The Debate Continues

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: The Debate Continues
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 03:42:01 +0000
It is a great pity that the authors of this paper didn't cite the Tobias criteria which seem absolutely crucial to working out the merits - other than on the basis of "trust me I'm an ornithologist"- of the arguments advanced.  Of course, the original paper is hidden behind a paywall so only those in academia can see the wonders it contains.

I note that, but for a missing 'tte' I could be related to the author!

On 12 March 2017 at 14:13, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

Further to my talk last Wednesday on bird names and global lists my attention had been drawn to the attached article.  This represents only one side in an increasingly pointed debate.  However it is the side that claims ‘bird conservation’ as its main priority and holds  the viewpoint that underlies the present Birdlife Australia and COG bird lists.



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