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Blue-gray Noddy -- Procelsterna cerulea

William V Ward
25 Nov 1966 at 15:05

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Kermadec Islands; North Meyer Islet
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -29.25   -177.8666667
    Elevation
  • 8 meters
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  • Mono
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  • MAGNEMITE 610E
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  • Altec 688A
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  • Parabola 101.6cm/25.4cm (40in/10in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: CALLS OF BIRD FLYING OVER NEST PREPARATORY TO LANDING. 'YUK, KER-OOUW, YUK, YUK'. THE 'OOUW' IS LONG AND DRAWN OUT. MATE WAS ON NEST ON GROUND. WE HAVE HEARD AS MANY AS 4 'YUKS' AT END OF THE CALL. BY FIRST WEEK IN DEC. THEY WERE DROPPING THE 1 MALE(S) 'YUKS' (SEE LNS 982). SMALL AMPHITHEATER PROVIDES NESTING SPACE FOR MANY WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATERS AND KERMADEC PETRELS. PETRELS NEST ON GROUND USUALLY UNDER A BUSH. MATE RETURNS FROM SEA IN AFTERNOON FROM 1400 ON. MAKES MANY PASSES OVER NEST GIVING

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