white stork tracking

 

Adult white stork has been equipped with 30 g tracker.

 

The map below shows full migration route to Africa and back (Fig. 1) and another map presents homerange area used by this individual during the last three weeks of the breeding period (Fig. 2).

 

The chart at the bottom of the page presents transmitter battery performance during the two week period when GPS positions were logged once per minute day and night (Fig. 3). White storks usually keep transmitters well exposed to sunlight and charge by the efficient solar panel is sufficient to maintain voltage even at high GPS logging rates.

Fig 1. Roundtrip migration of the white stork to Africa and back.
Fig 2. Homerange area used by the adult white stork during the last three weeks of the breeding period. GPS logging interval was 1 minute throughout this period.
Fig 3. Tag voltage fluctuation when deployed on the adult white stork shows daily discharge and solar recharge when logging GPS positions once per minute day and night.

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