Re: Yellow-faced Honeyeaters Migrating

To: Michael Todd <>
Subject: Re: Yellow-faced Honeyeaters Migrating
From: David McDonald <>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 08:53:34 +1000
While most of our Yellow-faced Honeyeaters migrate, some are found in the
Canberra region all year long. My guess is that this means that some are

For published references, see McComas Taylor and Canberra Ornithologists
Group, Birds of the Australian Capital Territory: An Atlas, Canberra
Ornithologists Group & National Capital Planning Authority, Canberra, 1992,
and the Canberra Ornithologists Group's Annual Bird Reports (the most
recently published is in Canberra Bird Notes Vol. 22, Supplement, December
1997). Also see HJ Frith, Birds in the Australian High Country, A&R, Sydney,

Michael Todd wrote:

> > Hello everyone,
> Yellow-faced Honeyeaters. My surveys over the last twelve months for my
> Masters project suggested that while many yfhe were migratory and not
> resident in Lake macquarie, quite a few were residents throughout the
> year. However, I don't actually have any conclusive evidence of this.
> Does anyone know of any research or published articles or even anecdotal
> evidence that some Yfhe are sedentary and don't migrate? I look forward
> to your responses.
> Regards,
> Michael
> --
> Michael Todd,
> Department of Biological Sciences
> University of Newcastle,
> Callaghan, N.S.W., 2308, Australia


David McDonald
PO Box 1355, Woden ACT 2606, Australia
Tel: +61 2 6231 8904 (h); +61 2 6249 5618 (w)
Fax: +61 2 6249 0740

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