Maximum dive depths of the Peruvian Diving-petrel

Carlos B. Zavalaga, Jaime Jahncke

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Abstract

The mean maximum dive depth attained for 22 adult Peruvian Diving-petrels (Pelecanoides garnotii) was 31.6 ± 3.6 m. The deepest dive was 83.1 m. This maximum dive depth was 81% deeper than that predicted by its body size (46 m) and the deepest reported for a seabird weighing less than 210 g.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002-1004
Number of pages3
JournalCondor
Volume99
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Diving depths
  • Foraging behavior
  • Pelecanoides garnotii
  • Peruvian Diving-petrels

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