The impact of climate fluctuation on food availability and reproductive performance of the planktivorous red-billed gull Larus novaehollandiae scopulinus.

@article{Mills2008TheIO,
  title={The impact of climate fluctuation on food availability and reproductive performance of the planktivorous red-billed gull Larus novaehollandiae scopulinus.},
  author={James A. Mills and John W. Yarrall and Janet M. Bradford‐Grieve and Michael J. Uddstrom and James Arthur Renwick and Juha Meril{\"a}},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={
          1129-42
        }
}
1. Using 41 years of data, we examined annual variations in the reproductive performance of the red-billed gull at the Kaikoura Peninsula, New Zealand and related these to changes in climate, oceanography and the availability of the planktonic euphausiid Nyctiphanes australis, the bird's principal food. 2. In 1994 the population began to decline, and between 1983 and 2003 it was reduced by 51%. Adult non-breeders comprised an average of 32% of the population between 1983 and 1994, but following… CONTINUE READING

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