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.|
|Secondary title||International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives|
|Publisher||Invasive Species Specialist Group IUCN|