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GPS tracking devices reveal foraging strategies of black-legged kittiwakes

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GPS tracking devices reveal foraging strategies of black-legged kittiwakes; 2010; Article; Journal; Journal of Ornithology; Kotzerka, Jana ; Garthe, Stefan ; Hatch, Scott A.

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The Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla is the most abundant gull species in the world, but some populations have declined in recent years, apparently due to food shortage. Kittiwakes are surface feeders and thus can compensate for low food availability only by increasing their foraging range and/or devoting more time to foraging. The species is widely studied in many respects, but long-distance foraging and the limitations of conventional radio telemetry have kept its foraging behavior largely out of view. The development of Global Positioning System (GPS) loggers is advancing rapidly. With devices as small as 8 g now available, it is possible to use this technology for tracking relatively small species of oceanic birds like kittiwakes. [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1007/s10336-009-0479-y
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