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BIRDS KILLED ON SOME SECONDARY ROADS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): R.J. Brown, M.N. Brown and B. Pesotto

Between January1984 and December 1985 the corpses of 127 birds of 32 species were collected during routine journeys along secondary roads in an area of approximately 40 km near Manjimup in the southwest of Western Australia.P eak months were November to March and 57% of the casualties were juveniles. Ten banded birds were recovered during […]


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OBSERVATIONS ON NESTING BEACH THICK-KNEES Burhinus neglectus AT RED ROCK, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): GREG P. CLANCY

Observations on Beach Thick-knees breeding at Red Rock on the N.S.W.north coast are presented. Plumage details oF juvenile and adult bifds are discussed and measurements of juveniles included. Eleven breeding attempts were observed and the details of these are tabulated. Breeding success was aFfected by both natural phenomena and human activity. Other aspects of breeding activity […]


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THE MOULTS AND PLUMAGES OF THE MANED DUCK Chenonetta jubata ON THE SOUTHERN TABLELANDS OF N.S.W.

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): R.T. Kingsford

The moults and plumages of a wild population of  Maned Docks Chenonetta jubata were studied. Descriptions of duckling plumage development are presented so that they may be used to identify duckling age in the field. Characteristics of a distinct juvenal plumage are also described. The distribution of body moult shows a peak in moult activity […]


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FLEDGING SUCCESS OF EGRETS IN DRY AND WET SEASONS

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Max Maddock

Fledging success for Great, Little and Intermediate Egrets at a breeding colony at Shortland (Newcastle, N.S.S.) was found to increase significantly between the wet 1982-1983 and the dry 1983-1984 breeding seasons, whereas for Cattle Egrets there was no significant difference. Evidence of diet changes obtained during the 1984-1985 drought seasons, suggest the hypothesis that the […]


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