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Movements of Northern Pintail Ducks and Whooper Swans Marked with Satellite Transmitters in Japan

Feeding of Whooper Swans and Northern Pintails at a wintering site on Goshu-Damu Reservoir in the Iwate Prefecture of Japan
Feeding of Whooper Swans and Northern Pintails at a wintering site on Goshu-Damu Reservoir in the Iwate Prefecture of Japan

In 2008, the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus was detected in Whooper Swans at three locations in Japan between 21 April and 5 May. Each of the sites where the H5N1 virus was detected in Whooper Swans was also used by one or more Northern Pintails marked with satellite transmitters. Click the link below to see movements of marked pintails relative to the locations where the H5N1 virus was detected in Whooper Swans.

Yamaguchi, N., J. W. Hupp, H. Higuchi, P. L. Flint, and J. M. Pearce. 2010. Satellite-tracking of Northern Pintail Anas acuta during outbreaks of the H5N1 virus in Japan: Implications for virus spread. Ibis 152:262-271. [Details] [Full Publication]

Click here for a map that shows movements of Pintails that occurred in areas where H5N1 was detected in Whooper Swans

Contact: Jerry Hupp

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