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dc.contributor.authorGangloff, Benoiten
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Kerry-Jayneen
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-16T04:26:45Z
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifier.citationGangloff, B., & Wilson, K-J. (2004). Feeding frequency, meal size and chick growth in Pycroft’s petrel (Pterodroma pycrofti): Preparing for chick translocations in Pterodroma species. Notornis, 51(1), 26-32.en
dc.identifier.issn0029-4470en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/539
dc.description.abstractMany 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 should be transferred but techniques to identify suitably aged Pterodroma nestlings are needed. We investigated feeding frequency, meal size and chick growth in Pycroft's petrel (P. pycrofti) on Red Mercury Island, New Zealand to provide this information. Mean daily probability of being fed decreased from 0.47 60-23 days before fledging to 0.004 in the last seven days before fledging. Mean meal size was 34 g and morphometric measurements at fledging were similar to mean adult measurements. The best indicator of chick age was wing length. Transferable Pycroft's petrel chicks should have wings measuring 149 - 184 mm and weigh 218 - 250 g.en
dc.format.extent26-32en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOrnithological Society of New Zealanden
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Ornithological Society of New Zealanden
dc.rightsCopyright © 2004 Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc.en
dc.subjectPycroft's petrelen
dc.subjectpetrelen
dc.subjectPterodromaen
dc.subjectPterodroma pycroftien
dc.subjecttranslocationen
dc.subjectchick growthen
dc.subjectmeal sizeen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleFeeding frequency, meal size and chick growth in Pycroft's petrel (Pterodroma pycrofti) : preparing for chick translocations in Pterodroma speciesen
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270500 Zoologyen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Science::300802 Wildlife and habitat managementen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Pest Management and Conservationen
lu.contributor.unitSoil, Plants and Ecological Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/SPES/UNK-SPESen
dc.subject.anzsrc0608 Zoologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfNotornisen
pubs.issue1en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/SPES/UNK-SPES
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume51en


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