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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 18 July 2014
Preliminary surveillance for beak and feather disease virus in wild parrots of New Caledonia: implications of a reservoir species for Ouvea 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 and Arvind Varsani
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Published online 18 July 2014
Movement patterns of three species of sparrow in the central Monte desert, Argentina: differences between and within species 
M. C. Sagario, V. R. Cueto and J. Lopez de Casenave
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Published online 10 July 2014
Parental investment in eggs and its effect on nestling growth and survival in Magellanic Penguins 
Melina Barrionuevo and Esteban Frere
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Published online 25 June 2014
No evidence of a founder effect in Rainbow Lorikeet vocalisations following a population bottleneck 
Myron C. Baker
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Published online 16 June 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
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Published online 16 June 2014
The global trade in native Australian parrots through Singapore between 2005 and 2011: a summary of trends and dynamics 
Bing Wen Low
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Published online 06 June 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
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Published online 05 June 2014
The vocal repertoire of the cooperatively breeding Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea) 
Miyako H. Warrington, Paul G. McDonald, Aliza K. Sager and Simon C. Griffith
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Published online 12 May 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
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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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Volume 114 Number 2 2014

 
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Cooperative breeding beyond kinship: why else do helpers help? 
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Paul G. McDonald
pp. 91-96
 
 

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Nest-site use by an introduced parrot in New Zealand 
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Josie A. Galbraith , Mick N. Clout and Mark E. Hauber
pp. 97-105
 
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The breeding and foraging ecology and abundance of the Princess Parrot (Polytelis alexandrae) during a population irruption 
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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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The vocalisations and species status of the White-lined and Kimberley Honeyeaters 
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Eliot T. Miller and Sarah K. Wagner
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High survival and low fecundity of a neotropical savanna tanager 
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Charles Duca and Miguel Ângelo Marini
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Intraspecific and interspecific vocal variation in three Neotropical cardinalids (Passeriformes : Fringillidae) and its relationship with body mass 
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Natalia C. García , Ana S. Barreira , Cecilia Kopuchian and Pablo L. Tubaro
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Effects of pre-laying attendance and body condition on long-term reproductive success in Wandering Albatrosses 
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M. Genevieve W. Jones and Peter G. Ryan
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Diet of tropical Roseate Tern chicks on Aride Island and the role of local oceanographic conditions and age of chicks on food provisioning 
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Patricia I. Pedro , David Monticelli , Vitor H. Paiva and Jaime A. Ramos
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Differential wear of feathers in the polymorphic New Zealand Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) – a selective advantage of melanism? 
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Kathryn Mackinven and James V. Briskie
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Relative brain size in Australian birds 
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Donald C. Franklin , Stephen T. Garnett , Gary W. Luck , Cristian Gutierrez-Ibanez and Andrew N. Iwaniuk
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Feeding on the wing: hovering in nectar-drinking Old World birds – more common than expected 
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Petra Wester
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Prey selection and food habits of breeding Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) in natural and modified habitats of Argentine pampas 
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Matilde Cavalli , Alejandro V. Baladrón , Juan P. Isacch , Guadalupe Martínez and María S. Bó
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Book review 
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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.

    MU13072  Accepted 16 July 2014
    Primary wing moult in relation to body mass, wing length and latitude in four insectivorous passerines from southern Africa
    Bo Bonnevie, Adrian Craig
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    MU14021  Accepted 12 June 2014
    Pelagic distribution of Gould’s Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera: linking shipboard and beached bird sightings with remote tracking data
    David Priddel, Nicholas Carlile, Dean Portelli, Yuna Kim, Lisa O'Neill, Vincent Bretagnolle, Lisa Ballance, Richard Phillips, Robert Pitman, Matt Rayner
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    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
   


    MU13084  Accepted 09 June 2014
    Drivers of Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana) clutch size at temperate and tropical latitudes of South America
    Alex Jahn, Diego Tuero, Ana Maria Mamani, Vanesa Bejarano, Diego Masson, Eluney Aguilar
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    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
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    MU14033  Accepted 07 June 2014
    Frugivory and seed dispersal role of the Yellow-striped Brush-Finch (Atlapetes citrinellus), an endemic emberizid of Argentina
    Román Ruggera, Maria Gomez, Pedro Blendinger
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    MU13114  Accepted 04 June 2014
    Vocal individuality of Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii)
    Andrew Digby, Ben Bell, Paul Teal
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    MU13115  Accepted 02 June 2014
    Trans-equatorial migration of Short-tailed Shearwaters revealed by geolocators
    Mark Carey, Richard Phillips, Janet Silk, Scott Shaffer
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    MU14008  Accepted 26 May 2014
    High frequency but low impact of brood parasitism by the specialist Screaming Cowbird on its primary host, the Baywing
    María Cecilia De Mársico, Juan Reboreda
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    MU14025  Accepted 15 May 2014
    Tree selection for sap foraging by a New Zealand native parrot (kākā, Nestor meridionalis) in an urban landscape.
    Kerry Charles, Wayne Linklater
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    MU14020  Accepted 01 May 2014
    The sources of diurnal variation in caching behaviour of South Island robins (Petroica australis australis)
    Craig Barnett, Noako Emura
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    MU14023  Accepted 21 April 2014
    New Guinean passerines have globally small clutch sizes
    Benjamin Freeman, Nicholas Mason
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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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    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 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 15 August 2013
The Maluridae: inferring avian biology and evolutionary history from DNA sequences

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

3. 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

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

Nicolas Margraf and Andrew Cockburn

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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

Jenélle L. Dowling and Michael S. Webster

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

Anne Peters, Sjouke A. Kingma and Kaspar Delhey

11. 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

12. 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

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

Melissah Rowe and Stephen Pruett-Jones

14. 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

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

N. E. Langmore

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

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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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


      
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