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The downy young and juvenile of the Chestnut Rail, with notes on development

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Donald Franklin and Terry Barnes
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We describe the downy young and juvenile stages of the Chestnut Rail, a large, little-known rail of tropical mangrove forests, and provide notes on development. The information was obtained from four birds of two clutches hatched in the wild but raised in captivity. Young are precocial. Moult from downy to juvenile plumage commences at about […]

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Association of birds with fallen timber in Box-Ironbark Forest of central Victoria

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Laven and Mac Nally
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The potential role of fallen timber in influencing avian microhabitat use was examined in box-ironbark forests in the Dunolly forest block in central Victoria, Australia. Six sites with relatively high levels of fallen timber across each site were selected. Within each site, areas with (‘debris’ areas) and without (’empty’ areas) piles of fallen timber were […]

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Relationships between control of water regimes in River Red Gum wetlands and abundance of waterbirds

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Briggs, Lawler and Thornton
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Twelve wetlands on the floodplain of the Murrumbidgee River (Murray-Darling Basin, Australia) were surveyed for waterbirds while they were flooded during 1989-90. At six of the wetlands, water regimes were controlled slightly or not at all; at the other six sites water regimes were controlled moderately or heavily. Abundances of six species of waterbird were […]

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Movement patterns of Great, Intermediate and Little egrets from Australian breeding colonies

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Geering, Maddock, Cam, Ireland, Halse and Pearson
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The current state of knowledge about the movements of Great, Intermediate and Little Egrets from Australian breeding colonies is reviewed using published work, data provided by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme and the records of Project Egret Watch at the Shortland Wetlands Centre. The limited data available suggest that the three egret species […]

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