Corpus ID: 198992747

SURVIVAL OF LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI AND OTHER FOREST BIRDS EXPOSED TO BRODIFACOUM RAT POISON ON RED MERCURY ISLAND

@inproceedings{Robertson2006SURVIVALOL,
  title={SURVIVAL OF LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI AND OTHER FOREST BIRDS EXPOSED TO BRODIFACOUM RAT POISON ON RED MERCURY ISLAND},
  author={Hugh A. Robertson and Rogan M. Colbourne and FOLKERT NIEUWLAND},
  year={2006}
}
  • Hugh A. Robertson, Rogan M. Colbourne, FOLKERT NIEUWLAND
  • Published 2006
  • Twelve Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenil) were introduced to Red Mercury Island in July 1983. We radio-tagged nine Little Spotted Kiwi on Red Mercury Island before brodifacoum rat poison ('Talon') was air-dropped and hand-spread to eradicate kiore (Rattus exulans). All nine birds survived the apparently successful eradication operation. We expect that the population of Little Spotted Kiwi will continue to grow from the 11 pairs we estimated in September 1992, as the absence of rats should… CONTINUE READING

    Create an AI-powered research feed to stay up to date with new papers like this posted to ArXiv

    Figures and Tables from this paper.

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-6 OF 6 REFERENCES

    Auckland University Field Club Scientific Camp . Red Mercury ( Whakau ) Island , August , 1971 . Introduction and Acknowledgements

    • P. J. MOORS, I. A. E. ATKINSON
    • 1992

    Non - target and secondary poisoning hazards of " second generation " anticoagulants

    • R. M. COLBOURNE
    • Acta Zool . Fennica
    • 1991

    The potential for ecological restoration in the Mercury Islands

    • C. H. Daugherty, I. A. E. Atkinson
    • Ecological restoration of New Zealand islands

    Translocations of little spotted kiwi ( A $ - menit ) between offshore islands of New Zealand

    • I. McFADDEN
    • J . Roy . Soc . NZ