Western Whipbird Q's

To: Rohan Clarke <>, "" <>
Subject: Western Whipbird Q's
Date: 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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