I suggest that Max read my discussion more carefully.
It was also agreed that birds introduced into other areas did not affect
the endemic status of wild birds. Thus Reeve's Pheasant is still a Chinese
endemic, despite the existance of introduced breeding birds in Europe.
So the existence of introduced budgies in Florida in no way affects the
wild budgie's status.
>From: "Max O'Sullivan" <>
>To: "birding-aus" <>,
> "John Penhallurick" <>
>Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Re: Australian endemic list.
>Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 10:40:26 +1000
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>With John's definition of endemic, does that mean that the budgie is no
>longer an Oz endemic because it breeds in large numbers in the wildes of a
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