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Some Notes on the Plumage Phases of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Joseph

Specimens of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami werc examined to elucidate sex and age plumage phases. Under field conditions, adult females are the most readily recognisable form. An unbarred red subterminal tail band indicates that a blrd is male and probably adult or nearly so, and some such individuals may have a few yellow head feathers. Adult […]


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Notes on the Breeding of Varied Sittellas Daphoenositta chrysoptera

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Marchant

Two nests ol Vared Sittellas Daphoenositta chrysoptera were watched near Moruya. New South Wales, for about 125 hours in 1982, one from laying of eggs to fledging of young and the other from the middle of incubation to fledging. Both incubation and nestling periods were 20 days. Though individual birds were not identifiable, probably the […]


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Little Tern Breeding Colony on Artificial Site at Port Botany, New South Wales

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Category: Issue 1

Author(s): Larkins

In 1979 Ibecame aware of a colony of Litlle Tern Sterna albifrons breeding on the partly developed artificial site at Port Botany. New South Wales. The colony was studied in 1980-81, 1981-82 and 1982-83 to determine breeding success. to collect data relating to the artilicial site. and to identify factors lhat threatened the colony. Runners […]


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