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Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds. Volume 7 Part A: boatbill to larks

  title={Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds. Volume 7 Part A: boatbill to larks},
  author={John M. Peter and S. J. Cowling and Paul J. Higgins},
Improved methods for reducing translocation mortality and obtaining reliable population projections for reintroduction of the New Zealand Rifleman Acanthisitta chloris
Summary Despite many notable successes, the failure rate of animal translocations remains high. Conservation practitioners and reintroduction specialists have emphasised the need for ongoing
The alarm call system of breeding Brown Thornbills (Acanthiza pusilla): self-defence or nest defence?
The results suggest that alarm calls of breeding Brown Thornbills are mainly used as a form of self-defence by the individuals of the breeding pair rather than being directed at the nestlings, which fits with the predictions of life-history theory that parents in long-lived species are more concerned about their own survival.
Contrasting extreme long-distance migration patterns in bar-tailed godwits Limosa lapponica
Two subspecies of bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica travelling between non-breeding grounds in New Zealand and northwest Australia and breeding grounds in Alaska and eastern Russia are compared, and baueri makes the longest (southbound) and second-longest non-stop migratory flights documented for any bird.
Partial migration of Brolgas (Antigone rubicunda) within a restricted range is revealed by GPS tracking
ABSTRACT No quantitative information exists on the movement patterns of Brolga, Antigone rubicunda (Gruidae) although the species is considered to undertake seasonal movements between breeding and
Sustained plumage divergence despite weak genomic differentiation and broad sympatry in sister species of Australian woodswallows (Artamus spp.)
This study informs how divergent plumage morphs may arise and be sustained despite whole-genome homogenization and reveals new candidate genes potentially involved in plumage divergence.
An Experimental Test of Defenses Against Avian Brood Parasitism in a Recent Host
The results support previous evidence that recognition and mobbing of a brood parasite are learned traits and may be especially beneficial to naïve hosts that have not had enough time or a high enough selection pressure to evolve egg rejection.
Morphological and molecular evidence of population divergence in a widespread shorebird across its southern mainland Australian distribution
The distinctness of western populations found using multiple lines of evidence and the lack of evidence for any recent migration events across the Nullabor Plain suggests that previously described subspecies warrant reinstatement, and that these evolutionary units require conservation assessment, as has been recognized by national conservation authorities.
Review for "Overlap in the wing shape of migratory, nomadic and sedentary grass parrots"
2 20: e0 586 Bird wing shape is highly correlated with mobility, and vagile species have more pointed wing tips than sedentary ones. Most studies of bird wing shape are biased to the Northern
Temporal and spatial differences in the post-breeding behaviour of a ubiquitous Southern Hemisphere seabird, the common diving petrel
Investigating the post-breeding behaviour of three distant populations of the common diving petrel suggests that the CDP populations have a high potential for isolation, and hence, speciation, and contributes to improving knowledge of ecological divergence and evolution between populations.