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The effects of climate on breeding in the Helmeted Honeyeater

Chambers, L., Quin, B., Menkhorst, P., Franklin, Donald and Smales, I. (2008). The effects of climate on breeding in the Helmeted Honeyeater. Emu: austral ornithology,108(1):15-22.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 73283902xPUB59
Title The effects of climate on breeding in the Helmeted Honeyeater
Author Chambers, L.
Quin, B.
Menkhorst, P.
Franklin, Donald
Smales, I.
Journal Name Emu: austral ornithology
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 108
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0158-4197   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-40749156262
Start Page 15
End Page 22
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
0602 - Ecology
0608 - Zoology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Climate is known to influence the timing and success of breeding in many bird species. In the northern hemisphere, significant breeding changes have been associated with climate change, with warming temperatures, often, but not always, corresponding to earlier laying. For the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops cassidix) of central southern Victoria, Australia, climate also plays a role in the timing and success of breeding. During the period 1989 to 2006, the timing of laying became earlier and there was a possible reduction in the mean number of eggs laid per breeding season. These changes correspond to a reduction in rainfall and mild warming. If these trends continue under projected climate-change regimes, there will be increased risk of further population decline.
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