Vol 1 & 2, 1947-1951

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Contents of The Western Australian Naturalist Volumes 1 & 2, 1947 to 1951


Volume 2 No 8 April 30, 1951

  • The Establishment of the Paper Wasp in Western Australia. By A. Douglas and V.N. Serventy.
  • Bioclimatic Changes in Western Australia. By J. Gentilli.
  • Shark Attacks in Western Australia. By G.P. Whitley.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Flying Speed of Twenty-eight Parrot. By Don Reid.
    • Rock Parrots near Fremantle. By Don Reid.
    • Australian Dotterel at Bunjil. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Senegal Turtledove at Dangin. By L.E. Sedgwick.
    • Recent Records of the Oarfish. By L. Glauert.
    • Flocking of Willie Wagtails. By Angus Robinson.
    • Food Washing by Common Sandpiper. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
  • Index

Volume 2 No 7 Dec. 30, 1950

  • Inheritance of Territory in Rufous Whistlers and Notes on Begging in Courtship by Both Sexes. By Mrs Rica Erickson.
  • A Visit to the Monte Bello Islands. By Keith Sheard.
  • Butler’s Swamp, Claremont. By Gwenneth Audrey Evans and Noel Vivette Sherlock.
  • Living Off the Land. By W.H. Butler.
  • Thomson’s Mulga Snake. By L. Glauert.
  • Reports of Excursions – Jarrahdale.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Display of Crested Bell-bird. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Smoker Parrots in Kings Park. By W.R. Serventy.
    • Life History Notes on the Jewel Beetle, Melobasis sexplagiata. By R.P. McMillan.
    • Records of the White-backed Swallow in the South-West. By Don Reid
    • Introduced Snails. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Food of the Bustard. By R.P. McMillan.
    • Inter-species Relations in Birds. By Angus Robinson.
    • Smoker-Magpie Relations at Lower Chittering. By D.L. Serventy.

Volume 2 No 6 Sept. 18, 1950

  • Plumage Changes in the Red-shouldered Wrens (Malurus). By S.R. White.
  • Fairy Terns on Rottnest Island. By V.N. Serventy.
  • Plumage Changes in the Wandering Albatross. By L. Glauert and D.L. Serventy.
  • Observations on the Jockey Beetle (Chlamydopsis duboulayi). By R.P. McMillan.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Nesting of Little Grebes in a Jam Tree. By S.R. White.
    • Notes on the Breeding of the Giant Burrowing Frog at Coorow. By S.R. White.
    • The Starling in Western Australia. By H.M. Whittell.
    • The Occurrence of Daphnia thomsoni in Hyde Park Lake, Perth. By (Mrs) Irene Shipway.
    • A New Invader – the Paper Wasp. By L. Glauert.
    • Influx of Red-capped Robins at Lower Chittering. By W.H. Loaring.
    • Bowing Displays of Rufous Whistlers. By (Mrs) Rica Erickson.
    • Passage of Fork-tailed Swifts. By W.H. Loaring.
    • Breeding Behaviour in Tree Martins stimulated by Weather Change. By S.R. White.
    • Fox as Predator on Sea Birds. By V.N. Serventy.
    • Mimicry in the Black-throated Butcher-bird. By Alf Snell.
    • Native Snails at Point Peron. By W.H. Butler.
    • Grey Butcher-bird Eating Grapes. By Angus Robinson.
    • Pink Cockatoo at Caron. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Wedge-tailed Eagle Capturing Live Prey. By R.P. McMillan.
    • Mulga Parrot Reflection. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • A Silver Gull Fatality. By W.H. Butler.
    • Flight Speeds of Bronzewing and of Galah. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Kookaburra Drowning. By Angus Robinson.

Volume 2 No 5 July 7, 1950

  • Notes on a Common Trigger Plant with Uncommon Habits. By Mrs Rica Erickson.
  • A New Shark from North-Western Australia. By Gilbert P. Whitley.
  • Observations on Courtship Feeding in Some Australian Birds. By Angus Robinson.
  • Notes on the Chestnut-shouldered Wrens. By W.H. Loaring.
  • An Esperance Bird List. By Eric H. and Lindsay E. Sedgwick.
  • From Field and Study:
    • The Pallid Cuckoo in the South-West. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Introduced Snails. By V.N. Serventy.
    • Courtship Display of Rufous Whistler. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Marsh Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper at Jandakot Lake. By K.G. Buller.

Volume 2 No 4 May 17, 1950

  • Notes on the Aquatic Natural History of the Lower Murchison River. By Bruce Shipway.
  • Cuckoo Notes from the Morawa District. By S.R. White.
  • Immigration of the Indian Crow to Western Australia. By J.L. Ruddiman and A. Robinson.
  • Bird Notes from the Mouth of the Murchison River. By K.G. Buller.
  • Observations on Processionary Caterpillars. By Mrs M.B. Mills.
  • Mimicry in the Brown Thornbill. By Mrs Rica Erickson.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Can a Magpie Count? By R.J. Morrison.
    • Wing-span of Wedge-tailed Eagle. By D.H. Perry.
    • A Leg-less Silver Gull. By Don Reid.
    • The Leopard Seal in Western Australia. By D.L. Serventy.
    • Black-tailed Godwit at Pelican Point. By D.L. Serventy.
    • Black-tailed Godwit at Peel Inlet. By Don Reid.
    • Lamprey Attacking Australian Salmon. By W.H. Butler.
    • Drowning Fatalities among Kookaburras. By Angus Robinson.
    • Races of the White-tailed Black Cockatoo. By H.M. Whittell.
    • Breeding of Brown Flycatcher. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Domestic co-operation among Chestnut-tailed Thornbills. By S.R. White.
    • Western and Eastern forms of the Bearded Dragon Lizard. By S.R. White.
    • Ferric Staining in Waterfowl. By D.L. Serventy.

Volume 2 No 3 Jan. 24, 1950

  • The Breeding of Crimson Chats in the Morawa District in 1949. By S.R. White.
  • Observations on Marsupials in Captivity. By L. Glauert.
  • A Jewel Beetle of the Flooded Gum (Melobasis sexplaglata). By R.P. McMillan.
  • Pallid Cuckoo Observations, 1949. By J. Gentilli.
  • Notes on the Ant-lions of the Sub-family Myrmeleontinae. By W.H. Mathews.
  • Extension of the Recorded Range of the Bourke Parrot (Neophema bourkii). By Eric H. Sedgwick.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Nesting of the Pied Cormorant off Rottnest Island. By Don Reid.
    • Marsh Terns Feeding in Association with Little Grebes. By Angus Robinson.
    • Young Ducks Leaving Elevated Nests. By W. Miles.
    • Twenty-eight Parrot with Abnormal Beak. By R. Benson.
    • Drinking Habits of Common Bronzewing. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • A Sea-going Crow. By Bruce Shipway.
    • Flowering Dates of Orchids. By (Mrs) Rica Erickson.

Volume 2 No 2 September 16, 1949

  • Bird Movements in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
  • The Blackwall Reach Cliffs, Swan River. By J. Gentilli and V.N. Serventy.
  • The Spread of the Mediterranean Snail (Helix pisana) on Rottnest Island. By D.L. Serventy.
  • Notes on the Leafless Orchid Caladenia aphylla Bentham. By Mrs Rica Erickson.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Thornbill Notes. By Mrs Rica Erickson.
    • How Young Ducks Leave Elevated Nests. By Angus Robinson.
    • Ovalides reticularis, a fish new to Western Australia. By L. Glauert.
    • Larder Habits of the Grey Butcher-bird. By W.L. Grant.
    • Red-capped Robin Influx. By Editor.
    • Occurrence of King River Perchlet in the Margaret River. By H.O. Webster.
    • Wire Nests of Magpies. By D.L. Serventy.
    • Eucalyptus from Abrolhos Islands. By C.A. Gardner.
    • An Introduced Pond Snail in the Murray District. By Angus Robinson.
    • Land-birds of Garden Island. By Ken Buller.

Volume 2 No 1 June 10, 1949

  • Notes on the Natural History of the Pigmy Perch (Nannoperca vittata). By Bruce Shipway.
  • Observations on the Nesting Behaviour of the Rufous Whistler. By Mrs Rica Erickson.
  • Phenology – A New Field for Australian Naturalists. By J. Gentilli.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Red-capped Robin near Peel Inlet. By D.L. Serventy.
    • Crested Terns and Silver Gulls nesting at Green Island, Rottnest. By Don Reid.
    • Discovery of Nototherium Remains at Gingin. By A. Main.
    • The Instincts of Argentine Ants. By C.B. Palmer.
    • Straw-necked Ibis Breeding at Coolup. By T.M. Smith.
    • The Little Whimbrel in South-Western Australia. By Angus Robinson.


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Volume 1 No 8 April 29, 1949

  • Some Notes on the Netted Dragon Lizard. By S.R. White.
  • Notes on the Blue-and-white Wren (Malurus leuconotus). By S.R. White.
  • Befriending a Little Wattlebird. By Cyril C. Sporn.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Range of the Chestnut-tailed Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis). By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Feeding of Red Wattle-birds. By Sybil Elliott.
    • Marsh Terns on the Nullabor Plain. By M.J. Seyfort.
    • A Record of the Scarlet-chested Parrot. By L.R.M. Hunter.
    • Two Unusually Large Clutches of Blue-billed Duck’s Eggs. By M.J. Seyfort.
  • Correction:
    • A Short Botanical History of King George’s Sound. By J.E.S. Souster.W. Aust. Nat, 1 (6), September 13, 1948.

Volume 1 No 7 December 30, 1948

  • Black Cockatoos and Pine Plantations. By D.H. Perry.
  • Variation in the White-tailed Black Cockatoo. By Ivan C. Carnaby.
  • The Western Tiger Snake. By L. Glauert.
  • A Partly Underground Boletus of Extraordinary Size. By J. Gentilli.
  • Bird Notes of Serventy Years Ago. By L. Glauert.
  • The Ornithological Collecting of Dr. L. Preiss in 1839. By L. Glauert.
  • The Changing Environment. By C.B. Palmer.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Multiple Broods of Yellow-tailed Thornbill. By R.R. Greenhow.
    • A Fish New to Western Australia. By L. Glauert.
    • Marsh Terns at Forrest. By L. Glauert.
    • Use of Green Foliage for Nest lining by Podargus strigoides. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • 150th Anniversary of Capt. Vancouver’s Burial. By J. Souster.
    • A Strange “Ant-friend” Caterpillar. By L. Glauert.
    • An Enormous Ant Colony. By (Mrs) M.B. Mills.

 


Volume 1 No 6 September 13, 1948 – June 16, 1948

  • A Short Botanical History of King George’s Sound. By J.E.S. Souster.
  • Bioclimatic Controls in Western Australia – Water Balance. By J. Gentilli.
  • An Experiment in Swallow Counting. By S.R. White.
  • From Field and Study:
    • “Anting” by Magpie-Lark. By John Galloway.
    • Birds Mobbing Fox at Caron. By L.E. Sedgwick.
    • A Rare Jewel Beetle. By L. Glauert.
    • Noddy Terns at Dunsborough. By Margaret Johnson.
    • The Tasmanian Mutton-bird in Western Australia. By D.L. Serventy.
    • An Incident in the Life of a Trap-door Spider. By W.H. and Marie Loaring.

Volume 1 No 5 – June 16, 1948

  • Botanical Observations along the No.1 Rabbit Proof Fence. By R.D. Royce.
  • Observations of Sea-Birds on a Voyage from Melbourne to England, 1947. By Mark Taylor.
  • The Cave Fossils of the South-West. By L. Glauert.
  • Bioclimatic Controls in Western Australia – Evapo-transpiration. By J. Gentilli.
  • Reports of Excursions – Lake Leschenaultia.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Piracy in the Silver Gull. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • Bibra Lake Plankton. By Bruce Shipway.
    • Masked Wood-swallows and Fork-tailed Swifts at Caron. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
    • The Smallest Western Australian Bird. By F. Lawson Whitlock.

Volume 1 No 4 – March, 1948

  • Aerial Census of Pied Cormorants at Sharks Bay. By S. Fowler.
  • Unusual Nesting Site for a Colony of Crested Terns. By H.O. Webster.
  • Abnormal Nests and Eggs of Western Australian Birds. By F. Lawson Whitlock.
  • Observations on the Mountain Devil (Moloch horridus). By S.R. White.
  • Bioclimatic Controls in Western Australia – Temperature. By J. Gentilli.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Growth of the Blackboy. By W.H. Butler.
    • Herons at Bunbury. By F. Lawson Whitlock.
    • Underwater Swimming in Cormorants. W.H. Butler.
    • A Heronry of the Nankeen Night Heron. By T.M. Smith.
    • Wood-Sandpipers in Western Australia. By Angus Robinson.
    • Fledging Period of the Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
  • Correction:
    • Some Observations on Our Alien Flora. By J.E.S. Souster.W. Aust. Nat, 1 (3), December 15, 1947
  • W.A. Naturalists’ Club – Annual Meeting.

Volume 1 No 3 – December 15, 1947

  • The Fluvifaunulae of Australia. with particular reference to Freshwater Fishes in Western Australia. By Gilbert P. Whitley.
  • Animal Life in Mangroves. By F. Lawson Whitlock.
  • An Early French Naturalist at the Swan River. By H.M Whittell.
  • Some Observations on our Alien Flora. By J.E.S. Souster.
  • Aggression in Birds with particular attention to The Aggression of Mixed Flocks. By Eric H. Sedgwick.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Length of Kangaroo’s Leap. By V..N. Serventy.
    • Flight Speed of Bronzewing Pigeons. By D.L. Serventy.
    • Spinebill Honeyeaters and Dryandra nivea. By A.H. Robinson.
    • Bob-tail Bite. By E.H. Sedgwick.
    • The White-winged Black Tern near Broome. By D.L. Serventy.

Volume 1 No 2 – September 15 1947

  • Artificial Propagation of Nuytsia floribunda. By A Main.
  • Flying Foxes in Western Australia.. By F. Lawson Whitlock.
  • Summary of a Survey of Bird Life at Bilbarin, W.A. By E.H. Sedgwick.
  • Grass and Birds. By C.B. Palmer.
  • Some Notes on the Spoon-winged Lacewing (Chasmoptera hutti). By Wallace H. Mathews.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Wedge-tailed Shearwater at Rottnest Island. By W.R. Serventy.
    • Cuckoo Bees (Crocisa) at Bunbury. By F. Lawson Whitlock.
    • Aggressive Behaviour of Black and White Fantail. By C. Eakins.
    • A Mullet Rearing Experiment. By N.G. Hagan.
    • Rains of Fishes? By L Glauert.
  • Correction:
    • Feeding of Kookaburras. By V.N. Serventy.W. Aust. Nat, 1 (1), June 18 1947

Volume 1 No 1 – June 18 1947

  • The Botany of the Hill River District. By C.A. Gardner.
  • Birds observed at Sea in 1938. By L.A. Glauert.
  • Western Australian Jewel Beetles. By F Lawson Whitlock.
  • Breeding of the Black and White Fantail (Rhipidura leucophrys). By E.H. Sedgwick.
  • Observations on the Density of the Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus ocydromus). By Bruce Shipway.
  • Some Notes on the Lace-wing (Acmonotus magnus). By Wallace H. Mathews.
  • From Field and Study:
    • Flowering of the Blackboy. By E.J. Brownfield.
    • Magpies “Anting”. By Lindsay E Sedgwick.
    • This “Anting” Business. By L. Glauert.
    • A Rottnest Puzzle. By L. Glauert.
    • Feeding of the Kookaburra. By V.N Serventy.
    • The Flight of the Pelican. L. Glauert.
    • Announcement by V.N. Serventy.

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