Re: New field guide.

Subject: Re: New field guide.
From: (David Torr)
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 13:12:54 +1000
     Interesting approach - though I have seen purple crowned lorrikeets at 
     But surely Pat you do not go far enough - there must be great scope 
     for rationalising all those small brown birds that hide in the scrub - 
     and those hard to tell apart raptors that soar just out of range.
     I think we could get it way below 362 if we tried.
     On the other hand if we want to add to our "tick list" maybe we should 
     start creating mew species - such as all the different colour 
     variations of feral pigeons - they MUST be separate species???

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Subject: New field guide.
Author:  "Pat O'Malley" <> at ~pau-smtp
Date:    19/3/98 10:15

I have been interested in the correspondence on the topic of rarest birds. 
The following are the ones I have not seen, plus explanations. I feel quite 
strongly about this:
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Perhaps we should  produce a properly revised Field Guide that will be both 
more portable and more honest about the 362 species that actually exist in 
this country (all of which, incidentally, I have seen). 
I think all sincere birders will join me in looking forward to hearing from 
someone more expert than I, who could lead the task of producing a more 
realistic field guide to Australian birds.
Pat O'Malley
School of Law and Legal Studies 
La Trobe University
Australia  3083
Phone +613 9479 2133
Fax   +613 9479 1607

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