CBS01 Capture records of (mainly) Grasshopper Sparrows on Konza Prairie


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This dataset includes captures of mainly Grasshopper Sparrows (GRSP), but includes other songbirds. Each row pertains to an individual captured on a certain day. Individuals can repeat. Most captures include data on age, sex, head-bill, tarsus, wind chord, molt score, fat score, and mass. In many cases, a single feather was collected from each Grasshopper Sparrow for isotopic analyses, and when available, results of those data are included. Some individuals were measured for body composition (fat mass, lean mass, and body water) using a mobile Quantitative Magnetic Resonance (QMR) machine. Most individuals were bled in the field within 5 min of capture. The blood was chilled, centrifuged the same day, and plasma stored frozen for analyses of metabolite concentrations. Red blood cells were stored in lysis buffer for genotyping. All birds were banded with a USFWS band and adults were individually marked using a unique combination of 3 plastic colored leg bands. Birds captured as independent young or nestlings banded prior to fledge were only marked with the USFWS bands. All birds were released at the location of capture.

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Monday, April 1, 2013 to Friday, December 30, 2016

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Sunday, October 9, 2016