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Timing and success of breeding in subtropical Masked Lapwings

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Giese and Jones

The breeding activities of Masked Lapwings Vanellus miles were studied over two breeding seasons in a subtropical location near Brisbane, Queensland. Breeding parameters including timing, hatching and fledging success are presented. Although most pairs commenced breeding in May-June, renesting following high rates of nest failure (probably due to predation) continued over several months. Clutch size […]


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Changes in the abundance of Silvereyes in a central Victorian vineyard during the grape ripening period

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Burton

Population parameters of Silvereyes in Chateau Leamon, a vineyard in central Victoria, were estimated on the basis of capture-recapture methods employed during the grape ripening seasons 1988-1993, using the Jolly-Seber model, the Peterson model and a model of Seber. In the context of low survival rates, results from the Jolly-Seber model were erratic, and as […]


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Territorial and breeding behaviour of the Rufous Treecreeper (Climacteris rufa) in the Stirling Ranges, Western Australia

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Rose

A population of colour-banded Rufous Treecreepers Climacteris rufa was studied in wandoo woodland in the Stirling Range National Park, 89 kilometres north of Albany, Western Australia, from June 1990 to January 1994. Five territories were studied and consisted of at least one adult female, one, two or three adult males and one to two juvenile […]


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Dispersion, size and orientation of bowers of the Great Bowerbird Chlamydera nuchalis (Ptilonorhynchidae) in Townsville city, tropical Queensland

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Frith, Frith and Wieneke

Eighty active Great Bowerbird Chlamydera nuchalis bowers were examined of which 54 were measured and 61 plotted in the suburbs of Townsville City, tropical E. Queensland, where the species was reported by earlier authors to be absent or uncommon. The average number of years a bower was known to have been in use at 54 […]


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