Re: birding-aus Common Birding ID Mistakes

To: John Leonard <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Common Birding ID Mistakes
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 23:31:01 +1000
Actually, one of the biggest mistakes novices might make is to pay too
much attention to the distribution maps in the field guides.  In a
recent trip through the back blocks I came across species that according
to the latest Pizzy and Knight were hundreds of kilometres out of their
supposed range.  

How many times have people looked at maps for virtually identical
species and said, 'well that one doesn't occur here, so it must be this

Regards, Laurie.
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