Common diving petrel (Pelecanoides urinatrix) breeding at 1 year old
|Title||Common diving petrel (Pelecanoides urinatrix) breeding at 1 year old|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Miskelly, CM, Taylor, GA|
|Type of Article||short note|
Common diving petrels (Pelecanoides urinatrix) have recently become re-established as a breeding species on Mana I (217 ha; 41°06´S 174°46´E) off the west coast of Wellington, southern North I, New Zealand, as a result of chick translocations, acoustic attraction, and natural re-colonisation (Miskelly & Taylor 2004; Miskelly et al. 2005). Diving petrels returning to, and colonising, Mana Is since 1997 have been monitored frequently (Miskelly & Taylor 2004; Taylor & Miskelly 2007). In addition to 118 chicks that fledged after being transferred from colonies elsewhere, 38 parent-reared chicks were banded at the main study colony on Mana I between 1999 and 2005. Of the 156 chicks, 31 had been recorded back at the colony by the end of 2005. Most returning chicks were first captured at 1 year old (n = 12) or 2 years old (n = 14).