The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir

Birds in the New World Arctic

Snow goose (Inuktitut: ᑲᖑᖅ, kanguq) (Anser caerulescens)

Diet of Arctic Wolves on Banks and Northwest Victoria Islands, 1992-2001. Larter NC. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories; 2013.

Canada goose (Inuktitut: ᓂᕐᓕᖅ ᐅᓗᐊᒍᓪᓕᒃ, uluagullik) (Branta canadensis)

Nesting Ecology of Canada Geese in the Hudson Bay Lowlands of Ontario: Evolution and Population Regulation. Ryder, J.P. and Ankney, C.D., 1979

Tundra swan (Inuktitut: ᖁᒡᔪᒃ, qugjuq, qugyuk) (Cygnus columbianus)

Distribution, abundance, population structure and productivity of Tundra Swans in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Wilk RJ. Arctic. 1988 Jan

King eider (Inuktitut: ᒥᑎᖅ ᕿᖔᓕᒃ, female: mitiinnaq, male: qingalik, qingalaaq (one with a nose)) (Somateria spectabilis)

Breeding biology of king eiders nesting on Karrak Lake, Northwest Territories. Kellett DK, Alisauskas RT. Arctic. 1997 Mar

Greater white-fronted goose (Inuktitut: ᓂᕐᓕᒃ, nirlivik, niglik) (Anser albifrons)

Summer diet of gray wolves, Canis lupus, in northwestern Alaska. Spaulding RL, Krausman PR, Ballard WB. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 1998

Rock ptarmigan (Inuktitut: ᐊᕐᑭᒡᒋᖅ ᐊᑕᔪᓕᒃ, nikhaaktuq aqiligvik, aqilgiq) (Lagopus muta)

Summer diet of gray wolves, Canis lupus, in northwestern Alaska. Spaulding RL, Krausman PR, Ballard WB. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 1998

Spruce grouse (Inuktitut: ᐊᕿᒡᒋᒋᖅ) (Falcipennis canadensis)

Summer diet of gray wolves, Canis lupus, in northwestern Alaska. Spaulding RL, Krausman PR, Ballard WB. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 1998

Sandhill crane (Inuktitut: ᑕᑎᒡᒐᕐᔪᐊᖅ, tatilgaq) (Antigone canadensis)

Diurnal activity budgets of pre-nesting Sandhill Cranes in arctic Canada. Fox AD, Boyd H, Bromley RG. The Wilson Bulletin. 1995 Dec

Red knot (Inuktitut: ᓯᒡᔭᕆᐊᖅ, higjariaq) (Calidris canutus)

Body shrinkage due to Arctic warming reduces red knot fitness in tropical wintering range. van Gils JA, Lisovski S, Lok T, Meissner W, Ożarowska A, de Fouw J, Rakhimberdiev E, Soloviev MY, Piersma T, Klaassen M. Science. 2016 May

White-rumped sandpiper (Inuktitut: ᓯᒡᔭᕆᐊᕐᔪᒃ, higjariaq) (Calidris fuscicollis)

Timing of breeding, peak food availability, and effects of mismatch on chick growth in birds nesting in the High Arctic. McKinnon L, Picotin M, Bolduc E, Juillet C, Bêty J. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2012 Aug

Long-tailed jaeger (Inuktitut: ᐃᓱᙵᖅ, isunngaq) (Stercorarius longicaudus)

Survival Rate of the Long-Tailed Jaeger at Alert, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. Julien JR, Gauthier G, Morrison RI, Bêty J. The Condor. 2013 Aug

Dovekie (little auk, Inuktitut: ᐊᒃᐸᓕᐊᕐᔪᒃ (ᐊᑉᐸᓕᐊᕐᔪᒃ) akpaliarjuk) (Alle alle)

On the crucial importance of a small bird: The ecosystem services of the little auk (Alle alle) population in Northwest Greenland in a long-term perspective. Mosbech A, Johansen KL, Davidson TA, Appelt M, Grønnow B, Cuyler C, Lyngs P, Flora J. Ambio. 2018 Apr

Ivory gull (Inuktitut: ᓇᐅᔭᕚᖅ, naujavaaq) (Pagophila eburnea)

Living on the edge of a shrinking habitat: the ivory gull, Pagophila eburnea, an endangered sea-ice specialist. Gilg O, Istomina L, Heygster G, Strøm H, Gavrilo MV, Mallory ML, Gilchrist G, Aebischer A, Sabard B, Huntemann M, Mosbech A. Biology letters. 2016 Nov

Arctic tern (Inuktitut: ᐃᒥᖅᑯᑕᐃᓚᖅ, imitqutailaq, imiqqutailaq) (Sterna paradisaea)

Breeding biology of Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea) in the Canadian High Arctic. Mallory ML, Boadway KA, Davis SE, Maftei M, Diamond AW. Polar Biology. 2017 Aug

Red-throated loon (Inuktitut: ᖃᖅᓴᐅᖅ, qaqhauq, qaqsauq) (Gavia stellata)

Survival of adult Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) may be linked to marine conditions. Schmutz JA. Waterbirds. 2014 Apr

Northern fulmar (Inuktitut ᕐᑲᕐᑯᓪᓗᒃ, qaqulluk) (Fulmarus glacialis)

Marine plastic debris in northern fulmars from the Canadian high Arctic. Mallory ML. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2008 Aug

Rough-legged hawk (rough-legged buzzard, ᑳᔫᖅ (Inuktitut: ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ), qirliq) (Buteo lagopus)

Flexibility in a changing arctic food web: Can rough‐legged buzzards cope with changing small rodent communities?. Fufachev IA, Ehrich D, Sokolova NA, Sokolov VA, Sokolov AA. Global change biology. 2019 Nov

Snowy owl (Inuktitut: ᐅᒃᐱᒡᔪᐊᖅ, ukpik, upik, ookpik) (Bubo scandiacus)

Factors affecting nesting success in greater snow geese: Effects of habitat and association with snowy owls. Tremblay JP, Gauthier G, Lepage D, Desrochers A. The Wilson Bulletin. 1997 Sep

Gyrfalcon (Inuktitut: ᑭᒡᒐᕕᒃ, kilgavikpak) (Falco rusticolus)

Priorities for Gyrfalcon research: food, weather, and phenology in a changing climate. Franke A. Applied Raptor Ecology: Essentials From Gyrfalcon Research. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho, USA. 2017

Peregrine falcon (Inuktitut: ᑭᒡᒐᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ, kilgavik) (Falco peregrinus tundrius)

Climatic conditions during outward migration affect apparent survival of an arctic top predator, the peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus. Franke A, Therrien JF, Descamps S, Bêty J. Journal of Avian Biology. 2011 Nov

Common raven (Inuktitut: ᑐᓗᒐᖅ, tulugak, tulugaq) (Corvus corax)

Observation of common raven (Corvus corax) scavenging Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) from seabirds in the Canadian High Arctic. Matley JK, Crawford RE, Dick TA. Polar biology. 2012 Jul

Horned lark (Inuktitut: ᖃᐅᕈᓪᓕᒐᖅ, qupanuaqpaarjuk) (Eremophila alpestris)

Comparative ecology of horned lark Eremophila alpestris flava Gm. and snow bunting Plectrophenax nivalis L. in subarctic and arctic zones. Ryzhanovsky VN.Contemporary problems of ecology. 2015 May

Hoary redpoll (Arctic redpoll, Inuktitut: ᓴᒃᓴᒋᐊᖅ, hakhagiaq) (Acanthis hornemanni)

First Documented Nests of Hoary Redpoll in Ontario. Burke PS, McCracken JD, Jones CD, Obbard ME, Sutherland DA, Ridout R. Ontario Birds. 2013 Aug

Snow bunting (Inuktitut: ᖃᐅᓪᓗᖅᑖᖅ, amauliqaq, amaulikkaaq, amauligijuaq) (Plectrophenax nivalis)

Reproductive success is strongly related to local and regional climate in the Arctic snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis). Fossøy F, Stokke BG, Kåsi TK, Dyrset K, Espmark Y, Hoset KS, Wedege MI, Moksnes A. Polar Biology. 2015 Mar

Black-legged kittiwake (Inuktitut: ᑎᕋᑎᕌᖅ, tiratira) (Rissa tridactyla)

A first count of thick-billed murres (Uria lomvia) and black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) breeding on Bylot Island. Gaston AJ, Cyr MA, O’Dononvan K. The Canadian Field-Naturalist. 2017 Jul

Sanderling (Inuktitut: ᓯᒡᔭᕆᐊᕐᔪᒃ) (Calidris alba)

Effects of food abundance and early clutch predation on reproductive timing in a high Arctic shorebird exposed to advancements in arthropod abundance. Reneerkens J, Schmidt NM, Gilg O, Hansen J, Hansen LH, Moreau J, Piersma T. Ecology and Evolution. 2016 Oct

Black guillemot (Inuktitut: ᐱᑦᑎᐅᓛᖅ (ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛᖅ), pittiulaaq) (Cepphus grylle)

Arctic sea ice a major determinant in Mandt’s black guillemot movement and distribution during non-breeding season. Divoky GJ, Douglas DC, Stenhouse IJ. Biology letters. 2016 Sep





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