Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 131–134 | Cite as

Characteristics of seasonal movement of hazel grouse (Bonasa bonasia) in a temperate forest

  • Shin-Jae Rhim
  • Woo-Shin Lee


This study were carried out in the Experimental Forest (37° 48′ 10″ N, 127° 48′ 50″ E) of Gangwon Forest Development Institute, Gamjeong-ri, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do Province, Korea from Dec. 1999 to Jul. 2002. Eight individuals (three males and five females) of hazel grouse were captured and they were marked with a 14-g necklace-type transmitter. The surveying results showed that females were more active than males throughout the year, but males were more mobile than females in spring. The degree of movement for females and males was similar from summer to winter. The overlap degree of habitat was very large from spring to autumn. Hazel grouse had greater shifts in area use in winter. They used similar area from spring to autumn, made a shift in their habitat use in winter, and then shifted back to the previous habitat.


Activity Hazel grouse Bonasa bonasia Korea Movement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University ForestsSeoul National UniversitySuwonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Forest ResourcesSeoul National UniversitySuwonKorea

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