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Emu - Austral Ornithology is the premier journal for ornithological research and reviews related to the Southern Hemisphere and adjacent tropics. More

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Volume 114 Number 4 2014

 
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Distribution of tree-hollows and hollow preferences by parrots in an urban landscape 
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Adrian Davis , Richard. E. Major and Charlotte. E. Taylor
pp. 295-303
 
  
 

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New Guinean passerines have globally small clutch-sizes 
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Benjamin G. Freeman and Nicholas A. Mason
pp. 304-308
 
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High frequency but low impact of brood parasitism by the specialist Screaming Cowbird on its primary host, the Baywing 
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María C. De Mársico and Juan C. Reboreda
pp. 309-316
 
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Selection of trees for sap-foraging by a native New Zealand parrot, the Kaka (Nestor meridionalis), in an urban landscape 
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Kerry E. Charles and Wayne L. Linklater
pp. 317-325
 
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Vocal individuality of Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) 
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Andrew Digby , Ben D. Bell and Paul D. Teal
pp. 326-336
 
  
 

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Drivers of clutch-size in Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus savana) at temperate and tropical latitudes in South America 
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Alex E. Jahn , Diego T. Tuero , Ana Maria Mamani , Vanesa Bejarano , Diego Anibal Masson and Eluney Aguilar
pp. 337-342
 
  
 

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Frugivory and seed dispersal role of the Yellow-striped Brush-Finch (Atlapetes citrinellus), an endemic emberizid of Argentina 
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Román A. Ruggera , M. Daniela Gomez and Pedro G. Blendinger
pp. 343-351
 
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Trans-equatorial migration of Short-tailed Shearwaters revealed by geolocators 
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Mark J. Carey , Richard A. Phillips , Janet R. D. Silk and Scott A. Shaffer
pp. 352-359
 
  
 

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Pelagic distribution of Gould’s Petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera): linking shipboard and onshore observations with remote-tracking data 
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David Priddel , Nicholas Carlile , Dean Portelli , Yuna Kim , Lisa O’Neill , Vincent Bretagnolle , Lisa T. Ballance , Richard A. Phillips , Robert L. Pitman and Matt J. Rayner
pp. 360-370
 
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Primary wing-moult in relation to body-mass, wing-length and latitude in four insectivorous passerines from southern Africa 
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Bo T. Bonnevie and Adrian J. F. K. Craig
pp. 371-378
 
  
 

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The sources of diurnal variation in caching behaviour of South Island Robins (Petroica australis australis) 
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Craig A. Barnett and Naoko Emura
pp. 379-384
 
  
 

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Book reviews 
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Corrigendum to: The global trade in native Australian parrots through Singapore between 2005 and 2011: a summary of trends and dynamics 
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Bing Wen Low
pp. 389-390
 
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Annual Author Index 
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pp. 391-401
 
 

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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    MU14056  Accepted 14 November 2014
    Optimising translocation efforts of Mottled petrels (Pterodroma inexpectata): growth, provisioning, meal size and the efficacy of an artificial diet for chicks.
    Rachael Sagar, Brendon Dunphy, Ken Hunt, Antje Leseberg, Kahori Nakagawa, Matt Rayner
    Abstract


    MU14064  Accepted 23 October 2014
    What the direction of matings can tell us of hybridisation mechanisms in ducks
    Patrick Guay, Lucinda Monie, Randall Robinson, Wouter van Dongen
    Abstract


    MU14030  Accepted 23 October 2014
    Response of the endemic Long-tailed Meadowlark (Sturnella loyca obscura) to grazing exclusion in herbivore-dependent upland grasslands
    Laura Bellis, Nadia Muriel
    Abstract


    MU14057  Accepted 09 October 2014
    Effects of predation by introduced mammals and mortality due to severe floods on population viability of the endangered blue duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos)
    Craig Simpkins, George Perry, Andrew Glaser, Tim Allerby, Todd Dennis
    Abstract


    MU14066  Accepted 08 October 2014
    Configuration and geometry of sap holes drilled by the White-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cactorum): effects of tree structure, sap traits and plant health
    Maria Núñez Montellano, Pedro Blendinger
    Abstract


    MU14054  Accepted 18 September 2014
    The importance of winter flowering Aloe ferox for specialist and generalist nectar feeding birds.
    Timothy Kuiper, Diane Smith, Milena Wolmarans, Sara Jones, Ross Forbes, Patrick Hulley, Adrian Craig
    Abstract


    MU14037  Accepted 18 September 2014
    Foraging behaviour of a declining population of Brown Boobies (Sula leucogaster) breeding in the Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef
    Ashley Bunce
    Abstract


    MU13113  Accepted 18 September 2014
    Study of seed dispersal by emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) in the jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forests of southwestern Australia through satellite telemetry.
    Andrew Nield, Neal Enright, Philip Ladd
    Abstract


    MU14047  Accepted 10 September 2014
    Evolutionary history of birds across southern Australia: structure, history and taxonomic implications of mitochondrial DNA diversity in an ecologically diverse suite of species
    Gaynor Dolman, Leo Joseph
    Abstract


    MU13112  Accepted 10 September 2014
    Migration routes and non-breeding areas of Common Terns Sterna hirundo from the Azores
    Verónica Neves, Cristina Nava, Matt Cormons, Esteban Bremer, Gabriel Castresana, Pedro Lima, Severino Junior, Richard Phillips, Maria Magalhães, Ricardo Santos
    Abstract


    MU13028  Accepted 05 September 2014
    Bird responses to different intensity of cattle production at Spartina densiflora marshes from southeastern South America
    Daniel Cardoni, Juan Isacch, Oscar Iribarne
    Abstract


    MU13086  Accepted 09 August 2014
    The frequency of ingested plastic debris and impacts on body condition in Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) pre-fledging chicks in Tasmania, Australia
    Hannah Cousin, Heidi Auman, Rachael Alderman, Patti Virtue
    Abstract


    MU14032  Accepted 31 July 2014
    Combining a geographic information system, dietary and habitat preferences, and stable isotope analysis to infer Magellanic Penguin diet in their austral distribution
    Javier Ciancio, Florencia Botto, Esteban Frere
    Abstract


    MU13110  Accepted 21 July 2014
    Relationship between pest-birds and countryside elements in the Pampas of central Argentina
    Mariano Codesido, Emmanuel Zufiaurre, David Bilenca
    Abstract


    MU14036  Accepted 07 July 2014
    Biparental nest attendance in Chilean Swallows (Tachycineta meyeni) breeding in Ushuaia, Argentina
    Emilie Ospina, Caren Cooper, Marcela Liljesthröm, Daniel Ardia, David Winkler
    Abstract


    MU14018  Accepted 07 July 2014
    Variation in Grey-faced Petrel (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) productivity with local burrow density and breeding island
    Christopher Jones, Phil Lyver, Catriona MacLeod, Amy Whitehead, Guy Forrester
    Abstract


    MU14038  Accepted 29 June 2014
    Nest spacing not human occurrence influence the breeding of Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango) in a peri-urban reserve
    Claudina Solaro, Jose Sarasola
    Abstract


    MU13105  Accepted 09 June 2014
    Molecular analysis suggests the occurrence of Shy Albatross in the southwest Atlantic and its bycatch in longline vessels
    Sebastián Jiménez, Alejandro Marquez, Martin Abreu, Rodrigo Forselledo, Alfredo Pereira, Andres Domingo
   


    MU13077  Accepted 09 June 2014
    Variation in innate immune function during incubation, chick-rearing and moult in Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor).
    Jessica Evans, Peter Dann, Theresa Frankel
    Abstract




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Rank Paper Details
1. Published 10 February 2014
Do bird species richness and community structure vary with mistletoe flowering and fruiting in Western Australia?

Kathryn R. Napier, Suzanne H. Mather, Todd J. McWhorter and Patricia A. Fleming

2. Published 9 May 2014
Relative brain size in Australian birds

Donald C. Franklin, Stephen T. Garnett, Gary W. Luck, Cristian Gutierrez-Ibanez and Andrew N. Iwaniuk

3. Published 8 August 2014
Estimating wildlife population trends: the case of the Helmeted Honeyeater

Jim Hone

4. Published 10 February 2014
Relationships between time since fire and honeyeater abundance in montane heathland

Michael J. M. Franklin, E. Charles Morris and Richard E. Major

5. Published 9 May 2014
Nest-site use by an introduced parrot in New Zealand

Josie A. Galbraith, Mick N. Clout and Mark E. Hauber

6. Published 8 August 2014
The Common Myna (Sturnus tristis) in urban, rural and semi-rural areas in Greater Sydney and its surrounds

Julie M. Old, Ricky-John Spencer and Jack Wolfenden

7. Published 27 November 2013
Genetic analysis of the Australian whipbirds and wedgebills illuminates the evolution of their plumage and vocal diversity

Alicia Toon, Leo Joseph and Allan H. Burbidge

8. Published 8 August 2014
The significance of northern-central Bass Strait in south-eastern Australia as habitat for burrowing seabirds

Nicole Schumann, Peter Dann and John P. Y. Arnould

9. Published 9 May 2014
The breeding and foraging ecology and abundance of the Princess Parrot (Polytelis alexandrae) during a population irruption

Chris R. Pavey, Catherine E. M. Nano, Jeff R. Cole, Peter J. McDonald, Peter Nunn, Andrew Silcocks and Rohan H. Clarke

10. Published 27 November 2013
Experimental evidence of local variation in the colour preferences of Great Bowerbirds for bower decorations

Naoko Haruyama, Noriyuki Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Eguchi and Richard A. Noske

11. Published 10 February 2014
Shorebirds can adopt foraging strategies that take advantage of human fishing practices

Vitor O. Lunardi and Regina H. Macedo

12. Published 27 November 2013
Prevalence and diversity of avian haematozoa in three species of Australian passerine

Shandiya Balasubramaniam, Raoul A. Mulder, Paul Sunnucks, Alexandra Pavlova, J. Nevil Amos and Jane Melville

13. Published 13 November 2014
Distribution of tree-hollows and hollow preferences by parrots in an urban landscape

Adrian Davis, Richard. E. Major and Charlotte. E. Taylor

14. Published 8 August 2014
The vocal repertoire of the cooperatively breeding Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)

Miyako H. Warrington, Paul G. McDonald, Aliza K. Sager and Simon C. Griffith

15. Published 10 February 2014
Waterbird use of different treatment stages in waste-stabilisation pond systems

Christopher G. Murray, Sabine Kasel, Erin Szantyr, Regan Barratt and Andrew J. Hamilton

16. Published 9 May 2014
The vocalisations and species status of the White-lined and Kimberley Honeyeaters

Eliot T. Miller and Sarah K. Wagner

17. Published 13 November 2014
Trans-equatorial migration of Short-tailed Shearwaters revealed by geolocators

Mark J. Carey, Richard A. Phillips, Janet R. D. Silk and Scott A. Shaffer

18. Published 10 February 2014
Temporal change of the song of a local population of the Grey Warbler (Gerygone igata): has its song changed over time?

Joseph F. Azar, Ben D. Bell and Marta Borowiec

19. Published 8 August 2014
Genetic panmixia in New Zealand's Grey-faced Petrel: implications for conservation and restoration

Hayley A. Lawrence, Phil O'B. Lyver and Dianne M. Gleeson

20. Published 8 August 2014
No evidence of a founder effect in Rainbow Lorikeet vocalisations following a population bottleneck

Myron C. Baker


      
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