Pacific rats: their impacts on two small seabird species in the Hen and Chickens Islands, New Zealand

The Hen and Chicken Islands support introduced Pacific rat (Rattus exulans) populations of two small burrow-nesting seabirds, the summer breeding Pycroft’s petrel (Pterodroma pycrofti) and the winter-nesting little shearwater (Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis). The sequential eradication of kiore from the larger Chickens in the 1990s provided an opportunity to measure the responses of thee seabirds to kiore removal.

Author Pierce, R. J.
Year 2002
Secondary title International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives
Publisher Invasive Species Specialist Group IUCN
Pages 411-411
Region NZ