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By Niven McCrie, Richard Noske

* New and actual details at the neighborhood distribution of the entire region’s birds, with a map for every widely used species
* New and actual details at the seasonal prevalence and breeding cycle of those birds
* unique photos of just about all everyday species, with photographs of nests and eggs or younger of chosen species
* An annotated checklist of vagrant species

Birds of the Darwin Region is the 1st finished therapy of the avifauna of Darwin, a urban situated in Australia’s monsoon tropics, the place seasons are outlined via rainfall instead of by means of temperature. With its mangrove-lined bays and creeks, tidal mudflats, monsoon rainforests, savannah woodlands and freshwater lagoons, Darwin has retained all of its unique habitats in near-pristine situation, and is domestic or host to 323 fowl species. in contrast to different Australian towns, it has no verified unique poultry species.

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Over this 10-year period, annual totals of monthly counts varied from six birds in 1983 to 968 in 1980, with an average of 208 birds. In contrast, from 1996 to 2007, monthly average counts rose markedly in June, but did not peak until October, which had an average count of 224 birds, with the highest count of 500 in September and October 1998. During 2013, there was an unusually large influx of waterfowl to coastal areas, apparently ­Australia wide. 37 Major breeding strongholds of this species are the Channel Country, Murray–Darling Basin and inland areas south-west of ­Australia’s east coast.

It is no longer tenable, for example, to refer to Australia’s cicadabird as simply ‘Cicadabird’, when there are 13 species of cicadabirds distributed from the Philippines to the Solomon Islands. Fig. 20. Average annual numbers of records and species in the Darwin region dataset per decade since 1960. Data for final decade incomplete. 28 About this book Species profiles Heading each species account is a concise summary of the species’ global geographical range, and its habitats, status and breeding season within the region.

1,1 in recognition of its being an up-to-date authority on the taxonomy of all bird species. It is no longer tenable, for example, to refer to Australia’s cicadabird as simply ‘Cicadabird’, when there are 13 species of cicadabirds distributed from the Philippines to the Solomon Islands. Fig. 20. Average annual numbers of records and species in the Darwin region dataset per decade since 1960. Data for final decade incomplete. 28 About this book Species profiles Heading each species account is a concise summary of the species’ global geographical range, and its habitats, status and breeding season within the region.

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