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Nest-site selection and Breeding success of wedge-tailed shearwaters Puffinus pacificus at Heron Island

Carter, Jennifer S. (1997). Nest-site selection and Breeding success of wedge-tailed shearwaters Puffinus pacificus at Heron Island. Australian Geographical Studies,35(2):153-167.

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Title Nest-site selection and Breeding success of wedge-tailed shearwaters Puffinus pacificus at Heron Island
Author Carter, Jennifer S.
Journal Name Australian Geographical Studies
Publication Date 1997
Volume Number 35
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0004-9190   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0031446266
Start Page 153
End Page 167
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The nest-site selection and the reproductive success of the Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus) were examined at Heron Island. Thirteen habitat variables were measured and grouped statistically into four composite variables, which were related to nest-site selection and breeding success in two structural equation models. Both models showed that substrate moisture was negatively related to nest-site selection, although one model revealed an additional positive effect of soil strength. Hatching success was associated with high substrate moisture and with low density of nesting birds. Burrows are probably sited where excavation is easiest and eggs laid where collapse is least likely. Some small-scale competition for nest–sites may occur.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8470.00016   (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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