Mistletoebird - brainteaser

Subject: Mistletoebird - brainteaser
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 08:18:18 +1000
On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 10:31:38PM +1000,  wrote:
> Incidentally this fact helps to prove that Mistletoebirds are quite
> recent arrivals to Australia as Tassie was joined by land to Wilson's
> Promatory in Victoria until the last great global warming (about 16,000 years 
> ago).

Its weak evidence as there are a number of bird species with similar
distributions which are not recent arrivals, e..g Crested Shrike-Tit.

Are there other reasons to believe Mistletoebirds reached Australia
during this interglacial?

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