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dc.contributor.authorSmetzer, Jennifer R.
dc.contributor.authorGreggor, Alison L.
dc.contributor.authorPaxton, Kristina L.
dc.contributor.authorMasuda, Bryce M.
dc.contributor.authorPaxton, Eben H.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-19T17:31:21Z
dc.date.available2021-03-19T17:31:21Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2351-9894
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01522
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/957
dc.description.abstractContinuous movement monitoring is a powerful tool for evaluating reintroduction techniques and assessing how well reintroduced animals are adjusting to the wild. However, to date, continuous monitoring has only occurred for large-bodied species capable of carrying heavy tracking devices. In this study we used an automated VHF radio telemetry array to investigate the exploratory behavior and movement patterns of critically endangered ?Alal? (Corvus hawaiiensis), reintroduced to the Island of Hawai?i in 2017. The 11 juvenile ?Alal? we tracked exhibited high site fidelity and initial survival. Over time the birds showed decreased time spent at the supplemental feeders, and transitioned to more focused use of the landscape, suggesting increased foraging on wild food items. Birds with seemingly less spatial neophobia at release also made larger post-release exploratory movements. This study provides the first evidence that 1) supplemental feeding can support site fidelity for reintroduced ?Alal? without restricting a transition to independent foraging, and 2) that pre-release personality metrics may be useful predictors for predicting post-release movements of ?Alal?. Our work is the first to demonstrate the utility and power of automated telemetry for monitoring the reintroduction of small species.
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S235198942100072X
dc.rights© 2021 Published by Elsevier B.V. CC_BY_NC_ND_4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectALALA
dc.subjectTRACKING
dc.subjectLOCOMOTION
dc.subjectFEEDING
dc.subjectFORAGING
dc.subjectLOCOMOTION
dc.subjectREINTRODUCTION
dc.subjectWILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectTOOLS
dc.subjectEXPERIMENTAL METHODS
dc.subjectHAWAIIAN ISLANDS
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENT
dc.titleAutomated telemetry reveals post-reintroduction exploratory behavior and movement patterns of an endangered corvid, ʻAlalā (Corvus hawaiiensis) in Hawaiʻi, USA
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleGlobal Ecology and Conservation
dc.source.volume26
dc.source.beginpagee01522
refterms.dateFOA2021-03-19T18:17:03Z
html.description.abstractContinuous movement monitoring is a powerful tool for evaluating reintroduction techniques and assessing how well reintroduced animals are adjusting to the wild. However, to date, continuous monitoring has only occurred for large-bodied species capable of carrying heavy tracking devices. In this study we used an automated VHF radio telemetry array to investigate the exploratory behavior and movement patterns of critically endangered ?Alal? (Corvus hawaiiensis), reintroduced to the Island of Hawai?i in 2017. The 11 juvenile ?Alal? we tracked exhibited high site fidelity and initial survival. Over time the birds showed decreased time spent at the supplemental feeders, and transitioned to more focused use of the landscape, suggesting increased foraging on wild food items. Birds with seemingly less spatial neophobia at release also made larger post-release exploratory movements. This study provides the first evidence that 1) supplemental feeding can support site fidelity for reintroduced ?Alal? without restricting a transition to independent foraging, and 2) that pre-release personality metrics may be useful predictors for predicting post-release movements of ?Alal?. Our work is the first to demonstrate the utility and power of automated telemetry for monitoring the reintroduction of small species.
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