Spring Migration Routes of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) that Winter in Japan, Determined from Satellite Telemetry

  title={Spring Migration Routes of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) that Winter in Japan, Determined from Satellite Telemetry},
  author={Noriyuki M. Yamaguchi and Emiko Hiraoka and Masaki Fujita and Naoya Hijikata and Mutsuyuki Ueta and Kentaro Takagi and Satoshi Konno and Miwa Okuyama and Yuki Watanabe and Yuichi Osa and Emiko Morishita and Ken-ichi Tokita and Katsuyoshi Umada and Go Fujita and Hiroyoshi Higuchi},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
Abstract Wild birds, in particular waterfowl, are common reservoirs of low pathogenic avian influenza viruses, and infected individuals could spread the viruses during migrations. We used satellite telemetry to track the spring migration of the mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) that winter in Japan. We studied their migration routes, distribution of stopover and breeding sites, and timing of migration movements. We tracked 23 mallards from four different wintering sites. Nine of the 23… 
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