"'Cog line'" <>
Re: Australian Magpie
"Philip Veerman" <>
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:31:46 +1000
a formality of moving from being in the same family to being in the same genus.
As all taxa are really expressions of opinion as to where the dividing line
lies, it is not such a big change. Even casually, the similarity is suggestive.
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.
Message----- From: Tony Lawson
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:15 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Australian Magpie
-----Original Message----- From: John Penhallurick
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Australian Magpie
many people are aware that the Australian Magpie has been transferred
Gymnorhina to Cracticus, as a result of Kearns, A.M., L. Joseph, and
Cook (2013), A multilocus coalescent analysis of the speciational
the Australo-Papuan butcherbirds and their allies, Mol.
So it's a Butcherbird!
Dr John Penhallurick
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