An interesting story.

To: Dominic Funnell <>
Subject: An interesting story.
From: Michael Honeyman <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 22:51:43 +0000
Hi Dom
I think there is a misconception that the only purpose of collecting is to have 
a voucher specimen. 

> On 10 Oct 2015, at 09:06, Dominic Funnell <> 
> wrote:
> I think the collection of a specimen of a bird that was always known to be 
> there (males seen in 90s I believe) not completely necessary especially given 
> the example of completely new invertebrate species to science having been 
> described solely from HD photographs with no voucher specimens being 
> retained. Surely blood and feather sample and HD photos more than adequate 
> for a known species of vertebrate.
> Dom

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