Re: Yellow wader watch

To: "Merrilyn Serong" <>
Subject: Re: Yellow wader watch
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 12:23:31
Merrilyn -

At 23:21 23/09/1998 -0700, you wrote:
>I wonder if any observations of predation were made last time birds were
>like this.

As far as I know, they were not.  Colour marking waders has been carried
many times in various places and I am not aware of any evidence that marked
birds have suffered increased predation as a result.  Given that the marked
birds are also banded, it would in theory be possible to derive evidence of
differential mortality from retraps.  If you (or anybody else)  would like
to analyse AWSG data in about three years time, after the next NW Australia
expedition, you may find some correlation.

Regards,  Hugo.

Hugo Phillipps,
Birds Australia Conservation & Liaison,
Australian Bird Research Centre,
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Hawthorn East, VIC 3123, Australia.
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