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Manx Shearwater

  • Shoji, A., Dean, B., Kirk, H., Freeman, R., Perrins, C.M. & Guilford, T. (2016) "The diving behaviour of the Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus" Ibis 158(3):598-606
    [notes] The diving capabilities of the Procellariformes remain the least understood component of avian diving physiology. Due to their relatively small size, shearwaters may have high oxygen consumption rates during diving relative to their available oxygen stores. Dive performance in this group should be strongly limited by the trade-off between oxygen consumption and oxygen stores, and shearwaters could be a good model group for testing predictions of dive theory. Many earlier measurements of shearwater dive behaviour relied on observations from the surface or potentially biased technology, and it is only recently that diving behaviour has been observed using electronic recorders for many of the clades within the family. The diving behaviour of Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus breeding in Wales, United Kingdom, was studied on a large sample of birds using time-depth-temperature recorders deployed on chick-rearing shearwaters in July and August over three years (2009-2011). Light availability apparently limited diving as dives only occurred between 04:00 and 19:00 GMT. All individuals routinely dived deeper than traditionally assumed, to a mean maximum depth of 31m and occasionally down to nearly 55m. We compiled all available data for a comparison of the dive depth across shearwater species. There was a positive allometric relationship between maximum dive depth and body mass across Puffinus and Ardenna shearwater species, as expected, but only if samples of fewer than two individuals were excluded. The large intra-specific range in maximum dive depth in our study illustrates that apparent diversity in diving performance across species must be interpreted cautiously. Keywords: Diving behaviour; Shearwater; Bio-logging
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12381
  • Sutton, L.J. (2016) "Status of the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus on Lundy: Breeding Ecology and Prey Spectrum" Journal of the Lundy Field Society 5:75-88
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  • Archer. M., Hope Jones, P. & Stansfield, S.D. (2015) "Departure of Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus fledglings from Bardsey, Gwynedd, Wales, 1998 to 2013" Seabird 28:43-47
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    http://www.seabirdgroup.org.uk/
  • 2010-2014

  • Booker, H. & Price, D. (2014) "Manx Shearwater recovery on Lundy: population and distribution change from 2001 to 2013" Journal of the Lundy Field Society 4:105-116
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  • Price, D. & Booker, H. (2014) "Breeding seabirds 'take off' on Lundy - results of the 2013 Breeding Seabird Survey" Devon Birds 67(2):29-31
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  • Perrins, C.M. (2014) "Factors affecting the the survival of fledgling Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus" Seabird 27:62-71
    http://www.seabirdgroup.org.uk/
  • Freeman, R., Dean, B., Kirk, H., Leonard, K., Phillips, R.A., Perrins, C.M. & Guilford, T. (2013) "Predictive ethoinformatics reveals the complex migratory behaviour of a pelagic seabird, the Manx Shearwater" J R Soc Interface 10(84): 20130279
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2013.0279
  • Freeman, R., Shoji, A., Fayet, A., Dean, B., Kirk, H., Perrins, C. & Guilford, T. (2013) "Tracking the migration and foraging dynamics of Lundy's Manx Shearwaters" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 2012 62:101-106
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  • Price, D. (2013) "Manx Shearwater ringing - a diary" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 2012 62:65-70
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  • Davis,T. & Jones, T. (2012) "Birds on Lundy: a summary of fieldwork and results from the National Bird Atlas 2007-2011" Journal of the Lundy Field Society 3:99-110
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  • Dean, B., Freeman, R., Kirk, H., Leonard, K., Phillips R.A., Perrins, C.M. & Guilford, T. (2012) "Behavioural mapping of a pelagic seabird: combining multiple sensors and a hidden Markov model reveals the distribution of at-sea behaviour" J. R. Soc. Interface 10(78): 20120570
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2012.0570
  • Freeman, R., Flack, A., Taylor, C., Dean, B., Kirk, H., Fayet, A., Perrins, C. & Guilford, T. (2012) "The foraging and migration of Manx Shearwaters on Lundy" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 2011 61:104-108
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  • Bell, E., Boyle, D., Floyd, K., Garner-Richards, P., Swann, B., Luxmoore, R., Patterson, A. & Thomas, R. (2011) "The ground-based eradication of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) from the Isle of Canna, Inner Hebrides, Scotland" in Veitch et al. (2011)
    [notes] Seabird populations, particularly European shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus), on the Isle of Canna have been in decline for several years. Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) were identified as the most likely factor. The Canna Seabird Recovery Project, developed as a result of this information, was a three year project incorporating the ground-based eradication of Norway rats (Phase I) followed by long-term monitoring, quarantine and contingency for rodents (Phase II) and continued long-term monitoring of the seabird populations (Phase III). The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) contracted Wildlife Management International Limited to direct the first and second phases of the project (August 2005-June 2008), with the assistance of NTS staff and volunteers. Techniques, problems, non-target species, (particularly wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus) and white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla)) issues, solutions and results of the operation on the permanently inhabited island are covered. Bait stations with cereal-based wax blocks containing diphacinone at 0.005% w/w were established on a fifty to one hundred metre grid over the island. Some offshore islets harboured rats, although some of the more sheer stacks did not. Interference with bait stations by non-target species was moderate to high, and bait stations required extra strengthening or protection to prevent damage or disturbance by cattle (Bos taurus), ponies (Equus caballus), sheep (Ovis aries), rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and hooded crows (Corvus corone cornix). Monitoring confirmed the successful eradication of rats from the Isle of Canna in June 2008. This provides another example of the effectiveness of ground-based rodent eradication techniques and provides an opportunity to restore the seabirds. Keywords: Wood mouse, white-tailed eagle, diphacinone, monitoring, quarantine and contingency
  • Dean, B., Freeman, R., Kirk, H. & Guilford, T. (2011) "Tracking the movements of Lundy's Shearwaters" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 2010 60:76-80
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  • Veitch, C.R., Clout, M.N. & Towns, D.R. eds. (2011) "Island invasives: eradication and management" 269 IUCN, Gland, Switzerland
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  • Booker, H. & Price (2010) "Manx Shearwaters on Lundy: a study of population and distribution change from 2001 to 2008" Journal of the Lundy Field Society 2:105-112
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  • Guilford, T., Freeman, R. & Maurice, L. (2010) "Where the Lundy Shearwaters go" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 2009 59:74-75
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  • 2005-2009

  • Guilford, T., Meade, J., Willis, J., Phillips, R.A., Boyle, D., Roberts, S., Collett, M., Freeman, R., Perrins, C.M. (2009) "Migration and stopover in a small pelagic seabird, the Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus: insights from machine learning" Proc. R. Soc. B 276:
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2008.1577
  • Ratcliffe, N. Mitchell, I., Varnham, K., Verboven, N. & Higson, P. (2009) "How to prioritize rat management for the benefit of petrels: a case study of the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man" Ibis 151699-708
  • Booker, H., Price, D. & Taylor, A.M. (2008) "Manx Shearwater breeding success on Lundy 2007" Journal of the Lundy Field Society 1:47-56
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  • Guilford, T.C, Meade, J., Freeman, R., Biro, D., Evans, T., Bonadonna, F., Boyle, D., Roberts, S. & Perrins, C.M. (2008) "GPS tracking of the foraging movements of Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus) breeding on Skomer Island, Wales" Ibis 150:462473
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2008.00805.x
  • McSorley, C.A., Wilson, L.J., Dunn, T.E., Gray, C., Dean, B.J., Webb, A. & Reid, J.B. (2008) "Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) evening rafting behaviour around colonies on Skomer, Rum and Bardsey: its spatial extent and implications for recommending seaward boundary extensions to existing colony Special Protection Areas in the UK" JNCC Report No. 406.
    http://www.jncc.gov.uk/pdf/jncc406_web.pdf
  • Appleton, D., Booker, H., Bullock, D.J., Cordrey, L. & Sampson, B. (2006) "The Seabird recovery project: Lundy Island" Atlantic Seabird 8(1/2):51-60
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    http://www.seabirdgroup.org.uk/?page=journalcontents&vol=8&no=1-2
  • Gray, C.M., Brooke, M. de L. & Hamer K.C. (2005) "Repeatability of chick growth and food provisioning in Manx shearwaters Puffinus puffinus" J. Avian Biol. 36(5):374-379
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0908-8857.2005.03597.x
  • Swann, R.L., (2005) "Canna seabird studies 2003" JNCC Report 361, ISSN 0963-8091
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    http://www.jncc.gov.uk/pdf/jncc361+map_web.pdf
  • 2000-2004

  • Mitchell, P.I., Newton S.F., Ratcliffe, N. & Dunn T.E. (2004) "Seabird Populations of Britain and Ireland" T. & A.D. Poyser, London
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    Page at Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Newton, S.F., Thompson, K. & Mitchell, P.I. (2004) "Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)" in Mitchell, P.I. et al. (2004)
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  • Appleton, D., Booker, H., Bullock, D.J., Cordrey, L. & Sampson, B. (2004) "Interim report on the sea bird recovery project: Lundy" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 2003 53:57-61
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  • Price, D. & Booker, H. (2002) "Manx Shearwaters on Lundy: report on the results of a breeding season survey in May 2001" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 2000/2001 51:95-103
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  • Swann R.L. (2000) "Integrated seabird monitoring studies on the Isle of Canna, Scotland 1969-99" Atlantic Seabirds 2(3/4):151-164
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    http://www.seabirdgroup.org.uk/?page=journalcontents&vol=2&no=3
  • 1995-1999

  • Hamer, K.C., Lynnes, A.S. & Hill, J.K. (1998) "Regulation of chick provisioning rate in Manx Shearwaters: experimental evidence and implications for nestling obesity" Functional Ecol. 12(4):625-630
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2435.1998.00223.x
  • Hamer, K.C. & Hill, J.K. (1997) "Nestling obesity and variability of food delivery in Manx Shearwaters, Puffinus puffinus" Functional Ecol. 11(4):489-497
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2435.1997.00118.x
  • Taylor, A.M. (1997) "The birds of Lundy" in Irving et al. (1997) "Island Studies" Lundy Field Society
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  • 1990-1994

    1985-1989

  • Taylor, A.M. (1990) "Manx Shearwaters on Lundy: Further ringing studies and observations on breeding status" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 1989 40:31-33
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  • Brooke, M. de L. (1986) "Manx Shearwater chicks: seasonal, parental, and genetic influences on the chick's age and weight at fledging" Condor 88:324-327
  • Taylor, A.M. (1986) "Manx Shearwaters on Lundy: Ringing studies and other observations" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 1985 36:23-24
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  • Storey, A.E. & Lien, J. (1985) "Development of the first North American colony of Manx Shearwaters" Auk 102:395-401
  • 1980-1984

  • Thomas, D.H. (1982) "The size of the colony of Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus) on Lundy" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 1981 32:16-20
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  • 1975-1979

  • Brooke, M. de L. (1978) "A test for the visual location of the burrow by Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus)" Ibis 120(3):347-349
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1978.tb06797.x
  • Brooke, M. de L. (1978) "The dispersal of female Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus)" Ibis 120(4):545-551
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1978.tb06826.x
  • Bierregaard, R.O., Ben David, A., Baird, T.D. & Woodruff, R.E. (1975) "First northwestern Atlantic breeding record of the Manx Shearwater" Auk 92:145-147
  • 1970-1974

  • Perrins, C.M., Harris M.P & Britton, C.K. (1973) "Survival of Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus)" Ibis 115(4):535-548
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1973.tb01991.x
  • Cooke, F. & Mills, E.L. (1972) "Summer distribution of pelagic birds off the coast of Argentina" Ibis 114(2):245-251
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1972.tb02606.x
  • 1965-1969

  • Harris M.P. (1966) "Breeding biology of the Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)" Ibis 108(1):17-33
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1966.tb07249.x
  • Perrins, C.M. (1966) "Survival of young Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus) in relation to their presumed date of hatching" Ibis 108(1):132-135
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1966.tb07259.x
  • 1960-1964

    1955-1959

    1950-1954

  • Lockley, R.M. (1953) "On the movements of the Manx Shearwater at sea during the breeding season" British Birds 46(s):1-48
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  • Matthews, G.V.T. (1953) "Navigation in the Manx Shearwater" J. Exp. Biol. 30(3):370-396
    http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/abstract/30/3/370
  • pre 1950

  • Studdy, R.E. (1949) "Report on the Manx Shearwater" Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 1948 2:25-26
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  • Alexander, W.B., Southern, H.N. Tucker, B.W. & Watson, J.S. (1945) "Observations on the breeding birds of Lundy in 1942" British Birds 38:182-191
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  • Southern, H.N. & Tucker, B.W. (1944) "The Manx Shearwater on Lundy" British Birds 38:122-129
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  • Perry, R. (1940) "Lundy, Isle of Puffins" Lindsay Drummond, London:
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  • Harrisson, T.H. (1932) "The Birds of Lundy Island from 1922 to 1931, with special reference to numerical fluctuations" British Birds 25:212-219
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  • Wynne-Edwards, V.C. & Harrisson, T.H. (1932) "A bird census on Lundy Island (1930)" Journal of Ecology 20:371-379
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  • Loyd, L.R.W. (1925) "Lundy: Its History and Natural History" London
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  • Loyd, L.R.W. (1923) "Further Observations on the Birds of Lundy, June and July, 1923" British Birds 17:158-159
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  • Cummings, B.F. (1909) "Notes on the Fauna of Lundy Island" Zoologist 1909 :441-446
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