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We produce a range of brochures and other information on birds in Queensland, and on all aspects of birding in Queensland.
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“Of those bird species known to have been present or to have visited regularly in Australia when Europeans settled in 1788, 1.9% are Extinct and a further 11.5 % are considered Threatened. Some 6.0 % are Near Threatened.”
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Sunbird: List of Contents and Indices

Current status

The original contents list (in PDF format, derived from a spreadsheet file) was compiled by Richard Noske, followed by a couple of updates to bring it up to the start of 2023 (Volume 50).

It is expected that the need for the contents and Index pages has been largely replaced by the on-line search and so we do not intend to update these in future. If you have a need for an off-line copy then contact us to discuss the best options.

Sunbird Contents

Sunbird Contents lists all articles, book reviews and notices published in the journal’s entire 49 volumes, covering the period 1970 to 2021. It should enable anyone to find articles concerning a particular species or species-grouping (e.g. waterbirds), or location or region (e.g. Marburg, Cape York), or by a particular author.

It is not an index to all the species mentioned in articles. For this, the reader should see below for other indices.

The first draft of this list arose from the compiler’s interest in the topics covered in Sunbird, which led to an extensive review of the journal’s scope and authorship (Noske 2015). The contents of each issue were summarised in an Excel spreadsheet, which was checked by Teresa Lynch, proofed by Jim Sneddon, and converted to PDF.

For each article, the following data are presented in eight columns across the page: name(s) of author(s), publication year, month, article title, volume, number (part), and the numbers of the first and last pages it occupies.

Noske, R.A. 2015. Forty-four years of the Sunbird – a tribute to scientists and amateur ornithologists alike. Sunbird 45(1): 1-14.

Sunbird Indices

The following Sunbird Indices are compiled from the indices of Volumes 1 – 47 of the The Sunbird research journal published by the Queensland Ornithological Society Incorporated (QOSI) which operates under the name of Birds Queensland.

Note: The PDF form of indices were created up to volume 47 and have not been reissued since. Instead, all indices are now maintained as an online searchable database.

The Index by common bird name has changed as more issues were added. Up to volume 47, all references to every species mentioned in the journal are included. Note that many such entries are simply the name of the species only. From volume 48 and later only more significant birds are indexed, for example those that are the subject of an entire article or at least have a significant mention in an article.

Instructions to Sunbird authors are available elsewhere on this site.

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Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) © Vince Bugeja