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Subject: honeyeaters
From: Filipio Gwynne <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 01:26:01 +0000
Hi all,

This will certainly be old news for some, but newer COG-listers who may have had occasion to ponder the classificatory relationship between honeyeaters, sunbirds and hummingbirds (as I was quite recently) may be interested in the following piece from 2008, which provides some very accessible and useful commentary on a taxonomy paper concerning the re-classification of some (former) Hawaiian honeyeaters, and on the role of convergent evolution (best to copy and paste the URL):
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