Long-distance dispersal of a Cape Gannet Morus capensis after extended period of nest-site fidelity

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dc.contributor.author Jordaan, Rowan K.
dc.contributor.author McIntyre, Trevor
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-30T06:19:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-30T06:19:58Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract The Cape Gannet Morus capensis is endemic to southern Africa, where the species typically displays high levels of nest-site fidelity to its breeding colonies (Crawford 2005). At Mkambati Nature Reserve, in June 2014, we recorded a dead Cape Gannet that had been ringed as a juvenile at Lambert’s Bay, ~1 500 km away, in 1991. Following initial banding, it had been recaptured multiple times at the ringing location until 2000. Our observation therefore may provide evidence for long-distance dispersal that took place after an extended period of high site fidelity. We speculate that this dispersal may have been caused by seal-related disturbance at the Lambert’s Bay colony or by prey distribution changes or both. en_ZA
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The field trip during which our observation was made was supported through a Research Development Programme funding grant from the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.marineornithology.org en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jordaan, RK & McIntyre, T 2016, 'Long-distance dispersal of a Cape Gannet Morus capensis after extended period of nest-site fidelity', Marine Ornithology, vol. 44, pp. 1-2. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1018-3337 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-1235 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60681
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Seabird Group en_ZA
dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Cape Gannet Morus capensis en_ZA
dc.subject Nest-site en_ZA
dc.subject Lambert’s Bay en_ZA
dc.subject Banding en_ZA
dc.title Long-distance dispersal of a Cape Gannet Morus capensis after extended period of nest-site fidelity en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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