Thursday, December 12, 2019

Results of a Brown Skua study

Using GPS tracking technology to follow movements of Chatham Island brown skuas across two breeding seasons, this study reveals distinct space use patterns between male and female brown skuas. Preliminary results suggest that while male skuas show a tendency to forage out at sea, female skuas are more inclined to forage on nearby farmland during breeding.

Read the full results of Hendrik's study on "Habitat use and foraging behaviour of brown skua from the Chatham Islands" here.

This project was funded by the 2015 Birds New Zealand Research Fund.