RFI: migrants, SEQ

Subject: RFI: migrants, SEQ
From: Judith L-A <>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 07:42:46 +1000
I am a little confused RE the following two birds' migrations in/through SEQ: the Spangled Drongo and the Silvereye. Some of my books say that Spangled Drongos migrate both north and south, away from us here. Can anyone expand on this? (The birds returned to us a couple of weeks ago.) This last winter I looked eagerly for southern-subspecies Silvereyes to pass through Brisbane, expecting to have to distinguish them from the local Silvereyes. What appeared to happen instead (at least in Clayfield [Brisbane north]) was that ALL the Silvereyes disappeared!( The 'locals' reappeared recently with the warmer weather.) So, which is more likely -- a fault in my observation, or a failure in my understanding?


Judith L-A
S-E Qld
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