves, Henry M.
Mourning dove capture and banding.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife : For sale by Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 
|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Henry M Reeves; Aelred D Geis; F Charles Kniffin; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.; United States. Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife.
|Description:||iv, 63 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||Abstract. Introduction. Methods of Capture. Sex and Age Determination. Banding. Acknowledgements. Selected References.|
|Series Title:||Special scientific report--wildlife, no. 117.|
|Other Titles:||Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL).|
|Responsibility:||by Henry M. Reeves and Aelred D. Geis, and F. Charles Kniffen.|
This report consolidates information on techniques by which doves can be captured, especially during preseason and postseason banding periods. Methods include nestlying capture, bait trapping, nest trapping, mist netting, canon and rocket projection netting, and oral anesthetics. Construction plans are for the most commonly used types of bait and nest traps, including the Kniffin collapsible trap, probably the most useful bait trap design for much of the United States. Conditions under which various capture techniques may be used are discussed. Sex and age criteria are reviewed and the new banding codes of the Bird Banding Laboratory are explained as they relate to mourning doves. A selected bibliography includes references to capture methods, banding, and sex and age determination. Although written to apply to continental dove banding, much of the information should be applicable to the capture and banding of other columbids.