Waterbird populations in the brisbane region, 1972-83, and correlates with rainfall and water heights

Woodall P.F. (1985) Waterbird populations in the brisbane region, 1972-83, and correlates with rainfall and water heights. Wildlife Research, 12 3: 495-506. doi:10.1071/WR9850495


Author Woodall P.F.
Title Waterbird populations in the brisbane region, 1972-83, and correlates with rainfall and water heights
Journal name Wildlife Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-3712
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/WR9850495
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 495
End page 506
Total pages 12
Subject 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
1105 Dentistry
1900 Earth and Planetary Sciences
2300 Environmental Science
Abstract Mean numbers and annual variation of 52 species of waterbirds (families Podicipedidae; Pelicanidae; Anhingidae; Phalacrocoracidae; Ardeidae; Ciconiidae; Plataleidae; Anatidae; Rallidae; Jacanidae) from the Queensland Ornithological Society’s records of the Brisbane region during 1972-83 are presented. Changes in the numbers of many species showed significant negative correlations with changes in the Moreton winter rainfall (3 months before the count). Changes in numbers of hardheads, grey teal and Eurasian coot also had significant negative correlations with changes of inland rainfall, and many other species showed similar trends. Changes in numbers of darter and pied cormorant were positively correlated with changes in Moreton and Warrego rainfall respectively. Most species had non-significant correlations with Moreton dam levels, but for chestnut teal, white-faced heron and dusky moorhen these approached statistical significance (P < 0-1). Numbers of whitefaced heron, black swan, comb-crested jacana and darter decreased, and those of Australian pelican and plumed and wandering whistling-ducks increased during the survey period. The coastal and inland distribution of some species is also presented.
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