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Individual marking of ducks in the Czech Republic and in Europe

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In total, 419 ducks of 6 species (Mallard, Gadwall, Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard and Tufted Duck) were marked in southern Bohemia (in the Třeboň Biosphere Reserve and adjacent areas, 49° 00'–49° 16'N a 14° 41'–14° 54'E) in the Czech Republic in 1998–2010. Females were caught on the nest using drop-door trap or flushed into mist nets exposed close to the nest.

Both catching methods are used only during the late phase of incubation to prevent nest abandonment.