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Foods of the South Polar Skua Catharacta maccormickii at Ardery Island, Windmill Islands, Antarctica

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Baker, SC and Barbraud, C (2001) Foods of the South Polar Skua Catharacta maccormickii at Ardery Island, Windmill Islands, Antarctica. Polar Biology, 24 (1). pp. 59-61. ISSN 0722-4060 (Print) 1432-2056 (Online)

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Abstract

South Polar skuas (Catharacta maccormicki) breed on Ardery Island in the absence of a local breeding population of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae). Assessment was made of the food remains in skua feeding territories in 1995/1996. The diet of South Polar skuas largely consisted of fulmarine petrel species which bred on Ardery Island. Southern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides) remains were the predominant prey items found, and skuas appeared to feed preferentially on this species.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Polar Biology
Page Range: pp. 59-61
ISSN: 0722-4060 (Print) 1432-2056 (Online)
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1007/s003000000163
Additional Information: The final publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 06:14
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:21
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/11607
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