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Propagule size and the relative success of exotic ungulate and bird introductions to New Zealand
(The University of Chicago Press for The American Society of Naturalists, 2001-06)
We investigated factors affecting the success of 14 species of ungulates introduced to New Zealand around 1851-1926. The 11 successful species had a shorter maximum life span and were introduced in greater numbers than the ...
Westland petrels and hoki fishery waste: opportunistic use of a readily available resource?
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2002-09)
The importance of fisheries waste in the diet of Westland petrels (Procellaria westlandica) was assessed using 3 different techniques. Dietary studies showed that during the hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) fishing season ...
Feeding frequency, meal size and chick growth in Pycroft's petrel (Pterodroma pycrofti) : preparing for chick translocations in Pterodroma species
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2004)
Many Pterodroma species are threatened, and translocations to predator-free islands are desirable for several species. As these birds are highly philopatric, only chicks that have not yet imprinted on their natal colony ...