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A possible case of intra-specific brood parasitism in the Bell Miner

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Poiani

Differing egg size and colour within clutch suggests parasitism.


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Predation by Boyd’s Forest Dragon on birds caught in mist nets.

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Joseph

Three records of Acanthiza katherina and one of Oreoscopus gutturalis as prey.


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Movements of Grey Teal Anas gracilis from a drying, arid zone wetland

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Lawler, Kingsford, Briggs and Milkovits

Grey Teal (746) were banded on Lake Salisbury, an ephemeral lake in north-western New South Wales in June 1987, before the lake dried. By June 1991, 19 of these birds had been shot by hunters in south-eastern Australia, and their bands recovered. Such recoveries show that Grey Teal, including juveniles, travel to wetlands in south-eastern […]


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Sexual dimorphism in bill lengths of Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus variegatus.

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Dann

Statistically significant difference from 26 museum specimens


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Abundance, diet and feeding behaviour of the Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus variegatus in Rhyll Inlet, Victoria.

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Dann

Information is presented on the numbers, diet and behaviour of Whimbrels feeding in the Rhyll Inlet in Western Port, Victoria in 1977-78. Monthly mean numbers increased gradually throughout spring to a maximum of 22 in 1977 in summer and 28 in 1978 in autumn. Crabs comprised 93 per cent of the prey items and shrimps […]


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The effect of drought-breaking rain on the re-establishment of Egret colonies in North Coastal New South Wales.

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Geering

The re-establishment of five breeding colonies of egrets on the north coast of New South Wales was monitored over a period during which drought-breaking rain fell. Colonisation was affected by the water level of the colony site prior to this rainfall event. Dry sites were not colonised until flooding of the site occurred whilst those […]


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Estimating sexes of New Holland and White-cheeked Honeyeaters from head-bill measurements.

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Pyke and Armstrong

We tested the degree to which New Holland and White-cheeked Honeyeaters could be sexed on the basis of head-bill measurements. Both species showed bimodal distributions of head-bill measurements, with inter-modal troughs at 41.25 mm in New Holland Honeyeaters and at 40.75 mm in White- cheeked Honeyeaters. We proposed that birds with head-bill measurements greater than […]


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Migratory behaviour of Silvereyes returning to Tasmania from Southern Victoria.

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Chan and Sutton

Collective calling before diurnal departure.


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Survival, seasonal abundance, sex ratio and diet of Eastern Spinebills Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Farrell and Hardy

Over 13 years (1977-1989) a total of 679 Eastern Spinebills was banded in a eucalypt forest at Blue Gum Swamp Creek, Winmalee, New South Wales. Compared with another population of Eastern Spinebills in the New England National Park, the one at Blue Gum Swamp Creek appeared to have a higher proportion of sedentary birds, had […]


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