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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 June 2021
... of an interaction between snakes and hatchling freshwater turtles in Western Australia. Field based palpation failed to detect the hatchling, suggesting that without dissection, turtle hatchling predation by snakes more generally could be higher than commonly reported. Snake predation of hatchlings could be placing...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 54–57.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Denis A. Saunders; Peter R. Mawson; Rick Dawson * Corresponding author: denis.saunders@csiro.au Predation by Southwestern Carpet Python Morelia spilota imbricata of Carnaby s Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris in a breeding hollow Denis A. Saunders1*, Peter R. Mawson2, and Rick Dawson3...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 515–528.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., recurved canines, and molar dentition with ridges designed to efficiently crush any plant material (Hall and Richards 2000). To meet their high energetic needs, they feed by biting the Predation on cicadas by an Australian Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus based on DNA evidence Helen M Smith1*, Linda E...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 December 2019
...William Terry; Albert Golden 3 Corresponding author: wterry@outlook.com.au Grey shrike-thrush camera trap fake nest Phascogale tapoatafa An observation of nest robbing and bird predation by wild Brush-tailed Phascogales in central Victoria William Terry1, 3 and Albert Golden2...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 547–551.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of the feathers. * Corresponding author email: matthew.mo@dpi.nsw.gov.au © 2017 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2017 behaviour hunting predator-prey interactions 5472017 Australian Zoologist volume 38 (4) Introduction The Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus is a partly- migratory...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 311–320.
Published: 14 April 2015
...Dudley Sergo; Richard Shrine Based on collaboration between a wildlife photographer and a scientist, this paper provides novel information and images of predation by birds (Black-necked Storks, White-bellied Sea-Eagles, Whistling Kites) on reptiles (Macleay's Water Snakes, Keelback Snakes, Long...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 64–67.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., T. AND GEORGES, A., 1985. The Australian snapping tortoise Elseya latisternum: a successful predator of the introduced cane toad? Aust. Zool. 21: 607-10. The Australian snapping tortoise Elseya latisternum: a successful predator of the introduced cane toad? Aust. Zool. 21 607 10 LICHT...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 143–149.
Published: 17 March 2014
... aurea was once abundant, there is some suspicion that G. holbrooki's non-specific predatory behaviour may be instrumental in the decline of L. aurea . Laboratory and field experiments were conducted to assess the impact of G. holbrooki predation on L. aurea tadpole survivorship. Laboratory trials...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 496–505.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Graham Pyke; Arthur White The Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea has declined dramatically in New South Wales. One hypothesis suggests that this decline is largely due to predation by the Plague Minnow Gambusia holbrooki , which was introduced into Australia as part of efforts to control...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 316–324.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the influence of tadpole body size (10 mm. 15 mm and 20 mm). predator prey ratio (1 : 1, 1 :2 and 1 :4) and nutritional status of the predator on the level of predation by G. holbrooki on tadpoles of Limnodynasfas peronii . Unfed fish attacked all three size classes of tadpoles without any significant...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 82–91.
Published: 17 March 2014
... a preference for smaller birds, with almost 70% of the species having a mass less than 35 g. The most severe damage to a bird's post-cranial skeleton is to the ventral side of the sternum, whereas distal appendicular elements exhibit no damage from Ghost Bat predation. The type of damage to the bones...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 24 (1): 65–72.
Published: 17 March 2014
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 679–680.
Published: 20 October 2011
... was curled up on the floor of a hollow in tree #80, but there was no nesting attempt by Carnaby s Black Cockatoo in the hollow at that time. This was the only recording of a Carpet Python in the study area until the monitoring trip in 2009. The vulnerable and the endangered: Carpet Python predation...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 719–746.
Published: 20 October 2011
... of fish per hectare and kilograms of fish per hectare of all species present was determined. Recovery of stocked S. fontinalis was low (0.38% in 1977 and 0.15% in 1979). Distribution of salmonid populations in the creek was significantly affected by physical barriers and eel predation, not cormorants...
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 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.036
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Flying-fox predation has been a problem to horticulturists on the North Coast of New South Wales since the industry was established. Predation is especially severe in spring/early summer when most fruit crops are ripening. Flying-fox predation has inflicted considerable losses on fruit...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.032
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Three species of freshwater tortoise, Emydura macquarii, Chelodina longicollis and C . expansa, occur in the River Murray. Previous evidence predicts that the populations of tortoises in the Murray may be in decline due to predation on nests by introduced foxes. This paper attempts...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of endemic terrestrial birds on the island, with the species now functioning as the top apex predator there and possibly limiting population numbers of Rattus rattus . If Tyto novaehollandiae is exerting mesopredator control, this cautions the removal of its population, as required to prevent it switching...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 724–732.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and both small predators have become more abundant. Predation drives the snowshoe hare cycle, but it is far from clear that it does so for the small rodents. We suspect that social behaviour is critical for vole cycles, but this supposition has not been tested experimentally. The boreal forests of Canada...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 352–358.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Jennifer R. Anson ABSTRACT Australian mammals have been subject to a range of threats that have contributed to species declines and extinctions since European settlement. Invasive predators, namely the European Red Fox Vulpes vulpes and the feral Cat Felis catus , are particularly detrimental...