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The Fiordland Crested Penguin survey, stage III: Breaksea Island, Chalky and Preservation inlets

TitleThe Fiordland Crested Penguin survey, stage III: Breaksea Island, Chalky and Preservation inlets
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsMcLean, IG, Studholme, BJS, Russ, RB
JournalNotornis
Volume40
Issue2
Pagination85-94
Type of Articlepaper
Abstract

From 13 to 21 August 1992, we surveyed Breaksea and adjacent islands, Chalky and Preservation Inlets, and some of the coastline north of Chalky Inlet, for Fiordland Crested Penguins. Minimum total counts were 215 nests and 425 birds on Breaksea and adjacent islands, and 59 nests and 108 birds in Chalky and Preservation Inlets. Most nests on Breaksea and adjacent islands were under vegetation. Further south, nests were both in caves and under vegetation. Many apparently suitable caves did not contain penguins. The total absence of penguins from the outer coast reinforces our belief that we are finding most of the colonies in the survey area.

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