Sat, 29 Mar 2008 10:52:32 +1000
Sorry I am late on this stream - haven't been on line.
We have Shining Flycatchers which inhabit a length of the Maroochy River in
south east Queensland. Their territory seems quite large - perhaps one and a
half kilometres of river bank. If we see them at one site, they are absent
from the other, and this has gone on for years, so we THINK it is the same
pair. One of the areas they are from time to time is the Wetlands Sanctuary
at Bli Bli. The area they frequent normally is within about fifty metres of
the river, or the riverbank itself, but at Easter they moved further inland -
probably 150 metres from the water, but still in mangroves. I watched the
female for quite a while, but when she moved off and I chased her, I found the
Don't see them nearly often enough. They are just beautiful.
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