RE: Brush Wattlebird

Subject: RE: Brush Wattlebird
From: Robert Davis <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 18:10:56
>Little Wattlebird in eastern Australia; Brush Wattlebird in Western
>Australia.  At the moment they're officially regarded as being the same
>species, but that may change in the future to reflect other opinions to the
>contrary.  Little Wattlebirds are quite common in Melbourne gardens.
>Cheers, Lawrie

This is the wrong way round. According to Simpson and Day, the Brush
Wattlebird is found in the east, and us West Ozzies have the Little
Wattlebird (which is classified in Simpson and Day as a different species).
I am sure this classification varies according to source and will change
with further taxonomic work.



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