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Wildlife Ecology I Laboratory

by: Ken Corwin IV

Wildlife Ecology I Laboratory WLF 315

Ken Corwin IV
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ken Corwin IV on Friday October 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to WLF 315 at University of Idaho taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see /class/227875/wlf-315-university-of-idaho in Wildlife and Fisheries Science at University of Idaho.

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Date Created: 10/23/15
Wlf 315 Wildlife Ecology Lab Fall 2008 Upland Game Bird Identification The goals ofthis lab are to 1 learn how to identify upland game bird species 2 learn about wing morphology and 3 learn relevant sexing and aging techniques You will use the information from today s lab to complete species summaries which you will use for next week s quiz Specific Objectives 1 Identify 26 upland game bird species based on slides study mounts and wings 2 Learn feather groupings on wings 3 Age and sex game bird species based on plumage wing or tail traits Next week you will take a quiz using your species summaries see below for more details from this week The quiz will consist of PowerPoint slides and practical stations You will have your notes so spelling counts N on both common and Latin names Fair game for the quiz Order family subfamily common and Latin species name genus species sex age and whether nativeexotic The quiz will be worth 20 points Directions View the slides and visit the stations set up in the lab room Use the wings and study mounts at the stations the upland game bird lab identification manual available for making a copy from Giancarlo resources such as bird field guides and the relevant pages from the TWS Techniques Manual 5th edition pp 169 172 175 185 to compile your species summaries Test yourself by first identifyingclassifying the samples at each station based on the above materials and then check the tag to determine if your notes are sufficient to help you in the lab quiz next week Species Summaries Prepare summaries as flashcards tables bulleted lists or some combination You should have a summary for each of the species on the attached checklist of species covered in our lab Keep in mind that you should include features that will help you decide between similar looking species on next week s quizThese should not be exhaustive treatments for the species they are simply study aids Summaries should include Order Family and subfamily Species name common and Latin Origin native or exotic Key species characters Key sex characters Key age characters Wlf 315 Wildlife Ecology Lab Fall 2008 Upland Game Bird Checklist revisions Order Galliformes Family Phasianidae Subfamily Meleagridinae wild turkey Subfamily Tetraoninae blue grouse spruce grouse greater sage grouse Gunnison sage grouse ruffed grouse greater prairie chicken lesser prairie chicken sharp tailed grouse rock ptarmigan white tailed ptarmigan willow ptarmigan Subfamily Odontophorinae mountain quail scaled quail Gambel s quail California quail northern bobwhite Montezuma quail Subfamily Phasianinae ring necked pheasant gray partridge chukar Order Columbiformes Family Columbidae mourning dove white winged dove band tailed pigeon Order Charadriiformes Family Scolopacidae Common snipe American woodcock according to AOU checklist including 2000 2002 Meleagris gallopavo Dendragapus obscurus Falcipennis canadensis Cen trocercus urophasianus Cen trocercus minimus Bonasa umbellus Tympanuchus cupido Tympanuchus pallidicinctus Tympanuchus phasianellus Lagopus mutus Lagopus Ieucurus Lagopus Iagopus Oreortyx pictus Callipepla squamata Callipepla gambelii Callipepla callfornica Colinus virginianus Cyrtonyx mon tezumae Phasianus colchicus Perdix perdix Alectoris chukar Zenaida macroura Zenaida asiatica Columba fasciata Gallinago gallinago Scolopax minor


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