Black chinned and Golden Backed Honeyeaters

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Subject: Black chinned and Golden Backed Honeyeaters
From: "Tim Murphy" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 21:17:15 +1000
I believe they are a two races of one species. I saw a perfect "Golden-backed" just north of Brisbane, where Black-chinned are meant to occur, a few years back. Clements lumps them and he is generally a splitter.
Tim Murphy
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From: [On Behalf Of Bob Forsyth
Sent: Saturday, 3 December 2005 5:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Black chinned and Golden Backed Honeyeaters

G'day G.L. Cromton
Golden-backed are a race of the Black-chinned ... at the moment
But Christides & Boles wrote in their Taxonomy of Aust Birds that " they would probably be split again" for their next edition (whenever that is ! )
Regards from
Bob Forsyth
Mount Isa, NW Qld.
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