2016
DOI: 10.1590/1519-6984.16514
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Breeding of White-tailed Tropicbirds (Phaethon lepturus) in the western South Atlantic

Abstract: Basic information on natural history is crucial for assessing the viability of populations, but is often lacking for many species of conservation concern. One such species is the White-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon lepturus (Mathews, 1915). Here, we address this shortfall by providing detailed information on reproductive biology, distribution and threats on the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazil -the largest colony of P. lepturus in the South Atlantic. We assessed reproduction from August 2011 to January 20… Show more

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“…In fact, if one of the parents did not return to the nest by dusk, the chick remained alone throughout the evening. This lack of attendance might facilitate chick's' predation and egg consumption by Land Crab Johngartia lagostroma and Goniopsis cruentata, since both species are more active at night, as documented in this study and in Leal et al (2016). Evidence suggests that chicks might also disappear from intra-specific competition, since fights between adults, adults and chicks > 30 days and injuries were observed.…”
Section: Chick Rearing Behavior and Circadian Cyclesupporting
confidence: 60%
“…In fact, if one of the parents did not return to the nest by dusk, the chick remained alone throughout the evening. This lack of attendance might facilitate chick's' predation and egg consumption by Land Crab Johngartia lagostroma and Goniopsis cruentata, since both species are more active at night, as documented in this study and in Leal et al (2016). Evidence suggests that chicks might also disappear from intra-specific competition, since fights between adults, adults and chicks > 30 days and injuries were observed.…”
Section: Chick Rearing Behavior and Circadian Cyclesupporting
confidence: 60%
“…26 km 2 , and has been protected by Brazilian legislation as a marine national park since 1988. The islands hold large concentration of tropical seabirds, including a breeding population of 100 to 300 of White-tailed Tropicbirds (Leal et al, 2016). The climate is tropical with two marked seasons, the rainy season from January to August and the dry season from September to December.…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The climate is tropical with two marked seasons, the rainy season from January to August and the dry season from September to December. The average annual temperature is 27 °C and the rainfall is 1,400 mm (Leal et al, 2016). The region is influenced by two main oceanic currents, the near surface westward central branch of the South Equatorial Current and the deeper eastward South Equatorial Undercurrent (Tchamabi et al, 2017).…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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