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Habitats of the Grey Grasswren Amytornis barbatus diamantina and a review of the species’ distribution

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Andrew Black, Graham Carpenter, Reece Pedler, Lynn Pedler, Peter Langdon
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Grey Grasswrens Amytornis barbatus were first described in swamps at the termination of the Bulloo River and that population and nominate subspecies is now considered threatened. A second subspecies is found to the north in wetlands of the Diamantina/Goyder Lagoon/Warburton system. We found the species at 54 sites within the Goyder Lagoon/Warburton floodplain and conclude […]

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Using surveys of nest characteristics to assess the breeding activity of the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Jason Wiersma, Amelia Koch
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A standardised protocol for surveying raptor breeding activity based on nest characteristics rather than observations of adults and chicks could reduce the cost and time required for surveys, increase sampling capacity and minimize disturbance to birds. We examined whether the breeding activity of the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax fleayi can be assessed indirectly by […]

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Brush Island, New South Wales

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Carlile, Priddel, Blackmore, Craven, Jarman
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Nature Reserve administered by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Office of Environment and Heritage. Entry permit required.

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Wasp Island, New South Wales

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): David Priddel, Nicholas Carlile
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Part of Murramarang National Park administered by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Office of Environment and Heritage. Entry permit required.

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RECOVERY ROUNDUP: Volume 36 Issue 2

Category: Issue 2
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This section is prepared with the co-operation of the Secretary, Australian Bird and Bat Banding Schemes, Australian Nature Conservation Agency. The recoveries are only a selection of the thousands received each year; they are not a complete list and should not be analysed in full or part without prior consent of the banders concerned. Longevity […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors around the World

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Ruth Tingay, Todd Katzner
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This book is a compilation of essays about studying, or attempting to study, eagle species around the world, from well studied species in Western countries to rare, barely accessible species in remote, rugged rainforests of Third World countries. Its rationale is to present human experiences of eagles by eagle biologists, as narratives of encounters with […]

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