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Assist with mist netting and data recording for PhD study (by Josie Galbraith, Auckland University) on the effects of supplementary feeding on urban garden birds. Species involved included sparrow (Passer domesticus), silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) thrush (Turdus philomelos) and blackbird (Turdus merula)). Staff hours 2013/14

Staff hours to date

No. of staff 2013/14

No. of staff to date

99

99

7

7

Project longevity One-off series trips in Aug 2013

AZCF project? No

26. Invertebrate identification and cataloguing Location: Central Auckland

Partner Organisation: Bioresearches

Project Objective: To gain experience in the identification and cataloguing of invertebrates Project Description:

Staff hours 2013/14

Staff hours to date

2

2

Intensive invertebrate surveys were carried out on Rotoroa this year. These were led by Bioresearches, with the intention that Auckland Zoo staff would gain significant experience in invertebrate survey design, methodology and fieldwork. As part of this training, a member of the Ecotherm team visited Bioresearches head office to observe and assist with the identification and cataloguing of invertebrates collected from Rotoroa during the surveys. Contents of pitfall traps were separated by taxa and into morphospecies and methods for keying were observed and practiced. No. of staff No. of staff Project AZCF 2013/14 to date longevity project? 1

1

One-off visit

No

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Profile for Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo Field Conservation Report 2013/14  

Auckland Zoo field conservation report - 2013 / 2014

Auckland Zoo Field Conservation Report 2013/14  

Auckland Zoo field conservation report - 2013 / 2014

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