Re: Pied Oystercatchers on Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands

Subject: Re: Pied Oystercatchers on Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 1998 11:42:28 -0500 (EST)
> I assume that the opposite proximity issue for LHI (570 kms from Australi
> cf 1350 kms from NZ) and perhaps the records of only single birds outweig
> the rather limited migratory behaviour in PO's and make this the more like
> species on LHI.

I wouldn't assume that. As I understand it, several species have reached LHI 
from NZ (eg Redpoll, Chaffinch and Paradise Duck) and some have allegedly 
colonised from there (I think Blackbird was one case?).

Chris Corben
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Rohnert Park, CA, 94927-2323

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