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.