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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 19 September 2014
Frugivory and seed dispersal role of the Yellow-striped Brush-Finch (Atlapetes citrinellus), an endemic emberizid of Argentina 
Román A. Ruggera, M. Daniela Gomez and Pedro G. Blendinger
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Published online 15 September 2014
Drivers of clutch-size in Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus savana) at temperate and tropical latitudes in South America 
Alex E. Jahn, Ana Maria Mamani, Vanesa Bejarano, Diego Anibal Masson and Eluney Aguilar
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Published online 15 September 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
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Published online 08 September 2014
Vocal individuality of Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) 
Andrew Digby, Ben D. Bell and Paul D. Teal
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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D. L. Serventy Medal 2014: Citation – Richard Loyn 
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Judith Hoyle
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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.

    MU14047  Accepted 10 September 2014
    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, Leo Joseph
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    MU13112  Accepted 10 September 2014
    Migration routes and non-breeding areas of Common Terns Sterna hirundo from the Azores
    Verónica Neves, Cristina Nava, Matt Cormons, Esteban Bremer, Gabriel Castresana, Pedro Lima, Severino Junior, Richard Phillips, Maria Magalhães, Ricardo Santos
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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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    MU13028  Accepted 05 September 2014
    Bird responses to different intensity of cattle production at Spartina densiflora marshes from southeastern South America
    Daniel Cardoni, Juan Isacch, Oscar Iribarne
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    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
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    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
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    MU13110  Accepted 21 July 2014
    Relationship between pest-birds and countryside elements in the Pampas of central Argentina
    Mariano Codesido, Emmanuel Zufiaurre, David Bilenca
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    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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    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
   


    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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    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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    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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Rank Paper Details
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 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

3. 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

4. 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

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

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

6. 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

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

Jim Hone

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. Published 10 February 2014
Shorebirds can adopt foraging strategies that take advantage of human fishing practices

Vitor O. Lunardi and Regina H. Macedo

13. Published 10 February 2014
Temporal change of the song of a local population of the Grey Warbler (Gerygone igata): has its song changed over time?

Joseph F. Azar, Ben D. Bell and Marta Borowiec

14. 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

15. Published 9 May 2014
The vocalisations and species status of the White-lined and Kimberley Honeyeaters

Eliot T. Miller and Sarah K. Wagner

16. Published 10 February 2014
Breeding parameters of the Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea) on Long Island, New Zealand

Amelia F. Geary, Steve E. Corin and Nicola J. Nelson

17. Published 9 May 2014
Effects of pre-laying attendance and body condition on long-term reproductive success in Wandering Albatrosses

M. Genevieve W. Jones and Peter G. Ryan

18. 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

19. Published 10 February 2014
Nesting success and productivity of Tucuman Parrots (Amazona tucumana) in high-altitude forests of Argentina: do they differ from lowland Amazona parrots?

Luis Rivera, Natalia Politi, Enrique H. Bucher and Anna Pidgeon

20. Published 27 November 2013
A new cracticid (Passeriformes : Cracticidae) from the Early Miocene of Australia

Jacqueline M. T. Nguyen, Trevor H. Worthy, Walter E. Boles, Suzanne J. Hand and Michael Archer


      
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