Nesting, foraging and aggression of Noisy Miners relative to road edges in an extensive Queensland forest

@article{Maron2009NestingFA,
  title={Nesting, foraging and aggression of Noisy Miners relative to road edges in an extensive Queensland forest},
  author={Martine Maron},
  journal={Emu - Austral Ornithology},
  year={2009},
  volume={109},
  pages={75 - 81}
}
  • M. Maron
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Biology
  • Emu - Austral Ornithology
Abstract Increased abundance of Noisy Miners (Manorina melanocephala), a large, aggressive honeyeater, is one of the most important mechanisms through which habitat fragmentation and degradation threaten populations of eastern Australian woodland birds. In inland Queensland, however, Noisy Miners dominate avian assemblages throughout extensive forest areas as well as fragmented landscapes, and our understanding of the factors influencing their behaviour and habitat selection in such relatively… 
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