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BIRD-BANDING AND THE MIGRATION OF YELLOW-FACED AND WHITE-NAPED HONEYEATERS THROUGH THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Purchase
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Between April 1961 and June 1983, 21540 Yellow-faced Honeyeaters Lichenostomus chrysops and 7057 White-naped Honeyeaters Melithreptus lunatus were banded at thirty-four places in the Australian Capital Territory. The bands were provided by the Australian Bird-Banding Scheme, CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Rangeland Research

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THE RAPTORS OF THE BLACKALL_CONONDALE RANGES AND ADJOINING LOWLANDS, SOUTH-EASTERN QUEENSLAND

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Czechura
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Twenty-eight species oi raptor have been recorded from eight major vegetation types represented in the Blackall-Conondale Ranges and adjacent lowlands. Included wlthin these twenty-eight species are nineteen residents. These raptors may be grouped accordtng to broad vegetation preferences. Three species favour dense forests, six species open forests, six species open (largely disturbed) habitats, one species […]

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INFLUENCE OF COLOUR AND SUGAR CONCENTRATION ON THE FORAGING BEHAVIOUR OF RED WATTLEBIRDS Anthochaera carunculata

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Mc Farland
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The foraging behaviour of a group of semi-wild Red Wattlebirds Anthochaera carunculalta was examined using a series of experiments. lt was found that the birds (a) had no colour preference for those colours offered; (b) could dlscriminate between dijferent sugar concentrations, and (c) rapidly modified their feeding techniques to exploit new food sources. lt could […]

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DISTRIBUTION AND HABITS OF KITES, Milvus migrans, Haliastur sphenurus AND H. indus lN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Bell
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Brahminy Kites Haliaslur indus are present in the highlands as well as in both northern and southern lowlands. Whistling Kites H. sphenurus are absent from the highlands    whilst Black Kites Milvus migrans are inexplicably absent from the southern lowland. Black Kites have increased in abundance perhaps replacing Whistling Kites and have colonized towns, where they feed on the […]

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Sexual Dimorphism in the Blue Bonnet

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Joseph
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A plumage character traditionally regarded as a subspecilic character of the so-calfed Red-vented Blue Bonnet Northiella haematogaster haematorrhous actually occurs most prominently in males of eastern populations of N. haematogaster, ie. generally, those east of 147E. lt is readily observable in the field.

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DIURNAL AND SEASONAL CHANGES IN AGGRESSION IN A HONEYEATER COMMUNITY

Category: Issue 1, Volume 09
Author(s): McFarland
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Aggression within a honeyeater community was examined on both diurnal and seasonal scales over a period of one year. Aggression was more common in the morning and afternoon than at midday. Honeyeaters were most abundant during the flowering ol two banksias.  Most aggressive interactions were recorded during these months. lt is suggested that the level […]

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