An interesting story.

To: Michael Honeyman <>
Subject: An interesting story.
From: Dominic Funnell via Birding-Aus <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 22:06:28 +0000
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.
On 10 Oct 2015 7:50 am, "Michael Honeyman" <>

> In summary real scientists who do actual science provide rational
> explanations for the collecting of specimens (this specific one and more
> generally)
> The response from non-scientists is “WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE
> BIRDS!!!!!???”
> Which of course is what the scientists that have been working in the
> jungles in the Solomons and elsewhere are doing….
> mjh
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