Norway Rats ( Rattus Norvegicus ) on the Noises and Motukawao Islands , Hauraki Gulf , New Zealand

@inproceedings{Moors2005NorwayR,
  title={Norway Rats ( Rattus Norvegicus ) on the Noises and Motukawao Islands , Hauraki Gulf , New Zealand},
  author={Pieter Moors and NEW ZEALAND},
  year={2005}
}
The Noises and Motukawao Islands in Hauraki Gulf are small (maximum size 26 ha) and bushclad, and none is permanently inhabited. Norway rats reached the Noises about 1956, but their history on the Motukawao group is unknown. Live and kill-trapping was carried out between August 1977 and December 1981, mainly on the Noises Islands. Trapping success was high initially but declined rapidly and remained very low after mid-1978. Rats travelled widely between consecutive captures in live-traps and… CONTINUE READING
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