Re: Birds that don't exist!

Subject: Re: Birds that don't exist!
From: "Niven McCrie" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 17:25:32 +0000
Do they or don't they exist?

1. Letter-winged Kite -- yes they do
2. Grey Falcon -- yes they do
3. Lewin's Rail -- probably extinct these days
4. Painted Snipe -- no they don't
5,6,7 All Phalaropes --  'all'? There's only one species!
8. Fig-Parrot -- no they don't
9. Ground Cuckoo-Shrike -- yes they do
10. Atherton Scrubwren -- who knows??
I would estimate that the list of non-existent birds is about 
one-third of the average field-guide's contents! Give or take a few.
Correct me if I'm wrong...


Niven McCrie
P.O. Box 41382
Casuarina 0811 NT
61 8 89451130

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