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Tourists and Little Penguins Eudyptula minor at Montague Island, New South Wales

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Peter Shaughnessy, Sue Briggs

Little Penguins Eudyptula minor have been viewed by tourists at a penguin landing site (Jetty Bay) on Montague Island since 1991. Numbers of penguins coming ashore at Jetty Bay during November in the evening decreased significantly between 1994 and 1998 from approximately 250 to 66 per night, compared with no reduction in numbers coming ashore […]


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Nest site selection by the Western Yellow Robin Eopsaltria griseogularis in Wandoo Woodland, Western Australia

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Jarrad Cousin

Nest site selection by the Western Yellow Robin Eopsaltria griseogularis was examined during the 2000 and 2001 breeding seasons in Dryandra Woodland, Western Australia. The average nest height measured 4.1 metres and was found in trees with an average height of 8.2 metres. Nest position generally corresponded to the basal crown height, suggesting an ‘intermediate […]


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Is the behaviour of Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata significantly affected by the attachment of radio telemetry equipment?

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Christopher Coombes, Andrea Wilson, Remy Dehaan

The decline of Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata populations across Australia has necessitated field research dependent upon bird identification and location using radiotelemetry equipment. To investigate the effect of radio transmitter attachment this study analysed foraging, moving, preening and resting behaviour of captive Malleefowl with and without radio transmitters attached. Six juvenile Malleefowl were randomly allocated to […]


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Time partitioning and substrate use of Red-backed Fairy-wrens Malurus melanocephalus

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Category: Issue 2

Author(s): Stephen Murphy, Joanne Heathcote, Silvanna Garcia, Sarah Legge

Red-backed Fairy-wrens Malurus melanocephalus are small insectivorous birds that inhabit Australia’s tropical and subtropical savannas. We studied a colour-banded population in the Kimberley, Western Australia, to describe how they partition their time among the main habitat elements within their savanna environment. Eighty-nine focal watches on 29 individuals showed that Red-backed Fairy-wrens spend most of the […]


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