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Population-Size and Breeding Success of the Gentoo Penguin, Pygoscelis-Papua, at Macquarie Island

G Robertson

Australian Wildlife Research 13(4) 583 - 587
Published: 1986


During November 1984 there were 4700 breeding pairs of gentoo penguins in 53 colonies at Macquarie I. Seventy-four percent of pairs bred on the west coast of the island. Breeding success of colonies ranged from 0 to 1.52 chicks per pair, with breeding success of the total population averaging 0.98 chicks per pair. Breeding success increased with colony size.


© CSIRO 1986

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