While participating in a faunal survey of Australian rainforest, observations were made on the aggressive display of the Northern Chowchilla Orthonyx spaldingii and Spine-tailed Chowchilla 0. temminckii. In both instances the behaviour was exhibited by the male towards the author in response to capture of his mate.
Since the last report (Aust. Bird Bander 12:61) on the banding of Wandering Albatrosses Diomedea exulans off coastal New South Wales, three successful winter seasons have brought the total of banded birds, since the project commenced in 1956, to 3669. In 1974, 63 birds were caught in two trips, in 1975, 244 birds were caught […]
Two species of the small bitterns Ixobrychus have been recorded from Australia, the Little Bittern I. minutus and the Yellow Bittern I. sinensis. Although considered by Condon (1975) to be rare in Australia, the Little Bittern is the species that can be expected to be encountered in most instances. The Yellow Bittern, found through India, […]
Banding of Little Ravens Corvus mellori has been carried out on the Mount Mary Plains, South Australia, as part of an Area Survey. Although the species is generally nomadic, breeding pairs do not appear to wander great distances. Some locally-bred birds either remain in, or return to, the region in which they were reared. Information […]