The relationship between skuas and adelie penguins at the Cape Bird colonies: penguin egg and chick mortality from skua predation and territorial, feeding and breeding behaviour of skuas about the penguin colony
Entry ID: K017_1965_1970_NZ_1

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Abstract: A five year study on the relationship between skuas (Catharaeta maccormicki) and adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) was investigated at Cape Bird with two studies:
a) A study of penguin egg and chick mortality with reference to that attributable to skua predation and b) a study of territorial, feeding and breeding behaviour of skuas about the penguin colony with emphasis on discovering ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1965-11-18
Stop Date: 1966-02-14
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CAYP 2803 CH805/187a : Banding information from December 7, 1965 to February 1, 1966, nest data (pair date, eggs laid, eggs lost, ... View entire text
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Young, E.C. Skua studies. Tuatara 15(3): 142-148, 1967.

Young, E.C. The long hot summer: Cape Bird, 1966-1967. Antarctic 4(9): 440-443, 1967.

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

Young, E.C. Another summer just as long but not as hot. Antarctic 5(2): 75-76, 1968.

Young, E.C. Strange days at Cape Bird. Antarctic 5(11): 456-458, 1970.

Young, E.C. Territory establishment and stability in McCormick skua. Ibis 114: 234-244, 1972.
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-13
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