Movements (or not moving)

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Subject: Movements (or not moving)
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:39:02 +1000
>From reading Jack's column in the latest Gang-gang readers may be interested to note that there are still good numbers of White-throated Gerygons tinkling away around here (Carwoola).

Observers on the Hoskinstown plain have commented that Flame Robins have turned up there.  (For some strange reason I have never recorded one on our property which has enough grassland for them to be present.)  Frances and I saw a couple of male Flame Robins in Tallaganda (about 1100m elevation) together with a Fan-tailed Cuckoo, so there are still birds up fairly high.

The Yellow-faced Honeyeater movement - which is usually very weak through my GBS site - is happening but the birds seem to be feeding up rather than rushing off.  I have spent a small amount of time studying a heavily flowering stringybark which the birds are frequenting and it appears that most of their feeding is on insects - both imagos and larvae - which they are capturing ni the blossoms and foliage, rather than the nectar per se.

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