Re: [canberrabirds] Release of version 2.0 of the Working List of Austra

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Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Release of version 2.0 of the Working List of Australian Birds | BirdLife
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 23:36:40 +0000
Hi David

Thank you for providing the link.

A couple of overall positives, IMO, are that the subspecies tend to be
named according to their distribution. The second is that you get a
better overall sense of Australia's avifaunal relationships with
avifauna to our north.

While I appreciate the reasons for the conventions and the general
naming approach, the results can be interesting, particularly when
naming subspecies. One example suffices:

'Southern Queensland Orange-footed Scrubfowl'

Will KPs will be joined by SQOfSs?



On 9/07/2016 5:42 PM, David McDonald (personal) wrote:
> Greetings. In case you have not yet caught up with it, last month
> Birdlife Australia released v. 2 of its Working List. It contains many
> changes from v. 1.2 and is now very different from C&B 2008. See
> .
> Among the changes are
> •        98 changes to order names
> •        180 changes to family scientific names
> •        43 changes to family common names
> •        139 changes to genus names
> Some of the changes affect the names of birds in COG's area of
> interest, incl such favourites as the Australian Magpie!
> This has implications for COG's annotated list of the birds of the
> ACT, website and Annual Bird Report.
> For info - David

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