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Location
Muriwai Gannet Colony, Rodney District County, Auckland, NZ ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
5 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
0.5 kilometer(s)
Observers:
olivia graves
Comments:
Includes estimate of Australasian Gannets and White-fronted Terns. Date and time on photos are in USA Central Standard time.
Species
13 species total
1
10
10
1500

Estimated in early afternoon. Toward afternoon the numbers increased with large groups flying off the cliffs together in dense flocks and returning to the grassy areas and cliff faces. Breeding and courting behavior observed.

Breeding Code
NB Nest Building (Confirmed)

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Breeding behavior. Offering fish to mate. Displaying. Nest building.

Age:
Adult
2000

Estimate of numbers. Counted out several groups of 50 and used that to estimate on all three rock surfaces occupied by the colony, not including estimating the number on the outlying rock stack in the distance with gannets on top or counting gannets in the air. Observed: gannets on well built mounds; gannets gathering seaweed, fresh grass and straw like material and returning to the nest; gannets displaying breeding behaviors of bill and neck motions and copulation; gannets fighting (rarely).

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2000

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Age:
Adult

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Age:
Adult

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Age:
Adult

© olivia graves

Age:
Adult

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Age:
Adult

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Age:
Adult
4
Tui
8
2
2
2
12
6
25
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes