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Avifauna of Deliverance Island (Warul Kawa) and Kerr Islet (Awaiyal Kawa), North-Western Torres Strait

Watson, Justin J.; Hitchcock, Garrick

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Warul Kawa (Deliverance Island), a small, densely forested sand cay, is the most north-westerly island in Torres Strait, far north Queensland. Awaiyal Kawa (Kerr Islet), a smaller cay, is located 9.5 km to the south of Warul Kawa and supports low dune wood/shrubland and patchy grassland. Two bird surveys in December 2011 and November 2012 recorded 55 and 49 species, respectively. To date, a total of 70 species are collectively known from these islands. All 34 species recorded on Awaiyal Kawa...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWatson, Justin J.
dc.contributor.authorHitchcock, Garrick
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:50:47Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:50:47Z
dc.identifier.issn1037-258X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/217564
dc.description.abstractWarul Kawa (Deliverance Island), a small, densely forested sand cay, is the most north-westerly island in Torres Strait, far north Queensland. Awaiyal Kawa (Kerr Islet), a smaller cay, is located 9.5 km to the south of Warul Kawa and supports low dune wood/shrubland and patchy grassland. Two bird surveys in December 2011 and November 2012 recorded 55 and 49 species, respectively. To date, a total of 70 species are collectively known from these islands. All 34 species recorded on Awaiyal Kawa are also reported for Warul Kawa. This paper presents a comprehensive species list and discusses unusual bird records. Potential threats to island fauna and management issues are identified.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherQueensland Ornithological Society
dc.sourceThe Sunbird
dc.titleAvifauna of Deliverance Island (Warul Kawa) and Kerr Islet (Awaiyal Kawa), North-Western Torres Strait
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume45
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor200499 - Linguistics not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5567033xPUB31
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWatson, Justin J., Gondwana Ecology Group
local.contributor.affiliationHitchcock, Garrick, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage65
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage77
dc.date.updated2020-11-08T07:24:33Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84958613476
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