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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 17–25.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Graham H. Pyke ABSTRACT Optimal Foraging Theory (OFT), enables understanding of foraging behaviour, which is exhibited by all of life, through the assumption that foraging behaviour maximises some currency of foraging. OFT has been relatively successful for nectar-feeding animals, with energy...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 August 2021
...Harry F. Recher ABSTRACT In Australia’s eucalypt forests and woodlands, co-habiting birds differ in the foraging manoeuvres or methods used to search for and take prey, the substrates and plants on which prey are found, and the heights at which foraging takes place. On the Southern Tablelands...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 200–204.
Published: 30 September 2020
... iteratus . In this paper I report on several observations of M. iteratus feeding on a variety of prey from various taxa. These observations suggest that M. iteratus are opportunistic, ambush predators with a broad diet. Their morphology and hunting behaviour align with existing models of amphibian foraging...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 440–442.
Published: 01 September 2018
... an instance of a Jacky Lizard foraging on abundant mating bibionid flies Bibio imitator amongst remnant vegetation in an urban environment. Small black ants, which were also present, were not consumed. Foraging techniques were similar to those observed by another study in laboratory conditions, but potential...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 629–642.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Leroy Gonsalves; Brad Law ABSTRACT The Large-footed Myotis Myotis macropus is a threatened echolocating bat that uses a specialised ‘trawling' foraging strategy to hunt for aquatic prey. While the species is well known in freshwater habitats, in 2014 it was recorded for the first time roosting...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Harry F. Recher In this paper, I present data on the foraging behaviour of eucalypt forest and woodland birds at two sites on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales during the non-breeding season (winter). The winter community was a subset of the summer community, with six guilds among 23...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 508–509.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Leigh J. Martin © 2015 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2015 alates foraging Lampropholis guichenoti prey selection Selective foraging behaviour in the Scincid lizard Lampropholis guichenoti Leigh J. Martin School of the Environment, University of Technology Sydney, PO...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 529–534.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Tamra F. Chapman Interactions between mammals and invertebrates remain a gap in our knowledge of the role of fossorial foragers in Australian ecosystems. This is probably because digging mammals disappeared from the majority of their former range before they could be studied and because...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 169–174.
Published: 07 February 2013
.... and Mensinga, A. 2007. Foraging pits of the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) as small-scale patches in a semi-arid Australian box woodland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39: 1055-1065. Foraging pits of the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) as small-scale patches in a semi-arid...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 884–887.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Cameron Webb The foraging behaviour of the introduced honey bee Apis mellifera on the saltmarsh plant Sarcocornia quinqueflora was observed over three days at Sydney Olympic Park in February 2007. Within an observation area of approximately 3m × 3m, the number of flowering and non-flowering...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.004
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Forest wildlife management in Australian eucalypt forests emphasizes the retention of tree hollows for fauna requiring hollows for nesting or denning. This overlooks the requirements of birds in eucalypt forests for a variety of resources for nesting and foraging other than tree hollows. Some...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.002
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... these measures are important, they may not provide the full range of resources required by the eucalypt forest avifauna. In addition to using tree hollows as nest sites, forest birds have specific requirements for nesting materials (e.g., spider web, lichen), for nest sites other than tree hollows, for foraging...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Surveys of microbat communities in several regions of Western Australia have revealed a diversity-productivity model of community structure in which co-occurring species occupy different foraging niches, but environmental factors influence turnover in species composition across landscapes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.040
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... As formal reservation targets are attained in Tasmania, a large component of habitats important for populations of threatened fauna will remain in the ‘off-reserve’ landscape. Over eighty percent of Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor foraging habitat occurs on private land, potentially subject...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.012
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... The importance of trees as nesting and foraging sites was investigated for 12 species of small, native, ground-dwelling mammals in 13 forests in southeastern and southwestern Australia. At least half of all observed foraging occurred on tree surfaces or hollows, loose bark, logs or leaf litter...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.010
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... of microchiropterans exhibit adaptations for specialist trawling foraging behaviours. Approximately half of these species are relatively well represented in the literature. Amongst these, the Large-footed Myotis, Myotis macropus , exhibits typical trawling bat behaviour; spending the majority (~88%) of foraging time...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... by 1.1 km (approximately 95 ha) in the local government area (LGA) of Marrickville, but when other scattered records are included, come from an 8.5 km x 6 km area in the LGAs of Ashfield, Canada Bay, Canterbury, and Leichhardt. A pilot radio-tracking study of two adult females found that they foraged...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 223–232.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Mark Sanders; L. Win Filewood; Barry Fox Four species of small insectivorous birds, the Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus, Variegated Fairy-wren M. lamberti, Southern Emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus and White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis have similar foraging methods which has often led...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 130–146.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of the ecology of honeyeaters is therefore basic to the conservation management of Australia's natural environments. In this paper, we describe the foraging ecology of honeyeaters in the Great Western Woodland (GWW) during the spring, comparing the use of resources between species and locations. Species...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 364–378.
Published: 01 May 2020
... for an average of 19 h. Kangaroo-cams were deployed on seven kangaroos as a proof of concept of their potential utility for the study of location specific behaviour and diet in a medium-sized terrestrial herbivore. Following device recovery and data processing, we were able to successfully score 83 foraging...