Re: Zosterops on Lady Musgrave

To: Colin R <>
Subject: Re: Zosterops on Lady Musgrave
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 20:17:16 +1000

> From: "Colin R" <>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 07:43:08 +1000
> To: "Syd Curtis" <>
> Syd
> Would this split include Silvereyes on Lady Musgrave island?
> -- 

Assuredly it would.  Again quoting from Prof. Kikkawa's paper in Sunbird:

    "In the south, (the Capricorn White-eye) is present on all islands of
the Capricorn and Bunker Groups, in which the gap in distribution (40 km) is
widest between Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliott Islands.  To the north,
however, the gap between North West Island and Bushy Island is 290 km and
contains no wooded coral cays."

BTW, I understand from Professor Kikkawa that "Zosterops" is now officially
a masculine word, and hence Z. l. chlorocephalus, tepharopleurus, japonicus,
etc.  (Twitchers may care to adjust their lists accordingly?)



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