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Help needed from tropical seabird biologists

Daniel Danckwerts, July 5, 2013
 

Hi all, I am busy trying to estimate the biomass consumed by seabirds in the western Indian Ocean. To do this, i need to know the basic breeding phenology of all seabirds breeding at every colony in the region. Although most of these can be found in the literature, i am still missing a few. Can any of you fill in the gaps? I need to know whether these birds breed all year (January - December), during Summer (October - March) or during winter (August - September).

Species Name - Breeding site:

  • Red-Tailed Tropicbird - Aride
  • White-cheeked Tern - Bajan Islands
  • Masked Booby - Boudeuse
  • Black-naped Tern - Chagos
  • Brown Booby - Chagos
  • Great Crested Tern - Chagos
  • Lesser Noddy - Chagos
  • Masked Booby - Chagos
  • Red-Footed Booby - Chagos
  • Black-naped Tern - Cosmoledo
  • Great Crested Tern - Cosmoledo
  • Masked Booby - Cosmoledo
  • Red-Footed Booby - Cosmoledo
  • Red-Tailed Tropicbird - Cosmoledo
  • Black-naped Tern - Farquhar
  • Red-Footed Booby - Farquhar
  • Caspian Tern - Ilôts off Toamasina
  • Great Crested Tern - Ilôts off Toamasina
  • White-cheeked Tern - Kiunga Marine Nature Reserve
  • Lesser Noddy - Rodrigues Islets
  • White Tern - Rodrigues Islets
  • Lesser Noddy - Saint-Brandon
  • Lesser Noddy - Serpent Island
  • Masked Booby - Serpent Island