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A new method for ageing some species of Meliphagidae

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Jamie Matthew

A new method for distinguishing certain species of honeyeaters and chats in first immature plumage is presented. This makes use of the difference between juveniles and adults in the shape of the longest feather of the alula. First immatures with the juvenile longest feather of the alula retained can be distinguished from adults on the […]


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Notes on banding Wonga Pigeons Leucosarcia melanoleuca at Moonee, New South Wales

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Lane

The following is a summary of banding details collected on Wonga Pigeons Leucosarcia melanoleuca at Moonee, near Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, from 4 November 1991 to 31 December 1998. Fifty-nine birds were banded and 226 recaptures were made in just over seven years.


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Co-operative breeding by Black-faced Woodswallows Artamus cinereus

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Ian Rowley

From 1973 to 1976, I studied Black-faced Woodswallows Artamus cinereus in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, where the species is resident all the year round. By 1975 all the birds in one group were individually colour-banded and their contributions at four nests were recorded during 68 hours of hide-watches. All birds, presumably of both sexes, […]


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Plant food resources of birds in coastal dune communities in New South Wales

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Carl Gosper

The plant food resources of birds, namely nectar, flower parts, leaves, exudates, seeds, elaiosomes and fruits, were recorded in coastal dune communities at several locations along the New South Wales coastline. This paper lists all the observed plant food types (73 in total) used by 53 bird species, from 58 plant species. Notes are included […]


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