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Evaluation of bird survey methods and estimators for species inventory in dry sclerophyll forest

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Stephen Totterman
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A species inventory aims to list all of the species present in an area over some period of time. Complete results are rarely practical and estimators can be applied to predict total species richness. In this study four survey methods were compared in a northern New South Wales dry sclerophyll forest: standardised search, two-hectare search, […]

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An adjustable, lightweight pole system for catching birds in mist nets in the low- to mid-canopy

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Andrew Peters, Shane Raidal
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Various methods exist for the elevation of mist nets in order to capture canopy birds for study. The use of trees for support enables mist nets to be raised to a great height, though this often limits where a net can be placed. The use of free-standing poles for support can allow mist nets to […]

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Lifespan data for a range of bird species at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Judith Gillespie
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Taronga Zoo has housed a wide range of Australian species in its bird collection over many decades with the collection presently numbering approximately 120 native species. Taronga Zoo now uses networked computer data systems that have incorporated and replaced hand written records. While numerous species are no longer displayed in the zoo’s collection their individual […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Queensland’s Threatened Animals

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Lee Curtis, Andrew Dennis, Keith McDonald, Peter Kyne, Stephen Debus
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For the purposes of general information on Australian fauna species, such as basic ecology, distribution, physical characteristics, life-history and protection status, fi eld guides of various quality abound. However, practical resources that provide a detailed yet simple reference for those wishing to participate in conservation, are much more scarce. The stated justifi cation for producing […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Sentinel Chickens – What birds tell us about our health and the world

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Peter Doherty
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In 1996, veterinary pathologist Peter Doherty won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on how T-cells of the immune system protect against viruses. He was named Australian of the Year in 1997. Sentinel Chickens is his third book after The Beginners Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize and A Light History […]

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RECOVERY ROUNDUP: Volume 36 Issue 4

Category: Issue 4
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This section is prepared with the co-operation of the Secretary, Australian Bird and Bat Banding Schemes, Australian Nature Conservation Agency. The recoveries are only a selection of the thousands received each year; they are not a complete list and should not be analysed in full or part without prior consent of the banders concerned. Longevity […]

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One Year’s Observations of Seabirds in Continental Shelf Waters off Sydney, N.S.W.

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): David Milledge
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The monthly occurrence and relative abundance of seabirds of inshore continental shelf waters off Sydney during one year’s observations are recorded and discussed. An annotated list of the species with comments on their feeding behaviour and presence in relation 1o breeding colonies is given. The seabird assemblage of inshore waters off Sydney is characterized by […]

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