White-eared Monarch resident year-round

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Subject: White-eared Monarch resident year-round
From: "Greg Roberts" <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 18:12:23 +1000
I found two pairs of White-eared Monarchs calling vigorously at Moy Pocket
in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. This was significant for two reasons. It
had long been suspected that like Spectacled and Black-faced Monarchs,
White-eared Monarch was a summer visitor to south-east Queensland and
north-east NSW. This latest observation confirms other reports indicating
that in fact it is a year-round resident.

At Moy Pocket, as elsewhere in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the monarchs
reside in narrow strips of vegetation along watercourses, distant from
decent rainforest patches. The predominant tree in this watercourse
vegetation is the introduced Camphor laurel. 

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Greg Roberts


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