BIND9 random high port?

I'm seeing named (BIND9) listening on a random high UDP port when I start it up on my FreeBSD 5.3 box ... what is this?

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From the Bind9 FAQ at:

" Why is named listening on UDP port other than 53?

Named uses a system selected port to make queries of other nameservers. This behaviour can be overridden by using query-source to lock down the port and/or address. See also notify-source and transfer-source. "
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