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Feeding behaviour of the Osprey Pandion haliaetus on the north coast of New South Wales.

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Greg Clancy

The feeding behaviour of the Osprey Pandion haliaetus was studied at feeding grounds, feeding perches and nests in the Clarence Valley, north-east New South Wales, from 1991 to 1996. Foraging behaviour was found to be similar to that of Northern Hemisphere birds. Although birds were found to take mostly living fish, one record of passible […]


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Seasonal variation in Glossy Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami sightings on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Stock & Wild


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Is the Superb Parrot Polytelis swainsonii population in Cuba State Forest limited by hollow or food availability?

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Leslie

The Superb Parrot Polytelis swainsonii is listed in threatened species legislation at State and National levels. As it is an obligate hollow nester, harvesting of River Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis in south-eastern Australia has led to concern over the maintenance of their nest trees. While the availability of hollows is undoubtedly a critical factor in […]


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Recoveries of Seabirds banded between 1978 and 1987 at Raine Island, MacLennan and Moulter Cays and Sandbanks No. 7 and 8, Northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Kirstin Dobbs

From 1979 to 1987, 7 080 birds, representing 17 species, were banded at Raine Island, and from 1979 to 1985, 849 birds, representing 3 species, were banded at Moulter Cay, MacLennan Cay, Sandbank No. 7 and Sandbank No. 8. Almost half (45.5%, n = 3 609) of the 7 929 birds were banded as adults; […]


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Dusky Woodswallows Artamus cyanopterus collaborate to kleptoparasitize a Restless Flycatcher Myiagra inquieta.

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Graham Fulton

Kleptoparasitism in birds is typically considered the piracy of food from one bird by another. This is an account of collaborative kleptoparasitic attacks by Dusky Woodswallows Artamus cyanopterus on a Restless Flycatcher Myiagra inquieta. The two woodswallows worked collaboratively to steal arthropod prey from the flycatcher with one woodswallow feeding the other with the stolen […]


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Breeding success and timing of nesting by forest birds on northern tablelands of New South Wales, Australia

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): McLean, Recher, Studholme, Given & Duncan

The pattern and timing of nesting by 57 bird species in open eucalypt Eucalyptus forest on the northern tablelands of New South Wales (30 degrees 30″ S, 151 degrees 40″ E; 990-1390 m asl) were studied in the breeding seasons of 1988-1992, 1994, and 1996. The first nests were initiated in mid-July with numbers increasing […]


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