Sedentary v resident

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Subject: Sedentary v resident
From: Steve Clark <>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 10:58:38 +1000
G’day all

Are these terms interchangeable?

For example: The HANZAB entry for Little Shrikethrush movements states “Almost 
certainly sedentary, but widely described as resident in literature”

The glossary in the latest Pizzey states:

Sedentary: staying in the same locality throughout the year
Resident: remaining in one place all year; non-migratory

In volume 1a of HANZAB they state:

Resident: most individuals non-migratory though some may move long distances
Sedentary: most individuals not normally moving more than 50 km.

Would someone please explain the distinction with examples?

Steve Clark
Hamilton, Vic
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