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Seasonal changes in a population of the nectar-feeding marsupial Tarsipes spencerae (Marsupialia: Tarsipedidae)

Wooller, R.D., Renfree, M.B., Russell, E.M., Dunning, A., Green, S.W. and Duncan, P. (2009) Seasonal changes in a population of the nectar-feeding marsupial Tarsipes spencerae (Marsupialia: Tarsipedidae). Journal of Zoology, 195 (2). pp. 267-279.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1981.tb03464...
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Abstract

During 1978 and 1979 over 900 individuals of the mouse‐sized marsupial nectarivore Tarsipes spencerae were pitfall trapped in Banksia thickets on the south coast of Western Australia. In both years numbers were highest in spring, when nectar was most abundant and lowest during summer months when it was scarce. The larger number of males caught probably reflects their greater activity rather than their greater abundance.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 1981, Wiley Blackwell.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/33331
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