Components of productivity in black‐legged kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla: response to supplemental feeding

@article{Gill2002ComponentsOP,
  title={Components of productivity in black‐legged kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla: response to supplemental feeding},
  author={V. Gill and S. Hatch},
  journal={Journal of Avian Biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={33},
  pages={113-126}
}
In contrast to the high productivity of black-legged kittiwakes in Britain, kittiwakes at many colonies in Alaska have failed chronically to reproduce since the mid 1970s. To determine if food is limiting productivity and, if so, at what stages of nesting food shortages are most severe, in 1996 and 1997 we supplementally fed kittiwakes nesting on an abandoned building. The effects of feeding were stronger in 1997 than in 1996, possibly because naturally occurring prey were of poorer quality in… Expand
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