White-throated Nightjars on migration in Cairns

To: "martin cachard" <>, "birding-aus threads" <>
Subject: White-throated Nightjars on migration in Cairns
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 16:23:16 +1100
Very interesting as this sighting would possibly be nocturnal migration. In
Carter, M., & Bright, B. (2011), 'White-throated Nightjar: Diurnal Over-sea Migration in a Nocturnal Bird' Australian Field Ornithology, 28; 32-37, published in March this year we presented evidence for diurnal migration in this species. I suppose your birds could have just been arriving at their destination or continuing their journey.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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