Winter Birds interim report (6)

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Subject: Winter Birds interim report (6)
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 10:10:49 +1000

Finally, the enigmatic Dusky Woodswallow.  This year was a stark contrast to what now seems an exceptional 2010 Winter  -  with only two reports of single birds.  While its breeding haunts are well-known, the where and the why of its movements in the non-breeding season are a mystery, showing how little we know of the life histories of some of our familiar birds.  Calling them ‘migrants’ is less of a science-based classification than an admission that, well, sometimes  they’re not here and we don’t know where they are.




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