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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 ...
Observations of the Kuramoo (Vini peruviana) on Aitutaki Island, Cook Islands
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 1993)
The Kurämoó, or Blue Lorikeet (Vini peruviana), is listed by IUCN as threatened (Collar & Andrew 1988). Formerly, the species was widespread on the Society and Tuamotu Islands, but it became extinct on Tahiti, Moorea and ...
Seasonal and diurnal attendance of Kea (Nestor notabilis) at Halpin Creek rubbish dump, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 1999-06)
The diurnal and seasonal attendance of Kea (Nestor notabilis) at Halpin Creek dump, Arthur's Pass, from April 1996 to March 1997 was investigated. Many more male (n=56) than female (n=4) Kea were banded at the dump. ...