Re: Australian Magpie

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Subject: Re: Australian Magpie
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:16:42 +1000
Actually, interesting as this is, it's not really news. It confirms publications dating back to 2001 as reported by Christidis and Boles (2008) Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds, who included maggies with 'other' butcherbirds. Subsequent field guides (eg Pizzey and Knight 2012) have followed this and it's pretty universally accepted now.



-----Original Message----- From: Tony Lawson
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:15 PM
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Australian Magpie

-----Original Message----- From: John Penhallurick

Subject: [Birding-Aus] Australian Magpie

Hi Friends,

How many people are aware that the Australian Magpie has been transferred
from Gymnorhina to Cracticus, as a result of Kearns, A.M., L. Joseph, and
L.G. Cook (2013), A multilocus coalescent analysis of the speciational
history of the Australo-Papuan butcherbirds and their allies, Mol.
Phylogenet. Evol. 66, 941-952.

So it's a Butcherbird!

Dr John Penhallurick

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