lumps and splits

To: Bob Forsyth <>, Birding-Aus Mail <>
Subject: lumps and splits
From: (Richard Johnson)
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 12:55:39 +1000

Bob Forsyth wrote:

 I quote Helen "'s always best to use a plumage or anatomical, distinguishing feature for a species name..."

Can't agree with this one, Bob. If we used that criterion, we'd have to chuck out the lovely local name 'Jacky Winter' in favour of the utterly boring and not even accurate Brown Flycatcher!

Richard Johnson
Roma District
Tel: (07) 4622 4266  Fax: (07) 46 22 4151

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