T. torrida showed territoriality at the water bodies where breeding occurs and also site frdility at the resting sites on tree trunks away from the water. At the latter, residentiality is very localised not only to a specific tree but to a narrow range of height on the tree. Activity patterns at the breeding sites commenced with the male arrival. The density and activity reached an initial peak during mid-morning which coincided with the high day temperature. Aggression peaked at this time although pursued only for brief periods. The duration for perching behaviour was low during reproductive periods which otherwise had longer bouts.