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Diet of the White-headed Pigeon Columba leucomela near Lismore, northern New South Wales: fruit, seeds, flower buds, bark and grit

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): D. G. Gosper

Gut contents of 18 White-headed Pigeons Columba leucomela, found dead over a four-year period near Lismore in northern New South Wales, comprised fruits and seeds of the invasive plant Camphor Laurel Cinnamomum camphora almost exclusively. Birds frequently ingested Melaleuca quinquenervia bark, which, as far as I am aware, constitutes the first record of consumption of […]


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Foraging by native and domestic ducks in urban lakes: behavioural implications of all that bread

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Renee Chapman and Darryl Jones

Wildlife feeding is a popular human-wildlife interaction throughout the Western World, yet remarkably little is known about the practice and its influences. This study investigated the effects of anthropological feeding upon the natural feeding ecology of the Pacifi c Black Duck Anas superciliosa and domestic duck taxa in ten urban lakes from South-east Queensland. Randomly […]


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Nest site selection and nesting behaviour of the Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus australis in northern New South Wales

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Greg. P. Clancy and Hugh A. Ford

We describe aspects of the nesting behaviour, including nest site selection, of the Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus australis in New South Wales over a four-year period (2003–2006). Nests were usually placed in the topmost foliage of tall trees, less than 100 metres from water and more than 200 metres from a road or house. The […]


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Local and regional movements of the Australian White Ibis Theskiornis molucca in eastern Australia

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Andrew C. M. Smith and Ursula Munro

Little is known about the movements of Australian birds. Information is particularly scarce on large, aquatic birds, which are usually diffi cult to access and handle. Their movements are also often complex, and therefore difficult to identify. Here we present data on the local and long distance movements of the Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca, […]


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Distribution, status and habitat of the Red Goshawk Erythrotriorchis radiatus in Queensland

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Czechura, Hobson, Stewart

Field surveys of the Red Goshawk Erythrotriorchis radiatus were conducted in south-east Queensland in 1995 and again in 2001; in northern Queensland in 1999; and on Cape York Peninsula in 2000. In south-eastern Queensland, Red Goshawks were found at 25 localities in 1995, representing at least 10–12 (possibly up to 16) resident pairs; breeding was […]


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