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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 102–104.
Published: 02 June 2014
.... Fulton. G. R. 2006a. Identification of nest predators with remote cameras and artificial nests in extensive old-growth woodland of southwestern Australia. Corella 30(2): 35-39. Identification of nest predators with remote cameras and artificial nests in extensive old-growth woodland of southwestern...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 534–543.
Published: 20 October 2011
.... and Matthews, A. 2003. “Throw a Koala on the Barbie” (Daily Telegraph 15 July 1997): An Analysis of Wildlife Reporting in Two Daily Newspapers. Australian Zoologist 32: 288-297. Throw a Koala on the Barbie Australian Zoologist 32 288 297 Macey, R. 2006. (Aug. 24) Sibling Sharks Turn Predator...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.050
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Using the history of dingo-proof fences in Australia, I show that several key lessons were learnt by pastoralists, but later forgotten and had to be re-learnt. Each has application to current and future proposals to build predator-proof fences for conservation.1.Feral predators kill and eat...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.012
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... In many aquatic systems, cascading trophic interactions are important determinants of community structure, via top-down (predation) and bottom-up (productivity) factors. In contrast, little is known of the importance of these factors in the structuring of diverse terrestrial communities...
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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 (2016) 38 (2): 212–213.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Richard Shine; Bobby Tamayo * Corresponding author. Email: rick.shine@sydney.edu.au © 2016 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2016 When predators become prey: the lizard- eating spiders of suburbia Richard Shine* and Bobby Tamayo School of Life and Environmental Sciences...
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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) 37 (1): 105–116.
Published: 02 June 2014
...Michael Guppy; Sarah Guppy; David Priddel; Peter Fullagar Nest predation is the most common source of nest failure in most passerines, yet the identity of the predators is generally poorly known. Recent advances in surveillance cameras have made the identification of nest predators much easier. We...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 217–222.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Benjamin Russell; Peter Banks In Australia many critical weight range (CWR) species are threatened by predation from the introduced Red Fox Vulpes vulpes . Understanding how these prey species respond to native predators such as the Tiger Quoll Dasyurus maculatus , and comparing their responses...
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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) 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...