RFI Sightings of early swifts in Australia

To: "Robyn Howard" <>
Subject: RFI Sightings of early swifts in Australia
From: "Mike Tarburton" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 10:54:51 +1000
        Dear Birding Ausers

> Robyn Howard said   "I was completely unaware that Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes 
> migrated!"
So are many other Australian unaware as the texts either say they do not or at 
best indicate their movements are unclear. The relevant Vol of HANZAB  is in 
Melbourne so I cannot check that source.   Beehler & Pratt (Birds of New 
Guinea) say "A small population breeds in the Port Moresby region, but most 
birds are winter visitors from Australia."  I have only ever found evidence of 
one pair breeding in the Port Moresby district.  They certainly mostly 
disappear from around here at about this time.



Dr Mike Tarburton
Dean: School of Science and Technology
Pacific Adventist University
PMB, Boroko
Papua New Guinea

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