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Numbers of non-burrowing breeding seabirds of the Houtman Abrolhos: 1991-1993 and 1999.

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Andrew Burbidge and Phillip Fuller

Counts of non-burrowing seabirds were conducted on 146 islands, islets and rocks in the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia over 14 days in early summer 1999, using a jet boat. Comparisons with similar counts made in 1991-1993 showed that numbers of breeding pairs increased from 450 000 to 701 000. This difference was due largely to […]


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A note on the diet of the Australian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles cristatus from near Warren, New South Wales.

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Jones


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A survey of road-killed owls in north-eastern New South Wales.

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Greg Clancy

All owls found dead along roads were noted as part of a larger survey of road-killed vertebrate fauna in north-eastern New South Wales between February 1978 and December 1999. 197 owls of five species, comprising two hawk owls, genus Ninox, and three masked owls, genus Tyto, were recorded. An average of 9.1 owls/yr was recorded, […]


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Observations on a Great Egret Ardea alba and Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus colony at the Perth Zoo, Western Australia

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Robyn Phillimore and Harry Recher

A colony of Great Egrets Ardea alba and Nankeen Night Herons Nycticorax caledonicus has existed at the Perth Zoo, Western Australia for over 25 years. The colony of egrets is one of very few in the region and hence is significant for the conservation and management of Great Egrets in Western Australia. From 1996 to […]


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Diet of the Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus in New South Wales

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Linda Gibson and Jack Baker

The diet of the Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus in New South Wales was determined from observations and an analysis of faeces, stomach and gut contents of 18 birds caught in or obtained from Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay and Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, New South Wales. The study showed these birds largely take mobile terrestrial […]


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Extension of the known breeding range of the Superb Parrot

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Christie

Targeted surveys were undertaken in the area between Cowra and Dubbo in the spring of 2001 and 2002 in an attempt to determine the breeding season movement patterns and the northernmost limit of the breeding range of the Superb Parrot Polytelis swainsonii. This study found that the Superb Parrot was nesting in at least four […]


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