Eastern Whipbird

To: Colin Driscoll <>
Subject: Eastern Whipbird
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 11:30:10 +1000

        You wrote:
> Do whipbirds migrate or just shut up for the winter? All of them are
> suddenly silent around where I live near Toronto (Lake Macquarie NSW). There
> were a few around so they can't all have been eaten by cats!
> Cheers
> Colin Driscoll

Being a bit forgetful, I don't now remember where it is that I was told that
they are altitudinal migrants, moving to the lowlands in winter.

It is my understanding that in the south, they are Spring/Summer breeders.
On Tamborine Mt where I grew up (in the '30s) they were, and I presume still
are, winter breeders.

Not so much sure information, as thoughts to keep in mind.


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