birding-aus Macgregor's Bird of Paradise

To: "ozbird" <>
Subject: birding-aus Macgregor's Bird of Paradise
From: "Susan Myers" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 08:50:59 +1100

I recently heard some interesting taxonomic gossip re Macgregor's BoP & was
wondering if anyone could shed a bit more light on the topic. It appears
from recent DNA studies that this species is in fact not a BoP at all but a
very large honeyeater! This doesn't surprise me too much because if it is a
BoP, it's a rather odd one not least because it is monogamous. I am not
100% sure who has done this work but I think Les Christidis had a hand in
it. It will probably be published in an American journal. Sorry to be so
vague. Any comments, Phil Gregory & other New Guinea experts?

Susan Myers
phone: +61 3 9819 2539
Email:Susan Myers 
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