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Short breeding season of Figbirds Sphecotheres viridis in Darwin, Northern Territory

Noske, RA (1997). Short breeding season of Figbirds Sphecotheres viridis in Darwin, Northern Territory. Corella,21:44-47.

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Title Short breeding season of Figbirds Sphecotheres viridis in Darwin, Northern Territory
Author Noske, RA
Journal Name Corella
Publication Date 1997
Volume Number 21
ISSN 0155-0438   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 44
End Page 47
Place of Publication New Suth Wales
Publisher Australian Bird Study Association
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Opportunistic observations of 55 nests of Figbirds over eight years on the Northern Territory University campus suggest that nesting commences in early September and that the breeding season lasts between two and three months only. Laying was apparently synchronized and two eggs were usual. Nests were often close together indicating some advantage in quasi-colonial nesting, either through improved predator surveillance or defense, or facilitation of post-breeding dispersal and feeding activities.
 
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