Management implications of cowbird parasitism on neotropical migrant songbirds

S. K. Robinson, J. A. Grzybowski, S. I. Rothstein, Margaret Brittingham-Brant, L. J. Petit, F. R. Thompson

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Abstract

The populations of brood parasitic brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) have increased to the point where they pose threat to populations of most neotropical migrant songbirds. In small scale, cowbird trapping has been found to significantly reduce parasitism. In this sense, cowbird trapping should be viewed as a stop-gap measure to protect specific endangered populations. Against this background, the development of broader-scale approaches, perhaps in combination with local trapping is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNCASI Technical Bulletin
PublisherNCASI
Pages449-450
Number of pages2
Volume2
Edition781
StatePublished - May 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Robinson, S. K., Grzybowski, J. A., Rothstein, S. I., Brittingham-Brant, M., Petit, L. J., & Thompson, F. R. (1999). Management implications of cowbird parasitism on neotropical migrant songbirds. In NCASI Technical Bulletin (781 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 449-450). NCASI.