Painted Snipe

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Subject: Painted Snipe
From: jilldening <>
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2004 10:51:40 +1000
  Chris Coleborn  31/12/03 3:51 PM
> I have been talking to a birdo from Britain who is a keen on the birds of SE
> Asia. We were discussing the split of the Australian Painted Snipe from the
> Asian Painted Snipe, and it being classified as a separate species. Could
> any one advise me (and him) on how "official" this reclassification is?

Hi Chris,
Danny Rogers presented a wonderfully researched paper on just that subject
at the recent Australasian Shorebird Conference  in Canberra. In time there
will be a publication of full papers. In the meantime, contact Danny at
 - I don't know if Danny is a subscriber at present, as
I have only just rejoined myself after several  months.

Danny showed why the two are different species, but though I don't recall
the official status, I doubt that they are as yet officially separated.



Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'     152º 56'
Ph (07) 5494 0994

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