Behavior of Cuban Flamingo Reproductive Indicators in Natural and Semi-confined Habitats.

  • Luis Guerra Casas University of Camagüey, Cuba.
  • Francisco González University of Camagüey, Cuba.
  • Katrina María Farnum Dr. in Veterinary Medicine, Barbados.
  • Dianelis Abreu Izquierdo Dr. In Veterinary Medicine, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba.
  • Midiala Rodríguez Álvarez José Martí Basic Production Cooperative, Cuba.
Palabras clave: flamingo, reproduction, semi-captivity, wild, hatchability

Resumen

The behavior of Cuban flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber) reproductive indicators was assessed in two habitat systems: natural, at the Máximo River in Camagüey, Cuba; and semi-captive, at the San Diego Zoo, US, under similar climatic conditions (temperature and season). A randomized design was used, and the treatments were determined by the location of the habitats and the years of study (2004-2008). The percent data were altered by the square root arcsine of the proportion. Central tendency and dispersion statgraphics were developed, and variance analysis was performed using professional SPSS version 11.5.1, for Windows. The hatchability values were 87.77 and 31.73 % for Máximo River and San Diego, respectively, with significant differences (P ≤0.05); also for incubation percents (88.67 and 36.14 %, respectively. Pigeon mortality showed no significant differences, but it was high in both locations. The clear eggs and dead embryo percents were high, with significant differences between the areas under the study.

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Publicado
2017-06-21
Sección
Genética y Reproducción