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Status and breeding biology of the Chatham Island tomtit ( Petroica macrocephala chathamensis )

TitleStatus and breeding biology of the Chatham Island tomtit ( Petroica macrocephala chathamensis )
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsPowlesland, RG, Merton, DV, Crouchley, D, O'Connor, S
JournalNotornis
Volume48
Issue4
Pagination207-216
Type of Articlepaper
Keywordsbreeding biology, distribution, Petroica macrocephala chathamensis, Petroicidae, Rangatira Island, status
Abstract

The population status of the Chatham Island tomtit (Petroica macrocephala chathamensis ) was determined for each island of the Chathams group, east of New Zealand. Also, the breeding biology of the population on Rangatira (South East Island), which is free of introduced mammalian pests, was determined from observations made during 8 breeding seasons, 1981/82 to 1988/89. The total population of the Chatham Island tomtit is estimated to be

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