Sedentary v resident,

Subject: Sedentary v resident,
From: Chris Corben <>
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2014 09:33:18 -0500
Seems to me this is a matter of scale. Red-kneed Dotterel is a resident of Australia, but certainly not sedentary. You cannot be sedentary without being resident, but you could be resident without being sedentary!

Even in a small region, the difference could apply. Noisy Pitta is resident in southeast Qld, but not sedentary!

On 06/01/2014 09:22 AM, Kev Lobotomi wrote:
Hi All
I guess if something is resident, then logically it would have to be sedentary, 
because it doesn't move (very far anyway!). Obviously they mean the same 
thing!-Kevin Bartram
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:13:18 +1000
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Sedentary v resident,

In the Ornithologists Dictionary by Johannes Erritzoe, Kaj Kampp, Kevin
Winker and our own Clifford B. Frith, (2007), it states -

Resident: nonmigratory, staying in the breeding area year-round. Also
called sedentary.

Sedentary: non-migratory, remaining in one general area throughout the
year; also called resident.

I have found that this is the best source by far for explanation of
ornithological terms. Lynx are the publishers.

Lloyd Nielsen
Mt Molloy,  Nth Qld

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