A linguistic question

To: "'Martin Butterfield'" <>, "'birding-aus NEW'" <>
Subject: A linguistic question
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 09:18:32 +1000
I would doubt that there is or needs to be a difference. Different authors
may vary. Just my idea. If there is any small difference, my suggestion is
resident refers to where a species lives and sedentary suggests a bit more,
that it does not move away from, or even much within, that range. For
example to say "resident throughout the year" makes sense but "sedentary
throughout the year" (to me) is redundant. 


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Martin Butterfield
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Subject: A linguistic question

I am currently doing a little research into Azure Kingfisher.  The
references I have consulted refer to species in terms such as " Sedentary
or resident".  I wonder what the difference is between those terms in the
context of ornithology: suggestions welcome!

Martin Butterfield

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