Winter surveys of the Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chysogaster in south-eastern Australia in 1996

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Winter surveys of the Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chysogaster in south-eastern Australia in 1996

Author Starks J (Birds Australia)
Keywords Birds|Species|Endangered species|Neophema chysogaster|Distribution|Population Statistics|Habitats|Surveys|Seasons
Abstract The Orange-bellied Parrot, Neophema chysogaster, is one of the rarest birds in Australia and is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Protection Act 1993. The results of a coordinated and simultaneous survey of known winter habitats at Lake Connewarre Vic, Point Wilson/Werribee Sewage Farm Vic, and King Island TAS, and of detailed searches in coastal and sub-coastal grasslands and agricultural areas in southern and south-eastern Victoria are presented. Although the total number of N. chysogaster recorded (40) was only one less than the previous year, the percentage recorded at the known sites was lower than in previous years. The results of the winter count were also significantly less than summer counts, suggesting that winter counts no longer provide an adequate measure of populations (A).
Publish Date 1st January 1999
Resource Code S48655
Published Year 1999
ISSN 1329-7945
Series Birds Australia report; no 7.
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