Re: birding-aus Grey Ternlet question.

To: Richard Tkachuck <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Grey Ternlet question.
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 10:46:18 +1000
Richard Tkachuck wrote:

> In preparing for a July visit I noticed the Grey Ternlet (Procelstern
> albivittata) in the new Simpson/Day (p108--picture 287). I have not been able
> to correlate this with the RAOU list, with Christidates, Clements or
> Sibley/Monroe.

>From Christidis & Boles (p16):

Procelsterna cerulea, (Bennett, 1840), Grey Ternlet

Pizzey & Knight:

Procelsterna cerulea, Grey Ternlet


Anous cerulea, Grey Ternlet

Simpson & Day:

Procelsterna albivittata

So Simpson & Day are the odd ones out - best not to use that guide as a 
on current taxonomy - Pizzey & Knight is closer to the mark.

Cheers, Lawrie

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