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Satellite tracking of sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) during their pre-laying “exodus” and incubation

TitleSatellite tracking of sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) during their pre-laying “exodus” and incubation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSöhle, IS, Robertson, CJR, Nicholls, DG, Mouritsen, H, Frost, B, Moller, H
JournalNotornis
Volume54
Issue3
Pagination180-188
Type of Articlearticle
Keywordsbreeding, New Zealand, Puffinus griseus, satellite tracking, Sooty Shearwater
Abstract

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.

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