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Consumption of seeds by Red-browed Firetails Neochmia temporalis at feeders: dehusking rates and seed choice.

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Author(s): John Read

Red-browed Firetails Neochmia temporalis dehusked seeds before swallowing them. Smaller seeds were dehusked at a faster speed than larger seeds, but despite this, intermediate-sized seeds, between 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm in width, provided the best energy returns. When given a choice at feeders, Red-browed Firetails consumed seeds of intermediate dimensions more frequently than larger […]


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Breeding territories, nesting and the timing of breeding of the Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus.

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Author(s): Peter Dann

The breeding of Double-banded Plovers Charadrius bicinctus was examined at the Cass River Delta and Kaitorete Spit in Canterbury, New Zealand. Breeding territories were mapped and the mean distance between nests was similar at both localities. Of the nests found, 80 per cent were on vegetated shingle. Laying began in mid-August and reached a peak […]


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The breeding biology of the Intermediate Egret. Part 2: Parental behaviour and nesting investment by the male and female.

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Author(s): McKilligan

Data are from four nests observed prior to incubation and a different two from incubation through chick independence. The breeding male Intermediate Egret is estimated to spend 22 per cent more time at the nest than the female, due to him spending twice as long there during pre-incubation, on average. The sexes made the same […]


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Land bird movements across north-east Bass Strait, Autumn 1988

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Author(s): Garnett, Sutton, Lowe and Gray

Observations and banding of land birds were undertaken at Deal Island and Wilson’s Promontory lightstations in north-east Bass Strait between February and May 1988. Data on the timing and route of migration of several species are presented, as well as evidence for pre-migratory fattening in Flame Robins and Grey Fantails. The movement of several species […]


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