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Plumage dimorphism in Wedge-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus pacificus in Shark Bay, Western Australia.

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Wooller, Bradley & Powell

Although many Wedge-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus pacificus in northern hemisphere populations have white underparts, almost all members of this species around Australia have uniformly blackish-brown plumage. The exception is Wedge-tailed Shearwaters on islands in Shark Bay, on the central coast of Western Australia, where in 1972 about 20 per cent of an estimated 600 pairs had […]


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A long-term banding study in upland tropical rainforest, Paluma Range, north-eastern Queensland with notes on breeding.

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Frith & Frith

This study is the result of a 20-year bird banding project in upland rainforest on the Paluma Range, north-eastern Queensland. During the first 13 years (1978-91) banding was carried out every year but thereafter only during 1995 and 1997, mist-netting being largely (74% of total netting hours) carried out during the first three seasons. Results […]


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