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A note on a nineteenth century sighting of a species of ground-dwelling bird on Bokak, a northern atoll of the Marshall Islands

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Dirk Spennemann
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Absence of extant Rail could be due to extermination by former plumage hunters or a sighting of a non-breeding vagrant.

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Primary moult should be recorded inside out

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Ken Rogers and Danny Rogers
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The primary moult scores of Red-necked Stints obtained when moult is recorded from the inside to the outside of the wing differ from those obtained when moult is recorded from the outside in. It is suggested that this is because moult of inner primaries is more likely to be recorded accurately when the inner primary […]

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Capturing, marking and radio-tracking a small owl, the Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae in Australia

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Brent Stephenson, Edward Minot and Penny Olsen
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This paper describes capture, marking and radio-tracking techniques for the Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae in Australasia. Techniques outlined include the use of taped calls and mist-nets, colour bands and reflective tape, handling and attachment of radio transmitters using harnesses.

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Local movements of honeyeaters in a sub-coastal vegetation mosaic in the Northern Territory

Category: Issue 4
Author(s): Donald Franklin and Richard Noske
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We examined the local, movements of honeyeaters in a vegetation mosaic near Darwin, Northern Territory over a 39-month period using mark-recapture banding and unquantified observations of nectar availability and the presence of birds. Thirty nectar source species provided nectar throughout the year, with the exception of interludes of several weeks between periods of prolific flowering […]

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