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    Diet of cape petrel, Daption capense, during late incubation and chick rearing period, at Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands, Antarctica

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    Coria, N.R., Montalti, D., Soave, G.E.
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    The diet of Cape petrel was investigated on Mossman Hills, Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands in January-February 1995. Twenty stomach contents were sampled by a water offloading method, during late incubation and chick-rearing period. The analysis of the samples showed that Euphausiids were by far the main prey. Antarctic krill Euphausia superba constituted the bulk of the diet, predominated in mass (97.2%) and in frequency (95% ). Our results reflect broad similitary with other studies conducted during the same period of the life cycle.