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Notes on seabirds at Gough Island

Show simple item record PD, Shaughnessy N, Fairall 2016-08-01T08:38:14Z 2016-08-01T08:38:14Z 1976
dc.description.abstract Observations on seabirds at Gough Island (40 °2/'S, 9°53'W) were made from 13 October to 11 November, 1973. A chick of the Atlantic Petrel. Pterodroma incerta, was collected and is described. Chicks of this species have not been reported previously. A nest of tile Giant-petrel was found at which an adult male was guarding a chick. Giant-petrels at Gough Island combine charecteristics of Macronectes giganteus (green bill tips) and M. halli (breeding relatively early in sheltered localities and attending ships at anchor). The head and nape o( nesting Yellow-nosed Albatrosses, Diomedea chlororhynchos, appeared darker than indicated by most descriptions of the bird. Cape Pigeons, Daption capense, were seen on eight occasions from M. V. RSA near the island. Evidence is provided for a pre-egglaying exodus of the Greater Shearwater, Puffinus gravis. Incidental observations are included on Rockhopper Penguins, Eudyptes chrysocome, Sooty Albatrosses. Phoebetria fusca , Broad-billed Prions, Pachyptila vittata, and Southern Skuas, Stercorarius skua. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher SAJAR en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries 06;
dc.subject Gough Island en_ZA
dc.subject Birds en_ZA
dc.subject Research en_ZA
dc.subject Zoology en_ZA
dc.title Notes on seabirds at Gough Island en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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