Response to Olsen’s question of reliability

Stuart J.N. Cooney, David Watson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


The aim of Cooney et al. (2006) was to collate recorded instances of mistletoe nesting among Australian birds. We reviewed nesting accounts and also sought out unpublished records of this behaviour. Unpublished descriptions from experienced ornithologists, naturalists and field workers are important, because they often provided additional information omitted from published records. As Olsen notes, a substantial number of these accounts were provided by Young. Young does not specialize in mistletoe-nesting birds, but three aspects of his contributions are noteworthy. Firstly, Young has spent considerable time in the field, including decades of field-work in regions where little formal ecological research has been conducted. Second, Young was the only source of records which specifically noted birds nesting in fallen mistletoes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-189
Number of pages1
JournalEmu: austral ornithology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2020


Dive into the research topics of 'Response to Olsen’s question of reliability'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this