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Fledging weights of Macaroni and Gentoo penguins at Bird Island
GB/NERC/BAS/AEDC/00331

Summary

Abstract:
100 Macaroni penguin chicks and 100 Gentoo penguin chicks are weighed annually just prior to fledging. The Macaroni penguins are weighed on the 18th February and the Gentoo penguins are weighed 100 days after the date when 75% of eggs have hatched in monitored Gentoo colonies. Data exist from 1989 onwards

Keywords:
Bird Island, Gentoo penguin, Macaroni penguin, fledging mass

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