Re: Bird banding contributes to Little Tern carnage

Subject: Re: Bird banding contributes to Little Tern carnage
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 14:42:50 +1000
Marilyn Davis wrote:  "It is very obvious that banded and leg flagged 
birds, particularly small birds are severely disadvantaged when caught up 
in extreme weather events."

I should know better than to buy into this but why it is so obvious?  Of 
35 adult Little Terns that were killed in a severe hail storm 8 were 
banded.  Perhaps the metal bands may attract hail but what killed the 
other 27?

David Geering

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