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Early fledging in the New Zealand Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa fuliginosa

Category: Issue 3
Author(s): Stirnemann
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New Zealand Fantails Rhipidura fuliginosa fuliginosa form breeding pairs, which retain the same territories and can produce multiple clutches in a breeding season (Heather and Robertson 2005). Fantails have an incubation period of 13–16 days and have a nestling stage of 11–16 days (Heather and Robertson 2005). The minimum time recorded to fledging was 12 […]

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A simple, inexpensive trap for capturing Parrots and other Cavity Nesting Birds

Category: Issue 3
Author(s): Mathew Berg, Raoul Ribot
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Many studies require that birds be individually caught during the nesting cycle for marking and sampling. Numerous forms of trap for capturing nest box or cavity-nesting birds on the nest have been devised. The simplest of these may be just a hand net, sliding door or similar that is set off manually, but these require […]

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