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Table 1 Body motion and geographic mobility of pink-footed geese during different annual cycle stages (May–July)

From: Nesting attempts and success of Arctic-breeding geese can be derived with high precision from accelerometry and GPS-tracking

Annual cycle stage Female geese included Daily median ODBA Daily SD of latitude (km)
Spring migration (from 1 May) Breeders (n  =  29) and non-breeders (n  =  25) 20.38  ±  9.23 (0.35–54.59) 26.3  ±  59.0 (0.0356–381)
Pre-nesting Breeders (n  =  29) 30.01  ±  9.73 (0.70–50.57) 6.12  ±  16.7 (0.00857–130)
Nesting Breeders (n  =  29) 1.08  ±  2.40 (0.49–41.73) 0.0189  ±  0.0434 (0.00278–0.668)
Post-nesting (until 31 July) Breeders (n  =  29) 17.73  ±  10.80 (0.54–44.41) 0.568  ±  2.67 (0.0145–56.8)
 Successful, with chicks (n  =  9) 15.50  ±  7.24 (1.58–33.95) 0.301  ±  0.223 (0.0156–1.89)
 Failed, without chicks (n  =  16) 19.31  ±  12.02 (0.54–44.41) 0.523  ±  1.78 (0.0145–21.2)
 Successful, but lost chicks in summer/autumn (n  =  1) 22.51  ±  11.19 (0.49–35.53) 3.09  ±  6.41 (0.116–23.3)
 With unknown hatching success, with 30–34 days nesting (n  =  3) 13.94  ±  9.65 (2.95–39.31) 0.323  ±  0.401 (0.0189–2.56)
Non-breeding summer (until 31 July) Non-breeders (n  =  25) 20.44  ±  12.82 (0.44–49.01) 1.67  ±  7.12 (0.00690–104)
  1. For five different annual cycle stages, the daily median overall dynamic body acceleration (ODBA) and daily SD of latitude are summarised here as mean ± SD (range). Nesting was characterised during spring–summer by days with low body motion and low geographic mobility. Post-nesting, breeders with chicks throughout summer showed lower body motion and geographic mobility than breeders without chicks. The nesting period was defined based on nest attendance patterns (see Fig. 1). For the other periods, see text