oa Madoqua - Mortalities of birds caught for the bird export trade in South West Africa/Narnibia
|Article Title||Mortalities of birds caught for the bird export trade in South West Africa/Narnibia|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Agriculture and Nature Conservation, Windhoek, South West Africa/Namibia. **State Museum, Windhoek, South West Africa/Namibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1985|
|Pages||173 - 175|
|Keyword(s)||Bird export trade, Blackcheeked Waxbills, Frugivorous species, Paradise Whydahs, Rock Buntings, Scalyfeathered Finches, Seed-eaters, Trapping and Violet-eared Waxbills|
Mortalities of birds caught for the bird export trade were investigated between August and September 1982, There was a mean mortality rate of 6,5 % from the time of capture to the time of export. Stress due to handling was the greatest cause of mortality. Other deaths were a consepuence of overcrowding and insufficient care with confinement during capture and transport.
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