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Water Birds Weight Chart

An Extract From "Rescue and Rehabilitation of Oiled Birds", by Erna Walraven, Taronga Park Zoo, 1992.


Weight Chart - grams

Species

Approximate Release Weight

Source

Grebes
Great Crested Grebe
Australasian Little Grebe
Hoary-Headed Grebe


N/A
N/A
N/A

N/A
N/A
N/A
Penguins
Little Penguin
Rockhopper Penguin
900-1100
2700
Taronga Zoo
Lindsey,1986
Tubenosed Birds
Wandering Albatross
Royal Albatross
Black-Browed Albatross
Grey-Headed Albatross
Yellow-Nosed Albatross
Shy Albatross
Sooty Albatross
Southern Giant Petrel
Northern Giant Petrel
Cape Petrel
Black Winged Petrel
White Headed Petrel
Gould's Petrel
Kermandee Petrel
Soft Plumaged Petrel
Medium Billed Prion
Fairy Prion
Antarctic Prion
White Chinned Petrel
Short Tailed Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Flesh Footed Shearwater
Futtering Shearwater
Hutton's Shearwater
Little Shearwater
Wedgetailed Shearwater
Whitebellied Storm Petrel
Blackbellied Storm Petrel
Common Diving Petrel

8200
N/A
3000
3700
2300
3300
2500
3000
3000
340-480
140-170
540
170-200
N/A
280-370
N/A
99-128
N/A
N/A
480-620
650-960
600-765
225-425
364
N/A
280-420
N/A
N/A
N/A

Lindsey,1986
N/A
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Lindsey,1986
N/A
Lindsey,1986
N/A
Lindsey,1986
N/A
N/A
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Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
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N/A
Lindsey,1986
N/A
N/A
N/A
Pelicans And Allies
Australian Pelican
Australian Gannet
Red-footed Booby
Brown Booby
Masked Booby
Abbott's Booby
Darter
Little Pied Cormorant

Black Faced Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Black Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Greater Frigatebird
Lesser Frigatebird

Red-tailed Tropic Bird
White-tailed Tropic Bird

8200
2300
860-1000
800-1100
1200-2400
1400
1650
600-1100
550-670
1400
2250
2500
800-1100
1200 (females larger)
625-875 (mean 754,
females larger)
.736 (females larger)
820

Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Taronga Zoo
Lindsey,1986
Taronga Zoo
Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986

Lindsey,1986
Lindsey,1986
Herons And Allies
White Necked Heron
Great Billed Heron
White Faced Heron

Pied Heron
Cattle Egret
Large Egret
Little Egret
Plumed Egret
Reef Heron
Nankeen Night Heron
Mangrove Heron
Little Bittern
Black Bittern
Australian Brown Bittern
Jabiru
Glossy Ibis
Straw Necked Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Yelow-billed Spoonbill

N/A
N/A
412-705
530-580
250
430-480
1030
N/A
380-480
550-700
690-900
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
557-768
N/A
140-165
N/A



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Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo
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Taronga Zoo
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Pringle,1985

Taronga Zoo
Ducks, Geese, Swans
Pied Goose
Water Whistling Duck
Grass Whistling Duck
Black Swan
Freckled Duck
Cape Barren Goose
Mountain Duck
Burdekin Duck
Black Duck
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Shoveller
Pink Eared Duck
White Eyed Duck
Wood Duck
Green Pygmy Goose
White Pygmy Goose
Blue Billed Duck
Musk Duck

1838-3195(mean 2766)
741-948(mean 866)
600-930(mean 788)
4600-8750(mean 6270)
747-1130(mean 969)
3700-5100
990-1980(mean 1559)
750-1101(mean 934)
870-1400(mean 1114)
395-690(mean 507)
560
N/A
311-495(mean403)
N/A
N/A
300-430(mean310)
311-495(mean 403)
610-965(mean 821)
1811-3120(mean 2398, females smaller - 1551

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Birds Of Prey
Osprey
Brahminy Kite
White Breasted Sea Eagle

N/A
N/A
N/A
 
Rails And Crakes
Buff Banded Rail
Lewin Water Rail
Spotted Crake
Red Necked Crake
White Browed Crake
Marsh Crake
Black Tailed Native Hen
Dusky Moorhen
Purple Swamp Hen
Tasmanian Native Hen
Eurasian Coot

N/A
N/A
N/A
166-215
N/A
N/A/
N/A
450-600
920-1200
1300
305-725(mean)




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Cranes
Brolga
Sarus Crane

6265-8278(mean 6996)
8000

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Waders
Lotus Bird
Painted Snipe
Beach Stone Curlew
Pied Oystercatcher
Sooty Oystercatcher
Banded Lapwing
Masked Lapwing
Pacific Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Red Kneed Dotterel
Hooded Dotterel
Double Banded Dotterel
Large Billed Dotterel
Red Capped Dotterel
Mongolian Dotterel
Black Fronted Dotterel
Black Winged Stilt
Red Necked Avocet
Banded Stilt
Ruddy Turnstone
Eastern Curlew
Whimbrel
Little Curlew
Wood Sandpiper
Japanese Snipe
Bar Tailed Godwit
Black Tailed Godwit
Great Knot
Common Knot
Sharp Tailed Sandpiper
Red Necked Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Oriental Pratincole

68-84( females larger)
120(females larger)
N/A
650
800
190
370
130
230
50
45-50
46-75
90
30-45
70
30
176
310
200
115
900
430
160
60
150-160(females larger)
320(females larger)
330(females larger)
155(females larger)
120(females larger)
60(females larger)
25(females larger)
60(females larger)
N/A

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Gulls
Southern Skua
Arctic Jaeger
Kilver Gull
Pacific Gull
Kelp Gull

1800(females larger)
400
246-420(females larger)
900-1200
920

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Terns
Caspian Tern
Whiskered Tern
Gull Billed Tern
Bridled Tern
White Fronted Tern
Common Tern
Roseate Tern
Black Naped Tern
Sooty Tern
Crested Tern
Little Tern
Fairy Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
Lesser Noddy
Common Noddy
Black Noddy
Grey Noddy

680
90
230
121
160
120
120
90
190
350
50
60
240
100
170-230
100
70

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