Papers for download

Please do email us if you'd like to discuss our papers, but having "reprints" available here makes life easier for all of us*


Rose Thorogood, Rebecca M. Kilner, and Justin L. Rasmussen. Grey Gerygone hosts are not egg rejecters, but Shining Bronze-Cuckoos lay cryptic eggs.  The Auk 134, 340-349 (2017).       PDF, Blog postDOI

Kirsty J. MacLeod, Patricia Brekke, Wenfei Tong, John G. Ewen, Rose Thorogood. Do mothers bias offspring sex ratios in carotenoid-rich environments?  Behavioral Ecology 28, 131-137 (2017).     PDF, Blog post, DOI

Kirsty J. MacLeod, Patricia Brekke, John G. Ewen, Rose Thorogood. Minutes matter: brief hatching asynchrony adversely affects late-hatched hihi nestlings, but not life beyond the nest.  Animal Behaviour 119, 111-118 (2016).   PDF, Blog post, DOI

Rose Thorogood & Nicholas B. Davies. Combining personal with social information facilitates host defences and explains why cuckoos should be secretive. Scientific Reports 6, 19872 (2016).      PDF, Blog post, DOI

Leila Walker, Rose Thorogood, Filiz Karadas, David Raubenheimer, Rebecca M. Kilner, John G. Ewen. Foraging for carotenoids: do colorful male hihi target carotenoid-rich foods in the wild? Behavioral Ecology 25, 1048–1057 (2014).     PDFDOI

Rose Thorogood & Nicholas B. Davies.  Reed warbler hosts fine-tune their defenses to track three decades of cuckoo decline. Evolution 67, 3545–3555 (2013).      PDFDOI

Rose Thorogood & Nicholas B. Davies. Hawk mimicry and the evolution of polymorphic cuckoos. Chinese Birds 4, 39–50 (2013).      PDFDOI

Rose Thorogood & Nicholas B. Davies.  Cuckoos combat socially transmitted defenses of reed warbler hosts with a plumage polymorphism. Science 337, 578–580 (2012).      PDFDOI

Rose Thorogood, Doug P. Armstrong, Matthew Low, Patricia Brekke, John G. Ewen. The value of long-term ecological research: integrating knowledge for conservation of hihi on Tiritiri Matangi Island. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37, 298–306 (2013).      PDF

Rose Thorogood, John G. Ewen, Rebecca M. Kilner. Sense and sensitivity: responsiveness to offspring signals varies with the parents’ potential to breed again. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278, 2638–2645 (2011).      PDF

John G. Ewen, Rose Thorogood, Doug P. Armstrong. Demographic consequences of adult sex ratio in a reintroduced hihi population. Journal of Animal Ecology 80, 448–455 (2011).      PDF

Doug P. Armstrong, Isabel Castro, John K. Perrott, John G. Ewen, Rose Thorogood. Impacts of pathogenic disease and native predators on threatened native species. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 34, 272–273 (2010).      PDF

Rose Thorogood, Dianne H. Brunton, Isabel Castro. Simple techniques for sexing nestling Hihi (Notiomystis cincta) in the field. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 36, 115–121 (2009).      PDF

John G. Ewen, Rose Thorogood, Patricia Brekke, Phillip Cassey, Filiz Karadas, Doug P. Armstrong. Maternally invested carotenoids compensate costly ectoparasitism in the hihi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 12798–12802 (2009).      PDF

Rose Thorogood, Rebecca M. Kilner, Filiz Karadas, John G. Ewen, Spectral mouth colour of nestlings changes with carotenoid availability. Functional Ecology 22, 1044–1051 (2008).      PDF

John G. Ewen, Rose Thorogood, Filiz Karadas, Phillip Cassey. Condition dependence of nestling mouth colour and the effect of supplementing carotenoids on parental behaviour in the hihi (Notiomystis cincta). Oecologia 157, 361–368 (2008).      PDF

Rose Thorogood, Tamara Henry, Simon Fordham. North Island kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni) feed on flax (Phormium tenax) nectar on Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Notornis 54, 52–54 (2007).      PDF

John G. Ewen, Rose Thorogood, Carolyn Nicol, Doug P. Armstrong, Maurice Alley. Salmonella Typhimurium in Hihi, New Zealand. Emerging Infectious Diseases 13, 788–790 (2007).      PDF

Rose Thorogood, John G. Ewen. Rare occurrence of embryonic twins in the Hihi (Stitchbird) Notiomystis cincta: an endangered passerine of New Zealand. Ibis 148, 828–829 (2006).      PDF

John G. Ewen, Rose Thorogood, Filiz Karadas, Athanasios C. Pappas, Peter F. Surai. Influences of carotenoid supplementation on the integrated antioxidant system of a free living endangered passerine, the hihi (Notiomystis cincta). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 143, 149–154 (2006).      PDF

Kevin A. Parker, Barbara Hughes, Rose Thorogood, Richard Griffiths. Homing over 56 km by a North Island tomtit (Petroica macrocephala toitoi). Notornis 51, 238–239 (2004).      PDF

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