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Breeding biology of the Dusky Moorhen in a suburban park

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Sean Pywell and Alan Lill
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The breeding biology of a dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa in Jells Park, Melbourne was studied from 1991 to 1996. Data were supplemented by records from the Birds Australia Nest Record Scheme for the period 1963-1995. The breeding season at Jells Park lasted from August to March. Mean individual clutch size was 6 eggs at Jells […]

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A decline in the number of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters breeding on Raine Island?

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Dyer
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Between December 1995 and December 2000 there was an apparent decline of greater than 40 per cent in the number of occupied Wedge-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus pacificus burrows on Raine Island. The estimated census of approximately 3,550 burrows or crevice nests in December 1995 declined to estimates of approximately 2,360 and 1,570 Shearwater burrows or crevice […]

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The importance of eucalypt nectar in the diet of large honeyeaters

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Anthony Saunders, Shelley Burgin and Hugh Jones
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In a study comparing the densities of Noisy Friarbirds Philemon corniculatus, Red Wattlebirds Anthocaera carunculata and flowering eucalypts, between 1992 and 1996 in central eastern New South Wales, the flowering of trees was found to be a very highly significant explanatory variable accounting for changes in honeyeater numbers at both regional and local scales. Correlations […]

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