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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 07 April 2014
Estimating wildlife population trends: the case of the Helmeted Honeyeater 
Jim Hone
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Published online 07 April 2014
Trophic ecology of the Ringed Warbling-Finch (Poospiza torquata) in Neotropical semi-arid scrublands 
Rocío Sánchez and Pedro G. Blendinger
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Published online 04 April 2014
Breeding experience and foraging behaviour of Imperial Shags (Leucocarbo atriceps) in Argentina 
Sabrina Harris, Andrea Raya Rey and Flavio Quintana
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Published online 04 April 2014
The vocalisations and species status of the White-lined and Kimberley Honeyeaters 
Eliot T. Miller and Sarah K. Wagner
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Published online 25 March 2014
Diet of tropical Roseate Tern chicks on Aride Island and the role of local oceanographic conditions and age of chicks on food provisioning 
Patricia I. Pedro, David Monticelli, Vitor H. Paiva and Jaime A. Ramos
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Published online 25 March 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
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Published online 25 March 2014
Relative brain size in Australian birds 
Donald C. Franklin, Stephen T. Garnett, Gary W. Luck, Cristian Gutierrez-Ibanez and Andrew N. Iwaniuk
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Published online 04 March 2014
Intraspecific and interspecific vocal variation in three Neotropical cardinalids (Passeriformes : Fringillidae) and its relationship with body mass 
Natalia C. García, Ana S. Barreira, Cecilia Kopuchian and Pablo L. Tubaro
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Published online 13 February 2014
Differential wear of feathers in the polymorphic New Zealand Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) – a selective advantage of melanism? 
Kathryn Mackinven and James V. Briskie
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Published online 09 January 2014
High survival and low fecundity of a neotropical savanna tanager 
Charles Duca and Miguel Ângelo Marini
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Published online 19 December 2013
Effects of pre-laying attendance and body condition on long-term reproductive success in Wandering Albatrosses 
M. Genevieve W. Jones and Peter G. Ryan
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Published online 19 December 2013
Feeding on the wing: hovering in nectar-drinking Old World birds – more common than expected 
Petra Wester
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Published online 09 December 2013
Prey selection and food habits of breeding Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) in natural and modified habitats of Argentine pampas 
Matilde Cavalli, Alejandro V. Baladrón, Juan P. Isacch, Guadalupe Martínez and María S. Bó
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Published online 04 December 2013
Nest-site use by an introduced parrot in New Zealand 
Josie A. Galbraith, Mick N. Clout and Mark E. Hauber
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Volume 114 Number 1 2014

 
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Threats from introduced birds to native birds 
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Jack Baker, Kerinne J. Harvey and Kris French
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Do bird species richness and community structure vary with mistletoe flowering and fruiting in Western Australia? 
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Kathryn R. Napier, Suzanne H. Mather, Todd J. McWhorter and Patricia A. Fleming
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Influence of moult and location on patterns of daily movement by Egyptian Geese in South Africa 
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Mduduzi Ndlovu, Graeme S. Cumming and Philip A. R. Hockey
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Waterbird use of different treatment stages in waste-stabilisation pond systems 
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Christopher G. Murray, Sabine Kasel, Erin Szantyr, Regan Barratt and Andrew J. Hamilton
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Nesting success and productivity of Tucuman Parrots (Amazona tucumana) in high-altitude forests of Argentina: do they differ from lowland Amazona parrots? 
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Luis Rivera, Natalia Politi, Enrique H. Bucher and Anna Pidgeon
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Shorebirds can adopt foraging strategies that take advantage of human fishing practices 
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Vitor O. Lunardi and Regina H. Macedo
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Relationships between time since fire and honeyeater abundance in montane heathland 
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Michael J. M. Franklin, E. Charles Morris and Richard E. Major
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Evidence of philopatry and natal dispersal in Humboldt Penguins 
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Alejandro Simeone and Roberta S. Wallace
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Breeding parameters of the Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea) on Long Island, New Zealand 
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Amelia F. Geary, Steve E. Corin and Nicola J. Nelson
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Temporal change of the song of a local population of the Grey Warbler (Gerygone igata): has its song changed over time? 
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Joseph F. Azar, Ben D. Bell and Marta Borowiec
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Book reviews 
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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.

    MU14029  Accepted 03 April 2014
    Preliminary surveillance for beak and feather disease virus in wild parrots of New Caledonia; implications of a reservoir species for Ouvéa Parakeets
    Bethany Jackson, Almudena Lorenzo, Jörn Theuerkauf, Antoine Barnaud, Thomas Duval, Philippe Guichard, Henri Bloc, Anna Baouma, Daisy Stainton, Simona Kraberger, Steve Murphy, Natalie Clark, Chelsea Dillon, Thomas Knight, Arvind Varsani
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    MU13095  Accepted 24 March 2014
    Rainbow lorikeet vocalisations show no evidence of founder effect following a population bottleneck
    Myron Baker
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    MU13067  Accepted 21 February 2014
    Parental investment in eggs and its effect on nestling growth and survival in Magellanic Penguins
    Melina Barrionuevo, Esteban Frere
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    MU13094  Accepted 16 February 2014
    The Global Trade in Native Australian Parrots between 2005 and 2011: A Summary of Trends and Dynamics
    Bing Wen Low
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    MU13065  Accepted 03 February 2014
    Distribution of tree hollows and hollow preferences by parrots in an urban landscape.
    Adrian Davis, Richard Major, Charlotte Taylor
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    MU13098  Accepted 16 January 2014
    Movement patterns of sparrows in the central Monte desert: between and within species differences
    Cecilia Sagario, Victor Cueto, Javier Lopez de Casenave
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    MU13078  Accepted 16 January 2014
    Genetic panmixia in New Zealand’s Grey-faced Petrel: Implications for conservation and restoration
    Dianne Gleeson, Hayley Lawrence, Phil Lyver
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    MU13051  Accepted 16 January 2014
    The vocal repertoire of the cooperatively breeding Apostlebird, Struthidae cinerea
    Miya Warrington, Paul McDonald, Aliza Sager, Simon Griffith
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    MU13048  Accepted 20 December 2013
    The significance of north-central Bass Strait in south-eastern Australia as burrowing seabird habitat
    Nicole Schumann, Peter Dann, John Arnould
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    MU13029  Accepted 13 August 2013
    The Common Myna (Sturnus tristis) in Urban Sydney and its Surrounds
    Ricky-John Spencer, Julie Old, Jack Wolfenden
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    MU13017  Accepted 05 June 2013
    A new cracticid (Passeriformes: Cracticidae) from the Early Miocene of Australia
    Jacqueline Nguyen, Trevor Worthy, Walter Boles, Suzanne Hand, Michael Archer
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    MU13019  Accepted 29 May 2013
    An extinct Austral snipe Aves: Coenocorypha from New Caledonia
    Trevor Worthy, Atholl Anderson, Christophe Sand
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1. Published 27 May 2013
Reduced rainfall explains avian declines in an unfragmented landscape: incremental steps toward an empty forest?

Helen C. Stevens and David M. Watson

2. Published 27 May 2013
Dietary characteristics of Emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) in semi-arid New South Wales, Australia, and dispersal and germination of ingested seeds

Heath Dunstan, Singarayer K. Florentine, Maria Calviño-Cancela, Martin E. Westbrooke and Grant C. Palmer

3. Published 15 August 2013
The Maluridae: inferring avian biology and evolutionary history from DNA sequences

Leo Joseph, Scott V. Edwards and Alison J. McLean

4. Published 15 August 2013
Evolutionary origins and persistence of infidelity in Malurus: the least faithful birds

Andrew Cockburn, Lyanne Brouwer, Michael C. Double, Nicolas Margraf and Martijn van de Pol

5. 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

6. Published 15 August 2013
Female ornamentation in Malurus fairy-wrens: a hidden evolutionary gem for understanding female perspectives on social and sexual selection

Jordan Karubian

7. Published 15 August 2013
The conservation status of Australian malurids and their value as models in understanding land-management issues

A. Skroblin and S. A. Murphy

8. Published 15 August 2013
Helping behaviour and parental care in fairy-wrens (Malurus)

Nicolas Margraf and Andrew Cockburn

9. Published 15 August 2013
Song evolution in Maluridae: influences of natural and sexual selection on acoustic structure

Emma I. Greig, J. Jordan Price and Stephen Pruett-Jones

10. Published 27 May 2013
Use of terrestrial habitats by burrow-nesting seabirds in south-eastern Australia

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

11. Published 27 May 2013
Tolerance of human approaches by Common Mynas along an urban–rural gradient

Ashlee McGiffin, Alan Lill, Juliey Beckman and Christopher P. Johnstone

12. Published 27 May 2013
Is geographical variation in the size of Australian shorebirds consistent with hypotheses on differential migration?

Silke Nebel, Ken G. Rogers, Clive D. T. Minton and Danny I. Rogers

13. Published 15 August 2013
Seasonal male plumage as a multi-component sexual signal: insights and opportunities

Anne Peters, Sjouke A. Kingma and Kaspar Delhey

14. 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

15. Published 15 August 2013
The form and function of duets and choruses in Red-backed Fairy-wrens

Jenélle L. Dowling and Michael S. Webster

16. Published 15 August 2013
Extra-pair paternity, sperm competition and their evolutionary consequences in the Maluridae

Melissah Rowe and Stephen Pruett-Jones

17. 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

18. Published 27 May 2013
Are haematocrit and haemoglobin concentration reliable indicators of body condition in adult Welcome Swallows?

Alan Lill, Lara Yachou-Wos and Christopher P. Johnstone

19. Published 15 August 2013
When subspecies matter: resident Superb Fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) distinguish the sex and subspecies of intruding birds

Sonia Kleindorfer, Christine Evans, Milla Mihailova, Diane Colombelli-Négrel, Herbert Hoi, Matteo Griggio, Katharina Mahr and Jeremy Robertson

20. Published 15 August 2013
Fairy-wrens as a model system for studying cuckoo–host coevolution

N. E. Langmore


      
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