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The Condor 90:721-129 0 TheCooperOrnithologicalSociety1988
 

Summary: The Condor 90:721-129
0 TheCooperOrnithologicalSociety1988
WAVED ALBATROSS EGG NEGLECT AND ASSOCIATED
MOSQUITO ECTOPARASITISM'
DAVID J. ANDERSONANDSHARONFORTNER
Departmentof Biology,Leidy Laboratory, Universityof Pennsylvania,Philadelphia,PA 19104
Key words: Diomedea irrorata; Aedestaeniorhyn-
thus; breedingsuccess;eggneglect;ectoparasite.
Seabirdsthat nest on small, remote oceanic islands
escapereproductivelossesto predatorsthat affectthe
breedingofcontinentalbirds(Lack1954,Ricklefs1969),
and food availability is generallythought to limit re-
productive success(Ashmole 1971. Harris 1977. Nel-
son 1977).In severalcases,however,ectoparasiteshave
played a significantrole in determining reproductive
successof oceanicseabirds(Dutl? 1983and references
therein). Ectoparasites,or the diseasesthat they may
transmit(e.g.,van Riper et al. 1986) cancausenestling
mortality directly during attacks (Fitch et al. 1946,
Curry and Anderson 1987, McKilligan 1987) or in-

  

Source: Anderson, David J. - Department of Biology, Wake Forest University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology