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Bunger Hills, 1999/2000 survey - nest sites of snow petrels Pagodroma nivea

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©John Gibson 2000
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Gibson, John

Collection Details

John Gibson
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The snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea) is the most common bird of the Bunger Hills, with an estimated population of 1000 breeding pairs in colonies of up to 50 pairs dispersed widely throughout the southern Bunger Hills at altitudes between 25 and 155 m above sea level. About 70% of nests are located in cavities and cracks in bedrock on hills and ridges, while 30% breed under or between large boulders. Nest sites are chosen to be protected from snow accumulation and strong winds
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Data collection complete
Gibson JAE (2000) The Environment of the Bunger Hills, Australian Antarctic Division report
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Resource Code: - BH_2000_snpe
Resource Name: - Bunger Hills, 1999/2000 survey - nest sites of snow petrels Pagodroma nivea
Keywords: - snow petrels, nest locations
Basis of Record: - Observation

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Coastal Continental Antarctic - Bunger Hills / Haswell Islands

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Spatial Coverage
66° 11' 32.3" S to 66° 20' 11.0" S | -66.1923° to -66.3364°
100° 29' 35.5" E to 101° 00' 33.5" E | 100.4932° to 101.0093°
Date Range of Collection
bunger_hills_gibson - The Environment of the Bunger Hills - 1999-2000