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Seasonal patterns in abundance of waterfowl (Anatidae) at a waste stabilization pond in Victoria

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Andrew Hamilton and Iain Taylor

The seasonal abundance of waterfowl on a waste stabilization pond at the Western Treatment Plant, Victoria, Australia, was studied over two years. The abundances of species that are considered to be highly dispersive, such as Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus and Grey Teal Anas gracilis , were erratic and inconsistent across the two years. For other […]


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Diet, occupancy and breeding performance of Wedge-tailed Eagles Aquila audax near Canberra, Australia 2002-2003: Four decades after Leopold and Wolfe

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Esteban Fuentes, Jerry Olsen, Rose


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The population status of the Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus in Victoria

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Peter Dann

Kelp Gulls Larus dominicanus were first reported in Victoria in 1953 in Port Phillip Bay and currently occur around Port Fairy and Lady Julia Percy Island in western Victoria, Phillip Island and Port Phillip Bay in central Victoria and Wilsons Promontory and Lakes Entrance in eastern Victoria. Breeding of Kelp Gulls was first recorded in […]


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Selected longevity records for Bridled Terns Sterna anaethetus breeding on Penguin Island, Western Australia

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Dunlop, Pedelty

In south-western Australia Bridled Terns Sterna anaethetus are a breeding migrant normally arriving at their nesting colonies on numerous offshore islands in early October and departing in early April. The terns breeding in this region ‘winter’ offshore in the north-west Sulawesi Sea between 4º and 7ºN (Dunlop and Johnstone 1994; Dunlop and Rippey 2006).


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Population size and breeding success of Gould’s Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera leucoptera on Cabbage Tree Island, New South Wales: 1996-97 to 2005-06

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): David Priddel, Nicholas Carlile

Gould’s Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera leucoptera breeds only on Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands at the entrance to Port Stephens, New South Wales. Annual surveys to estimate population size and reproductive output of the colony on Cabbage Tree Island, where more than 96 per cent of the population nest, have been conducted since 1989–90. In the […]


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Lilliput Island (Small North-east Franklin Islet), Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Peter Shaughnessy

Currently unallotted Crown Land but recommended for inclusion in the Nuyts Archipelago Conservation Park “to protect important breeding and haul-out areas for Australian Sea-lions and New Zealand Fur-seals”.


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Nicolas Baudin Island, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Peter Shaughnessy, Terry Dennis

The island was incorporated into the South Australian reserves system as the Nicolas Baudin Island Conservation Park in January 2003, with the intertidal and marine parts of the reserve declared a Prohibited Area to provide greater sanctity for breeding areas of the Australian Sea-lion colony (SA Government Gazette 16 January 2003). During 2002, it was […]


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