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

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Dann
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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.

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Geering
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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.

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Pyke and Armstrong
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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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Survival, seasonal abundance, sex ratio and diet of Eastern Spinebills Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Farrell and Hardy
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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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Foraging in the intertidal zone by the Australian Magpie Lark Grallina cyanoleuca, Moreton Bay, Queensland.

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Neil
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Utilization of marine resources on an intertidal mudflat at Moreton Bay, Queensland, by the Australian Magpie Lark is reported. Magpie Larks represented 17 per cent of the individual birds observed in the study area at low tide and, for 90 per cent of observations, they foraged on seagrass beds, rather than bare mud or rocky […]

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Results of a preliminary highland bird banding study at Tari Gap, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Clifford Frith and Dawn Frith
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Bird banding was performed in lower montane rainforest of Tari Gap, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, during eight weeks of each of three consecutive years, at seven netting sites. A total of 1 174 captures of 50 species were made, involving 895 individual birds. Of 279 recaptures, 228 were birds we banded and 51 were […]

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