Sedentary or resident?

To: "'David McDonald'" <>, "'BIRDING'" <>
Subject: Sedentary or resident?
From: "Maurovic, Mauro (DHS)" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 11:59:40 +0930
Hi David,
I agree entirely, resident means that it may move around from one area to
another whithin a single country for periods of time, whilst a sedentary
species will only remain within a confined area for all of its life.  

It is interesting however that the confined area is not a specified size so
is Australia as an example a confined area? if so then sedentary and
resident are the same ....hehehe

I am sure that this is not the intention of the definitions. 

-----Original Message-----
From: David McDonald 
Sent: Friday, 29 June 2001 11:27 AM
To: Maurovic, Mauro (DHS)
Subject: Sedentary or resident?

Mauro someone who replied to the Canberra Birds list agreed with you that a
bird that is sedentary is also resident, but argued that some are resident
but not sedentary as they move around within the area within which they are
resident. What do you think of that?

"Maurovic, Mauro (DHS)" wrote:

> Clearly a bird that is "sedentary" is also by definition "resident".
> "Migratory" means it leaves one country for another for part of the year.
> cheers
> Mauro
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