Nocturnal predation of king penguins by giant petrels on the Crozet Islands

@article{Bohec2003NocturnalPO,
  title={Nocturnal predation of king penguins by giant petrels on the Crozet Islands},
  author={C{\'e}line Le Bohec and Michel Gauthier‐Clerc and J P Gendner and Nicolas Chatelain and Yvon le Maho},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={587-590}
}
Dietary segregation of sympatric seabirds in the Southern Ocean is partly linked to differences in their foraging techniques. We have investigated the activity of giant petrels (Macronectes spp.) in a king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) colony day and night during the austral winter of 2001 on the Crozet Islands. Using an automatic identification system and an infrared video camera, we followed 15 petrels tagged with micro transponders. Our data show that giant petrels predate king penguin… 

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