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Habitat use and distribution of the beautiful firetail (stagonopleura bella) in foothill forests of the Victorian highlands, Australia

Palmer, Grant C. 2005, Habitat use and distribution of the beautiful firetail (stagonopleura bella) in foothill forests of the Victorian highlands, Australia, Emu: austral ornithology, vol. 105, no. 3, pp. 233-239, doi: 10.1071/MU04005.

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Title Habitat use and distribution of the beautiful firetail (stagonopleura bella) in foothill forests of the Victorian highlands, Australia
Author(s) Palmer, Grant C.
Journal name Emu: austral ornithology
Volume number 105
Issue number 3
Start page 233
End page 239
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Collingwood, Vic.
Publication date 2005-10-12
ISSN 0158-4197
1448-5540
Summary The Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella) is an uncommon, granivorous finch from coastal south-eastern Australia, with a distribution extending from mid-coastal New South Wales to south-eastern South Australia, including Tasmania. This paper presents a quantitative assessment of habitat use by the Beautiful Firetail based on data collected from 30 paired riparian and non-riparian sites in the foothill forests of the Victorian Highlands, Australia. The Beautiful Firetail occurred in two of the three forest blocks surveyed and was found almost exclusively at riparian sites. The Beautiful Firetail was most likely to occur at riparian sites on the coastal fall of the ranges at sites with high sedge cover and low cover of shrubs and bare ground. The species occurred at low densities (0.10–0.19 individuals ha–1) throughout the year. Records from the Atlas of Victorian Wildlife were used to describe the distribution of Beautiful Firetails in Victoria. Notable observations inland of the Great Dividing Range were recorded during the present study. Further study is required to understand the ecological requirements of the Beautiful Firetail throughout its range.


Notes Published: 12 October 2005
Language eng
DOI 10.1071/MU04005
Field of Research 060208 Terrestrial Ecology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005 Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003020

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Ecology and Environment
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