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Increase of gannets ( Morus serrator ) at Muriwai, Auckland

TitleIncrease of gannets ( Morus serrator ) at Muriwai, Auckland
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsGreene, BS
JournalNotornis
Volume46
Issue4
Pagination423-433
Type of Articlepaper
KeywordsAustralasian gannet, Muriwai, New Zealand, population increase
Abstract

The growth of New Zealand's second mainland Australasian gannet (Morus serrator) colony at Muriwai, north west Auckland is described from counts between 1975 and 1998. The colonies on Motutara Island, and the southern and northern colonies on Otakamiro Point have increased from 28 pairs in 1975 to 1393 pairs in 1998. The potential for future colony expansion on the northern cliff face, where human disturbance is highest, is discussed.

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