Average clutch size for a Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) colony on Lundy

Dickins, Thomas E. (2016) Average clutch size for a Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) colony on Lundy. Devon Birds, 69 (1). pp. 7-13. ISSN 1753-951X

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Abstract

Kittiwake populations on Lundy have been in decline for many years. Davis & Jones (2007) give population data from 1939 to 2004. In 1939 there were 3,000 occupied nests. The next year for which there was a complete survey was 1950, when there were 1,387 occupied nests. Between 1950 and 1973 there were a further 11 complete surveys and the numbers peaked at 2,026 and dropped to 718, with some fluctuations. Since 1981 (with 933 occupied nests) there has been a steady decline (eight complete surveys), to a population of 148 occupied nests in 2004. The Seabird Register for 2008 and 2013 adds to this story, giving figures of 151 and 127 occupied nests (see Price, Slader & Booker, 2013; Figure 1).

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Behavioural Biology group
Item ID: 21581
Notes on copyright: Permission granted on 05/04/17, by the Devon Birds (http://www.devonbirds.org) to make the author accepted manuscript version available in this repository (http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/). The final article is published as Dickins, Thomas E. (2016) Average clutch size for a Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) colony on Lundy. Devon Birds, 69 (1). pp. 7-13. ISSN 1753-951X
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Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 09:47
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21581

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