Re: Honeyeater migration

Subject: Re: Honeyeater migration
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 13:18:10 +1000
Andrew Taylor wrote "So wouldn't small honeyeaters be physiologically capable 
of traversing a 
considerable part of coastal E. Australia without feeding,if they can 
accumulate suitable amounts of fat beforehand?"

Yes, they would IF they accumulated fat reserves.  A good point, the thing 
is they don't.  Weights of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, and other species of 
honeyeater do not vary a great deal throughout the year or while on 



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
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