Fw: [BIRDING-AUS] Birds in Chile

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Subject: Fw: [BIRDING-AUS] Birds in Chile
From: Sav Saville <>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:46:45 +1300
Hi Dave and all,

Your "New Zealand friends" have already made a mess of this situation, and
are alleged to be complicating it further when our new NZ Checklist is
published. The current NZ Checklist includes all the obvious bits of NZ and
all the sub-Antactic islands - even Macquarie which is Australian territory.

This is apparently on the grounds that it is part of our bio-geographical
area. The same logic cannot apply to the Ross Dependancy on the Antarctic
mainland, but that is also included (?!).

The next step is supposed to be the inclusion of Norfolk Island (but not
Lord Howe). I have already suggested that our checklist be called "A
Checklist of the bird of New Zealand.....and a few bits of Australia". Maybe
we should go the whole hog and include the large landmass of "West Island"
as well.

Sav Saville

Wrybill Birding Tours, NZ
23 Duke St
New Zealand

+64 6 323 1441

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