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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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Volume 116 Number 1 2016

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Nest-building males trade off material collection costs with territory value 
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Ida E. Bailey , Kate V. Morgan , H. Dieter Oschadleus , Stacy L. DeRuiter , Simone L. Meddle and Susan D. Healy
pp. 1-8
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Placement of re-nests following predation: are birds managing risk? 
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Christa Beckmann and Paul G. McDonald
pp. 9-13

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Population trends over 50 years of a Pied Imperial-Pigeon breeding colony on North Brook Island, a tropical Great Barrier Reef island, Australia 
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John Winter , Dave Green , Margaret Thorsborne and Mark Parsons
pp. 14-21
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Acoustic features within a forest bird community of native and introduced species in New Zealand 
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Joseph F. Azar and Ben D. Bell
pp. 22-31
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Conservation status and reintroduction of the Cocos Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis andrewsi) 
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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
pp. 32-40
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Using playback and habitat models to estimate the distribution and population size of the critically endangered Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana) in New Caledonia 
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Yuji Okahisa , Andrew Legault , Baptiste Angin , Vivien Chartendrault , Nicolas Barré , Christophe de Franceschi , Thomas Duval , François Tron , Roman Gula and Jörn Theuerkauf
pp. 41-47

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Evidence of an unreported negative effect of fisheries discards on seabirds: death by choking on the Atlantic Midshipman (Porichthys porosissimus) in southern Brazil 
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Victória R. F. Benemann , Lucas Krüger , Fernanda C. L. Valls and Maria V. Petry
pp. 48-51

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Anthropogenic trauma is the most prevalent cause of mortality in Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) in Perth, Western Australia 
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B. L. Cannell , K. Campbell , L. Fitzgerald , J. A. Lewis , I. J. Baran and N. S. Stephens
pp. 52-61
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Annual variation in recruitment and age-specific survival of Little Penguins, Eudyptula minor 
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Philippa Agnew , Chris Lalas , Janine Wright and Steve Dawson
pp. 62-70

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Forensic genetic evidence of beak and feather disease virus infection in a Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) 
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Subir Sarker , Chris Lloyd , Jade Forwood and Shane R. Raidal
pp. 71-74

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Long incubation bouts and biparental incubation in the nomadic Banded Stilt 
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Reece D. Pedler , Michael A. Weston and Andrew T. D. Bennett
pp. 75-80

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Breeding success of a subtropical Little Tern (Sternula albifrons sinensis) colony 
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Jason B. Searle , J. Blair Prince , David Stewart and Penn Lloyd
pp. 81-85

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Corticosterone responses to capture and restraint in Australasian Gannets, Morus serrator, at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand 
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John F. Cockrem , E. Jane Candy , Murray A. Potter and Gabriel E. Machovsky-Capuska
pp. 86-90

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Book reviews 
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pp. 91-93
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Published online 05 November 2015
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
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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.

    MU15090  Accepted 05 February 2016
    Prevalence and molecular characterisation of blood parasites infecting the vulnerable Tamarugo Conebill (Conirostrum tamarugense) and other bird species in Pampa del Tamarugal, Chile
    Javier Martinez, Rodrigo Vásquez, Alberto Marques, Alazne Diez-Fernandez, Santiago Merino

    MU15035  Accepted 01 February 2016
    Fuelling and moult in Red Knots before northward departure: a visual evaluation of differences between ages, sexes and subspecific morphs
    Mo Verhoeven, Joop van Eerbeek, Chris Hassell, Theunis Piersma

    MU15097  Accepted 26 January 2016
    Comparison of point counts and automated acoustic monitoring: detecting birds in a rainforest biodiversity survey
    Elliot Leach, Chris Burwell, Louise Ashton, Darryl Jones, Roger Kitching

    MU15080  Accepted 26 January 2016
    Foraging by Carnaby’s cockatoo in banksia woodland on the Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia
    Teagan Johnston, William Stock, Peter Mawson

    MU15094  Accepted 25 January 2016
    Projected direct and indirect effects of climate change for an endangered migratory species
    Luciana Porfirio, Rebecca Harris, Dejan Stojanovic, Matthew Webb, Brendan Mackey

    MU15087  Accepted 25 December 2015
    The influence of ENSO and rainfall on the numbers of breeding pairs in a woodland bird community from south-eastern Australia
    Richard Marchant, Sarah Guppy, Michael Guppy

    MU15095  Accepted 24 December 2015
    Compensating for a stressful start: maternal corticosterone, offspring survival, and size at fledging in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Nicola Khan, Richard Peters, Kylie Robert

    MU15046  Accepted 24 December 2015
    Distribution and protection of intertidal habitats in Australia
    Kiran Dhanjal-Adams, Jeffrey Hanson, Nicholas Murray, Stuart Phinn, Vladimir Wingate, Karen Mustin, Jasmine Lee, James Allan, Jessica Cappadonna, Colin Studds, Robert Clemens, Chris Roelfsema, Richard Fuller

    MU15029  Accepted 21 December 2015
    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, Marcel Klaassen

    MU15078  Accepted 17 December 2015
    Do migrating White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps chilensis) use stopover sites en route to their breeding areas? Evidence from the central Monte desert, Argentina
    Víctor Cueto, Cecilia Sagario, Javier Lopez de Casenave

    MU15099  Accepted 01 December 2015
    Immediate action required to prevent another Australian avian extinction: the King Island Scrubtit
    Matthew Webb, Mark Holdsworth, Dejan Stojanovic, Aleks Terauds, Phil Bell, Robert Heinsohn

    MU15042  Accepted 01 December 2015
    Movement patterns of Sanderling (Calidris alba) along the East Asian Australasian Flyway and a comparison of methods to identify crucial areas for conservation
    Simeon Lisovski, Ken Gosbell, Maureen Christie, Bethany Hoye, Marcel Klaassen, Iain Stewart, Alice Taysom, Clive Minton

    MU15048  Accepted 28 November 2015
    Diversity and function of vocalisations in the cooperatively breeding chestnut-crowned babbler
    Jodie Crane, James Savage, Andrew Russell

    MU15056  Accepted 18 November 2015
    Continental-scale decreases in shorebird populations in Australia
    Robert Clemens, Danny Rogers, Birgita Hansen, Ken Gosbell, Clive Minton, Phil Straw, Mike Bamford, Eric Woehler, David Milton, Michael Weston, Bill Venables, Dan Weller, Chris Hassell, Bill Rutherford, Kimberly Onton, Ashley Herrod, Colin Studds, Chi-Yeung Choi, Kiran Dhanjal-Adams, Greg Skilleter, Richard Fuller

    MU15058  Accepted 13 November 2015
    Declining adult survival of New Zealand Bar-tailed Godwits during 2005–2012 despite apparent population stability
    Jesse Conklin, Tamar Lok, David Melville, Adrian Riegen, Rob Schuckard, Theunis Piersma, Phil Battley

    MU15010  Accepted 28 October 2015
    Assessing the trophic niche of South American Terns integrating conventional and isotopic approaches
    Alejandro Gatto, Pablo Yorio

    MU15045  Accepted 29 September 2015
    Shorebirds along China’s Yellow Sea coast face an uncertain future – a review of threats
    David Melville, Ying Chen, Zhijun Ma


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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Published 5 May 2015
Effects of predation by introduced mammals and mortality due to severe floods on population viability of the endangered Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos)

Craig Simpkins, George L. W. Perry, Andrew Glaser, Tim Allerby and Todd E. Dennis

10. 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

11. Published 5 May 2015
First report of a feather loss condition in Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on Ross Island, Antarctica, and a preliminary investigation of its cause

Wray W. Grimaldi, Richard J. Hall, Daniel D. White, Jing Wang, Melanie Massaro and Daniel M. Tompkins

12. Published 22 July 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

13. Published 5 May 2015
A coraciiform-like bird quadrate from the Early Eocene Tingamarra local fauna of Queensland, Australia

Andrzej Elzanowski and Walter E. Boles

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

Elizabeth R. Williams and Bruce Thomson

15. Published 22 July 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

16. 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

17. Published 22 July 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

18. Published 5 November 2015
Foraging behaviour of a declining population of Brown Boobies (Sula leucogaster) breeding in the Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef

Ashley Bunce

19. Published 5 May 2015
One method does not suit all: variable settlement responses of three procellariid species to vocalisation playbacks

Rachel T. Buxton, Christopher J. Jones, Henrik Moller and Philip O'B. Lyver

20. Published 10 February 2015
Variation in innate immune function during incubation, chick-rearing and moult in Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor)

Jessica K. Evans, Peter Dann and Theresa Frankel

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