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Analysis of ecstatic calls displays and nest parameters and their importance in Adelie penguin mate attraction, pair bonding and nest success
Entry ID: K019_2002_2003_NZ_1

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Abstract: Mate recognition of adelie penguins is crucial to their breeding success in such an extreme environment. The importance of male ecstatic display, the role of factors including nest location and size and the individual mating history in Adelie penguin mate attraction and pair bonding was investigated at three sub-colonies in the Cape Bird colony. The role of female choice and competition was also ... View entire text
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1.   N: -77.14   S: -77.14   E: 166.41   W: 166.41  
2.   N: -77.56   S: -77.56   E: 166.17   W: 166.17  
3.   N: -77.45   S: -77.45   E: 169.27   W: 169.27  

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-10-21
Stop Date: 2002-11-23

Start Date: 2002-12-19
Stop Date: 2003-01-29
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Quality The investigator has GPS data from the 2002/2003 season for each of the sub-colonies and colonies visited (Cape Bird - North, Middle, South, Cape Royds & Cape Crozier). GPS data was downloaded and is stored digitally in her possession. All the penguin calls recorded are stored both on the original tapes at University of Auckland or digitally in the investigators possession. All feathers sampled for sex analysis are stored in the -80 degree freezer at the University of Auckland or were destroyed after analysis. All behavioural data is either in digital format (stored on the University of Auckland's server) or in notebooks in her possession.

Otherwise, all data is contained within the PhD thesis.
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Marks, E. 2006. The ecstatic display call of the Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae): Variations in space and time, with mate choice and breeding success. PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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