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The use of mist nets and radio-telemetry in the study of the Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus in Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, New South Wales.

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Richard Jordan
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Methods for trapping and radio-tracking Ground Parrots were examines at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Jamberoo, NSW. Two methods, involving mist nets, were successful in capturing the parrots. A technique for attaching the radio transmitters to the birds is described, and the operating lives of two battery types are compared.

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Sex and age characteristics of the Rufous Songlark.

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Smedley and Boles
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Most recent texts make reference to the difference between the sexes of the Rufous Songlark Cinclorhamphus mathewsi, mostly on the basis of body length as a field characteristic. While the size difference can be a useful field mark, as can the distinctive display flight of the male in breeding season (McGill 1970), there are features […]

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The biology of the Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus on the Riverine Plain of New South Wales during and after drought.

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Harrington, Maher and Baker-Gabb
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One hundred and sixteen male and 66 female Plains-wanderers Pedionomus torquatus were captured between April 1981 and February 1985. Body measurements are presented. Twenty-six chicks and immature birds were caught, some several times. These birds, and the discovery of nests, indicate that breeding started in late August in the two years following the 1982 drought, […]

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Some results from a long-term bird-banding project in the Brindabella Ranges, A.C.T

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Author(s): Tidemann, Wilson and Marples
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During a l9-year study of birds in the Brindabella Range, A C T . about 35 000 banding records, comprising both captures and recaptures were obtained for 52 species. Individuals from 16 species were never recaptured but more than 1000 capture and recapture records were obtained for four species. About 12 species appear to be […]

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