Breeding biology of the Royal Penguin (Eudypted chrysolophus)at Macquarie Island 1955-1969Entry ID: RoyalPenguin1955-1969
Abstract: The data are contained in a number of log books in hand written form (now scanned onto CD ROM. They were gathered according to a protocol updated annually by the Principal Investigator, DR Robert Carrick (now deceased). Details are contained in the paper Carrick R (1972) Population ecology of the Australian black-backed magpie, royal penguin, and silver gull. in: Population ecology of migratory ... birds - A symposium. US Dept of the Interior, Fish and wildlife service. Wildlife Research Report 2. pp 41-99. The only other information on the Royal penguin population to come from these investigations is the PhD Thesis of G.T. Smith, Studies on the behaviour and reproduction of the Royal penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus schlegeli. Australian National University April 1970.
The log books contain a vast array of observations on the Royal penguin. Major observations/studies include banding of chicks and adults, breeding chronology, egg laying, breeding success, arrival weights, movements within and between colonies.
The protocols for the collection of the data are missing although some instructions and notes are included in the volumes.
Some data have also been entered into an excel spreadsheet.
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Start Date: 1955-01-01Stop Date: 1969-12-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > SPECIES LIFE HISTORY
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > SURVIVAL RATES
Quality Data gathered over a number of seasons by different technical and scientific staff under the supervision of the PI Dr Robert Carrick. Care should be taken in using banding data for population studies since search effort uneven through and between seasons. Not also several different bands were used and often replaced. Tracking individual birds over time may be difficult until a consolidated data base on bands used is established. (K.R.Kerry and M.D. Murray).
Data were entered into the excel spreadsheet by Sarah Park.
Access Constraints The extensive collection of handwritten notebooks used to record the data have been scanned and saved in digital form as a number of pdf documents. These pdf documents are available for download from the url given below.
A small section of the data have also been entered into an excel spreadsheet. These data are available for download from the URL given below. The download file also includes several word documents providing further information about the data entry process.
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Carrick R (1972) Population ecology of the Australian black-backed magpie, royal penguin, and silver gull. in: Population ecology of migratory birds - A symposium. US Dept of the Interior, Fish and wildlife service. Wildlife Research Report 2. pp 41-99
G.T. Smith, Studies on the behaviour and reproduction of the Royal penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus schlegeli. Australian National University April 1970 (PhD Thesis)
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-03-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-16