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Observations on Swamphens breeding near Manjimup, W.A.

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Brown

Observations of a breeding pair of Swamphen Porhpyrio porphyrio, breeding near Manjimup, 480 km south of Perth, during 1976/7, are presented.  After hatching the male constructs a nursery nest (Ridpath 1971) in a tussock of grass or amongst some reeds in a situation more easily accessible to the chicks where they can be brooded at […]


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Unusual sightings of the Azure Kingfisher

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Keast

Sightings of the Azure Kingfisher Ceyx azureus have been made in the Darling Range area 30-40 km east of Perth, W.A.  Sightings have occurred over late winter/early summer in 1973 and 1974 and in October and November of 1976.  Should these observations be verified by others and the species be seen more regularly in future […]


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Red-chested and Little Button-quail in the Mudgee district of New South Wales

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Morris, Kurtz

The status of the Red-chested Button-quail Turnix pyrrhothorax and Little Button-quail T. velox at Cooyal in the Mudgee District of New South Wales is given.  The Red-chested Button-quail is an uncommon breeding resident of pasture land and crops whose numbers increase dramatically in years of favourable conditions.  The Little Button-quail is an uncommon but regular […]


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A note on the female plumage of the Leaden Flycatcher

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): John Liddy

Attention is drawn to a generally overlooked phase of the female plumage of the Leaden Flycatcher Myiagra rubecula showing distinct white external edging and white tips to tail feathers.  The range of the Broad-billed Flycatcher M. ruficollis on the eastern coast of Queensland requires definition.  Satin Flycatchers M. cyanoleuca in the Queensland Museum collection are […]


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