A simple method is proposed for estimating relative abundances of forest birds. An unmarked area of about 3 ha ls searched for 20 minutes and all birds seen or heard are counted. The method has been used widely in Victoria and its scope and limitations are discussed.
The song of the Superb Lytebird Menura novaehollandiae was recorded at five sltes in the Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.). lt was found that a number of features were common to all the songs, namely ihe species own calls and the mimicked calls of the Grey Shrike-thrush, Pled and Grey Currawongs, Red Wattlebird, Crimson Rosella and […]
During the Autumn and Winter of 1980, the general behaviour and ecology of New Holland Honeyeaters and Little Wattlebirds was studied in heath and dry sclerophyll forest in the Royal National Park, NSW. The availability of certain foods (flying insects and nectar) was also measured. Both bird species had similar time budgets and engaged in […]