Grey Fantails on migration?

To: "Brian Fleming" <>, <>
Subject: Grey Fantails on migration?
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 09:37:48 +1000
Brian and All,

In winter our dark Grey Fantails are joined by lighter coloured individuals.
For some time I thought it was that the former were northerners and the
light ones southerners. Now I am of the opinion the colour is dependent on
the habitat and therefore suspect that they return to their regular patch
each year.

Any banding work show up anything on this?

Alan Gillanders

Alan's Wildlife Tours
On the beautiful Atherton Tablelands
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Brian wrote
... Grey Fantails all whizzing
> about in our small group of Red Gums and nearby shrubs. They were very
> numerous but so active that it was very difficult to count them - at
> least twelve present, probably more, perhaps as many as 20, and all so
> dark-coloured as to be almost black above.  >    Over summer we have
frequently been visited by a semi-resident pair,
> which seem to be somewhat lighter grey in colour than today's visitors.

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