oa Madoqua - Physiological and behavioural ecology of the Cape cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis Part 1
|Article Title||Physiological and behavioural ecology of the Cape cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis Part 1|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Division Nature Conservation and Tourism Branch, Etosha Ecological Institute, Okaukuejo, South West Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1976|
|Pages||5 - 30|
|Keyword(s)||Blood plasma, Body measurements, Breeding, Calibration of equipment, Fat deposits, Food, Gonads, Mass riinging, Moult, Nesting sites, Nutritional conditions, Parasites, Pelagic fish, Pituitary, Salt gland exudates, Sexual development, Social behaviour, Temperatures, Thyroids and Voice calls|
Phalacrocorax capensis a successful primary and secondary predator of marine life on South Africa's west coast, has astable population of one million, due to prey availability in the nutrient-rich Benguela current. Man-made guano platfoms provide safe breeding sites, yielding c. 1,694 metric tons guano annually. Breeding cycle is predictable, being synchronised by several enviromentaI cues.
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