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How effective is spotlighting for detecting the greater glider (Petauroides volans)?

Cunningham, Ross; Donnelly, Christine; Incoll, R; Pope, M; Tribolet, C; Viggers, Karen; Welsh, Alan; Lindenmayer, David

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The efficacy of spotlighting as a field survey technique for detecting the greater glider (Petauroides volans) was assessed by comparing the precise location of radio-tracked animals with locations determined simultaneously from spotlighting searches. Radio-collars were fitted to 20 greater gliders in three eucalypt patches embedded within an extensive radiata pine (Pinus radiata) plantation near Tumut in south-eastern New South Wales. Our success rate for detecting collared animals was low,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/93381
Source: Wildlife Research
DOI: 10.1071/WR00002

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