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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 22 August 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
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Published online 19 August 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
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Published online 01 August 2014
Distribution of tree-hollows and hollow preferences by parrots in an urban landscape 
Adrian Davis, Richard. E. Major and Charlotte. E. Taylor
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Published online 01 August 2014
New Guinean passerines have globally small clutch-sizes 
Benjamin G. Freeman and Nicholas A. Mason
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Estimating wildlife population trends: the case of the Helmeted Honeyeater 
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Jim Hone
pp. 191-196

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No evidence of a founder effect in Rainbow Lorikeet vocalisations following a population bottleneck 
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Myron C. Baker
pp. 197-205

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The vocal repertoire of the cooperatively breeding Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea) 
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Miyako H. Warrington , Paul G. McDonald , Aliza K. Sager and Simon C. Griffith
pp. 206-221

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Breeding experience and foraging behaviour of Imperial Shags (Leucocarbo atriceps) in Argentina 
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Sabrina Harris , Andrea Raya Rey and Flavio Quintana
pp. 222-228

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Trophic ecology of the Ringed Warbling-Finch (Poospiza torquata) in Neotropical semi-arid scrublands 
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Rocío Sánchez and Pedro G. Blendinger
pp. 229-233
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The significance of northern-central Bass Strait in south-eastern Australia as habitat for burrowing seabirds 
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Nicole Schumann , Peter Dann and John P. Y. Arnould
pp. 234-240
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The Common Myna (Sturnus tristis) in urban, rural and semi-rural areas in Greater Sydney and its surrounds 
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Julie M. Old , Ricky-John Spencer and Jack Wolfenden
pp. 241-248

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Genetic panmixia in New Zealand's Grey-faced Petrel: implications for conservation and restoration 
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Hayley A. Lawrence , Phil O'B. Lyver and Dianne M. Gleeson
pp. 249-258
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Parental investment in eggs and its effect on nestling growth and survival in Magellanic Penguins 
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Melina Barrionuevo and Esteban Frere
pp. 259-267
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Movement patterns of three species of sparrow in the central Monte desert, Argentina: differences between and within species 
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M. C. Sagario , V. R. Cueto and J. Lopez de Casenave
pp. 268-276

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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. 277-282

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Preliminary surveillance for beak and feather disease virus in wild parrots of New Caledonia: implications of a reservoir species for Ouvea Parakeets 
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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
pp. 283-289

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D. L. Serventy Medal 2014: Citation – Richard Loyn 
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Judith Hoyle
pp. 290-291

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Book review 
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pp. 292-293
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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.

    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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    MU13114  Accepted 04 June 2014
    Vocal individuality of Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii)
    Andrew Digby, Ben Bell, Paul Teal

    MU13115  Accepted 02 June 2014
    Trans-equatorial migration of Short-tailed Shearwaters revealed by geolocators
    Mark Carey, Richard Phillips, Janet Silk, Scott Shaffer

    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

    MU14020  Accepted 01 May 2014
    The sources of diurnal variation in caching behaviour of South Island robins (Petroica australis australis)
    Craig Barnett, Noako Emura

    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

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

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

2. 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

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
The conservation status of Australian malurids and their value as models in understanding land-management issues

A. Skroblin and S. A. Murphy

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

Nicolas Margraf and Andrew Cockburn

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

Jenélle L. Dowling and Michael S. Webster

9. 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

10. 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

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

Anne Peters, Sjouke A. Kingma and Kaspar Delhey

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 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

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

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

15. 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

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

N. E. Langmore

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

Jim Hone

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