An extensive survey was conducted on Bowen Island, Jervis Bay National Park, to locate and describe the breeding sites of Litoria aurea. Five small potentially suitable wetlands were located from aerial photographs and systematic foot-based traverses of the island. Opportunistic monitoring of these sites was undertaken during the period early November 1995 to late January 1996. Low numbers of males were heard calling at three of the five sites, but no indication of successful breeding was recorded. All wetlands on the island were found to be naturally occurring and none contained fish. A preliminary description of the wetlands and observations on the seasonal extent of calling is presented. Because the island is effectively buffered from nearby mainland populations of L. aurea, the island population should be given a priority for conservation, and appropriate monitoring and management conducted to ensure its long-term survival.
Status, habitat and preliminary observations on calling of the Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea on Bowen Island, Jervis Bay National Park
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W. S. Osborne, N. A. McElhinney; Status, habitat and preliminary observations on calling of the Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea on Bowen Island, Jervis Bay National Park. Australian Zoologist 1 May 1996; 30 (2): 218–223. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.1996.015
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