Torresian Imperial Pigeon in Cairns in June [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

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Subject: Torresian Imperial Pigeon in Cairns in June [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
From: "Perkins, Harvey" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:14:16 +0000
Martin, do you think that might apply to Torresian Imperial Pigeons? I saw a 
small flock of about eight of them in a tree across the road from Centenary 
Lakes (Cairns) on the morning of Saturday 7 June.  I knew they were migratory 
and wasn't ewxpecting to see any in my brief visit, but assumed when I did see 
them that some must stay around. But everything I've researched since suggests 
that they are usually gone by mid April and that birds in June would be highly 
unusual. Any comments or recent local observations?


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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:12:29 +1030
From: martin cachard <>
To: Sonja Ross <>, Birding Aus
Subject: Fan-tailed Cuckoo migration in southern
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hi Sonja,
I reckon that's the case with most migratory species in Australia in that some 
small proportion of the populations don't make their annual migrations & do 
stay to "over-winter"...
I've been sceptical for many years as to whether Australian Black-winged 
Monarchs are migratory - even though I saw an adult near Cooktown at my study 
site in June 2012, i'm now convinced that the Auat population is indeed 
migratory, but that some number of individuals remain here to "over-winter"... 

i'm certain there are countless other examples of this in other species as 
well, no doubt...
martin cachard
> From: 
> Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:27:49 +1000
> To: 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Fan-tailed Cuckoo migration in southern 
> Victoria
> Hi again,
> Thank you all for responding.  It's interesting that some do overwinter, even 
> in Tasmania, so I will let Ulf know.
> Sonja
> On 16/06/2014, at 9:53 AM, Nikolas Haass <> wrote:
> > Hi Sonja,
> > 
> > At least in Sydney and Brisbane Fan-tailed Cuckoos are around 
> > throughout the year. Is your German friend a birder? I know many 
> > birders in Germany - who is it?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Nikolas
> > 
> > A/Prof Nikolas Haass | Head, Experimental Melanoma Therapy Group
> > 
> > The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute Level 6 | 
> > Translational Research Institute | 37 Kent Street | Woolloongabba 
> > QLD 4102
> > 
> > T: +61 (0)7 3443 7087 | M: +61 (0)424 603 579
> > F: +61 (0)7 3443 6966
> > E:   | W: 
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> > 
> > <>
> > ...Turning scientific discoveries into better treatments?
> > 
> > 
> > On 16/06/14 9:39 AM, "Sonja Ross" <> wrote:
> > 
> >> I took a visiting German out yesterday and think we heard a Fan-tailed
> >> Cuckoo calling near Anglesea Heath.   I had thought that they would have
> >> moved north by now, so wonder if some do stay here, or has the warm start
> >> winter delayed its departure?   Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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