Satellite tracking of sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) during their pre-laying “exodus” and incubation
|Title||Satellite tracking of sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) during their pre-laying “exodus” and incubation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Söhle, IS, Robertson, CJR, Nicholls, DG, Mouritsen, H, Frost, B, Moller, H|
|Type of Article||article|
|Keywords||breeding, New Zealand, Puffinus griseus, satellite tracking, Sooty Shearwater|
Platform terminal transmitters (PTTs) using the CLS:Argos System were attached to adult sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) at Taiaroa Head, South I, New Zealand. Three PTTs were attached to adults during the pre-breeding period, and 2 were attached to adults during the incubation period. During the pre-laying excursion, 1 male flew a minimum distance of 7700 km over 34 days while another male flew 4200 km during 28 days. The minimum distance flown by a female was 3700 km during 16 days. Pre-breeding birds mainly frequented waters 1000 m deep.