An annotated list of the birds of meandarra, queensland

Whitmore M.J., Dow D.D., Fisk P. and Moffatt J.D. (1983) An annotated list of the birds of meandarra, queensland. Emu, 83 1: 19-27. doi:10.1071/MU9830019

Author Whitmore M.J.
Dow D.D.
Fisk P.
Moffatt J.D.
Title An annotated list of the birds of meandarra, queensland
Journal name Emu   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-5540
Publication date 1983
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/MU9830019
Volume 83
Issue 1
Start page 19
End page 27
Total pages 9
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
1105 Dentistry
Abstract From June 1977 to January 1982 the Meandarra Ornithological Field Study Unit kept systematic records of buds observed at its main study site centred on 'The Dell' and at a few selected localities near Meandarra, Queensland. A total of 172 species is included with 69 known to breed. The status, numbers and reproductive activities are sum- marized for the 160 species observed at 'The Dell'. A few records from the period 1969 to 1976 provide a historical perspective. Ranges of three pairs of species that replace each other on an east-west gradient overlapped at the study site. Twenty- three per cent of the total number of species were vagrants and thirty-one per cent were transients. Eleven per cent of the species in the list were added in the final three months of the study, following heavy rains. We speculate on the influence that topography, climate and more local conditions such as soil type, vegetation and rainfall mav have on the avifauna. As an illustration. we report changes in the populations of some species during a severe drought in 1979-1981.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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