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Theft of nesting material involving honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Andrew Ley, Damon Oliver and Williams

Thieving of nesting material in 10 honeyeater species and six other passerines is described, in the Bundarra-Barraba region west of Armidale, New South Wales during a study of Regent Honeyeater’s biology in 1995-96. Theft of nesting material was from both active and inactive nests. The contribution of theft to nest parasite transfer (e.g. lice) and […]


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Population demographics of the Red-browed Finch Neochmia temporalis at Newcastle, New South Wales

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Michael Todd

At Blackbutt Reserve within the city of Newcastle, the size and structure of two Red-browed Finch populations were examined. There were between 100 and 300 birds in the two populations. Little movement between the two sites was observed despite the continuous nature of the bushland between them. Survival rates at both sites were high probably […]


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Effects of eucalypt dieback on bird species diversity in remnants of native woodland

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Kenneth Er

Data on bird species diversity, bird density, species diversity of various foraging groups and of honeyeaters were analysed in relation to mean dieback scores of woodland remnants in the Australian Capital Territory. Bird species diversity and bird density were found to be significantly reduced as dieback increased. The reduction in bird species diversity can be […]


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Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris on Muttonbird Island, Coffs Harbour, New South Walles

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Lane

Unsuccessful breeding attempts on most northerly island on which this species recorded nesting.


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