<>, "Peter Ewin" <>
More migrant news
Wed, 1 Oct 2003 10:43:49 +1000
Peter & Migrant watchers
Peter said "Still no Koels in Como (southern Sydney) "
Some banding work has indicated that individual migrants often use the same
small area year after year and so it can come down to an individuals arrival
time ( the one or two that live near a particular observer, each year) that
makes human individuals think a particular species has not arrived (late,
early, or whatever).
A Channel-billed Cuckoo flew over here (near Port Moresby) just Saturday on its
way to Australia so whever he (or she) is heading will not have its resident as
yet. We have also had an influx of Sacred Kingfishers on their way south but
most have gone. So some areas in Australia will not yet have "their resident"
Sacred Kingfisher as yet - because simply they are stil here on the island of
Prof Mike Tarburton
Dean: School of Science and Technology
Pacific Adventist University
Papua New Guinea
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