how many endemic mainland breeders?

To: Jonny Schoenjahn <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: how many endemic mainland breeders?
From: martin cachard <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:30:13 +0000
Hi Jonny,

nice to hear from you on here...

yes Glenn is definitely missed that's for sure.

it's interesting to hear that is how Glenn replied to that question because 
that's exactly how I answer people when they ask the same of me - although my 
reply at the moment with the current taxonomy would be all but 5 or 6 Aussie 
breeders (including Tasmania as part of the 'mainland' of course!!)...

my main passion is of OUR Ausssie breeding birds and the regular migrants that 
breed elsewhere, not that I mind seeing the extreme vagrants if they are nearby 
at the time.


martin cachard,

solar whisper wildlife cruises,

daintree river,

& trinity beach, cairns

From: Birding-Aus <> on behalf of Jonny 
Schoenjahn <>
Sent: Tuesday, 12 December 2017 2:45 PM
To: Birding-Aus
Subject: how many endemic mainland breeders?

Hello all,

has anyone counted the number of bird species endemic to Australia that breed, 
or are known to have bred at some time, on the mainland?

I intend to compare the threats to the endemic mainland breeder Grey Falcon 
with the threats faced by other endemic mainland breeders, and will be very 
grateful for the information. The taxonomy followed plays a role of course, but 
all is good as long as it is known.

Many years ago I asked the late Glenn Holmes how many bird species he had seen 
in Australia. His reply surprised me at the time, but I since adopted Glen’s 
approach. He replied that he had seen all but 2 or 3 (if I remember correctly) 
mainland breeders. Glenn is surely sadly missed.


Jonny Schoenjahn
Perth, Western Australia
T: (08) 9385 9939
Grey Falcon study - by Jonny 
Grey Falcons: Falco hypoleucos: Gould, 1841. A research project by Jonny 
Schoenjahn: Perth, Western Australia. This site was created 30 May 2004. Last 
update: 25 ...

PhD Student (Grey Falcon)
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Queensland

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