To Chase Or Not To Chase! Taxonomy !!

Subject: To Chase Or Not To Chase! Taxonomy !!
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 11:50:04 GMT
To all you taxonomists - Simpson and Day call it Torresian Imperial Pigeon -
Ducula bicolor.  Pizzey and Knight call it Pied Imperial Pigeon - Ducula 
bicolor.   Monroe and Sibley (A world checklist of birds) call the Pied 
Imperial Pigeon - Ducula bicolor occuring in S.E. Asia.   They also list 
Torresian Imperial Pigeon as Ducula spilorrhoa occuring in Australia. Has this 
bird been split?  I have seen WHICH ONE in N. Australia?  I am off to Thailand 
in 3 days, so is it worth chasing WHICH ONE on the offshore islands near 
Phuket? If these have been split then it would be a "Lifer" Cheers

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