FW: swiftlet sightings

To: "'Birding-Aus'" <>
Subject: FW: swiftlet sightings
From: "Atzeni, Michael" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 14:40:45 +1000
Thanks to those who have replied to date.  Hope this letter below prompts
further feedback.

Michael Atzeni

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Friday, 27 November 1998 6:48
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> Subject:      swiftlet sightings
> Dear Michael
> I have been sent a copy of your e-mail of 25 Nov to birding-aus.  Probably
> because I wrote up the contents for the swifts in the Handbook of ANZAB,
> last year.  I have collected all the sightings for all swifts and
> swiftlets
> to add to my own research in Qld and seven other countries.  I had a
> number
> of Queenslanders sending me observations last year for the handbook.
> However, even though that is finished my research continues and I am
> interested in sightings such as the one you report.
> Hence I am wondering if you have had any response or more to report from
> other sources.
> My work on the swiftlets breeding at Chillagoe and Finch-Hatton Gorge
> continues but I have spent much time driving up and down the east coast
> recording swifts and swiftlets because I am interested in trying to make a
> bit more sense of the non-breeding behaviour of the White-rump.  Most
> observations in se Qld and NSW have come after a cyclonic disturbance in n
> or central Qld, but was that the case this time?
> I will be interested in any comments you have, and thank you for them in
> advance.
> Sincerely
> Dr Mike Tarburton
> Biology
> Pacific Adventist University
> PMB Boroko
> Papua New Guinea

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