Re: lumps and splits

To: "Richard Johnson" <>, <>, "Bob Forsyth" <>
Subject: Re: lumps and splits
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 14:48:32 +1000
It is only the word "always" in that quote which is a problem. It is a good idea but the more you know of biology, the more you need to allow for exceptions (even if they don't exist) and avoid using "always". 
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From: Richard Johnson <>
To: Bob Forsyth <>; Birding-Aus Mail <>
Date: Friday, 13 October 2000 12:49
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] lumps and splits


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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