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The nesting biology of the Brown Honeyeater Lichmera indistincta in the Darwin Region of northern Australia, with notes on tidal flooding of nests

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Donald Franklin and Richard Noske

In the Darwin region of Northern Australia, the Brown Honeyeater nests in mangals (mangrove communities). woodlands and urban areas. Based on observations of 75 nests whose laying date could be estimated, the breeding season extends from April to September, a pattern that is consistent across years and habitats. Nests are usually built in shrubs and […]


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Recent records of the Black-breasted Buzzard Hamirostra melanosternon at Gunbower Island, Victoria

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Lawrie Conole and ralph Mac Nally


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Age and sex characteristics of the Helmeted Honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops cassidix in the hand

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Donald Franklin, Ian Smales, Bruce Quin and Peter Menkhorst

There has been a range of opinions about sexual dimorphism in Helmeted Honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops cassidix despite little supporting data, yet these opinions have played an historic role in the definition of the taxon. We demonstrate that males are, on average, larger then females in a range of characters, but there is no absolute morphological […]


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Radio-tracking trials with Regent Honeyeaters Xanthomyza phrygia and other honeyeaters

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Hugh Ford, David Geering and Andrew Ley

We trialled three methods of attachment of radio-transmitters to develop a safe and effective method to use on the endangered Regent Honeyeater Xanthomyza phrygia. Radio tags glued onto the backs of one Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata and three Noisy Friarbirds Philemon corniculatus were lost within 12 days. One Friarbird was unable to fly after a […]


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