Skua studies (population numbers, territorial behaviour, the breeding cycle, mortality and the effect of the penguin colonies on normal activity of skuas) at Cape Royds and Cape Hallett colonies
Entry ID: K017_1959_1960_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The penguin and skua colonies at Cape Royds were used to study skua-penguin association. A population count of skuas (Catharaeta maccormicki) at Cape Royds was conducted from late October to late February. A general survey of the skua colonies in mid-November was conducted and from this three groups (Green Lake colony, Cape Royds colony and the Cape Barne colony) of about 20 pairs/group were ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.55   S: -77.55   E: 166.15   W: 166.15
  N: -72.32   S: -72.32   E: 170.27   W: 170.27

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1959-10-24
Stop Date: 1960-02-26

Start Date: 1960-10-30
Stop Date: 1961-03-11
ISO Topic Category
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Archive Reference: CAYP 2803 CH805/187d
This is an extensively handwritten daily diary from 16 Nov - 23 February, including detail of skua and penguin observations, number of male and females at each nest, the number of settled birds, skua arrival dates, weather observations, observations on mating and territory, maps, diagrams, flight and feeding observations, occupatioin of nests, weight data at Cape Royds and Green Lake colonies.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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Publications/References
Young, E.C. Cape Royds: tourist resort of Antarctica. Antarctic 2(6): 225-228, 1960.

Young, E.C. Feeding habits of the South Polar skua, Catharacta maccormicki. Ibis 105(3): 301-318, 1963.

Young, E.C. The breeding behaviour of the South Polar skua, Catharacta maccormicki. Ibis 105(2): 203-233, 1963.

Young, E.C. Techniques of a skua-penguin study. In: Antarctic ecology. Vol. 1.Holdgate M.W. (ed) London: Academic Press. 1970. pp.568-584
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-12
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