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    Author(s): C. John Ralph
    Date: 1981
    Source: Studies in Avian Biology 6:577-578
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Hundreds of papers, such as those presented in this volume, are produced annually by workers using various techniques. The purpose of this section is twofold: (1) to provide for readers unfamiliar with counting techniques a handy guide to the most common terms and methods used in the field; and (2) to attempt to set a consensus on the meanings of some terms that are too commonly used interchangeably in the literature. I have not attempted to set arbitrary standards here; rather, if two or more terms are commonly used to apply to the same method or unit, and if each is unambiguous, then I have indicated this synonymy.

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    Ralph, C. John. 1981. Terminology used in estimating number of birds. Studies in Avian Biology 6:577-578

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