Russian Journal of Marine Biology, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2000, p. 154. Original Russian Text Copyright 9 2000 by Biologiya Motya, Katin, liunov. AN INTERESTING FINDING A New Nesting Colony of the Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata in Primorye I. O. Katin* and I. M. Tiunov** * Far-Eastern State Marine Reserve, Institute of Marine Biology, Far East Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, 690041 Russia ** Far-Eastern State University, Vladivostok, 690060 Russia The density of rhinoceros auklets in Russia's Pri- The information presented here shows that the con- morye region can be considered to be small. Several ditions in the Far-Eastern State Marine Reserve, which tens of pairs have been recorded in the Verkhovskogo, belongs to the Institute of Marine Biology of the Far Karamzina, and Furugel'ma islands [1-4]. The auklet East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, are favorable for the development of new nesting colonies has also been hypothesized to nest on Stenina Island . of seabird species. In early 1996, several bird burrows were found at the extreme southeastern end of Stenina Island (the REFERENCES eastern area of the Far-Eastern State Marine Reserve). In the spring of the same year, it was revealed that these 1. Nazarov, Yu.N. and Shibaev, Yu.V., List of Bird Species were rhinoceros anklet burrows, and six nesting cou- of the Far-Eastern State Marine Reserve, Zhivotnyi mir Dal'nevostochnogo morskogo zapovednika (Animal ples were counted. In 1997--1998, birds of this species World of the Far-Eastern Marine Reserve), Vladivsotok: were repeatedly recorded around Stenina Island and DVNTs Akad. Nauk SSSR, 1984, pp. 75-95. around the Bol'shoi Pelis and Matveeva islands. 2. Nechaev, V.A. and Yudakov, A.G., On the Nesting of Another survey of Stenina Island performed from Marine Birds on the Islands of Peter the Great Bay (Southern Primorye), Izv. SO Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. July 7 to August 16, 1999, revealed a total of 130-150 Biol.-Med., 1968, no. 5, issue 3, pp. 63-97. nesting couples. The colony was concentrated in a 3. Shibaev, Yu.V., Cadastre of Colonies and Monitoring of small area, about 500 m 2, covered with sparse sage- Some Bird Species in Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan), brush. The burrows were located on a gentle slope at a Rasprostranenie i biologiya morskikh ptits Dal'nego distance of 20-30 cm from each other. Besides the Vostoka (Distribution and Biology of Marine Birds of the main colony (100-120 couples), there were 30 more Russian Far East), Vladivostok: DVO Akad. Nauk SSSR, couples located 150-200 m to the south; their burrows 1987, pp. 43-59. were dispersed along the wall of a cliff. At a distance of 4. Shibaev, Yu.V., Birds of Peter the Great Bay (Sea of 100-200 m to the south, there was a colony of black- Japan)--Problems of Preservation (Materials for Orga- tailed gulls, Larus crassirostris. nization of a National Park), Ptitsy presnykh vod i mor- skikh poberezhii yuga Dal'nego Vostoka Rossii i ikh Thus, a new colony of rhinoceros auklets has been okhrana (Birds of Fresh Waters and Marine Coasts of the found. This colony has more nesting birds than all pre- Southern Russian Far East and their Preservation), viously known colonies on other islands of Primorye. Vladivostok: DVO RAN, 1996, pp. 32--41. 9 2000 MAIK "Nauka/lnterperiodica" 1063-0740/00/2602-0154525.00
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