Category Archive: Charadriiformes

May 02 2013

Bird Stories, Beach Stone Curlew (Esacus magnirostris)

In ancestral times there lived an owl who possessed two big dogs. Each day he went hunting with them. One day, Beach Stone- curlews, who lived nearby, went out to hunt, leaving their children playing at home. The owl, seeing that they had gone, came down from the cliffs and, pointing out the young curlews …

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Dec 31 2011

Subspecific Identification of the Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) Science Article 3 abstract The Willet is a familiar shorebird to many birders around temperate regions of North, Central, and South America. Its large size, drab plumage, and flashy wing pattern make it relatively straightforward to identify Michael O’Brien, BIRDING MAY/JUNE 2 0 0 6 Download article download full text (pdf)

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Dec 31 2011

Predator avoidance behaviour of a solitary Willet attacked by a Peregrine Falcon

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) Science Article 2 abstract During the non-breeding season, Willets Catoptrophorus semipalmatus use a variety of tactics to avoid predators and have been reported to take flight, submerge themselves inwater, and hide in or near marsh vegetation JOSEPH B. BUCHANAN, Bulletin 104 August 2004 Download article download full text (pdf)

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Dec 31 2011

Social Organization In A Nesting Population Of Eastern Willets (Catoptrophorus Semipalmatus)

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) Science Article 1 abstract The breeding ecology of eastern Willets (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) was studied over a 3-yr period in a salt marsh on the Atlantic coast of Virginia. During the study,171 adults were color-marked MARSHALL A. HOWE, The Auk 99: 88-102. January 1982 Download article download full text (pdf)

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Dec 31 2011

Climatological Effects On The Breeding Of Terns

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Science Article 6 abstract The physical circulation in the Western Indian Ocean controls the supply of nutrients, and this, combined with the stability of the surface layer and the availability of sunlight controls the primary production. In this note, we review two papers’ findings on how the physical conditions ultimately impact …

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Dec 31 2011

Sexing sooty terns on Ascension Island frommorphometricmeasurements

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Science Article 9 abstract Sooty terns Onychoprion fuscata are one of the most abundant seabirds but breeding populations in many colonies have diminished. Rapid sexing of sooty terns in the field could be crucial in advancing our understanding of their reproductive biology, and in promoting conservation. However, sooty tern males and …

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Dec 31 2011

Egg specific gravity and incubation in the Sooty Tern and Brown Noddy.

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Science Article 11 abstract Flotation characteristics of birds’ eggs are commonly used to estimate their age. Schreiber (1970) and Hays and LeCroy (1971) have recently attempted to quantify the relationship between the appearance (degree of emergence and position) larid eggs placed in water and the age of the eggs. Westerskov (1950) …

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Dec 31 2011

Oxygen Consumption and Organ Growth in Sooty Tern (Sterna Fuscata) Embryos

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Science Article 2 abstract A previous report (Zhang and Whittow 1992) described the patterns of embryonic oxygen consumption and organ growth in the Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinusp acificusI)n. the presents tudy, similar data were obtained for the Sooty Tern. There are some similaritiesb etween the eggso f the two species. The sequence …

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Dec 31 2011

Sooty tern nesting success as a function of nest location, density and vegetationtype in a neotropical atoll

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Science Article 10 abstract Nest density and reproductive success are used as indicators of habitat preference by animals. However, isolated treatment of these factors may be misleading. We studied habitat selection by Sooty Terns (Sterna fuscata) in an atoll in Brazil, composed of Farol and Cemiterio Islands. The islands were used …

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Dec 31 2011

New Zealand-banded Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) breeds in the Seychelles

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Science Article 3 abstract Over 14 600 Sooty Terns (Sterna fuscata serrata) have been banded underthe New Zealand National Banding Scheme. The great majority of themwas banded between 1961 and 1969 by Civil Aviation staff stationed on RaoulIsland in the Kermadec group (29O 15’S, 177O 55′ W) and during theOrnithological Society …

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