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Causes of high mortality of the second chick from a pair of skua (Catharaeta maccormicki) eggs; egg content and chick weights, feeding rates, parental brooding behaviour, experimental removal and starvation of chicks
Entry ID: K017_1966_1967_NZ_1

Abstract: The cause/factors of heavy mortality of the second chick hatching from a pair of eggs at a skua nest was investigated. Previous observations found that the second chick is chased away from the nest area by the first hatched chick, most often ending in the death of the second chick. Reasons for this unusual behaviour was investigated. A detailed study of the egg content of the two eggs and the ... View entire text
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  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

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Start Date: 1966-11-01
Stop Date: 1967-02-15
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CAYP 2803 CH805/187b: 1965/66 Film Micro: Information on what each film is of (i.e. photograph numbers, detail of images, date, etc), written details of sampling observations of invertebrates: habitat, location of invertebrates from November 30, 1965 to February 12, 1966.
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Young, E.C. The long hot summer: Cape Bird, 1966-1967. Antarctic 4(9): 440-443, 1967.
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23