Sage grouse movements and habitat selection in North Park, Colorado
Sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) movements and habitat selection were studied in North Park, Colorado during April-August 1979 and February-August 1980. Sixteen male (12 adults, 4 juveniles) and 22 female (13 adults, 9 juveniles) sage grouse were captured and fitted with radio transmitters. Mortality of radio-marked sage grouse during the monitoring period was low (13%). Raptors were the most important predators. Twenty-two of 36 (61%) transmitters were recovered after use on sage grouse. Wildlife Materials transmitters had longer (P< 0.05) average life (209 days) than AVM transmitters ...