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Journal of BirdLife Australia
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Population-Size and Breeding Success of Emperor Penguins Aptenodytes forsteri at Auster and Taylor Glacier Colonies, Mawson Coast, Antarctica

G Robertson

Emu 92(2) 65 - 71
Published: 1992

Abstract

The population size and breeding success of Emperor Penguins Aptenodytes forsteri at the Auster and Taylor Glacier colonies were estimated during the 1988 breeding season. At Auster a total of 10 963 pairs produced about 6350 fledglings for a breeding success of 58%. At Taylor Glacier about 2900 pairs raised 1774 fledglings for a breeding success of 61%. Fledglings left Taylor Glacier over a period of 33 days at a mean mass of 10.56 kg.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MU9920065

© Royal Australian Ornithologists Union 1992

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