Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Chemical immobilisation and satellite tagging of free-living southern cassowaries
Contributor(s): Campbell, Hamish  (author); Dwyer, R G (author); Sullivan, S (author); Mead, D (author); Lauridsen, G (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1111/avj.12193
Handle Link:
Abstract: Background: The southern cassowary ('Casuarius casuarius johnsonii') attains 1.8m in height and over 80 kg in weight. These large birds are equipped with large claws and, although not a direct threat to humans, they have caused serious injury to handlers and members of the public. Methods and results: This study describes chemical immobilisation, restraint, transport and post-monitoring (satellite tracking) methodologies: for adult and juvenile southern cassowaries, captured and released from their natural environment. Conclusions: The described methods have improved the management and research opportunities for the southern cassowary and may be transferable to other species of large ratite.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Veterinary Journal, 92(7), p. 240-245
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1751-0813
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 060801 Animal Behaviour
050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 310901 Animal behaviour
410407 Wildlife and habitat management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 189999 Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Appears in Collections:Journal Article

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record


checked on Sep 23, 2023

Page view(s)

checked on Mar 9, 2023
Google Media

Google ScholarTM



Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.