Comparison of trip duration, activity pattern and diving behaviour by Red-tailed Tropicbirds (Phaethon rubricauda) during incubation and chick-rearing

@article{Sommerfeld2010ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of trip duration, activity pattern and diving behaviour by Red-tailed Tropicbirds (Phaethon rubricauda) during incubation and chick-rearing},
  author={Julia Sommerfeld and Janos C. Hennicke},
  journal={Emu - Austral Ornithology},
  year={2010},
  volume={110},
  pages={78 - 86}
}
Abstract In the tropical marine environment food resources are scarce and often patchily distributed. Consequently, nesting tropical seabirds must balance travelling to productive areas and sharing incubation or providing food to the chick. Changes in foraging behaviour occur when adults switch from feeding only for themselves during incubation to feeding a chick and fulfilling their own energy requirements. Externally attached data-devices were used to compare the duration of foraging trips… Expand
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