Capture methods for Musk Ducks

K. G. McCracken, J. Hemmings, D. C. Paton, A. D. Afton

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Musk Ducks Biziura lobata are endemic to wetlands, river systems and coastal oceanic waters of temperate Australia. Individuals of this species are difficult to capture because of their excellent swimming and diving abilities and frequent use of deep-water habitats. Night-lighting, baited clover-leaf traps and walk-in-nest-traps were used to capture Musk Ducks at Murray Lagoon, Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. These techniques should be useful for capturing Musk Ducks at other locations in Australia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-241
Number of pages31
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Baited clover-leaf traps
  • Biziura lobata
  • Musk Duck
  • Night-lighting
  • Walk-in-nest-traps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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