Survival ratio of released Houbara Bustard from Houbara Research and Rehabilitation
Center (Salluwali Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan). - M.S. Nadeem, M. Asif,
H. Rashid. - Berkut. 12 (1-2). 2003. - P. 83-92.
The survival ratio of re-released Houbara Bustard was studied at three different localities in Pa-kistan by radio tracking. Survival ratio was 60.0 % after 4 months in Nag Valley, with 20.0 % birds predated and 20.0 % lost. In Khairpur, 46.67 % birds survived for 2 months, 26.67 % were predated, 6.66 % lost, and 20.0 % hunted. In Rahim Yar Khan 80.0 % birds survived for 1.5 months whilst 20.0 % were lost. Food availability, predator density and hunting activities may be factors that influence the post-release survival ratio of re-released Houbara in Pakistan. [English].
Key words: Pakistan, Houbara Bustard, Chlamydotis undulata, rehabilitation, survival.
Address: M.S. Nadeem, Zoology Department, New Campus, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan; e-mail: email@example.com.