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haematology and blood chemistry of the black duck anas superciliosa.some haematologic and blood chemical values have been determined for the black duck, anas superciliosa, captured in the western fringes of sydney. data did not show evidence of sexual dimorphism.1979501850
organochlorine pesticide residues in animals of tasmania, australia-1975-77.animals taken in tasmania including duck (anas superciliosa), eel (anguilla australis), english perch (perca fluviatilis), white-faced heron (ardea pacifica), brown trout (salmo trutta), european starling (strunus vulgaris), cat (felis cattus), cormorant (phalacrocorax sp.), mutton bird (puffinus tenuirostris), tasmanian devil (sarcophilus harrisii), rainbow trout (salmo gairdnerii), tasmanian raven (corvus mellori), tench (tinca tinca), and quail (coturnix sp.) were sampled for p,p'-dde, pp,p'- ...1979537866
epidemiology of avian influenza in wild aquatic birds in a biosecurity hotspot, north queensland, australia.migratory birds may introduce highly pathogenic h5n1 avian influenza from southeast asia into australia via north queensland, a key stopover along the east asian-australasian flyway, with severe consequences for trade and human health. a 3-year repeated cross sectional study on the epidemiology of avian influenza in australian nomadic wild aquatic birds was conducted in this potential biosecurity hotspot using molecular and serological techniques. avian influenza virus subtypes h6 and h9 were co ...201525481624
Monitoring of wild birds for Newcastle disease virus in north Queensland, Australia.Wild aquatic birds (WABs) are considered as reservoir hosts for Newcastle disease viruses (NDVs) and may act as vectors for transferring these viruses to poultry, causing outbreaks of disease. A 3-year epidemiological study was conducted on WABs of north Queensland from April 2007 to March 2010. Swab and fresh moist faecal samples of WABs were screened to detect Newcastle disease viral (NDV) RNA by one-step real time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) in multiplex primers, ...201221945812
counts of selected duck species at corner inlet, victoria: changes in relation to local and distant meteorological variations.numbers of four duck species present within a study area in a tidal embayment (corner inlet, south-eastern australia) were obtained between 1977 and 2002. the species involved were chestnut (anas castanea) and grey (a. gracilis) teal, pacific black duck (a. superciliosa) and australian shelduck (tadorna tadornoides) and counts are compared with local and distant meteorological data. chestnut and grey teal were most, and australian shelduck least, abundant. there was considerable monthly and annu ...201019937455
proximate cues to phases of movement in a highly dispersive waterfowl, anas superciliosa.waterfowl can exploit distant ephemeral wetlands in arid environments and provide valuable insights into the response of birds to rapid environmental change, and behavioural flexibility of avian movements. currently much of our understanding of behavioural flexibility of avian movement comes from studies of migration in seasonally predictable biomes in the northern hemisphere. we used gps transmitters to track 20 pacific black duck (anas superciliosa) in arid central australia. we exploited la n ...201526331024
correspondence between urban bird roosts and the presence of aerosolised fungal pathogens.habitat fragmentation in urban environments concentrates bird populations that have managed to adapt to these newly developed areas. consequently, the roosts of these birds are potentially creating environments conducive to fungal growth and dissemination. airborne fungi derived from these environments are relatively unstudied, as is the potential health risk arising from these fungi. this study documented the diversity of culturable airborne fungal propagules associated with forty urban bird ro ...201627177454
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