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The Fiordland Crested Penguin ( Eudyptes pachyrhynchus ) survey, stage V: mainland coastline, Bruce Bay to Yates Point

TitleThe Fiordland Crested Penguin ( Eudyptes pachyrhynchus ) survey, stage V: mainland coastline, Bruce Bay to Yates Point
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsMcLean, IG, Abel, M, Challies, CN, Heppelthwaite, S, Lyall, J, Russ, RB
JournalNotornis
Volume44
Issue1
Pagination37-47
Type of Articlepaper
Keywordsdistribution, Fiordland, Fiordland Crested Penguin, population estimate, survey
Abstract

We present results of the final stage of the Fiordland Crested Penguin (Tawaki) survey for the area north of Milford Sound. A total of 1,260 nests was counted: 389 south of the Hope River in August 1995, and 871 north of the Hope River between 1992-1994. A further 150 are estimated to occur on the Open Bay Is. The estimated breeding population for Tawaki, based primarily on counts of confirmed nests, now stands at 2,260 nests. A realistic estimate of the total number of nests is 2,500-3,000.

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