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Giant-petrels in the South Atlantic: new data from Gough Island

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dc.contributor.author Johnstone, G.W.
dc.contributor.author Shaughnessy, P.D.
dc.contributor.author Conroy, J.W.H.
dc.coverage.spatial Gough Island
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-08T13:36:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-08T13:36:56Z
dc.date.created 1976
dc.date.created 1971 en_ZA
dc.date.issued 1976
dc.date.issued 1971 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7291
dc.description.abstract abstract en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The Northern (Macronectes halli) and Southern (M. giganteus) Giant-petrels nest at islands between the Subtropical Convergence and the Antarctic continent, their breeding ranges overlapping at some islands near the Antarctic Convergence. Differences between the species include date of onset of laying, type of nest-site, and coloration of plumage and bill-tip. A review of the literature suggested that populations nesting at islands in the South Atlantic Ocean north of the Antarctic Convergence do not conform to either species. New observations from Gough Island in October and November 1973 support this suggestion and confirm that in some respects these birds combine the characteristics of both species. However, we need more information about the population of Giant-petrels at Gough Island and those at the other breeding stations in this region (Falkland Islands and Staten Island) before their taxonomic status can be assessed. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by the National Research Foundation (South Africa) en_ZA
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Antarctic Legacy Project
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Antarctic Legacy of South Africa en_ZA
dc.language en_ZA
dc.language en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Journal of Antarctic Research Vol 6 en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol 4
dc.rights Copyright
dc.subject Gough Island
dc.subject Giant-petrels
dc.subject Characteristics
dc.title Giant-petrels in the South Atlantic: new data from Gough Island en_ZA
dc.type Articles en_ZA
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iso19115.mddistributor.distributorcontact South African Journal of Antarctic Research en_ZA
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