A survey of seabirds beach-washed near Ballina in northern N.S.W. was undertaken from January 1976 to December 1979. A total of 504 individuals of 29 species was found. Short-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus tenuirostris comprised 75% of all birds. Seabirds were found beach-washed at a rate of 1.2 birds per kilometre. There is some evidence that fewer […]
We recommend using culmen and tarsal lengths to indicate sex in Woodhens. For dried museum skins a function 1.8 tarsus + culmen =l35, using measurements in mm, separates females (below) from males (above) the value. However. for live Woodhens, 1.7 tarsus + culmen = 141 is the function.
In November 1976 ten species of seabirds were recorded breeding on eight coral cays in the Swain Reefs, south-eastern Great Barrier Reef. The available evidence suggests that the islands of this area are eroding and several have been lost in recent years.
From 26 to 28 November 1980. additional visits were made to six islands of the southern and western coasts of Wilsons Promontory. The islands visited were Wattle and Kanowna on 26 November, Shellback and Norman on 27 November, and McHugh and Dannevig on 28 November. We were accompanied by (Mrs) L, F. Lane on all […]