Category: Hydrobatidae

Seabird geographic variation: similarity among populations of leach’s storm-petrel

Leachs Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) Science Article 2 abstract We assessed geographic variation in 13 locality samples of Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), 12 from the Pacific coast and I from the Atlantic coast ofNorth America. Nine phenetic characters were used with canonical variates analysis to determine similarity among samples. Regression of phenetic distance on geographic distancemeasured […]

Where two oceans meet: distribution and offshore interactions of great-winged petrels Pterodroma macroptera and Leach’s storm petrels Oceanodroma leucorhoa off southern Africa

Leachs Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) Science Article 1 abstract During seabird surveys off southern Africa, great-winged petrel Pterodroma macroptera and Leach’s storm petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa were widespread and relatively common. Similar aerial displays, frequent (social) interactions, a tendency to ‘huddle’ in tight (mixed) gatherings and interactions during foraging inspired a study of their behaviour and distribution. […]

WAX DIGESTION IN WILSON’S STORM-PETREL

Wilsons Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) Science Article 4 abstract Captive Wilsons’ storm-petrels (Oceanites oceanicus) fed a diet of pure wax (hexadecyl oleate) or triacylglycerol (olive oil) increased in body mass or lost mass moreslowly than birds given only water, depending upon the quantity of lipid they were fed. BRYAN S. OBST, Wilson Bull., 98(2), 1986, pp. […]

aeRODYNAMICS AND HYDRODYNAMICS OF THE ‘HOVERING’ FLIGHT OF WILSON’S STORM PETREL

Wilsons Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) Science Article 5 abstract Wilson’s storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) characteristically feeds by’ hovering’ over the water surface, but its technique for this is unlike that ofother flying vertebrates. The kinematics and aerodynamics of this ‘ hovering’flight were investigated to determine the possible sources of lift PHILIP C. WITHERS, J. exp. Biol. […]

NIDIFICACION y HABITAT DEL PETREL DE WILSON (OCEANITES OCEANICUS) EN PUNTA CIERVA, COSTA DE DANCO, PENINSULA ANTARTICA

Wilsons Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) Science Article 1 abstract Studies on Wilson’s Storm-Petrel population at Cierva Point, Danco Coast, Antarctic Peninsula (64 09 S, 60 57 W), were done in the austral summer 1994-1995. The research was carried out in two areas, along the rocky coast and in the moss-covered hillsides. Jose Luis Orgeira, ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL […]

The food demand in the nest of Wilson’s storm petrel

Wilsons Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) Science Article 3 abstract Energy delivered to the nests of Wilson’s storm petrel, Oceanites oceanicus(Kuhl, 1820), was evaluated by measurement of the oxygen consumption of brooding adultbirds and nestlings of different ages. Andrzej K. GEBCZYNSKI, Pol. Polar Res. 24 (2): 127-131, 2003 Download article download full text (pdf)

Olfactory foraging strategies of procellariiform seabirds

White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina) Science Article 1 abstract The study of olfactory foraging ability in procellariiform seabirds is now beginning to explore how species aremorphologically and behaviorally adapted to track odor plumes, and to relate these findings to models of odor transport innatural situations. According to the models, odors in atmospheric flow tend to be […]

Vocal Behavior of Swinhoe’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma rnonorhis)

Swinhoes Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma monorhis) Science Article 1 abstract Swinhoe’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodromma onorhis)is a nocturnal seabird related closely to Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodromale ucorhoa).S winhoe’s Storm-Petrel breeds in the northwestern Pacific Ocean on small islands around the Japan Sea or off Korea (Palmer1962, Cramp and Simmons 1977, Won and Lee 1986) MIKI TAOKA et al, Auk, Vol. […]