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Title of the project



Study of local movements of populations wintering in Italy – Phenology of the Italian populations – Definition of guidelines migratory and breeding areas of wintering populations in Italy – Study of the use (definition of areas used for food and / or to the rest) and habitat selection of wintering populations.

Teals are captured with traps or nets by specialized ornithologists in cooperation with official ISPRA authorized ringers, marked by ring supplied by ISPRA (ex-INFS) and registered to standard relief of biometric data.The satellite transmitters are placed on the back of the animal by a Teflon harness so as to limit the disturbance and prevent injury to the skin. All individuals are marked in a few minutes and released at the site of capture. Data are analized in cooperation by Pisa University – ACMA – Federcaccia. Movements of teals can be followed by registered member to the project on website www.movebank.org. Marking and capture operations starts between end of december and first decade of january on wintering sites. Twelve females of teals were marked during 2014, first year of the project.

Hunters promoted and financed the project and were involved in the capture and marking


most of the teals marked trasmitted useful data to know phenology and breeding sites


Country Italy
Level National

Starting date


Habitat Types

Wetland, Coastal

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Regional protected area, Hunting reserve


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Common teal - Anas crecca

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners ACMA - Federazione Italiana della Caccia - Ufficio Avifauna Migratoria (WWW.FEDERCACCIA.ORG - http://www.federcaccia.org/fidc_associazioni_settoriali.php)
Other partners Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sulla Selvaggina e sui Miglioramenti Ambientali a fini Faunistici (C.I.R.Se.M.A.F.) (http://www.unifi.it/cercachi-str-083400.html)

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

annual budget is about 60,000 Euro

Estimation of Human Resources needed

were involved about 10/15 person for capture and marking.


The first result has been showed at Italian Zoological Union conference (http://www.federcaccia.org/news_show.php?idn=3552)