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Observations on Swamphens breeding near Manjimup, W.A.

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Brown
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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

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Keast
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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

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Morris, Kurtz
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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

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): John Liddy
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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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Albatross banding 1974-76

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Gibson
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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 […]

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