Re: [Fwd: [BIRDING-AUS] White-backed Magpie in Sydney]

To: Chris Brandis <>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [BIRDING-AUS] White-backed Magpie in Sydney]
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 17:45:03 +1100
On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 10:08:40AM +1100, Chris Brandis wrote:
>    My references have the White-backed race as G t leuconota,  so what
>    reference use tyrannica as I have seen it used before but can not
>    locate a reference.

The subspecies tyrannica is due to Schodde & Mason.
The "Directory of Australian Birds" has several dense pages
discussing magpie taxonomy.  The S&M range map is reproduced here:

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