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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 July 2015
Responses of birds to planting of Lotus tenuis pasture in the Flooding Pampas, Argentina 
Manuel Agra, David Bilenca and Mariano Codesido
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Published online 22 June 2015
The effects of land-use change on the endemic avifauna of Makira, Solomon Islands: endemics avoid monoculture 
Tammy E. Davies, Rohan H. Clarke, John G. Ewen, Ioan R. A. Fazey, Nathalie Pettorelli and Will Cresswell
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Published online 09 June 2015
Barn Swallows keep expanding their breeding range in South America 
Juan Manuel Grande, Miguel A. Santillán, Paula M. Orozco, María Soledad Liébana, Marcos Matías Reyes, Maximiliano Adrián Galmes and Joaquín Ceregheti
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Published online 26 May 2015
Foraging behaviour of a declining population of Brown Boobies (Sula leucogaster) breeding in the Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef 
Ashley Bunce
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Published online 19 May 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
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Published online 18 May 2015
Exploring food preferences and the limits of feeding flexibility of seed-eating desert birds 
Sergio R. Camín, Víctor R. Cueto, Javier Lopez de Casenave and Luis Marone
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Published online 06 May 2015
Combining a geographic information system, known dietary, foraging and habitat preferences, and stable isotope analysis to infer the diet of Magellanic Penguins in their austral distribution 
Javier Ciancio, Florencia Botto and Esteban Frere
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Published online 04 May 2015
Breeding success, mate-fidelity and nest-site fidelity in Red-tailed Tropicbirds (Phaethon rubricauda) on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean 
Julia Sommerfeld, Tony Stokes and G. Barry Baker
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Published online 28 April 2015
The subspecies of Antarctic Terns (Sterna vittata) wintering on the South African coast: evidence from morphology, genetics and stable isotopes 
Maëlle Connan, Peter R. Teske, Anthony J. Tree, Philip A. Whittington and Christopher D. McQuaid
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Published online 20 April 2015
The size and composition of social groups in the wild zebra finch 
Luke S. C. McCowan, Mylene M. Mariette and Simon C. Griffith
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Published online 11 March 2015
What the direction of matings can tell us of hybridisation mechanisms in ducks 
Patrick-Jean Guay, Lucinda Monie, Randall W. Robinson and Wouter F. D. van Dongen
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Volume 115 Number 2 2015

 
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Distinctiveness of Pacific Robin subspecies in Vanuatu revealed from disparate patterns of sexual dichromatism, plumage colouration, morphometrics and ancient DNA 
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Anna M. Kearns, Lauren C. White, Jeremy J. Austin and Kevin E. Omland
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The species and functional diversity of birds in almond orchards, apple orchards, vineyards and eucalypt woodlots 
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Gary W. Luck, Kelly Hunt and Andrew Carter
pp. 99-109
 
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A coraciiform-like bird quadrate from the Early Eocene Tingamarra local fauna of Queensland, Australia 
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Andrzej Elzanowski and Walter E. Boles
pp. 110-116
 
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Can Australian bush birds be used as canaries? Detection of pervasive environmental impacts at an arid Australian mine site 
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John L. Read, Benjamin Parkhurst and Steven Delean
pp. 117-125
 
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One method does not suit all: variable settlement responses of three procellariid species to vocalisation playbacks 
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Rachel T. Buxton, Christopher J. Jones, Henrik Moller and Philip O’B. Lyver
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Optimising translocation efforts of Mottled Petrels (Pterodroma inexpectata): growth, provisioning, meal size and the efficacy of an artificial diet for chicks 
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Rachael L. Sagar, Antje Leseberg, Ken Hunt, Kahori Nakagawa, Brendon Dunphy and Matt J. Rayner
pp. 137-145
 
  
 

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Effects of predation by introduced mammals and mortality due to severe floods on population viability of the endangered Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) 
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Craig Simpkins, George L. W. Perry, Andrew Glaser, Tim Allerby and Todd E. Dennis
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Migration routes and non-breeding areas of Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) from the Azores 
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Verónica C. Neves, Cristina P. Nava, Matt Cormons, Esteban Bremer, Gabriel Castresana, Pedro Lima, Severino M. Azevedo Junior, Richard A. Phillips, Maria C. Magalhães and Ricardo S. Santos
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Configuration and geometry of sap-holes drilled by the White-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cactorum): effects of tree-structure, sap-traits and plant health 
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M. Gabriela Núñez Montellano and Pedro G. Blendinger
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Response of the endemic Long-tailed Meadowlark (Sturnella loyca obscura) to grazing exclusion in herbivore-dependent upland grasslands of Argentina 
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Laura M. Bellis and Nadia Muriel
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First report of a feather loss condition in Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on Ross Island, Antarctica, and a preliminary investigation of its cause 
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Wray W. Grimaldi, Richard J. Hall, Daniel D. White, Jing Wang, Melanie Massaro and Daniel M. Tompkins
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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.

    MU15041  Accepted 27 June 2015
    Improving population estimates of Glossy Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami) using photo-identification
    Elizabeth Williams, Bruce Thomson
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    MU14107  Accepted 24 June 2015
    Male sex ratio bias in the Endangered South Australian Glossy Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami halmaturinus
    Joannah Lee, Lynn Pedler, Stephen Sarre, James Robertson, Leo Joseph
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    MU14099  Accepted 23 May 2015
    Stability and change through time in the dialects of in a Neotropical songbird, the Rufous-collared Sparrow
    Natalia García, Ramiro Arrieta, Cecilia Kopuchian, Pablo Tubaro
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    MU15018  Accepted 04 June 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, Thomas Wilke
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    MU14073  Accepted 04 June 2015
    Livestock grazing affects habitat quality and persistence of the threatened Purple-crowned Fairy-wren Malurus coronatus in the Victoria River District, Australia
    Annemarie van Doorn, John Woinarski, Patricia Werner
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    MU14046  Accepted 07 May 2015
    The Influence of Nest Site Choice and Predator Sensory Cues on Nest Success in the Crimson Finch, Neochmia phaeton
    Rebekah Soanes, Anne Peters, Kaspar Delhey, Jeremiah Doody
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Rank Paper Details
1. 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

2. Published 10 February 2015
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 and Leo Joseph

3. 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

4. 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

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

Jim Hone

6. Published 10 February 2015
The frequency of ingested plastic debris and its effects on body condition of Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) pre-fledging chicks in Tasmania, Australia

Hannah R. Cousin, Heidi J. Auman, Rachael Alderman and Patti Virtue

7. 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

8. Published 13 November 2014
Selection of trees for sap-foraging by a native New Zealand parrot, the Kaka (Nestor meridionalis), in an urban landscape

Kerry E. Charles and Wayne L. Linklater

9. Published 13 November 2014
New Guinean passerines have globally small clutch-sizes

Benjamin G. Freeman and Nicholas A. Mason

10. 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

11. Published 8 August 2014
The global trade in native Australian parrots through Singapore between 2005 and 2011: a summary of trends and dynamics

Bing Wen Low

12. 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

13. Published 13 November 2014
Pelagic distribution of Gould’s Petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera): linking shipboard and onshore observations with remote-tracking data

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

14. Published 5 May 2015
The species and functional diversity of birds in almond orchards, apple orchards, vineyards and eucalypt woodlots

Gary W. Luck, Kelly Hunt and Andrew Carter

15. Published 8 August 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

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

Myron C. Baker

17. Published 5 May 2015
Can Australian bush birds be used as canaries? Detection of pervasive environmental impacts at an arid Australian mine site

John L. Read, Benjamin Parkhurst and Steven Delean

18. Published 5 May 2015
Distinctiveness of Pacific Robin subspecies in Vanuatu revealed from disparate patterns of sexual dichromatism, plumage colouration, morphometrics and ancient DNA

Anna M. Kearns, Lauren C. White, Jeremy J. Austin and Kevin E. Omland

19. Published 13 November 2014
High frequency but low impact of brood parasitism by the specialist Screaming Cowbird on its primary host, the Baywing

María C. De Mársico and Juan C. Reboreda

20. Published 10 February 2015
Study of seed dispersal by Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) in the Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forests of south-western Australia through satellite telemetry

Andrew P. Nield, Neal J. Enright and Philip G. Ladd


      
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