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BIRDS OF THE CUMBERLAND PLAIN: Past distributions, present studies and the outlook for their future

Posted: 05/06/2016
Publication: Corella
Category: Issue 2, Volume 40
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Abstracts, ABSA Conference, Yarramundi Conference Centre, 23 January 2016 Birds of the Cumberland Plain –What was there? What have we lost? Tony Saunders Is woodland reconstruction bringing back the birds? K.Wilkins, D. Keith and M. Maron Factors influencing bird species diversity in Blacktown’s bushland reserves. Peter Smith and Judy Smith Results, vegetation trends and outside influences on […]

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Diet of the Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus in the Illawarra Region, New South Wales, Australia

Posted: 05/06/2016
Publication: Corella
Category: Issue 2, Volume 40
Author(s): Matthew Mo and David R. Waterhouse

Phenological patterns in fruiting are an important facet of avian frugivore ecology. The annual diet of the Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus has been documented mainly in the northern parts of its distribution. Less diverse assemblages of fruiting plants are expected in the more temperate regions. This paper reports on a five-year dietary study in the […]

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Importance of ‘pre-adaptation’, consumer opportunism and limited interference competition in facilitating urban living by exotic Common Mynas

Posted: 05/06/2016
Publication: Corella
Category: Issue 2, Volume 40
Author(s): Sophie Meles-Taberner and Alan Lill

Introduced Common Mynas Sturnus tristis, are abundant in many eastern Australian cities, towns and adjacent rural (exurban) areas. They are widely considered to be pests, because they nest in house roofs, form noisy roosting aggregations, may spread human pathogens and allegedly negatively impact upon native birds through competition for food and nest sites. To test […]

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