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Observations on the Breeding of Figbirds and Common Koels

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Corrupter and Crouther

Obsorvations on Figbirds Sphecotheres viridis breeding in one locality during 1980-81, 1981-82 and 1982-83 are presented. Observations include methods of nest building, incubation and rearing of young. Dates of laying, halching and fledging were also noted. Parasitism by Common Koels Eudynamys scolopacea occurred in each year and was included in the study. Breeding success appears […]


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Feeding Times of Honeyeaters on Banksia ericifolia Inflorescences

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): Prendergast

Feeding times ot honeyeaters on Banksia ericifolia inforescences were studied. Territorial Red Wattlebirds Anthochaera carunculata had a significantly longer mean feeding time/inflorescences had non-territorial (opportunistic) individuals, and there were large differences between those of opportunistically foraging Eastern Spinebills Acarthorhynchus tenuiostris, New Holland Honeyeaters Phylidonryis novaehollandiae and Crescent Honeyeaters P. pyrrhoptera. Reasons for these differences are discussed, […]


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The Breeding Biology of the Wiilie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys in a Suburban Woodlot

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Category: Issue 4

Author(s): McFarland

Over a two-year period Willie Wagtails were studied in a suburban woodlot in Beverly Hills, Sydney. Observations revealed that territories were held year round with intra and interspecific aggression greatest when breeding, that there was a possible courtship  display and that a distraction disptay was used against potential predators. Overall 51.6% of all eggs laid survived […]


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