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Observations on the diet of the Lewin’s Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii in the Illawarra Rainforest, New South Wales

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Waterhouse

Observations were made on the feeding behaviour of Lewin’s Honeyeaters over a five year period. The species of plant which contributed fruit to the diet were recorded for each month of the year. Lewin’s Honeyeaters in the Illawarra region of New South Wales were found to consume the fruit of 22 native and 2 introduced […]


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Movement patterns of Pied Currawongs Strepera graculina in Central Eastern New South Wales

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): John Farrell

During 1988 and 1989 a total of 254 Pied Currawongs was trapped and colour-banded at Springwood, New South Wales. The data resulting from this study show a build up of Pied Currawong numbers at Springwood from January to a peak in April. Numbers then declined with only isolated breeding pairs present from September to December. […]


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Low altitude record of Rufous Scrub-bird Atrichornis rufescens

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Boles and Tynan

Soft part colours and measurements for presumed immature.


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Co-operative Breeding in Australasian birds: a review of hypotheses and evidence

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Michael Clarke

Studies of co-operative breeding in Australia and New Zealand have made a considerable contribution to the current understanding of this phenomenon. This review considers the progress that has been made since 1. Rowley’s pioneering work on the Superb Fairy-wren in the 1950s and 60s in testing hypotheses proposed to explain (a) why individuals refrain from […]


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The location of pale green feathers on the wing of male King Parrots Alisterus scapularis.

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Cooper and Frith

Marking on inner coverts, not scapulars.


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