Culterty Field Station Newburgh, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB4 OAA.
The use of radio-tracking for monitoring Great Tit Parus major behaviour: a pilot study
Article first published online: 3 APR 2008
Volume 128, Issue 1, pages 103–114, January 1986
How to Cite
EAST, M. L. and HOFER, H. (1986), The use of radio-tracking for monitoring Great Tit Parus major behaviour: a pilot study. Ibis, 128: 103–114. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.1986.tb02097.x
- Issue published online: 3 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2008
- Accepted 19 June 1985
Data obtained from a pilot radio-tracking study of Great Tits are presented. Three males were tracked intensively in sequence between January and April with varying efficiency. Radio-tracking provided useful information on range size and spatial patterns of range use. It also facilitated behavioural observations and the construction of time budgets. If the use of radio signals is a reliable means of predicting behaviour, the data presented from this study indicate that standard observation may be highly biased.