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Journal Cover Australian Field Ornithology
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  • Volume 34 Killing of a mobbing Crested Pigeon 'Ocyphaps lophotes' by an
           Australian Raven 'Corvus coronoides'
    • Abstract: Mo, Matthew
      Mortality in birds engaged in mobbing potential predators is rare, especially while defending their progeny. This paper reports an incident of a nesting Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps lophotes being fatally attacked by an Australian Raven Corvus coronoides that it was mobbing. The Raven remained on the carcass for some time, but did not feed on it.

      PubDate: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:13:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 A probable Australian White Ibis 'Threskiornis moluccus' x
           Straw-necked Ibis 'T. spinicollis' hybrid
    • Abstract: Callaghan, Corey T; Ryall, Sharon; Kingsford, Richard T
      We observed a probable juvenile Australian White Ibis 'Threskiornis moluccus' x Straw-necked Ibis 'T. spinicollis' hybrid on the Lachlan River catchment, New South Wales, in November 2016. Photographs, combined with observations, demonstrate phenotypic characteristics of both these ibis species. The bird had a pattern on the wing similar to the Australian White Ibis but coloration on the body similar to the Straw-necked Ibis. To our knowledge, this is only the second report of a probable hybrid between these two species in the wild, and the first report documented with photographs.

      PubDate: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:13:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Development of a tag-attachment method to enable capture of
           fine- and landscape-scale movement in black-cockatoos
    • Abstract: Yeap, Lian; Shephard, Jill M; Bouten, Willem; Jackson, Bethany; Vaughan-Higgins, Rebecca; Warren, Kristin
      This study reports on a successful trial of a double-tag mounting protocol using both satellite and GPS tags on captive black-cockatoos (Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii naso, Baudin's Black-Cockatoo Zanda baudinii and Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo Z. latirostris). The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility and tolerance of a novel back-mount and a double-mount protocol combining a back- and tail-mount in black-cockatoos. We trialled solar 3D Global Positioning Systems (GPS) tags, standard solar and battery-operated GPS and Platform Terminal Transmitter (PTT) tags, and developed an attachment method to fit back-mounted solar-powered UvA-BiTS GPS tags to captive black-cockatoos. We investigated the effect of a variety of different types of tail-mounted satellite tags on the operational ability of the primary UvA-BiTS units and the feasibility of the double-mounted tag system with regard to tolerance by the birds. Our study determined that the combination of a 7.5-g UvA-BiTS GPS tag and 17-g Telonics TAV 2617 satellite tag was best tolerated by the birds and was the optimal tag system for use on birds to be released. This system enables capture of movement data to better understand the ecology of black-cockatoos, and identify critical feeding, roosting and breeding habitats, thereby informing conservation management initiatives to conserve these threatened species.

      PubDate: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:13:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 The Otway Forester 'Strepera graculina ashbyi': A neglected and
           misunderstood subspecies of the Pied Currawong from southern Victoria
    • Abstract: Menkhorst, Peter; Morley, Craig
      The most southerly of the six described subspecies of the Pied Currawong, Strepera graculina ashbyi, is perhaps the least known and most controversial. Because it has reduced areas of white at the bases of the primaries and at the bases of the rectrices, its appearance is superficially similar to the Grey Currawong S. versicolor, and this has caused confusion from the time of its first description to the present day. Subspecies ashbyi is considered to be extinct by some authorities, yet our observations indicate that birds showing the phenotypic characteristics of ashbyi are common breeding residents in the Otway Ranges of southern Victoria and in the regional city of Geelong and surrounding areas. Here we review the taxonomic history, morphological characteristics and current status of S. g. ashbyi. We identify errors of citation and misinterpretation of the literature which, combined with a lack of ground-truthing, have resulted in the classification of a seemingly common taxon as Extinct. We then present a re-assessment of the distribution and biogeography of S. g. ashbyi and discuss the suitability of the type specimen. The true taxonomic status of S. g. ashbyi can probably only be determined by studies of rates of genetic introgression amongst Pied Currawong populations across western Victoria, but in the meantime its conservation status should be revised to Least Concern.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 May 2017 15:13:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Finding food in a human-dominated environment: Exploring the
           foraging behaviour of urban Torresian Crows 'Corvus orru'
    • Abstract: Clifton, Briana; Jones, Darryl N
      Urbanisation provides both challenges and opportunities for wildlife living within these novel environments. Corvids (crows and ravens), although naturally wary and neophobic, have become among the most abundant urban bird groups throughout the world. Although such success has been attributed to their exploitation of human-derived food wastes, the foraging behaviour of urban corvids is poorly understood. We investigated foraging among Torresian Crows Corvus orru in suburban Brisbane, Queensland, by observing their behaviour at 15 parks and commercial sites in 2014-2015. The items consumed by foraging crows were identified specifically and with regard to origin during 5-minute focal observations. In addition, the reactions of birds to the presence of humans were noted. We found that the diet of the species was dominated by natural foods, especially insects, although around a third of items were of human origin. Crows selected a very wide range of food types and were more likely to consume natural foods during the morning but anthropogenic foods during the middle of the day. Crows were prone to flying away from a foraging site if people were close by. This study demonstrated that urban Torresian Crows rely primarily on natural foods, probably switching to scavenging only when nutritional needs have been met.

      PubDate: Tue, 23 May 2017 14:36:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Identification of terrestrial predators at two little penguin
           colonies in South Australia
    • Abstract: Colombelli-Negrel, Diane; Tomo, Ikuko
      Identifying predators and determining their influence on bird population declines can be crucial in the implementation of appropriate conservation measures. In this study, we focus on the Little Penguin Eudyptula minor, a flightless seabird whose numbers have seriously declined in some populations across Australia and New Zealand, for a variety of reasons, some not fully understood. Using a combination of motion-camera monitoring at active burrows and postmortem examinations of carcasses, we present data on the identity, occurrence and impact of terrestrial predators at two colonies in South Australia: Granite Island and Emu Bay (Kangaroo Island). Terrestrial predation varied from 20% for carcasses found on Granite Island to 44% at Emu Bay. There was no evidence for predation at burrows on Granite Island but, at Emu Bay, we identified goannas (Heath Monitor Varanus rosenbergi) as predators of chicks (by using cameras), and Cats Felis catus as predators of chicks and juveniles (from postmortem examination of carcasses). In addition, 45% of the carcasses found at Emu Bay were categorised as chicks. We discuss potential biases in identifying causes of death from carcasses only and the importance of combining both direct and indirect evidence.

      PubDate: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:18:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 The avifauna of Cartier Island commonwealth marine reserve,
           north-western Australia
    • Abstract: Clarke, Rohan H; Swann, George; Carter, Michael J; Mott, Rowan M; Herrod, Ashley
      Cartier Island and the surrounding reef is an isolated Australian Territory situated in the Timor Sea. Little is known about the avifauna of the reef system and the adjacent waters. Here we summarise all known ornithological records from the Island and detail the results of twice-annual bird surveys conducted within the Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve between 2010 and 2014. By the conclusion of the surveys, a total of 34 bird species had been recorded within the Reserve. The Crested Tern 'Thalasseus bergii' was shown to breed on the Island in small numbers. Several additional species of seabird and small numbers of shorebirds are regular visitors. Most other species occur as occasional visitors or vagrants.

      PubDate: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:18:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 The range and habitat of the Kalkadoon Grasswren 'Amytornis
           ballarae'
    • Abstract: Harrington, Graham; McKeown, Adam; Venables, Brian
      In this paper we discuss the results of the first comprehensive survey of the range and habitat of the Kalkadoon Grasswren Amytornis ballarae. This grasswren is of particular interest because (1) It is not classed as a Restricted Range Species by BirdLife International although we show that it occupies < 50 000 km2; (2) This species lives in a fire-prone environment, and the habitat is unsuitable for at least 3 years after fire. The movement and fate of the birds in these circumstances is unknown; (3) It is sympatric with the Carpentarian Grasswren A. dorotheae over part of its range, raising questions about competition between the species; and (4) The spatial and behavioural separation from the closely related Dusky Grasswren A. purnelli is not well defined. In 2008 and 2009, we visited 195 locations in firescars of known age within the known range of the Kalkadoon Grasswren and played calls of Kalkadoon and Carpentarian Grasswrens at 6-10 sites in each, totalling 1491 survey sites. We encountered 81 groups of Kalkadoon Grasswrens. They showed a marked preference for metamorphosed sandstone and marble. They were almost always found on rocky hills, but if on flat areas they were within 300 m of hills. Spinifex Triodia spp. dominated the ground-layer at all the sites where Kalkadoon Grasswrens were located. Ground-cover by spinifex increased annually after fire and plateaued after 6 years. Kalkadoon Grasswrens had returned to 30% of 3- and 4-year-old firescars, but occurred in 90% of locations surveyed which had not been burnt for >=10 years. No grasswrens were encountered in surveys between the currently published ranges of the Dusky Grasswren in the Northern Territory and the Kalkadoon Grasswren in Queensland. This paper provides a distribution map, and defines the habitat variables for the Kalkadoon Grasswren. Our mapping shows that the range of the Kalkadoon Grasswren is 40 000 km2, which qualifies it as a BirdLife International Restricted Range Species. We argue that an Important Bird Area should be declared for conserving and monitoring this species alone, where it is not sympatric with the Carpentarian Grasswren.

      PubDate: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:18:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 White-throated Treecreeper 'Cormobates leucophaea' feeding on
           bracket fungus
    • Abstract: Maurer, CN; Maurer, G; Reaney, LT
      White-throated Treecreepers Cormobates leucophaea are generally considered strict insectivores. This paper provides observational data of a female Treecreeper during winter feeding on a White Punk Laetiporus portentosus bracket fungus occurring in Victorian heathy dry forest.

      PubDate: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:18:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 A prolonged agonistic interaction between two Papuan Frogmouths
           'Podargus papuensis'
    • Abstract: Zdenek, CN
      Papuan Frogmouths 'Podargus papuensis' are large nocturnal birds about which relatively little is known. A prolonged aggressive interaction between two Papuan Frogmouths that involved interlocking beaks was filmed in the Lockhart River region on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, and is described here. Two additional Papuan Frogmouths were present during the event, one of which gave a call-type (OomWoom) previously unrecorded for this species. Difficulties associated with detecting such agonistic behaviour mean that the prevalence of these contests and their behavioural significance are currently unknown and require further research.

      PubDate: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:18:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 First specimens of free-flying Canada Geese 'Branta canadensis'
           from Australia
    • Abstract: Boles, Walter E; Tsang, Leah R; Sladek, Jaynia
      The Canada Goose Branta canadensis occurs in a feral state in New Zealand and rarely strays to Australia. There are two mainland records for Australia. The second of these pertains to four birds that were first observed on the south coast of New South Wales (NSW) in late 2007 before eventually being culled at Killalea State Park, NSW, in early March 2008. These specimens, three females and a male, the first from Australia, were incorporated into the collection of the Australian Museum. They are considered to have been free-flying adults of the subspecies B. c. maxima, that which occurs in New Zealand, from where they are assumed to have originated. The destruction of these Geese was consistent with guidelines for dealing with any appearance of this invasive species in Australia.

      PubDate: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:25:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Moorland Point: Decline of a traditional roost-site for Ruddy
           Turnstone 'Arenaria interpres', Pacific Golden Plover 'Pluvialis fulva'
           and other shorebirds in northern Tasmania
    • Abstract:
      The Moorland Point area has been an important high-tide roost for certain migratory shorebird species on the central-north coast of Tasmania, where shorebirds are generally scarce. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres and Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva roost on a small rocky headland and adjacent piles of seaweed along with up to three Grey-tailed Tattlers Tringa brevipes (all mainly in summer), and Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus roost above the high-tide mark 250 m to the east (mainly February-early August). More than 300 counts of shorebirds have been made at this site from 1985 to 2014. All these species have declined in recent years. Ruddy Turnstone, Pacific Golden Plover and Grey-tailed Tattler may have been affected by factors elsewhere in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, but local disturbance is also implicated and needs further management in addition to the recent initiative to block vehicles from the beach. The situation highlights some of the problems in conserving shorebird species that favour scattered small sites and may escape the attention given to sites supporting large numbers of more social shorebirds.

      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:36:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Notes on the 'Zoothera' thrushes in the Tweed Range of
           northeastern New South Wales
    • Abstract: Leach, Elliot C
      The Zoothera thrush complex is represented on the Australian mainland by the Bassian Thrush Z. lunulata and the Russet-tailed Thrush Z. heinei. These species are sympatric at several locations on the eastern coast. Often, these populations occupy different elevations, with the Bassian Thrush preferring higher elevations, though reasons for this are poorly understood. I present data from automated acoustic recordings made of these species in the Border Ranges and Mebbin National Parks of north-eastern New South Wales between 300 m and 1100 m above sea-level over a 1-year period from June 2015 to May 2016. Bassian Thrushes were recorded most frequently in October, typically at or above 900 m. Russet-tailed Thrushes were recorded most frequently in August, at or below 700 m. Differences in elevational preference between the species may be driven by several factors including adaptation to cold, avoidance of interspecific competition and avoidance of hybridisation.

      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:35:06 GMT
       
 
 
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