The Western Golden Whistler

To: Patrick Scully <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: The Western Golden Whistler
From: Steve Clark <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:17:21 +1100
G'day Patrick

The evidence used for the IOC proposed split is in:

Joseph L, AS Nyári & MJ Andersen. 2014. Taxonomic consequences of cryptic
speciation in the Golden Whistler *Pachycephala pectoralis* complex in
mainland southern Australia. Zootaxa 3900 (2): 294–300.

Unfortunately it is behind a pay-wall but you can read the abstract:

Looking forward to an armchair tick!

Steve Clark
Hamilton, Vic

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 9:52 AM, Patrick Scully <> wrote:

> Hello All and best wishes for 2015.
> I was reading Geoff Jones comment on Facebook congratulating John Weigel
> and he mentioned the WA Golden Whistler is now a new species. I have seen
> and enjoyed this lovely bird in WA a number of times and appreciate it if
> someone in the know could give a rundown on what makes the WA whistler
> different to be considered a separate species.
> Thanks,
> Patrick
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