The diet of Pied Currawongs Strepera graculina in eucalypt woodland near Armidale, New South Wales, was studied by analysis of stomach contents of 21 birds collected in October-December 2002. Adult pairs, and replacement currawongs in those territories, were collected before they had active nests. The currawongs’ diet consisted predominantly of arthropods (97% by number): mainly […]
Primary replacement progresses outwards while secondaries are progressing inwards, after tertials and rectrices have been replaced. Active moult continued until early April. Immatures undergo partial moult which may b influenced by hatching date.
For Ninox connivens in 2003, the spring sample was dominated by mammals whereas the summer sample was dominated by insects. Birds dominated the 2004 spring sample suggesting a shortage of mammalian prey.
The endangered Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus is found in a number of small isolated populations along the east coast of Australia. Presently little is known about the status and viability of many of these populations. Surveys for Eastern Bristlebirds were conducted at Red Rocks Nature Reserve, around Jervis Bay near Huskisson and on Beecroft Peninsula, […]