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Parental time-budgets and breeding behaviour of the Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides in northern New South Wales

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Stephen Debus

The breeding behaviour and parental time-budgets of a pair of Little Eagles Hieraaetus morphnoides were studied throughout 115 hours of observation from nest-building to fl edging at Armidale, on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, in spring–summer 2009. Supplementary observations were conducted on three other nearby pairs, and the breeding productivity of nine local […]


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What facilitates urban colonisation by Crested Pigeons Ochyphaps lophotes?

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Sarah Mulhall, Alan Lill

The Crested Pigeon’s Ochyphaps lophotes range expansion in south-east Australia has encompassed urban areas, but its urban ecology is insufficiently known to allow identification of factors facilitating urban colonisation. In 2008, we documented its autumn/winter habitat use and foraging ecology and that of potentially competing Feral Pigeons Columba livia and Spotted Turtle-Doves Streptopelia chinensis in […]


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Belowla Island, New South Wales

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Blackmore, Jarman, Craven, Carlile

Belowla Island Nature Reserve is administered by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Ulladulla Area, Office of Environment and Heritage. Entry permit required.


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Nest site selection of the White-winged Fairy-wren Malurus leucopterus edouardi on Barrow Island

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Bamford, Moro

This study of nest site selection of the White-winged Fairy-wren Malurus leucopterus edouardi on Barrow Island showed that they favoured vegetation that included Melaleuca cardiophylla shrubs but were observed in a range of vegetation types, some of which where M. cardiophylla was not well represented. Nests were found in M. cardiophylla, Acacia bivenosa, A. coriacea, […]


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