skip to primary navigation skip to content
 

 

You are not currently logged in

SPRI library catalogue

View a record

Please note: You are viewing the legacy database of the Scott Polar Research Institute Library catalogue. It is no longer being updated, so does not reliably reflect our current library holdings.

Please search for material in iDiscover for up-to-date information about the library collection.


Record #185757:

"Yellow spot": a new trait of gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua ellsworthii in Antarctica / Roumiana Metcheva, Vladimir Bezrukov, Svetla E. Teodorova, Yordan Yankow.

Title: "Yellow spot": a new trait of gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua ellsworthii in Antarctica / Roumiana Metcheva, Vladimir Bezrukov, Svetla E. Teodorova, Yordan Yankow.
Author(s): Metcheva, Roumiana.
Bezrukov, Vladimir.
Teodorova, Svetla E.
Yankow, Yordan.
Date: 2008.
In: Marine Ornithology. (2008.), Vol. 36(1) (2008)
Abstract: Describes spot-like coloration of bill observed on upper mandible of gentoo penguin subspecies ellsworthii found at breeding colonies at Livingston Island in South Shetlands, and at Wiencke Island and Petermann Island off west coast of Antarctic Peninsula. Trait was found with different frequencies at these three locations (20%, 51% and 30% respectively) and varied in diameter from 1-2 mm to 20-25 mm, and in colour from white to red, with yellow, orange and pink intermediate forms. Spot was was recorded among chicks more than two months old and among adult birds, normal and moulting of both sexes. Discusses potential reasons for presence of beak spot, including role in mate choice; environmental changes related to synthesis of melanin or carotenoid pigments; parasite infection; or phenotypic characteristic.
Notes:

Marine Ornithology. Vol. 36(1) :47-51 (2008).

Keywords: 598.2 -- Birds.
598.45 -- Penguins: Pygoscelis papua ellsworthii.
591.1 -- Animal physiology.
591.157 -- Colour variation.
591.152 -- Geographic variation and acclimatization.
91(08) -- Expeditions: 1993- Bulgarian Antarctic Research Programme.
91(08) -- Expeditions: 2002-05 Bulgarian.
H5 -- Zoology: birds.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
(*726) -- Maritime Antarctic.
(*726.1) -- South Shetland Islands.
(*726.16) -- Livingston Island group.
(*725) -- South Orkney Islands.
SPRI record no.: 185757

MARCXML

LDR 02221naa#a2200000#a#4500
001 SPRI-185757
005 20221001231904.0
007 ta
008 221001s2008####xx#a##|##|###|0||#0|eng#d
035 ## ‡aSPRI-185757
040 ## ‡aUkCU-P‡beng‡eaacr
245 00 ‡a"Yellow spot" :‡ba new trait of gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua ellsworthii in Antarctica /‡cRoumiana Metcheva, Vladimir Bezrukov, Svetla E. Teodorova, Yordan Yankow.
260 ## ‡a[S.l.] :‡b[s.n.],‡c2008.
300 ## ‡ap. 47-51 :‡bill., table.
500 ## ‡aMarine Ornithology. Vol. 36(1) :47-51 (2008).
520 3# ‡aDescribes spot-like coloration of bill observed on upper mandible of gentoo penguin subspecies ellsworthii found at breeding colonies at Livingston Island in South Shetlands, and at Wiencke Island and Petermann Island off west coast of Antarctic Peninsula. Trait was found with different frequencies at these three locations (20%, 51% and 30% respectively) and varied in diameter from 1-2 mm to 20-25 mm, and in colour from white to red, with yellow, orange and pink intermediate forms. Spot was was recorded among chicks more than two months old and among adult birds, normal and moulting of both sexes. Discusses potential reasons for presence of beak spot, including role in mate choice; environmental changes related to synthesis of melanin or carotenoid pigments; parasite infection; or phenotypic characteristic.
650 07 ‡a598.2 -- Birds.‡2udc
650 07 ‡a598.45 -- Penguins: Pygoscelis papua ellsworthii.‡2udc
650 07 ‡a591.1 -- Animal physiology.‡2udc
650 07 ‡a591.157 -- Colour variation.‡2udc
650 07 ‡a591.152 -- Geographic variation and acclimatization.‡2udc
650 07 ‡a91(08) -- Expeditions: 1993- Bulgarian Antarctic Research Programme.‡2udc
650 07 ‡a91(08) -- Expeditions: 2002-05 Bulgarian.‡2udc
650 07 ‡aH5 -- Zoology: birds.‡2local
651 #7 ‡a(*7) -- Antarctic regions.‡2udc
651 #7 ‡a(*726) -- Maritime Antarctic.‡2udc
651 #7 ‡a(*726.1) -- South Shetland Islands.‡2udc
651 #7 ‡a(*726.16) -- Livingston Island group.‡2udc
651 #7 ‡a(*725) -- South Orkney Islands.‡2udc
700 1# ‡aMetcheva, Roumiana.
700 1# ‡aBezrukov, Vladimir.
700 1# ‡aTeodorova, Svetla E.
700 1# ‡aYankow, Yordan.
773 0# ‡7nnas ‡tMarine Ornithology. ‡gVol. 36(1) (2008) ‡wSPRI-102736
916 ## ‡aHS
917 ## ‡aUnenhanced record from Muscat, imported 2019
948 3# ‡a20221001 ‡bHS