More migrant news

To: <>, "Peter Ewin" <>
Subject: More migrant news
From: "Mike" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 10:43:49 +1000
Peter & Migrant watchers

Peter said  "Still no Koels in Como (southern Sydney) "

Some banding work has indicated that individual migrants often use the same 
small area year after year and so it can come down to an individuals arrival 
time ( the one or two that live near a particular observer, each year) that 
makes human individuals think a particular species has not arrived (late, 
early, or whatever).

A Channel-billed Cuckoo flew over here (near Port Moresby) just Saturday on its 
way to Australia so whever he (or she) is heading will not have its resident as 
yet.  We have also had an influx of Sacred Kingfishers on their way south but 
most have gone.  So some areas in Australia will not yet have "their resident" 
Sacred Kingfisher as yet - because simply they are stil here on the island of 
New Guinea.

Happy watching


Prof Mike Tarburton
Dean: School of Science and Technology
Pacific Adventist University
PMB, Boroko
Papua New Guinea

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