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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]