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Foraging ecology and habitat use of the Swift Parrot on the south-western slopes of New South Wales

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Simon Kennedy and Anthony Overs

The foraging ecology and habitat use of the Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor was investigated in the south-western slopes region of New South Wales in May 1999. An extensive search of known and potential habitats was conducted in the study area. A total of six Swift Parrot sites was located during the study period, all of […]


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Population density and home range estimates for the Eastern Bristlebird at Jervis Bay, south-eastern Australia

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Jack Baker

Twenty-two Eastern Bristlebirds Dasyornis brachypterus were radio-tracked at Jervis Bay. Densities at two sites were >1.5 and >2.1 birds / 5 hectares* respectively which were similar to previous aural surveys at Jervis Bay and to the maximum density of 2.4 birds / 5 hectares recorded at Barren Grounds. The average home range minimum convex polygon […]


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Morphology, moult and survival in three sympatric bowerbirds in Australian wet tropics upland rainforest

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Clifford Frith and Dawn Frith

Spotted Catbirds Ailuroedus melanotis, Tooth-billed Bowerbirds Scenopoeetes dentirostris and Golden Bowerbirds Prionodura newtoniana were individually marked, measured and examined for moult in upland tropical rainforest on the Paluma Range, northern Queensland. Their adult measurements were compared with those of museum specimens. Biometrical data presented provide information on variation in size and weights for each sex […]


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