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Australasian Gannet -- Morus serrator More
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call

Social context: colony

perform nest relief

establish parent young contact

 

 

William V Ward
Jean P Ward
16 Jan 1970 at 09:00

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • North Island; Cape Kidnappers; East Coast
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -39.6666667   177.2
    Elevation
  • 167 meters
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  • Mono
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  • NAGRA III
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  • Altec 688A
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NOTES: ON SEVERAL FLAT AREAS THESE BIRDS BREED; THE ONLY AREA ON MAINLAND NZ WHERE THEY DO. IT IS POSSIBLE TO WALK AMONG THE NESTING BIRDS WHICH DO NOT EMIT ALARM CALLS AT SUCH TIME. THE MIKE WAS LAID ON THE GROUND NEAR THE CENTER OF THE COLONY FOR NESTLING(S); ADULT(S) THE FIRST PART OF THE CUT. LATER IT WAS HAND HELD TO PICK UP ADULT BIRDS CALLING AS THEY FLEW IN FROM THE SEA. MANY KINDS OF SOUNDS: A LOW RHYTHMIC THROATY CALL IS MADE BY NESTLINGS; A HIGH-PITCHED ALMOST WHISTLE COMES FROM ADULTS (ESPECIALLY FLYING I ;

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