and reading the discussion on Norfolk Island and
Macquarie Island being included in a NZ checklist,
I saw a reference to a new draft Check List on the
BA Web Page
Did I miss the announcement of this via our
own Birding-Aus mailing List ?
The 14/2/2003 list can be downloaded
1 Is this list already fait accompli
I could not locate any requests for
2 Who is responsible for the Common Names for the
new splits ?
I have commented before on giving the name
"Kalkadoon" to the Ballarae race of Dusky Grasswren without reference
to the finders of the bird.
I would also suggest that separate lists should be
published for the external Island territories such as
Lord Howe, Norfolk, Norfolk, Macquarie, Heard, Christmas and perhaps the Torres
After all, these are political locations. Does the
UK include the Falkland Islands etc in their checklist ?
Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW