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dc.contributor.authorGraham, Mike
dc.contributor.authorVeitch, Dick
dc.contributor.authorAguilar, Glenn
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, Mel
dc.description.abstractTiritiri Matangi Island is a Scientific Reserve located in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. In 1986, two years after the start of a ten-year planting programme on the island, members of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, Auckland, began a monitoring programme of the bird populations. A biannual survey scheme commenced in April 1987, counting birds on predetermined transects and at listening posts. This paper focuses on the spring dataset (November) to provide an overview of changes in relative abundance of birds from 1987 to 2010. Over this time, a revegetation programme, the successful translocation of 11 native bird species to the island and eradication of kiore (Pacific rat Rattus exulans) have altered the dynamics of the environment. Overall, an increase in indigenous avian biodiversity and abundance was recorded, although the increase was dominated by two species, the tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) and bellbird (Anthornis melanura). Substantial increases in population abundance were observed in the translocated species recorded in the counts. Exotic species and common forest passerines (fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa, grey warbler Gerygone igata, silvereye Zosterops lateralis) declined. Some of the possible reasons for these changes are discussed.en_NZ
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Society, Inc.en_NZ
dc.rights© New Zealand Ecological Society.en_NZ
dc.subjectTiritiri Matangi Island (New Zealand)en_NZ
dc.subjectisland restorationen_NZ
dc.subjectbird monitoringen_NZ
dc.subjectavian translocationsen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity conservationen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand conservationen_NZ
dc.titleMonitoring terrestrial bird populations on Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand, 1987-2010en_NZ
dc.rights.holderNew Zealand Ecological Society, Inc.en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden060208 Terrestrial Ecologyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationGraham, M., Veitch, D., Aguilar, G., and Galbraith, M. (2013). Monitoring terrestrial bird populations on Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand, 1987-2010. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 37(3) : 359-369.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen_NZ

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