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Adams NJ, Parker K, Cockrem BF, Brunton DH, Candy EJ. 2013. Inter-island differences in the corticosterone responses of North Island Saddlebacks (Philesturnus rufusater) in New Zealand do not suggest selective effects of translocation. Emu doi.org/10.1071/MU12043

Anderson MG, Gill BJ, Briskie JV, Brunton DH, Hauber ME. 2013. Latitudinal differences in breeding phenology of the grey warbler and its relationship to parasitism prevalence by the shining bronze-cuckoo. Emu (accepted)

Gsell A, Seabrook-Davison M, Brunton DH. 2013. Are wild rodents attracted to lure laboratory rats? Pacific Conservation Biology (accepted)



Aryal A, Brunton DH, Ji W, Yadav HK, Adhikari B, Raubenheimer D. 2012. Diet and Habitat use of Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, Nepal. Mammal Study 37:147-154.

Aryal A, Hopkins JB, Raubenheimer D, Ji W, Brunton DH. 2012. Distribution and diet of brown bears in the upper Mustang Region, Nepal. Ursus, 23:231-236.

Aryal A, Raubenheimer D, Sathyakumar S,  Poudel BS, Ji W, Kunwar KJ, Kok J, Kohshima S, Brunton DH. 2012. Conservation Strategy for Brown Bear and Its Habitat in Nepal. Diversity 4:301-307.

Baillie SM, Gudex-Cross D, Barraclough RK, Blanchard W, Brunton DH. 2012. Patterns in avian malaria at founder and source populations of an endemic New Zealand passerine. Parasitology Research 111:2077–2089.

Baling M, Ji W, Gartrell B, Brunton DH. 2012. Detection of Salmonella during the translocation of two endemic New Zealand lizard species within the Hauraki Gulf. NZ J Zool. (accepted)

Barraclough RK, Cope TM, Peirce MA, Brunton DH. 2012. First example of a highly prevelant low impact malaria in an endemic New Zealand passerine: Plasmodium of Tirirtiri Matangi Bellbirds (Anthornis melanura) Pp. 55-64 in E. Paul (ed). Emerging avian disease. Studies in Avian Biology (vol 42). University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Gsell AC, Hagelin JC, Brunton DH. 2012. Olfactory sensitivity in Kea and Kaka. Emu 112:60-66.

Massaro M, Ortiz-Catedral L, Julian L, Galbraith JA, Kurenbach B, Kearvell J, Kemp J, van Hal J, Elkington S, Taylor G, Greene T, van de Wetering J, van de Wetering M, Pryde M, Dilks P, Heber S, Steeves TE, Walters M, Shaw S, Potter J, Farrant M, Brunton DH, Hauber M, Jackson B, Bell P, Moorhouse R, McInnes K, Varsani A. 2012. Molecular characterisation of beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) in New Zealand and its implications for managing an infectious disease. Archives of Virology 157:1651–1663.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Kearvell JC, Brunton DH. 2012. Population increase of critically endangered Malherbe’s parakeet Cyanoramphus malherbiintroduced to Maud Island, New Zealand. Conservation Evidence  9:54-57.

Parker KA, Anderson MJ, Jenkins PF, Brunton DH. 2012. The effects of translocation-induced isolation and fragmentation on the cultural evolution of bird song. Ecology Letters 15(8):778-786.

Shapira I, Walker L, Brunton DH, Raubenheimer D. 2012. Responses to direct versus indirect cues of predation and competition in naïve invasive mice: implications for management. NZ J Ecology (online Sept 2012).

Whitwell SM, Amiot C, McLean IG, Lovegrove TG, Armstrong DP, Brunton DH, & Ji W. 2012. Losing anti-predatory behaviour: a cost of translocation. Austral Ecology 37:413-418.



Baillie SM, Brunton DH. 2011. Diversity, distribution and biogeographical origins of Plasmodium parasites from the New Zealand bellbird (Anthornis melanura). Parasitology DOI: 10.1017/S0031182011001491.

Barry M, Peirce MA, Heath CG, Brunton DH, Barraclough RK. 2011. A new blood parasite within the relict endemic New Zealand gecko Hoplodactylus duvaucelii. Veterinary Parasitology 179:199-202.

Corfield JR, Gsell AC, Brunton DH, Heesy CP, Hall MI, Acosta ML, Iwaniuk AN. 2011. Anatomical Specializations for Nocturnality in a Critically Endangered Parrot, the Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus). PLOS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022945.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Hauber ME, Brunton DH. 2011. Growth and survival of nestlings in a population of red-crowned parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) free of introduced mammalian nest predators on Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology (Special Issue; accepted)

Ortiz-Catedral L, Prada D, Brunton DH. 2011. Avian malaria in a remnant population of red-fronted parakeets on Little Barrier Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 38(23): 261-268.

Seabrook-Davison MN, Brunton DH. 2011. Introduced species to New Zealand – Their Impact on a biodiversity hotspot. Pacific Conservation Biology 16:230-236.

Shapira I, Buchanan F, Brunton D.H. 2011. Detection of caged and free-ranging Norway rats Rattus norvegicus by a rodent sniffing dog on Browns Island, Auckland, New Zealand. Conservation Evidence 8: 38-42.

Whitwell SM, Amiot C, McLean IG, Lovegrove TG, Armstrong DP, Brunton DH, & Ji W. 2011. Losing anti-predatory behaviour: a cost of translocation. Austral Ecology (accepted)

Wong C, Gleeson D, Howitt R, Barry M, Brunton DH, & Ji W. 2011. Polymorphic microsatellite loci and interspecific cross-amplification in the New Zealand endemic gecko species Hoplodactylus duvaucelii and Hoplodactylus maculatesConservation Genetics Resources 3:331-333.

Ziesemann B, Brunton DH, Castro I. 2011. Nesting success and nest reuse in a high-density brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) population. Emu111:148-154.



Adams NJ, Parker KA, Cockrem JF, Brunton DH, Candy EJ. 2010. Corticosterone responses and post-release survival in translocated North Island Saddlebacks (Philesturnus rufusater) in New Zealand. Emu 110:296-301.

Anderson MG, Brunton DH, Hauber ME. 2010. Reliable Information Content and Ontogenetic Shift in Begging Calls of Grey Warbler Nestlings. Ethol. 116:357-365.

Anderson MG, Brunton DH, Hauber ME. 2010. Species-specific modulation and ontogenetic shift of the responses of Grey Warbler (Gerygone igata) nestlings to parental feeding and alarm calls. Animal Behaviour 79: 401-409,

Barry M, Cockrem JF, Brunton DH. 2010. Seasonal variation in plasma corticosterone concentrations in wild and captive adult Duvaucel’s geckos (Hoplodactylus duvaucelii) in New Zealand. Australian J. Zoology. 58:234-242.

Gsell AC, Innes J, de Monchy P, Brunton DH. 2010. The success of using trained dogs to locate rodent in pest-free sanctuaries. Wildlife Research37(1):1-8.

Marks E, Brunton DH, Rodrigo A. 2010. Factors affecting the breeding success of the Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) at Cape Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica 2002-2003. Behaviour 147:165-184.

Marks EJ, Rodrigo AG, Brunton DH. 2010. Ecstatic display calls of the Adelie penguin honestly predict male condition and breeding success. Behaviour 147:165-184.

Marks EJ, Rodrigo AG, Brunton DH. 2010. Using logistic regression models to predict breeding success in male Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae). Polar Biology 33:1083-1094.

Moreno V, Aguayo CA, Brunton DH. 2011. A survey for the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in New Zealand’s endemic Hochstetter’s frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 38(2):181-184.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Adams L, Hauber ME, Brunton DH. 2010. Conservation translocations of Red-fronted parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) on Matiu/Somes Island and Motuihe Island, New Zealand. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group Publication.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Brunton DH. 2010.  Success of translocations of red-fronted parakeets Cyanoramphus n. novaezelandiae from Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) to Motuihe Island, Auckland, New Zealand. Conservation Evidence 7:21-26.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Kearvell JC, Hauber M, Brunton DH. 2010.  Breeding biology of the critically endangered Malherbe’s Parakeet on Maud Island, New Zealand following the release of captive-bred individuals. Australian J.  Zoology 57(6): 433-439.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Kurenbach B, Massaro M, McInnes K, Brunton DH, Hauber ME, Martin DP, Varsani A. 2010. A new isolate of beak and feather disease virus from endemic wild red-fronted parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) in New Zealand.  Archives of Virology 155:613–620.

Parker KA, Hauber ME, Brunton DH. 2010. Contemporary cultural evolution of a conspecific recognition signal following serial translocations. Evolution 64:2431-41.

Paterson IG, Baillie SM, Brunton DH, Bentzen P. 2010. Twelve new microsatellite loci for the Korimako (New Zealand Bellbird), Anthornis melanuraConservation Genetics Resources 2:257-259. Suppl 1.

Ranjard L, Anderson MG, Rayner MJ, Payne RB, McLean I, Briskie JV, Ross HA, Brunton DH, Wooley SMN, Hauber ME. 2010. Bioacoustic distances between the begging calls of brood parasites and their host species: a comparison of metrics and techniques.  Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology64:1915-1926.

Seabrook-Davison MN, Brunton DH. 2010. Survey of New Zealand Department of Conservation staff involved in the management and recovery of threatened New Zealand species. Biological Conservation. 143: 212-219.

Wedding J, Ji W, Brunton DH. 2010.  Interactions between Shore Skinks Oligosoma smithi and brodifacoum within a dune system in New Zealand. Pacific Conservation Biology 16:86-91.



Anderson MG, Ross HA, Brunton DH, Hauber ME. 2009. Begging call matching between a specialist brood parasite and its host: A comparative approach to detect co-evolution. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.98:208-216.

Baling M, Jeffries D, Barréc N, Brunton DH.  2009. A survey of Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis) breeding colonies in the Southern Lagoon,New Caledonia. Emu 109:57-61.

Barraclough RK, Cope T, Peirce MA, Brunton DH. 2009. First example of a highly prevalent but low-impact malaria in an endemic New Zealand passerine: Plasmodium of Tiritiri-Matangi Island bellbirds (Anthornis melanura). Studies in Avian Biology: disease issue (accepted 2007).

Ortiz-Catedral L, Brunton DH. 2009.  Clutch parameters and reproductive success of a translocated population of Red-crowned Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiaeAustralian Journal of Zoology 57: 433–439.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Brunton DH. 2009.  Nesting sites and nesting success of reintroduced red-crowned parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) on Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 35:1-10.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Brunton DH. 2009. Notes on the diet of the critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi) on Maud Island. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 36: 385–388.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Ismar SMH, Baird K, Brunton DH, Hauber ME. 2009. Recolonization of an oceanic volcano by parakeets after eradication of invasive predators. Conservation Evidence 6: 26-30.

Ortiz-Catedral L, Ismar SMH, Baird K, Ewen JG, Hauber ME, Brunton DH. 2009. No evidence of Cambylobacter, Salmonella and Yersinia in populations of the red-crowned parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae). NZ J Zoology 36:376-383.

Ortiz-Catedral L, McInnes K, Hauber M, Brunton DH. 2009. First report of Beak and Feather Disease Virus (BFDV) in wild Red-crowned Parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) in New Zealand. Emu 109(3):196-202.

Seabrook-Davison M, Huyen L, Lambert DM, Brunton DH. 2009. Ancient DNA Resolves Identity and Phylogeny of New Zealand’s Extinct and Extant Quail (Coturnix sp.) PloSone 4:e6400 7 pp.

Seabrook-Davison MN, Brunton DH, Ji W, Ussher G. 2009. Future direction for the conservation of New Zealand’s biodiversity. Pacific Conservation Biol. 15:153-158.

Stockin KA, Binedell V, Wiseman N, Brunton DH, Orams MB. 2009. Behavior of free-ranging common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science 25:283-301.

Thorogood R, Brunton DH, Castro I. 2009. Simple techniques for sexing nesting hihi (Notiomystis cincta) in the field. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 36:115-121.


2008 and earlier

Brunton DH, Li X. 2006. Comparisons of song structure & vocal behavior of male & female bellbirds (Anthornis melanura). Journal of Ethology24:17-25.

Baling M, Jeffries D, Brunton DH.  2007. Marine bird survey of islands in the Southern Lagoon, New Caledonia.  Notornis 55:111-113.

Barry M, Ji W, Brunton DH. 2007. The mating system of New Zealand’s largest gecko: Hoplodactylus duvauceliiNZ J Zoology 34:260.

Brunton DH, Evans B, Cope T. Ji W. 2008. A test of the ‘dear enemy’ hypothesis in female NZ bellbirds: female neighbors as threats. Behavioral Ecology 19: 791-798.

Brunton DH, Evans BA, Ji W. 2008. Assessing natural dispersal of New Zealand bellbirds using song type and song playbacks. NZ J Ecology32:147-154.

Brunton DH, Stamp RK. 2007. Habitat and season related changes in population density of N.I. Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus rufusater) on a small island: using distance sampling to determine variation. Emu 107: 196-202.

Constantine R, Brunton DH, Dennis T. 2004. Dolphin-watching tour boats change bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behaviour. Biol. Conservation 117:299-307

Parker KA, Brunton DH, Jacob-Hoff R.  2006. Avian and translocation disease; implications for New Zealand conservation. Pacific Conservation Biol. 12:155-162.

Rayner M, Brunton DH, Clout MN, Stamp RK, Hauber, ME. 2007. Predictive habitat modeling improves the population census accuracy of a burrowing seabird: a study of the endangered Cook’s petrel. Biological Conservation 138: 235-247.

Van Winkel D, Brunton DH, Ji W. 2007. Efficiency of techniques for post-release monitoring of translocated Duvaucel’s geckos (Hoplodactylus duvaucelii) and impact of native predators on island lizard populations. NZ J Zoology 34:271-272.

Ziesemann B, Brunton DH, Castro I. 2006. Social behavior, interactions and the social mating system of a high-density North Island Brown Kiwi population. Journal of Ornithology 147: 278 Suppl 1.


Peer reviewed books, book chapters, books edited

Ortiz-Catedral L, Adams L, Hauber ME, Brunton DH. 2010. Conservation translocations of Red-fronted parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) on Matiu/Somes Island and Motuihe Island, New Zealand. In P. S. Soorae (Ed.), Global Re-introduction perspectives: Additional case-studies from around the globe. Abu Dhabi: IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group & Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi.

Ortiz-Catedral L, VanHal J, Kearvell J, Brunton DH. 2010. Re-introduction of captive-bred Malherbe’s Parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi) to Maud Island, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. In P. S. Soorae (Ed.), Global Re-introduction perspectives: Additional case-studies from around the globe. Abu Dhabi: IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group & Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi.

van Winkel, D, Baling, M, Barry, M, Ji, W, & Brunton, DH. 2010. Translocation of Duvaucel’s geckos to Tiritiri Matangi and Motuora Islands, Hauraki Gulf, as part of island ecological restoration initiatives. In P. S. Soorae (Ed.), Global Re-introduction perspectives: Additional case-studies from around the globe. Abu Dhabi: IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group & Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi.