The breeding biology of palm cockatoos ( Probosciger aterrimus ): a case of a slow life history

  title={The breeding biology of palm cockatoos ( Probosciger aterrimus ): a case of a slow life history},
  author={Stephen A. Murphy and Sarah M. Legge and Robert Heinsohn},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
The breeding of palm cockatoos Probosciger aterrimus was studied for 3 years from July 1999 to February 2002 in and around Iron Range National Park, Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Palm cockatoos were weakly seasonal breeders, with the peak of egg-laying occurring in September; 41 breeding attempts were monitored at 28 nesting hollows. Nearly all (27/28) nests were in tropical savanna woodland and an average distance of 320 m to rainforest. Males defended about four nest sites, only a subset of… 

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