Individual identification of banded birds is indispensable for behaviour and population studies in the field. By carefully selecting the colours for leg bands and assigning numbers to them, up to 8 000 individuals can be banded uniquely and systematically for easy field identification and record keeping, allowing long-term study of large populations with overlapping generations.
The Rainbow Lorikeet was a familiar bird during the early days of settlement of Sydney. It became less common by the 1920s, but is now common again throughout Sydney. A weekly survey conducted during 1993 and 1994 in Oatley, along the Georges River in southern Sydney established that the birds feed, roost and breed in […]
Observations dating back to 1937, banding data accumulated from 1965 to 1994 and census data collected from 1992 to 1995 have been used to show the changes in a community of forest birds at Longneck Lagoon Nature Reserve on an historical and seasonal level. Many resident species have disappeared from the site. These include Diamond […]