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dc.contributor.authorWashington, C. M.en
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Adrian M.en
dc.contributor.authorSixtus, Craig R.en
dc.contributor.authorRoss, James G.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-23T02:06:52Z
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationWashington, C.M., Paterson, A.M., Sixtus, C.R., & Ross, J.G. (2008). Roadside behaviour of Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus (Aves: Rallidae). New Zealand Natural Sciences, 33(2008), 33-41.en
dc.identifier.issn0113-7492en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/7261
dc.description.abstractThe pukeko, or purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus), commonly uses road margins throughout New Zealand, increasing the risk of road-induced mortality. We examined whether pukeko were exploiting the roadside as a resource. Potential resources on the roadside included food (e.g. new grass shoots and invertebrates), grit, and open areas for social behaviour. Using behavioral observations and the contents of gizzards and crops, we found evidence consistent with foraging (but not necessarily on invertebrates), and grit collection. There also appeared to be a strong social component. We examined the effect of roadside resource use on the ecology of pukeko.en
dc.format.extent33-41en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Natural Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterburyen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Natural Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury - https://sites.google.com/site/nznaturalsciences/home/archived-issues/volume33en
dc.rights© New Zealand Natural Sciencesen
dc.subjectPorphyrio porphyrio melanotusen
dc.subjectpukekoen
dc.subjectroadside behaviouren
dc.subjectforagingen
dc.titleRoadside behaviour of Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus (Aves: Rallidae)en
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Pest Management and Conservationen
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection Research Centreen
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060201 Behavioural Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060806 Animal Physiological Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060801 Animal Behaviouren
dc.subject.anzsrc05 Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc06 Biological Sciencesen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Natural Sciencesen
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://sites.google.com/site/nznaturalsciences/home/archived-issues/volume33en
pubs.volume33en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4090-0815
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7413-4704


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