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Distribution and abundance of snow petrels Pagodroma nivea in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica

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Olivier, F and Lee, AV and Woehler, E, Distribution and abundance of snow petrels Pagodroma nivea in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica, Polar Biology, 27, (5) pp. 257-265. ISSN 0722-4060 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00300-004-0595-3

Abstract

In light of a paucity of available data on snow-petrel breeding areas and population sizes in the Australian Antarctic Territory, we undertook a systematic regional survey in the Windmill Islands during the 2002/ 2003 summer. Snow petrels were found breeding at most ice-free localities at varying densities. A total of 4,034 active snow-petrel nests were located; 83% of these active nests were located in the southern half of the survey area. Based on the surveys, we provide distribution maps of nesting areas at a regional scale and estimate the total breeding population at approximately 12,200 pairs. © Springer-Verlag 2004.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological Applications
Research Field:Landscape Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Olivier, F (Dr Frederique Olivier)
Author:Lee, AV (Mr Andrew Lee)
Author:Woehler, E (Dr Eric Woehler)
ID Code:32184
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2005-06-06
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