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Seasonal changes in the pollen sampled from nectarivorous birds visiting an open forest at Menai, New South Wales

Category: Issue 3
Author(s): Egan
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Pollen was sampled from the foreheads of 1 046 individuals of seven honeyeater species which were captured in mist nets in an open woodland near Sydney. Four species of honeyeaters were winter visitors and were present in the site during the period of peak flowering. Pollen of Banksia spp. dominated the sample reflecting the relative […]

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Foraging range, marine habitat and diet of Bridled Terns breeding in Western Australia

Category: Issue 3
Author(s): Dunlop
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Bridled Terns breeding in Western Australia foraged over mid and outer continental Shelf waters within about 70 km of their colonies. The diet of birds breeding on Penguin Island in south-western Australia consisted of a variety of small marine organisms including fishes, crustacea and cephalopods and also winged terrestrial insects. The most important marine prey […]

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Cattle Egret migration, satellite telemetry and weather in south-eastern Australia

Category: Issue 3
Author(s): Howard Bridgman, Max Maddock and David Geering
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Two adult Cattle Egrets, captured near Raymond Terrace in the Williams River Valley, New South Wales, in April 1994 were each fitted with a PTT100, battery-powered transmitter and with patagial tags. After release, the birds were tracked by Argos system satellite on an eight hours on and 40 hours off duty cycle and ground searches […]

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The Black Noody breeding population at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef: 1985-1989

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Hill, Carter, Barnes, Dyer and Rosier
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The population size of the Black Noddy Anous minutus was monitored over five years at Heron Island, a 13.5 ha coral cay located on the southern Great Barrier Reef. The population which reached around 67 000 breeding pairs in 1989 appears to be increasing, although the rate of expansion is difficult to determine. Highest nesting […]

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The foraging behaviour of avian nectarivores in a monsoonal Australian woodland over a six-month period

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Donald Franklin
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The foraging behaviour of one lorikeet and six honeyeater species were compared over a six month period in tropical woodland near Darwin, Northern Territory. The study identified three broad groupings of nectarivores – the Rainbow Lorikeet, small honeyeaters (Brown, Dusky) and large honeyeaters (Silver-crowned and Little Friarbird, Blue-faced Honeyeater and Yellow-throated Miner). These groups were […]

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Short breeding season of Figbirds Sphecotheres viridis in Darwin, Northern Territory

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Richard Noske
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Opportunistic observations of 55 nests of Figbirds over eight years on the Northern Territory University campus suggest that nesting commences in early September and that the breeding season lasts between two and three months only. Laying was apparently synchronized and two eggs were usual. Nests were often close together indicating some advantage in quasi-colonial nesting, […]

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Birds of Milman Island

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Dobbs, Miller, Card, Mather and Haselmayer
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Fourteen Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service and Department of Environment surveys were made of Milman Island from 1985 to 1995. A total of 81 seabird and non-seabird species were observed. Numerous vegetation communities provide varied habitats and food sources for birds at the island. Seven non-seabird species were observed either in breeding plumage or […]

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