oa African Zoology - Diet of the blue petrel at sub-Antarctic Marion Island

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Food samples were collected from 49 blue petrels Halobaena caerulea at Marion Island in the sub-Antarctic region. These were analysed and the results compared with previously published data collected at other islands. Crustaceans formed the major prey by mass (59,5%) and frequency (100%), with Euphausia vallentini being of particular importance (56,6% by mass of Crustacea). Other prey included fish, cephalopods and two species of insects, a moth (Noctuidae) and an assassin bug Nabis.

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