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Survey of McCormick skua (Catharacta mccormicki) colonies in Southern McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K301_1987_1988_NZ

Abstract: A survey of McCormick skua (Catharacta mccormicki) to determine the number of breeding pairs was undertaken during the 1987-1988 season as a follow up to a previous survey in the same region during the summer of 1965-1966 by Ian F. Spellerberg. The area surveyed was the snow free areas as far north as Gneiss Point on the western coast of McMurdo Sound, Horseshoe Bay, just north of Cape Royds on ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -78.0   E: 167.0   W: 163.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-12-03
Stop Date: 1987-12-16
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Contact Antarctica New Zealand for camera footage of skua and McCormick skua colonies in southern McMurdo Sound counts of Breeding Pairs (1965/66), Nesting pairs (1987) and Breeding Pairs (1987) from Strand Morraine, Gneiss Point, Marble Point, Cape Bernacchi, Sth Blue Glacier, Cape Chocolate, Dailey Islands, Cape Armitage, Cape Evans, Cape Barne, Cape Royds, Horseshoe Bay, Rocky Point and Delbridge Island.

The investigator retains personal photos and field notebooks. Please contact the investigator for more information if required.
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McGarry, R. Survey of McCormick skua colonies in southern McMurdo Sound. New Zealand Antarctic record 8(2): 5-10, 1988.

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Spellerberg, I.F. The McCormick skua in southern McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Antarctic 4(10): 522-524, 1967.

Spellerberg, I.F. Distribution of the McCormick skua (Catharacta maccormicki). Notornis 14(4): 201-207, 1967.

Spellerberg, I.F. Aspects of the McCormick skua breeding biology. Ibis 113: 357-363, 1971.

Spellerberg, I.F. Breeding behaviour of the McCormick skua (Catharacta maccormicki) in Antarctica. Ardea 59(3-4): 189-230, 1971.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24

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