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Breeding Cycle of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus pacificus at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

Carter, Jennifer L., Hill, Gregory James E. and Dyer, P. K. (1996). Breeding Cycle of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus pacificus at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef. Emu,96(3):195-198.

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Title Breeding Cycle of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus pacificus at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef
Author Carter, Jennifer L.
Hill, Gregory James E.
Dyer, P. K.
Journal Name Emu
Publication Date 1996
Volume Number 96
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0158-4197   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0030477422
Start Page 195
End Page 198
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Field of Research 270500 Zoology
Abstract Heron Island (23'27'S, 151°55'E), is a small coral cay of the southern Great Barrier Reef, one of several cays constituting the Capricorn Group of islands which supports a large breeding colony of Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus. These birds excavate burrows for nesting in suitable ground, and nest colonially (Warham 1990). To date, only breeding population estimates, burrow incubation rates, and a preliminary investigation into hatching success have been made at this locality (Gillham 1963; Shipway 1969; Ogden 1979, 1994; Hulsman 1984a; Hill & Barnes 1989; Dyer 1992; Dyer & Hill 1992; Ogden 1994; Hill et al. 1995). This study was based at Heron Island during the 1993-94 breeding season and describes the timing of the breeding cycle, particularly the hatching and fledging phases.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MU9960195   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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