Resources 4

Some full-text books, articles, bibliographies and dissertations are available free on the Web, as are abstracts (summaries) of many articles on crane research and conservation.

Please contact the Web Manager to suggest crane library sources to add, or report broken links.


Libraries and journals

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Books

Off-line All scientific information about Brolgas and Sarus Cranes and knowledge gaps to 1992 are summarised in HANZAB2. Although dated, HANZAB is a major resource for information about Australian birds up to 1992 and is available in the reference section of most major Australian university and public libraries.

S Marchant and PJ Higgins (eds), 1993. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds Vol 2, Raptors to Lapwings. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

On-line Three books on crane biology, ecology and conservation first published between 1983 and 1996 can be downloaded free. Further research has added or clarified a number of issues, but these are still valuable background resources.

CD Meine and GW Archibald (eds), 1996. The Cranes: Status survey and conservation action plan. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, and Cambridge, UK. Web version hosted by NPWRC, available to read on the web or download as a zip file.

PA Johnsgard, 1983. Cranes of the World. Originally published by University of Indiana, now available as a series of pdfs from Digital Commons at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

D Ellis, G Gee and C Mirande. 1996. Cranes: Their biology, husbandry and conservation. US Government agencies and the ICF. Download from US Government Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 15 Chapters (separate pdfs).

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Australian dissertations

2 Brolgas in swamp

← Brolga pair nesting in farm wetland (Peter Merritt)

Six Australian university dissertations (Honours and MSc) have addressed Brolga populations, all but one in southern Australia. Two PhD studies are currently underway, project pages in Ozcranes Research».

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Bibliographies

Some suggested sources of reading lists –

We are grateful to the Victorian Dept of Sustainability & Environment for allowing us to post the brochure versions of the Conservation Statement and Report.

Crane sounds and video

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