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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 95–101.
Published: 21 March 2014
... suburbs. This paper reports on habitat selection derived from a population study carried out in a reserve of remnant bushland in the St George district. Open walls and the underside of overhangs were the most frequently exploited structures used by P. platurus. Geckos were found typically no higher than...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.087
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... the relatively large size of these bushland remnants, in all reserves the number of reptile and frog species had declined since urbanisation. The largest losses occurred in the four urban reserves. Seven species predicted to have occurred historically were now only present in the peri-urban site. Some...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 547–551.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Matthew Mo; Peter Hayler; Antonia Hayler; David R. Waterhouse ABSTRACT The Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus , a partly-migratory passerine, was observed in bushland remnants in southern Sydney. Here, we report two incidents of Spangled Drongos hunting and feeding on small passerines from mixed...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 52–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... a Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps being snatched by a comprised one bushland remnant in Oatley and another Powerful Owl; however, this incident occurred after the in Hurstville Grove, separated by a distance of 600 m prey was unintentionally disturbed from a tree hollow over urban development. The second...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 513–519.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of habitat features that benefit introduced rats and facilitate their movement into urban bushland. However, black rats are also successful invaders of bushland remnants (Cox et al. 2000) and regularly move across the urban-bushland interface. A recent study in northern Sydney found that at least 74% of rats...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.024
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... insectivores. Attempts to predict the presence/absence of 15 common passerines did not yield clear results, although Housing Density appeared the most likely predictor. While cat predation might be significant adjacent to remnant bushland or other areas of conservation significance, blaming cats for bird...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.101
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... occurring on both public and private land. This has been made possible by the Green Web Sydney project. Green Web Sydney proposes the establishment of a green web of native vegetation to protect, conserve and enhance remaining remnant bushland in the Sydney region. Central to this plan is the establishment...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 June 2021
... persistence here remains unknown. Alongside descriptions of our observations, we suggest measures for the conservation of this vulnerable population in its remnant habitat if it has survived the impacts of wildfire. Key words: Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges, Lobethal Bushland Park, elapid, endemic, reptile...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... is a roadside corridor wedged between the RAAF Base and the railway reserve. The remaining remnant vegetation of the Ham Common is restricted to approximately 575 ha on the grounds of the University of Western Sydney (formally HAC). Even this bushland is fragmented, abutted by roadways, power-line corridors...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.030
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... represents a subset of overall biological diversity which includes invertebrates, plants, bacteria and fungi. This study investigated vertebrate fauna present in larger natural habitat remnants within the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Authority area. Habitats investigated included bushland, wetlands...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.104
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... native species includes managing them as urban pests, such as the common brushtail possum whose populations are literally going through the roof. Birds seem ideally suited to an urban lifestyle because they can fly in and out of backyards and remnant bush, but only some species have become the “winners...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 1–11.
Published: 17 March 2014
... as the listing of processes threatening land snails (as key threatening processes). No land snail assemblages have yet been listed as endangered ecological communities under the TSC Act, but the listing of a Hygrocybeae (fungi) community from a bushland remnant at Lane Cove in inner suburban Sydney (NSW...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 109–129.
Published: 17 March 2014
...· 1989 Clearing of remnant bushland on Barrenjoey Peninsula has continued throughout the 1980's, although to a lesser extent than in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's (Figure 3). Clearing of bushland in 1985 for the Pittwater Palms Retirement Village between Avalon Parade and Central Road was a controversial...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 January 2016
... to Australia, where it is the largest nocturnal bird of prey (1200-1600 g; Higgins 1999). Once thought to be restricted to old- growth forests (Fleay 1968), breeding pairs have since been studied in a range of habitats, including remnants of native vegetation in urban areas (Debus and Chafer 1994; Pavey et al...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1040–1046.
Published: 29 January 2012
..., the cumulative loss of reptiles due to vehicle collision in the region is an ecological disaster. reptiles frogs World Heritage Area urban - bushland interface animal mortality vertebrate road kill ABS. 2007. 2006 Census QuickStats: Blue Mountains (C) (Statistical Local Area. Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 3–41.
Published: 17 March 2014
... formerly abundant are now scarce. The native terrestrial and aquatic fauna in the catchment will continue to decline with urban expansion and better management of human activities within the catchment is urgently required. Further clearing within the catchment is unwise and existing vegetation remnants...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/9780958608572
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1033–1039.
Published: 29 January 2012
... in the isolated remnants of bushland, they could not reinvade because of fragmentation and their low propensity for dispersal. If this hypothesis is correct, then reintroduction of Bush Rat populations to harbour foreshore areas should not be constrained by the cause of their original demise. As far as records...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 565–574.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Wales led to the species being listed as vulnerable under the Threatened Species Conservation Act, 1995 [now Biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016]. Despite its vulnerability, the Masked Owl is known to persist in fragmented semi-urban or agricultural landscapes where patches of remnant habitat remain...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 440–442.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and are known to forage in shrubs (e.g. Cogger 2014). Here, we describe foraging on abundant mating bibionid flies Bibio imitator amongst remnant bushland in an urban environment. Observations Observations took place on 23 November 2011, ~1.30pm in a heathy woodland section of the Royal Botanic Gardens...