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Movements and habitat use of the night parrot Pezoporus occidentalis in south-western Queensland

Murphy, Stephen A.; Silcock, Jennifer; Murphy, Rachel; Reid, Julian; Austin, Jeremy J.


The nocturnal, cryptic and geographically remote nature of night parrots, combined with their apparent rapid decline, means that very little is known of their biology or ecology. The discovery of a resident population in south-western Queensland in 2013 provides the first opportunity to undertake detailed studies on this most enigmatic of birds. We attached a radio tag to a bird for 20 days in April 2015 and a GPS tag to another bird for 5 days in May 2016 to study movement patterns and habitat...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/aec.12508


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