FLIGHT SPEEDS OF NORTHERN PINTAILS DURING MIGRATION DETERMINED USING SATELLITE TELEMETRY

@inproceedings{Miller2005FLIGHTSO,
  title={FLIGHT SPEEDS OF NORTHERN PINTAILS DURING MIGRATION DETERMINED USING SATELLITE TELEMETRY},
  author={Michael R. Miller and John Y. Takekawa and Joseph P. Fleskes and Dennis L. Orthmeyer and Michael L. Casazza and David A. Haukos and William M. Perry},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Speed (km/hr) during flight is one of several factors determining the rate of migration (km/ day) and flight range of birds. We attached 26-g, back-mounted satellite-received radio tags (platform transmitting terminals; PTTs) to adult female Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) during (1) midwinter 2000–2003 in the northern Central Valley of California, (2) fall and winter 2002–2003 in the Playa Lakes Region and Gulf Coast of Texas, and (3) early fall 2002–2003 in south-central New Mexico… 
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