Re: Eastern Whipbird

Subject: Re: Eastern Whipbird
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 08:31:24 +1000

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

I can assure everyone that Eastern Whipbirds are non-migratory residents throughout their range.  A lot of bird banding studies with lots of recaptures.  The Aust Bird Study Association website tells us that the longest known time between banding and recapture/resighting of an Eastern Whipbird is 12 years 3 months.  There are no long distance movements for the species.

Eastern Whipbirds have very weak wings and are poor fliers.


David Geering
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