Re: Yellow wader watch

To: Hugo Phillipps <>
Subject: Re: Yellow wader watch
From: "Merrilyn Serong" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 13:55:20 -0700

Hugo Phillipps wrote:

> 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.

I wouldn't mind doing that.  It would be very interesting to know.
Rosalind Jessop suggested that I read up on defensive mechanisms in waders, so
I had better do that too.


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