Date: 6/24/19 1:22 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fwd: Mountain Quail
I think Birds of Oregon, that famous reference from long-ago 2003, is pretty good on Mountain Quail in Oregon.


Alan Contreras
<acontrer56...>
Eugene, Oregon

www.alanlcontreras.com


> On Jun 24, 2019, at 1:19 PM, Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
>
> This is good to know, and not a real surprise. I only made the statement because the very lengthy account in Birds of North America , from the Cornell Lab, which l paid for, makes no mention of the Oregon literature. It wouldn't surprise me if many of the blank spots in the Cornell account of Mountain Quail( and there are a lot) might be filled if the author(s) had checked the Oregon research. There are lots of citations in the lengthy Cornell account, the most recent l could find being 1998. So the Sapsucker brand is no guarantee of cutting edge ornithology.
> This is sort of disappointing. The advantage of a digital reference is supposed to be it's up to date content.
>
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019, 12:28 PM <clearwater...> <mailto:<clearwater...>> wrote:
> Dave Budeau noticed this morning's commentary from Lars Norgren on Mountain Quail research, and asked me to forward some comments on ODFW's role in research on this species:
>
> On Mon, 2019-06-24 at 10:33 -0700, Dave Budeau wrote:
>
> ... I believe an argument can be made that over the 20 years (1997-2017] ODFW invested more in the conservation, and understanding of mountain quail ecology, than any other entity within the range of the bird.
>
> This effort began in earnest in 1997 with significant ODFW financial support of Dr. Michael Pope’s work, which resulted in many peer-reviewed scientific publications, and continued with an active ODFW trap and translocation effort from 2001 - 2017 which supported grad students in OR, WA, and ID.
>
> For those with a genuine interest in mountain quail, a simple search in Google Scholar with the words “Oregon mountain quail” will locate several of these studies.
>
> Regarding the simultaneous multi-clutches, in Oregon almost half the mountain quail nests were incubated by males, males generally incubated larger clutches, and the males hatched slightly more chicks (see a summary at:
> https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/486b/2cdec8a690c148659e848cf1f333c05a334f.pdf <https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/486b/2cdec8a690c148659e848cf1f333c05a334f.pdf>
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