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Kiwi forego vision in the guidance of their nocturnal activities
(Public Library of Science, 2007-02)
Background: In vision, there is a trade-off between sensitivity and resolution, and any eye which maximises information gain at low light levels needs to be large. This imposes exacting constraints upon vision in nocturnal ...
Westland petrels and hoki fishery waste: opportunistic use of a readily available resource?
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2002-09)
The importance of fisheries waste in the diet of Westland petrels (Procellaria westlandica) was assessed using 3 different techniques. Dietary studies showed that during the hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) fishing season ...
Survey of birds in mangrove, river mouth and coastal habitats in Sarawak. Assessment of their role in monitoring the health of mangrove and coastal ecosystems and a search for the critically endangered silvery pigeon
Mangrove forests are an important feature of tropical coasts and play a crucial role in influencing the ecological health of the inshore marine ecosystem. Like their terrestrial counterparts, mangrove forests are under ...
A survey of coastal and marine birds at Bako National Park and Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary, Sarawak
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division., 2002-07)
Timing of the breeding season and survey of the blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) between the Taramakau and Mokihinui rivers, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand
A survey of the Blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) was conducted between the Taramakau River and the Mokihinui River on the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand from 1 October 2005 until 24 January 2006. The primary aim ...
Feeding frequency, meal size and chick growth in Pycroft's petrel (Pterodroma pycrofti) : preparing for chick translocations in Pterodroma species
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2004)
Many Pterodroma species are threatened, and translocations to predator-free islands are desirable for several species. As these birds are highly philopatric, only chicks that have not yet imprinted on their natal colony ...
Feeding frequency, meal size and chick growth in the threatened Pycroft's petrel (Pterodroma pycrofti)
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division, 2002)
Many species of gadfly petrel (genus Pterodroma) are threatened or endangered, including, in New Zealand, the Chatham petrel (Pterodroma axillaris), and Pycroft's petrel (P. pycrofti). Conservation actions for these species ...