Removing birds from the Australian list

Subject: Removing birds from the Australian list
From: Rafael Furniss <>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 09:08:45 +1000 (EST)
On the weekend I got hold of a copy of the 1994 official Australian 
birdlist. The topic came up in conversation - should the Ostrich still be 
listed? Apparently there weren't very many to start with, and now that 
Ostrich farming is worth a lot of money, I heard that the remaining wild 
ones have been caught. Have the last ones been caught? Is there any 
reason it should still be on the list? I'm interested to hear what others 
think about removing birds from the list, once there is no longer a 
possibility of seeing them.


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