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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

Editor: Kate Buchanan


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Published online 19 July 2016
Pelagic or benthic prey? Combining trophic analyses to infer the diet of a breeding South American seabird, the Red-legged Cormorant, Phalacrocorax gaimardi 
Annick Morgenthaler, Ana Millones, Patricia Gandini and Esteban Frere
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Published online 18 July 2016
A new subspecies of the Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius) from the Upper Cooper Creek Drainage, Lake Eyre Basin, central Australia 
Joseph M. Forshaw and Leo Joseph
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Published online 13 July 2016
Age, sex and social influences on adult survival in the cooperatively breeding Karoo Scrub-robin 
Penn Lloyd, Thomas E. Martin, Andrew Taylor, Anne Braae and Res Altwegg
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Published online 13 July 2016
Differing nest-defence behaviour in urban and rural populations of breeding Burrowing Owls 
Matilde Cavalli, Juan Pablo Isacch, Alejandro V. Baladrón, Laura M. Biondi and María Susana Bó
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Published online 12 July 2016
Functional role of the invasive European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, in Argentina 
Facundo X. Palacio, René E. Maragliano and Diego Montalti
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Published online 20 June 2016
Mid-Holocene Falkland Islands bird bones from a peat deposit, including a new species of caracara 
Mark P. Adams and Robin W. Woods
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Published online 20 June 2016
If waterbirds are nocturnal are we conserving the right habitats? 
V. I. Austin, R. F. H. Ribot and A. T. D. Bennett
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Published online 20 June 2016
Intra-specific variation in nest-site preferences of Zebra Finches: do height and cover matter? 
E. Tobias Krause and Lars Schrader
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Published online 09 June 2016
Do chemical cues in the venom of slow lorises repel avian predators? 
G. Fuller, V. Nijman, W. Wirdateti and K. A. I. Nekaris
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Published online 06 June 2016
Call-based identification as a potential tool for monitoring Great Spotted Kiwi 
Jennifer M. Dent and Laura E. Molles
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Published online 24 May 2016
Environmental influences on variation in nest-characteristics in a long-term study population of the Superb Lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae 
Alex C. Maisey, Norman T. Carter, Janet M. Incoll and Andrew F. Bennett
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Volume 116 Number 3 2016

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Immediate action required to prevent another Australian avian extinction: the King Island Scrubtit 
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Matthew H. Webb , Mark Holdsworth , Dejan Stojanovic , Aleks Terauds , Phil Bell and Robert Heinsohn
pp. 223-229
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Assessing the trophic niche of South American Terns integrating conventional and isotopic methods 
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Alejandro J. Gatto and Pablo Yorio
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Diversity and function of vocalisations in the cooperatively breeding Chestnut-crowned Babbler 
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Jodie M. S. Crane , James L. Savage and Andrew F. Russell
pp. 241-253

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The influence of ENSO and rainfall on the numbers of breeding pairs in a woodland bird community from south-eastern Australia 
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R. Marchant , S. Guppy and M. Guppy
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Compensating for a stressful start: maternal corticosterone, offspring survival, and size at fledging in the Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata 
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Nicola Khan , Richard A. Peters and Kylie Robert
pp. 262-272

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Projected direct and indirect effects of climate change on the Swift Parrot, an endangered migratory species 
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Luciana L. Porfirio , Rebecca M. B. Harris , Dejan Stojanovic , Mathew H. Webb and Brendan Mackey
pp. 273-283
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Foraging by Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo in Banksia woodland on the Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia 
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Teagan R. Johnston , William D. Stock and Peter R. Mawson
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Monochromatism, cryptic sexual dimorphism and lack of assortative mating in the Rufous Hornero, Furnarius rufus albogularis 
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Pedro Diniz , Pedro H. L. Ribeiro , Gianlucca S. Rech and Regina H. Macedo
pp. 294-300
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Do migrating White-crested Elaenia, Elaenia albiceps chilensis, use stop-over sites en route to their breeding areas? Evidence from the central Monte desert, Argentina 
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Víctor R. Cueto , M. Cecilia Sagario and Javier Lopez de Casenave
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Comparison of point counts and automated acoustic monitoring: detecting birds in a rainforest biodiversity survey 
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Elliot C. Leach , Chris J. Burwell , Louise A. Ashton , Darryl N. Jones and Roger L. Kitching
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The prevalence and molecular characterisation of blood parasites infecting the vulnerable Tamarugo Conebill (Conirostrum tamarugense) and other birds in the Pampa del Tamarugal, Chile 
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Javier Martínez , Rodrigo A. Vásquez , Alberto Marqués , Alazne Díez-Fernández and Santiago Merino
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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.

    MU16013  Accepted 15 July 2016
    Passerine phenology in the largest tropical dry forest of South America: effects of climate and resource availability
    Helder Araujo, Arnaldo Vieira-Filho, Maria Regina Barbosa, José Diniz-Filho, José Silva

    MU16027  Accepted 14 July 2016
    Using measurements to predict laying order in harvested Northern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes moseleyi) eggs
    Alexander Bond, Gregory McClelland, Peter Ryan, Trevor Glass

    MU15121  Accepted 14 July 2016
    Shared territorial defence in the suboscine Aphrastura spinicauda
    Silvina Ippi, Wouter van Dongen, Ilenia Lazzoni, Rodrigo Vásquez

    MU15120  Accepted 23 June 2016
    A tropical bird with short breeding season and high nesting success: the breeding ecology of the Star-throated Antwren (Rhopias gularis: Thamnophilidae) in subtropical Brazil
    Andre Lima, James Roper

    MU16017  Accepted 07 June 2016
    Botany, GIS, and archives combine to determine the provenance of historical Kakapo study-skins stuffed with New Zealand bryophytes.
    Lindsey Gray, Matthew Renner

    MU15083  Accepted 07 June 2016
    Temporal Variation in the Mass and Plumage of Four Charadriiformes Species on the Northeastern Coast of Brazil
    Roberta Rodrigues, Helder Pereira de Araujo, Ricardo Guerra, Edison Durigon, David Mizrahi, Severino Junior

    MU16014  Accepted 06 June 2016
    Ground Parrots and fire in far eastern Victoria: habitat occupancy modelling from automated sound recordings
    Lucas Bluff

    MU16018  Accepted 06 June 2016
    Understanding resource partitioning in sympatric seabirds living in tropical marine environments
    Jose Ponton Cevallos, Ross Dwyer, Craig Franklin, Ashley Bunce

    MU15124  Accepted 10 May 2016
    Which habitats are selected by the endangered species Greater rhea (Rhea americana)? Implications for conservation
    Francisco Garcia Erize, Isabel Gómez Villafañe

    MU15126  Accepted 10 May 2016
    Responses of a Critically Endangered migratory bird population to variable winter drought.
    Debra Saunders, Ross Cunningham, Jeff Wood, Robert Heinsohn

    MU15032  Accepted 10 May 2016
    Diving behaviour of Grey Petrels and its relevance for mitigating longline bycatch
    Dominic Rollinson, Ben Dilley, Delia Davies, Peter Ryan

    MU15096  Accepted 05 March 2016
    Genetic structure and sex-biased dispersal of a declining cooperative-breeder, the Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis), at the southern edge of the species’ range
    Kate Stevens, Katherine Harrisson, Rohan Clark, Raylene Cooke, Fiona Hogan


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1. Published 3 May 2016
Continental-scale decreases in shorebird populations in Australia

Robert S. Clemens, Danny I. Rogers, Birgita D. Hansen, Ken Gosbell, Clive D. T. Minton, Phil Straw, Mike Bamford, Eric J. Woehler, David A. Milton, Michael A. Weston, Bill Venables, Dan Weller, Chris Hassell, Bill Rutherford, Kimberly Onton, Ashley Herrod, Colin E. Studds, Chi-Yeung Choi, Kiran L. Dhanjal-Adams, Nicholas J. Murray, Gregory A. Skilleter and Richard A. Fuller

2. Published 5 November 2015
Rise (and demise?) of subspecies in the Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), a widespread and abundant Australian cockatoo

Daniel Engelhard, Leo Joseph, Alicia Toon, Lynn Pedler and Thomas Wilke

3. Published 3 May 2016
Shorebirds along the Yellow Sea coast of China face an uncertain future – a review of threats

David S. Melville, Ying Chen and Zhijun Ma

4. Published 3 May 2016
The distribution and protection of intertidal habitats in Australia

Kiran L. Dhanjal-Adams, Jeffrey O. Hanson, Nicholas J. Murray, Stuart R. Phinn, Vladimir R. Wingate, Karen Mustin, Jasmine R. Lee, James R. Allan, Jessica L. Cappadonna, Colin E. Studds, Robert S. Clemens, Chris M. Roelfsema and Richard A. Fuller

5. Published 8 February 2016
Conservation status and reintroduction of the Cocos Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis andrewsi)

J. C. Z. Woinarski, I. MacRae, T. Flores, T. Detto, J. Reid, C. Pink, S. Flakus, M. Misso, N. Hamilton, R. Palmer, K. Morris, L. Znidersic and B. Hill

6. Published 22 July 2015
The size and composition of social groups in the wild zebra finch

Luke S. C. McCowan, Mylene M. Mariette and Simon C. Griffith

7. Published 3 May 2016
Temporal patterns of migratory shorebird communities at a stop-over site along the East Asian–Australasian Flyway

Qianyan Zhou, Wenjie Xue, Kun Tan, Qiang Ma, Xin Jin, Wei Wu, Chendong Tang and Zhijun Ma

8. Published 3 May 2016
Behavioural responses of migratory shorebirds to disturbance at a high-tide roost

Amanda Lilleyman, Donald C. Franklin, Judit K. Szabo and Michael J. Lawes

9. Published 8 February 2016
Forensic genetic evidence of beak and feather disease virus infection in a Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Subir Sarker, Chris Lloyd, Jade Forwood and Shane R. Raidal

10. Published 5 November 2015
Male sex-ratio bias in the endangered South Australian Glossy Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami halmaturinus

Joannah Lee, Lynn Pedler, Stephen D. Sarre, James Robertson and Leo Joseph

11. Published 22 July 2015
How does nest box temperature affect nestling growth rate and breeding success in a parrot?

Eliza R. Larson, Justin R. Eastwood, Katherine L. Buchanan, Andrew T. D. Bennett and Mathew L. Berg

12. Published 5 November 2015
Improving population estimates of Glossy Black-Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami) using photo-identification

Elizabeth R. Williams and Bruce Thomson

13. Published 3 May 2016
A chain is as strong as its weakest link: assessing the consequences of habitat loss and degradation in a long-distance migratory shorebird

Yaara Aharon-Rotman, Silke Bauer and Marcel Klaassen

14. Published 5 November 2015
Livestock grazing affects habitat quality and persistence of the threatened Purple-crowned Fairy-wren Malurus coronatus in the Victoria River District, Northern Territory, Australia

A. van Doorn, J. C. Z. Woinarski and P. A. Werner

15. Published 8 February 2016
Anthropogenic trauma is the most prevalent cause of mortality in Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) in Perth, Western Australia

B. L. Cannell, K. Campbell, L. Fitzgerald, J. A. Lewis, I. J. Baran and N. S. Stephens

16. Published 3 May 2016
Movement patterns of Sanderling (Calidris alba) in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway and a comparison of methods for identification of crucial areas for conservation

Simeon Lisovski, Ken Gosbell, Maureen Christie, Bethany J. Hoye, Marcel Klaassen, Iain D. Stewart, Alice J. Taysom and Clive Minton

17. Published 3 May 2016
Conservation without borders – solutions to declines of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway

Judit K. Szabo, Chi-Yeung Choi, Robert S. Clemens and Birgita Hansen

18. Published 8 February 2016
Placement of re-nests following predation: are birds managing risk?

Christa Beckmann and Paul G. McDonald

19. Published 8 February 2016
Population trends over 50 years of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon breeding colony on North Brook Island, a tropical Great Barrier Reef island, Australia

John Winter, Dave Green, Margaret Thorsborne and Mark Parsons

20. Published 8 February 2016
Acoustic features within a forest bird community of native and introduced species in New Zealand

Joseph F. Azar and Ben D. Bell

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