New bird species discovered in Africa

To: "John Murray Penhallurick" <>
Subject: New bird species discovered in Africa
From: peter crow <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 11:47:14 +1000

From my very uneducated reading of C& B this doesn't appear to be the case in their opinion. I am not taking any side but would like to know more. Is this new species more recent than C&Bs publication? Are they remiss?

On 19/08/2008, at 5:01 PM, John Murray Penhallurick wrote:

Hi all,
Australia does have a new species!  It's the Australian Boobook, Ninox
boobook, whose DNA shows it to be a sister-clade to the Barking Owl, Ninox connivens, and a separate species from the Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae.
The Tasmanian form does group with the New Zealand taxon.


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