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Quail that go bump in the night

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Crouther and Crouther

Annual irruptions of quail and button-quail, mostly Red-backed Button-quail, have been observed at Eungella township, elevation 725 metres in the Clarke Range near Mackay, Queensland. The birds appear at night, usually after about 2200 hours, but they seem to move only on certain nights in thick fog with a little light rain. Over an eight […]


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Breeding of Australian White Ibis, Straw-necked Ibis and Silver Gulls on Winter Swamp, Ballarat from 1990-1997

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Barry Kentish

Breeding populations of Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae, Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca and Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis were studied, from 1990 to 1997, on Winter Swamp, Ballarat, Victoria. Silver Gulls and Australian White Ibis bred from early July to early February but there were differences amongst years. Factors affecting the variation in the starting date […]


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Hybridization between Little Tern Sterna albifrons and Fairy Tern Sterna nereis in Botany Bay, New South Wales

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Ross, Egan and Priddel

The Little Tern Sterna albifrons and Fairy Tern S. nereis are largely allopatric breeders, but the incidence of breeding sympatry and hybridization appears to be increasing as the breeding range of the Fairy Tern expands northward. During the summer of 1996-97, a mixed pair comprising a female Little Tern and a male Fairy Tern nested […]


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Radio-tagging the Eastern Bristlebird: methodology and effects

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Jack Baker and Jean Clarke

Eastern Bristlebirds Dasyornis brachypterus were captured at Jervis Bay by two people using up to 168 m of mist-net, open for 145 hours over 29 days. Twenty-two birds were radio-tagged and useful data were obtained for 19 birds at 3 sites in Booderee National Park and for one bird in NSW Jervis Bay National Park. […]


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