The Arctic skua Stercorarius parasiticus L. in northwest Hornsund, Spitsbergen, summer of 1980

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Dunin-Kwinta, Izabella ; Rozycki, Olgierd (1985)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Polar Research (issn: 1751-8369, eissn: 1751-8369)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/polar.v3i1.6945

The Arctic Skua stercorarius parasiticus was observed on the northwestern coast of Hornsund from 8 July to 2 September 1980, on the coastal tundra from Worcesterpynten to the mouth of the Bratteg river, and on the south bank of the river to its outRow from the Myrktjenna lake. A coastal belt with about 15. 1 km of shoreline and about 5.74 km2 of tpndra was covered. The density of breeding pairs, clutch and egg size, hatching success. distribution. and seasonal variability of abundance of birds were noted.
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