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

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

Category: Issue 3
Author(s): Donald Franklin, Ian Smales, Bruce Quin and Peter Menkhorst
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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

Category: Issue 3
Author(s): Hugh Ford, David Geering and Andrew Ley
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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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Wedge-tailed Shearwaters on Mudjimba Island, Queensland: numbers and breeding success

Category: Issue 1/2
Author(s): Dyer
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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

Category: Issue 1/2
Author(s): Keith Egan and Greg Webb
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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

Category: Issue 1/2
Author(s): Alan Leishman
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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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