Local and regional movements of the Australian white ibis Threskiornis molucca in Eastern Australia

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dc.contributor.author Smith, AC
dc.contributor.author Munro, UH
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Corella, 2011, 35 (4), pp. 89 - 94
dc.identifier.issn 0155-0438
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18192
dc.description.abstract Little is known about the movements of Australian birds. Information is particularly scarce on large, aquatic birds, which are usually difficult to access and handle. Their movements are also often complex, and therefore difficult to Identify. Here we present data on the local and long distance movements of the Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca, a highly mobile bird, which as many other waterbirds, continues to decline In its traditional ranges in inland Australia. At the same time it has invaded coastal urban environments, where its high abundances cause many problems and require management. Our analysis of past and present banding studies reveals that Australian White Ibis travel throughout the urban environment and visit landfills, where they forage in large numbers. They also conduct long distance movements, which lead birds from breeding sites In south-eastern Australia along the eastern coast to regions further north (Queensland and Papua New Guinea). Young birds return to their hatching site, when sexually mature. Their preferences for landfills, high mobility, complex movements and current decline in inland Australia need to be considered, when developing and implementing management strategies for Australian White Ibis and ecologically similar birds.
dc.publisher Australian Bird Study Association Inc.
dc.title Local and regional movements of the Australian white ibis Threskiornis molucca in Eastern Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Corella
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 35
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, NSW, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 89 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 94 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0608 Zoology
dc.personcode 960091
dc.personcode 998712
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Zoology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords aquatic birds, native birds, australia, White Ibis, Threskiornis molucca
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of the Environment
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)

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