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The recovering population of the Chatham Island oystercatcher (Haematopus chathamensis)

TitleThe recovering population of the Chatham Island oystercatcher (Haematopus chathamensis)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMoore, PJ
JournalNotornis
Volume55
Issue1
Pagination20-31
Type of Articlearticle
KeywordsChatham Island Oystercatcher, conservation management, Haematopus chathamensis, population growth
Abstract

Historical records of the Chatham Island oystercatcher (Haematopus chathamensis) suggested a sparse and small population. In 1970, there may have been as few as 52 birds, but this apparently increased to 112 in 1987 and 144 in 1998. Intensive predator control and nest and habitat management has since boosted productivity and recruitment of oystercatchers along the northern Chatham Island (Rekohu) coastline and resulted in a rapid increase in total numbers; by 2004 there were 316

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