RE: birding-aus Little Wattlebirds in Melbourne?

Subject: RE: birding-aus Little Wattlebirds in Melbourne?
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 19:40:50 -0700 (PDT)
Michael Mules wrote:

> On the subject of wattlebirds, I've just asked Les Christidis about
> whether
> these are one or two species.  In Christidis&Boles they are grouped
> as one
> species, but Les says that they really should be two separate
> species, and
> recent molecular data shows this.  So as far as names go, I suppose
> we
> follow the traditional names for each of these species, Little in the
> west
> and Brush in the east???  

But I would imagine that until Les or anyone else publishes this, the
species remain lumped???  Otherwise we have zoological nomenclature by
hearsay.  Bring on HANZAB 6!!


Lawrie Conole
Victoria, Australia

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