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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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Food sources of the Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus during the early wet season on the urban fringe of Darwin, Northern Territory

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Makoto Hasebe and Donald Franklin

The food sources of the Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus were studied from October to January in a mixed environment of urban, semi-urban and remnant native vegetation on the coastal fringe of Darwin in the Northern Territory. The study coincided with a period of low nectar availability in the tropical savannas, but abundant flowering and fruiting […]


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