|The status of seabirds at Latham Island, Tanzania|
Crawford, R.J.M.; Asseid, B.S.; Dyer, B.M.; Hija, A.; Mwinyi, A.A.; Shinula, P.; Upfold, L. (2006). The status of seabirds at Latham Island, Tanzania. Afr. J. Mar. Sci. 28(1): 99-108
In: African Journal of Marine Science. NISC: Grahamstown. ISSN 1814-232X , more
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- Crawford, R.J.M.
- Asseid, B.S.
- Dyer, B.M.
- Hija, A.
- Mwinyi, A.A.
- Shinula, P.
- Upfold, L.
Latham Island, Tanzania, was surveyed in August 2004 — the first known survey of the island outside the period October-March — and in December 2005. On both surveys, four species of seabird were breeding at the island. Larger numbers of swift tern Sterna bergii thalassina and common noddy Anous stolidus plumbeigularis were breeding in August than in December, but the converse was true for masked booby Sula dactylatra melanops and sooty tern Sterna fuscata nubilosa. The estimated breeding populations of the four species were: masked booby (3 700 pairs), swift tern (320 pairs), sooty tern (4 400 pairs) and common noddy (4 000 pairs). These represent about 20%, 50%,