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Eastern range extension of Pseudomys hermannsburgensis in Queensland

 

Kutt, A., Eddie, C. and Johnson, R. (2003). Eastern range extension of Pseudomys hermannsburgensis in Queensland. Australian Zoologist 32(2): 252 - 256.

 

This paper describes new locality and habitat data for the sandy inland mouse Pseudomys hermannsburgensis at the eastern limits of its range in Queensland, including at Culgoa

 

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 A Pied Heron at Roma, south central Queensland

 

Johnson, R. & Eddie, C. (2000).  A Pied Heron at Roma, south central Queensland.  Sunbird 30(2): 42-44.

 

In March 1999, a Pied Heron was observed at an artificial wetland in Roma, southern inland Queensland, well outside its normal distribution.

 

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 Southerly range extension for Common Rock-rat in Queensland

 

Eddie, C. & Oakwood, M. (2002).  Southerly range extension for Common Rock-rat Zyzomys argurus (Rodentia: Muridae) in Queensland.  Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 48(1): 154.

 

A common rock-rat Zyzomys argurus was captured in a cage trap at the Mount Moffatt section of Carnarvon National Park in May 2000, representing the first record of the species for the Carnarvon Range and a southerly range extension in Queensland by 200 kilometres.

 

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 Bush-hen at Mount Moffatt section, Carnarvon National Park, south central Queensland

 

Eddie, C., Johnson, R. & Young, A.  (2000).  Bush-hen at Mount Moffatt section, Carnarvon National Park, south central Queensland.  Sunbird 30(2): 45-47.

 

This note describes and discusses a sighting of a Bush-hen at the Mount Moffatt section of Carnarvon National Park in southern inland Queensland during January 1999.  This is the first record of a Bush-hen from the Carnarvon Range, and is one of the few reports of this species from inland Queensland.

 

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 Spotted Bowerbird observed eating flower heads of Acacia salicina

 

Eddie, C. (2001) Spotted Bowerbird Chlamydera maculata observed eating flower heads of Acacia salicina. Sunbird 31(1): 23-24.

 

This note describes a previously unreported food source (Acacia flower heads) for the Spotted Bowerbird near Roma, southern inland Queensland.

 

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 Australian King-parrot eating Silver Elkhorn Fern

 

Eddie, C. (2002). Australian King-parrot Alisterus scapularis eating Silver Elkhorn Fern Platycerium veitchii. Sunbird 32(1):22-23.

 

Two Australian King Parrots were observed eating the base fronds of Silver Elkhorn Ferns at Palmgrove National Park in central Queensland during 2001.  Ferns had not previously been reported as a food of King Parrots.

 

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