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A record of the King Quail Coturnix chinensis from the Ovens Floodplain, north-east Victoria

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Author(s): Lawrie Conole and Ralph Mac Nally


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Wedge-tailed Shearwaters on Mudjimba Island, Queensland: numbers and breeding success

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Author(s): Dyer

Mudjimba Island has recently been included in the Maroochy River Conservation Park. One of the factors influencing the decision was that the island’s Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus colony may be the only viable colony remaining in south-east Queensland and one of only two colonies that inhabit mainland islands in Queensland. The colony was first described […]


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A useful strategy for the management of eggs dislodged from the nests of Little Terns Sterna albifrons

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Author(s): Keith Egan and Greg Webb

Little Terns nest on beaches, often just above the tidal line, making the nest and eggs highly susceptible to inundation. Whenever eggs are dislodged from the nest the usual management practice is to either collect these eggs for museum specimens or to destroy them while examining them for signs of fertility. In New South Wales, […]


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A long-term banding study of birds in a Spotted Gum forest near Campbelltown, New South Wales

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Author(s): Alan Leishman

Data on recapture and seasonal and annual variation in capture rates, obtained during a 21-year banding project in Spotted Gum forest 50 kilometres south-west of Sydney, New South Wales, are given for a range of frequently captured species. Six species are shown to be resident, whilst a further five species were probably resident. Four species […]


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Diet and breeding biology of the Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax at three nests in north-eastern New South Wales

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Author(s): Mark Harder

The diet and breeding biology of the Wedge-tailed EagleAquila audax were studied by observation and collection of prey remains and pellets at three active nests in the Richmond Valley in north-eastern New South Wales, during July to November 1997. The nests successfully fledged one young each after estimated incubation and nesting periods of 40 – […]


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