South Australian Ornithologist, Volume 42

Volume 42, Part 1, December 2016


The ‘new and singular bird’ of St Peter Island Andrew Black, Jean Fornasiero, Justin Jansen and Philippa Horton. pp. 1-10.

Investigating laterality in the freely occurring behaviours of Budgerigars Michael R. Duggan, Daniel P. Buckley and Matthew J. Anderson. pp. 11-19.

Bird Note
Listing Australia’s birds
Andrew Black and Philippa Horton. pp. 20-22.

Bird Note
Great Egret preying on an Australian Reed Warbler
Penny Paton. pp. 23-24.

Bird Note
A second observation of an Australian Magpie feeding on pine seeds
Penny Paton. p. 25.

Bird Note
The Slender-billed Thornbill, Acanthiza iredalei, in the lower north-east of South Australia
Graham Carpenter. pp. 26-28.

Book Review
Pigeons and doves in Australia
Graham Carpenter. pp. 29-30.

Obituary: Francis John (Frank) Badman Andrew Black and Philippa Horton. pp. 31-35.

Volume 42, Part 2, February 2018


The pre-European distribution of the Galah, Eolophus roseicapilla Vieillot: reconciling scientific, historical and ethno-linguistic evidence Andrew Black, John McEntee, Peter Sutton and Gavan Breen pp. 37-57.

Notable number of House Sparrows, Passer domesticus, at a roost in natural habitat near Marree in the western Lake Eyre basin  Michael Lenz pp. 58-64.

Foraging behaviour suggestive of breeding Australian Little Bittern, Ixobrychus dubius, at Tolderol Game Reserve, January 2017 Colin Rogers and Peter Koch pp. 65-70.

Bird Note. The observation and photographic documentation of an Australasian Bittern catching and consuming a small mammal</strong John Gitsham pp. 71-74.

Bird Note. Records of large numbers of Hutton’s Shearwater, Puffinus huttoni, and Fluttering Shearwater, Puffinus gavia, off the SE of South Australia  Colin Rogers pp. 75-77.

Bird Note. Vegetation offering by a Fan-tailed Cuckoo Robert Green pp. 78-79.

Bird Note. Hitchhikers, 1980s style Kate Buckley p. 79.

Book Review. The Australian Bird Guide Peter Beer pp. 80-81. Peter Beer

Book Review. Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birds Merilyn Browne pp. 82-83