THE EFFECT OF SONIC BOOM ON THE NESTING AND BROOD REARING BEHAVIOR OF THE EASTERN WILD TURKEY

Twenty wild turkey hens were captured and equipped with 164 MHz transmitters. The nest sites of eight hens were successfully located by telemetric triangulation and four of these were subjected to both real and simulated sonic booms. Hens with young were also located but were subjected to simulated sonic booms only. Sonic booms did not initiate any abnormal behavior in wild turkeys that would result in decreased productivity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Alabama Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit

    Auburn, AL  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 

    Department of the Navy

    Constitution Avenue and 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Lynch, T E
    • Speake, D W
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-238
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM