Encyclopaedia of Birdcare
MigrantsBirds which move from one region to another according to season, usually involving a journey from the breeding grounds to winter quarters in warmer climes, and then back again. Examples among garden birds include Swallows migrating from Britain to winter in southern Africa, and many thrushes which are winter vistors to Britain from Scandinavia. The best known migrants are summer visitors such as Cuckoos and House Martins, but in fact many apparent residents are really partial migrants, with some individuals moving away for the winter and others staying.
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