AUTUMN MIGRATION OF THE STORM-PETREL HYDR OBATES-PLELAGICUS THROUGH THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

Authors
Citation
D. Hashmi et G. Fliege, AUTUMN MIGRATION OF THE STORM-PETREL HYDR OBATES-PLELAGICUS THROUGH THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR, Journal fur Ornithologie, 135(2), 1994, pp. 203-207
Citations number
7
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ornithology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0021-8375
Volume
135
Issue
2
Year of publication
1994
Pages
203 - 207
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-8375(1994)135:2<203:AMOTSH>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Storm petrels were recorded along a transect line in the Strait of Gib raltar from August to the middle of November and in December. No hint for migration of the Mediterranean population through the Strait could be revealed. The presence of Storm Petrels is enhanced in October/Nov ember. Throughout autumn about 82 % of the Storm Petrels steadily flyi ng east or west flew east. Estimates yield only 1100-1700 storm petrel s leaving, but 6300-9500 entering the Mediterranean during daylight, w hile about 12,000 pairs are known to breed in the Mediterranean.