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Table 1 General habitat characteristics from locations of radio-tracked reintroduced captive-bred Cabot’s Tragopans at the Taoyuandong National Nature Reserve, Luoxiao mountains, Hunan Province, southern China

From: Comparing post-release survival and habitat use by captive-bred Cabot’s Tragopan (Tragopan caboti) in an experimental test of soft-release reintroduction strategies

   DW (m) DR (m) CL TL (cm) DB (N/100 m2) CB
Trained group (n = 4) Mean ± SD 117.5 ± 61.3 132.5 ± 51.2 0.74 ± 0.13 5.8 ± 2.4 1.1 ± 2.2 0.0025 ± 0.005
Untrained group (n = 9) Mean ± SD 25.0 ± 48.5 35.6 ± 64.0 0.78 ± 0.11 5.2 ± 1.8 8.6 ± 7.1 0.14 ± 0.13
Trained versus untrained acclimatized p value 0.007* 0.025* 0.736 0.820 0.069 0.045*
   DH (N/m2) HH (cm) CH DS (N/100 m2) HS (cm) CS
Trained group (n = 4) Mean ± SD 11.1 ± 4.8 18.2 ± 4.3 0.16 ± 0.11 26.8 ± 13.2 2.0 ± 0.4 0.28 ± 0.15
Untrained group (n = 9) Mean ± SD 28.2 ± 18.0 30.4 ± 22.3 0.43 ± 0.21 24.4 ± 16.7 1.7 ± 0.8 0.21 ± 0.21
Trained versus untrained acclimatized p value 0.081 0.710 0.050* 0.800 0.257 0.414
   GR DT (N/100 m2) HT (m) DBH (cm) CT FW (N/100 m2)
Trained group (n = 4) Mean ± SD 31.3 ± 11.1 7.1 ± 3.8 10.4 ± 3.2 31.1 ± 4.4 0.30 ± 0.06 4.5 ± 3.2
Untrained group (n = 9) Mean ± SD 35.0 ± 20.3 8.2 ± 3.1 8.5 ± 2.4 25.1 ± 5.7 0.27 ± 0.13 3.1 ± 3.1
Trained versus untrained acclimatized p value 0.585 0.604 0.414 0.045* 0.604 0.432
  1. Habitat variables are defined as follows: DW = distance to the nearest water; DR = distance to the nearest road; CL = percentage cover of leaf litter; TL = thickness of leaf litter; DB = density of moso bamboo; CB = percentage cover of moso bamboo; DH = density of herb; HH = height of herbs; CH = percentage cover of herbs; DS = density of shrubs; HS = height of shrubs; CS = percentage cover of shrubs; GR = gradient; DT = density of trees; HT = height of trees; DBH = diameter at breast height; CT = percentage cover of trees; FW = density of fallen/dead wood
  2. * Significant two-tailed test p < 0.05