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Some life history comparisons of small leaf-gleaning bird species of south-eastern Australia.

Category: Issue 3
Author(s): Woinarski
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Breeding biology, longevity and dispersal are compared for six species of thornbills Acanthiza, three gerygones Gerygone, two pardalotes Pardalotus and the Weebill Smicrornis from south·eastern Australia. The pardalotes and two thornbills (Buff-rumped and Chestnut rumped) lay relatively large clutches and have the highest nesting success. Incubation and fledging periods are longest for the pardalotes. The […]

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Brown Honeyeaters Lichmera indistincta at a banding station in south-eastern Queensland.

Category: Issue 3
Author(s): John Liddy
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Brown Honeyeaters Lichmera indistincta were studied at a banding station near Beerburrum, south-eastern Queensland, between 1971 and 1987. This species was most plentiful between May and September and major influxes of juveniles occurred in the spring of some years Comparatively few birds were retrapped in later years and the two oldest birds known were last […]

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