Metadata : Seabird Colonies of the Northern Territory


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Date Metadata Extracted:2022-08-17

Date Metadata Last Updated:2022-03-02

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ANZLIC Identifier:733097D4F8F20E0AE040CD9B21443054

Title: Seabird Colonies of the Northern Territory

Citation Date:2009-09-10

Date Type:creation

Custodian:Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security



This is a summary of all seabird colonies recorded from aerial and ground surveys between 1990 and 2001 by Ray Chatto. Records represent all species combined.
Chatto, R. (2001). The distribution and status of colonial breeding seabirds in the Northern Territory (pdf 5.2Mb). Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, Darwin.

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Character Set: Latin 1


Maintenance and Update Frequency:notPlanned

Data Currency Start Date:1990-01-01

Data Currency End Date:2001-12-31

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Damian MilneDepartment of Environment, Parks and Water SecuritySpatial

Data Dictionary

AttributeAttribute DescriptionPossible CodeCode Description
Allocated Colony SizeThe size range or estimated number of individual that make up the colony.
Colony IdentifierUnique identifier for the seabird colony.
General LocationThe written location of the seabird colony.
Months Likely ActiveThe period of the year that the colony was likely to be active for.
Nesting HabitatThe nesting habitat that the colony was using.
Species Confirmed BreedingThe seabird species that were confirmed to be breeding at the site.
StatusThe regional, national or international significance of the colony.Refer Chatto (2001) for details.

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