"Dave Torr" <>
"Robert Inglis" <>
Wed, 3 Jul 2013 19:36:34 +1000
Dave, it is good to know I’m not the only one confused. But am I confused about
That’s a rhetorical question.
For the sake of those who don’t understand “rhetorical”, of course I am but I
agree with everything you have said/written.
But that’s probably confused another set of readers............
From: Dave Torr
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 5:24 PM
To: Robert Inglis
Cc: Tony Palliser ; Birding-Aus
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] BARC Checklist
A few points Bob (not grammar or spelling!):
1.. I don't know what an "official" list would be. There are no laws in this
area! I guess one that government adopts would be closest, but with our
multitude of governments what chance they would all agree?
2.. Whilst BirdLife Australia may as you say endorse the BirdLife
International taxonomy (I have not checked) as far as I know the list it has
produced is not 100% compliant. And furthermore it seems that BARC will stick
3.. I guess we have lived for some years with "international" birders using
IOC or Clements or whatever and finding Australia a little strange to have its
own taxonomy in C&B. (But I guess we may not be unique in that respect). Now it
seems we have just replaced one Aussie taxonomy by another.....
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