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The practice of wildlife feeding in suburban Brisbane

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Daniel Rollinson, Rebecca O"Leary and Darryl Jones

Wildlife feeding is a frequently debated topic that generates polarised views but literature relating to the practice is rare. This study provides the extent of wildlife feeding in Brisbane, highlighting common practices associated with feeding in a suburban setting. A questionnaire, delivered to 400 Brisbane residents, asked questions about the species being fed, the food […]


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Seasonal trends in food consumption and body mass of captive Regent Honeyeaters Xanthomyza phrygia (Meliphagidae)

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Ursula Munro, Kathleen McCloskey and Belinda Cooke

In this study, the seasonal changes in food use and body mass in captive Regent Honeyeaters Xanthomyza phrygia between April and September were examined. Regent Honeyeaters had a higher body mass in autumn and early winter (April-June) than in late winter and spring (July-September). Nectar consumption varied significantly over the study period and reached an […]


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Predation by Rufous Owls on Eclectus Parrots and other animals at Iron Range National Park, Cape York

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Sarah Legge, Rob Heinsohn, Clare Blackman and Steve Murphy


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A four-year study of a bird community in a woodland remnant near Moyston, western Victoria

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Simon Kennedy

Bird species richness and abundance were estimated monthly between September 1989 and February 1994 at a woodland remnant near Moyston in western Victoria. The migratory status of each species was assessed. Changes in abundance seasonally and over a longer period are reported. The results indicate that this remnant is used by about thirty species of […]


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