Fw: Long-tailed Finch query

To: "Michael Todd" <>
Subject: Fw: Long-tailed Finch query
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 14:17:51 +1030
Hi Michael,
Oh dear yes, I misread Pizzey as far as bill colour / range goes, he does
agree with S&M, but doesn't mention race names (playing safe?).
But what about the diffs between those two and the other three?Slater,
Simpson, Morcombe all have acuticauda with red bills in NT/Qld and hecki
with yellow bills in WA, ie bill colours the same as S&M and Pizzey, but the
race names round the other way.
I've actually seen both types, yellows at Kununurra and reds in NT and Qld.,
it's just that the literature is inconsistent. I'll certainly be having
another look (provided we find some) in May / June during my next trip -
I'll be watching for intergrades in the overlap areas.

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