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A simple trigger mechanism for photographing predators at artificial ground nests

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Fiona Fraser and Ken Fraser

The trigger mechanism described here was designed to photograph predation events at artificial nests intended to mimic those of a ground dwelling Australian savannah species, the Partridge Pigeon Geophaps smithii.


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Movements of two experimentally displaced Brown Treecreepers Climacteris picumnus in a matrix of woodland and pasture

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Caren Cooper

Previous work found that Brown Treecreepers Climacteris picumnus were unable to disperse to isolated woodland patches in the New England Tablelands, northern New South Wales. I attempted to understand dispersal behaviour by testing how Brown Treecreepers react to landscape patterns while moving. I radio-tagged two male Brown Treecreepers on their resident territories and released them […]


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A banding study of the Grey Grasswren Amytornis barbatus barbatus in the Carapundy Swamp of south-western Queensland

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Hardy

Grey Grasswren Amytornis barbatus barbatus were studied in an 11 hectare area of tall, dense Lignum Muehlenbeckia cunninghamii in the Caryapundy Swamp of south-western Queensland between 1984 and 1996. One hundred and ninety-three individualswere captured and banded and 35 (18.1%) individuals were retrapped a total of 48 times. A pair of grasswrens with two recently fledged […]


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Status of birds in the Richmond River district, New South Wales, 1973-2000

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Dennis Gosper and Glenn Holmes

The status of selected bird species in the Richmond River district, New South Wales, was analysed for the period 1973-2000. Several species clearly increased or decreased numerically. The White-winged Chough, Zebra Finch and White-backed Swallow are probably extinct locally; the Eastern bristlebird and Coxen’s Fig-parrot are confirmed to be Critically Endangered in the state. The […]


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