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The S. G. (Bill) Lane Memorial Issue 1922-2000

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Bill Lane joined the RAOU in 1947 and held a number of positions including being a Member of the Council, Vice-President from 1967 to 1969 and Chairman of the combined RAOU and NSW RZS Ornithological section from 1962 to 1964. He was elected as a Fellow of the RAOU in May 1983 and was awarded […]


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A founder and father of the Bird Banders’ Association of Australia, the late S. G. (Bill) Lane and his contribution to bird study in Australia

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Author(s): Llewellyn

S. G. (Bill) Lane had two areas of interest that filled his studious life, the army and birds. His drive and energy and meticulous eye for detail ensured he excelled in whatever he undertook. He retired from the Citizens Military Force (CMF) with a rank of Colonel in 1972, which emphasises the scale of his […]


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Results from the long-term mistnetting project at North Ryde, commenced by the late S.G. (Bill) Lane in 1959

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Author(s): Alan Leishman

This banding project was instigated by S.G. (Bill) Lane in 1959 as an integral part of the Co-operative Silvereye Project which set out to obtain data on long-distance movements of Silvereyes Zosterops lateralis (Hitchcock and Carrick 1960). The objectives of the project had been expanded by 1966 to study the movements of different breeding populations, […]


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The feeding behaviour and diet of the Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus australis in northern New South Wales

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Author(s): Greg Clancy

Field studies were carried out over a two and three-quarter year period (2003–2005) to study the feeding behaviour and diet of free-flying Black-necked Storks Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus australis (adults, immatures and juveniles) and the food fed to nestlings in New South Wales. Storks walked or stood in water searching visually, or walked in water constantly probing […]


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Impact of feral Water Buffalo Bubalus bubalis grazing on White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster breeding success in subtropical river habitat in the Northern Territory, Australia

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Author(s): Laurie Corbett, Tony Hertog

Diet and breeding success of White-bellied Sea-Eagles Haliaeetus leucogaster in Kakadu National Park were compared between years with (1980–85) and without (1992–94) high densities of feral Water Buffalo Bubalus bubalis. Overall, prey comprised turtles (39.8%), fish (26.5%), birds (28.3%), mammals (4.4%) and snakes (0.9%) and there was no significant difference in diet between years with […]


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