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...> 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
> https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/486b/2cdec8a690c148659e848cf1f333c05a334f.pdf >
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