Re: Honeyeater migration

Subject: Re: Honeyeater migration
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 08:46:18 +1000

Thanks for that. 

I'm curious that the number of honeyeaters in certain woodland areas of 
NSW can vary so much between years.  Certainly flowering is the key in 
this habitat.  In coastal northern NSW the number of some HE species 
(notably Eastern Spinebill) in coastal heath during winter is pretty 
constant (they leave during summer) but the numbers of others (notably the 
big migrants - Yellow-faced and White-naped) also vary. 

All this doesn't make sense if the numbers going to Qld is fairly 
constant.  Perhaps we have a Qld wintering component of the population and 
a more flexible portion of the population.

It keeps giving me headaches.



David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo  NSW  2830
Ph: 02 6883 5335 or Freecall 1800 621 056
Fax: 02 6884 9382

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