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Decline in the distribution and abundance of flesh-footed shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes) on Lord Howe Island, Australia
Abstract The flesh-footed shearwater ( Puffinus carneipes ) is a migratory seabird that ranges widely across the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The principal breeding populations are in Australia and NewExpand
Plastic ingestion by Flesh-footed Shearwaters, Puffinus carneipes, andWedge-tailed Shearwaters, Puffinus pacificus
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Proventricular contents of near-fledged birds, obtained by non-lethal means, showed that 79% of Flesh-footed Shearwaters and 43% of Wedge-tailed shearwaters contained plastics, in volumes of up to 18.0 cm3 and 2.8 cm3, respectively. Expand
High prevalence of Salmonella and IMP-4-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the silver gull on Five Islands, Australia
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The data demonstrate a large-scale transmission of carbapenemase-producing bacteria into wildlife, likely as a result of the feeding habits of the birds at a local waste depot, and proper measures applied to stop the transmission into the environment. Expand
MOrtality of captive-raised malleefowl, Leipoa ocellata, released into a mallee remnant within the wheat-belt of New South Wales
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By imposing severe predation pressure on young malleefowl, foxes are likely to be curtailing recruitment into the breeding population, which must inevitably lead to the further localised extinction of small disjunct populations of mallefowl. Expand
Rediscovery of the ‘extinct’ Lord Howe Island stick-insect (Dryococelus australis (Montrouzier)) (Phasmatodea) and recommendations for its conservation
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A number of threats to the population of D. australis on Balls Pyramid are identified and several management actions are proposed to ensure the conservation of the species. Expand
Efficacy of Fox Control in Reducing the Mortality of Released Captive-reared Malleefowl, Leipoa ocellata
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Fox baiting will need to be frequent, intensive and widespread to reduce fox density to levels where predation no longer threatens the survival or recovery of malleefowl populations. Expand
Breeding biology of Masked Boobies (Sula dactylatra tasmani) on Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Clutch-size indicated that, at the time of laying, the Masked Booby population on Lord Howe Island was well nourished, but decreasing rates of hatching and fledging success, and less than optimal growth rates of chicks, suggested food availability declined during the nesting period. Expand
Nesting activity and demography of an isolated population of malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata)
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The malleefowl population was characterised by a rapid turnover of breeding individuals, a high rate of adult mortality and a lesser rate of recruitment; the maximum longevity recorded for breeding adults was 12 years; average longevity was 7.5 years. Expand
Eradication of European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from Cabbage Tree Island, NSW, Australia, to protect the breeding habitat of Gould's petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera leucoptera)
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Rabbits were eradicated by sequential epizootics of myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), and a single application of cereal-based bait (Talon® 20P) containing the anticoagulant brodifacoum. Expand
Rodent eradication on Lord Howe Island: challenges posed by people, livestock, and threatened endemics
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Technical challenges include: the presence of numerous threatened endemic species, several of which could be placed at risk during the eradication; a permanent human population of approximately 350, their pets and livestock; and a well-developed tourist industry. Expand
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