Rohan Clarke <>, "" <>
Western Whipbird Q's
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 10:13:51 +0800
Thanks to Rohan Clarke who replied about the Western / Mallee Whipbirds.
It is Monday, so maybe I am not thinking 100%. Rohan referred to Schodde
> Have had a quick look at Schodde and Mason (1999) (Directory of Aust
> Birds). According to the authors the ranges of Western Whipbird P.
> nigrogularis and Mallee Whipbird P. leucogaster abut (at least
> historically) somewhere between Two Peoples Bay, Stirling Range and
> Cape Richie/Waychinicup River.
So to get it clear in my mind :
Two People's Bay - probably Western
Stirling Range - Mallee
Fitzgerald River - Mallee
Waychinicup - Mallee?? this is the one I am uncertain of. I had thought
it was probably Western
If this is the case, then Western Whipbird is probably in a worse state
than Noisy Scrubbird which is now relatively secure after being
translocated to several sites.
By the way, what was the basis for Schodde's differentiation between the
races / species?
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