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Brazilian Journal of Biology
On-line version ISSN 1678-4375
PIRATELLI, A.. Mesh size and bird capture rates in Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. Braz. J. Biol. [online]. 2003, vol.63, n.1, pp. 105-111. ISSN 1678-4375. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-69842003000100014.
Mist-nets alternating 36-mm and 61-mm mesh in woods and low vegetation of "cerrado" (Brazilian savanna) tested bird-capture efficiency relative to bird length and mass. Of 1,296 birds captured and 102 species, 785 (93 species) were with 36-m mesh and 511 (69 species) with 61-mm mesh. The 61-mm mesh improved capture rates only for some larger species; so, in general, 36-mm mesh mist-nets are more appropriate for field work in "cerrado" areas.
Keywords : Central Brazil; Cerrado; mesh size; mist nets.