birding-aus Fw: Western Gerygones

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Subject: birding-aus Fw: Western Gerygones
From: "G Glass" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 1999 19:17:40 +1000
Not sure if this info is to the point, but there was one Western Gerygone 6
km south of Jondaryan, Darling Downs, Qld, last week! Heard and seen.

Gloria Glass

> From: David McDonald <>
> To: Lawrence E. Conole <>
> Cc: Birding-Aus Mail <>
> Subject: Western Gerygones in the ACT (was Re: birding-aus Canberra Noisy
> Date: Saturday, 14 August 1999 18:25
> The ACT in the subject line is the Australian Capital Territory!
> Western Gerygones in the ACT are close to the eastern edge of their
> The ACT Bird Atlas lists them as being 'uncommon breeding summer
migrants' usually
> returning in September; heard less frequently from March onwards; some
> overwinter here.
> David
> "Lawrence E. Conole" wrote:
> > <snip>
> >
> > On a related topic ..... what are the ACT and other observations on
> > Gerygones?  They moved out of the floodplain forests en masse in Autumn
> > expected, but have moved back in to the Lower Ovens forest already
(present in
> > Summer-like numbers there in July; still absent from Gunbower Island
and Barmah
> > Forest).  The Vic Atlas says "... Western Gerygones are mainly summer
> > to Victoria from further north but a few remain here during winter
....".  I'm
> > curious about where they go, from where they go, and why they return so
> > to some parts of their Summer range - this may explain some of the
ambiguity in
> > the Vic Atlas account.  Any comments??
> > <snip>
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