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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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An example of melanistic plumage in the Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Nigel Cleere

First known melanistic morph is a skin in the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.


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Spring diet of Pied Currawongs at Imbota Nature Reserve, Armidale, New South Wales.

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Debus and Rose

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 […]


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Moult in captive Regent Honeyeaters Xanthomyza phrygia

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Munro and McFadden

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.


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Breeding-season diet of a pair of Barking Owls near Armidale, New South Wales

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Debus, Ford and Rose

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.


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A record of interspecific kleptoparasitism by an Australian passerine, the Black-faced Woodswallow Artamus cinereus.

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Recher and Davis

Black-faced Woodswallows opportunistically stole lepidopteran larvae from ground-foraging Crimson Chats while associated with mixed-species foraging flock.


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A sex-specific display in the sexually monomorphic Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis.

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Michael Weston

Tail-bobbing, wing-flicking, rotating and jumping sideways performed usually by males, but sample size low.


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Foraging success by the Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae in a suburban habitat.

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): David O'Connor

Almost 60% success rate with data given for habitat and for prey size.


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