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4.3.2 Migration ...................................................................................................................... 57
4.3.3 Statistical Analysis ....................................................................................................... 58
4.4 RESULTS ........................................................................................................................... 58
4.4.1 Trapping and Marking ................................................................................................. 58
4.4.2 Migration ...................................................................................................................... 59
4.5 DISCUSSION ..................................................................................................................... 64
4.5.1 Trapping and Marking ................................................................................................. 64
4.5.2 Migration ...................................................................................................................... 65
4.6 LITERATURE CITED ....................................................................................................... 69
CHAPTER 5. WINTER AND SUMMER HOME RANGES OF LOUISIANA BALD EAGLES
....................................................................................................................................................... 74
5.1 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................. 74
5.2 STUDY AREA ................................................................................................................... 76
5.3 METHODS ......................................................................................................................... 76
5.3.1 Trapping and Marking ................................................................................................. 76
5.3.2 Home Range................................................................................................................. 78
5.3.3 Statistical Analysis ....................................................................................................... 79
5.4 RESULTS ........................................................................................................................... 79
5.5 DISCUSSION ..................................................................................................................... 83
5.6 LITERATURE CITED ....................................................................................................... 86
CHAPTER 6. MORPHOMETRIC SEX DETERMINATION OF BALD EAGLES FROM
LOUISIANA ................................................................................................................................. 90
6.1 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................. 90
6.2 METHODS ......................................................................................................................... 91
6.2.1 Statistical Analysis ....................................................................................................... 92
6.3 RESULTS ........................................................................................................................... 92
6.4 DISCUSSION ..................................................................................................................... 94
6.5 LITERATURE CITED ....................................................................................................... 95
CHAPTER 7. CONCLUSIONS ................................................................................................... 97
APPENDIX A. NATIONAL LAND COVER DATABASE CLASSIFICATION
DESCRIPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ 101
APPENDIX B. PHOTOS OF ROCKET-NET SYSTEM .......................................................... 103
APPENDIX C. MIGRATION PARAMETERS ......................................................................... 105
APPENDIX D. MIGRATION MAPS ........................................................................................ 106
APPENDIX E. WINTER AND SUMMER HOME RANGE MAPS ........................................ 116
APPENDIX F. MORPHOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS .......................................................... 121
VITA ........................................................................................................................................... 122
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