Unnatural Heritage

To: David James <>
Subject: Unnatural Heritage
From: Peter Woodall <>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2000 09:19:21 +1000
At 22:42 7/02/2000 +1000, you wrote:
>At 17:45 7/02/00 +1100, Andrew Taylor wrote:
>>I'd be interested to know of extinct subspecies missing from the list
>Schodde & Mason (1999, Directory of Australian Birds, CSIRO) recognise 3
>ssp of yellow chat. Epthianura crocea macgregori from central eastern Qld
>(Gladstone/Rockvegas) has not been seen for decades.

Perhaps some good news on an otherwise depressing list of extinctions.

I believe that there are some recent records of Yellow Chat from the
central Qld coast, including sightings by members of the Qld NPWS.
I don't think its been published, although I encouraged them to do so.

Since it's likely to be a very small population I won't be more
specific on the locality in this general arena.  I only know of
it in fairly general terms anyway.

Whether the subspecies is valid is another matter!



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