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Covering entrances of Wedge-tailed Shearwater burrows

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Dyer

An investigation into the association between covered burrow entrances and the breeding status of occupants of burrows was prompted when Wedge-tailed Shearwaters were seen covering the entrances to their burrows. The results showed that neither covered nor cleared entrances should be used as indicators for occupied breeding burrows. Burrows with covered entrances may contain incubating […]


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Gulls and Terns (Laridae) off Wollongong. New South Wales: seasonal abundance, scavenging behaviour and depth zonation

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Wood

During 23 monthly pelagic cruises off Wollongong, Silver Gulls Larus novaehollandiae comprised about 90 per cent of 11 483 larids counted and were the most dominant scavengers. Gulls were mainly inshore whereas terns were mostly offshore and pelagic. Five tern species were seen irregularly. Crested Terns were consistently more pelagic than neritic while not breeding […]


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