Hanzab Errors & Omissions

To: Messages Birding-aus <>, Bob Forsyth <>
Subject: Hanzab Errors & Omissions
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 21:04:25 +1000
There's a terrific American birder by the name of Rich Stallcup who lives in Marin Co. north of the San Francisco area of the US.

Many years ago ( nearly 30!) he gave me a piece of advice that cannot be faltered:

"Believe the bird NOT the book"!

Thanks Rich, it never fails once you appreciate this.


Alan McBride
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On 01 May 2006, at 18:00, Bob Forsyth wrote:

G'day all,

How I wish there was a web page that listed the errors found in Hanzab !

Back in 2002 one correspondent to Birding-aus wrote >
"Yesterday I went on quite a journey of discovery, because I made the mistake of assuming that everything you read in HANZAB is like The Word Of God. I did a lot of sifting through my mental archive, and all the field guides, until I realised the error was in HANZAB itself, and I was not going crazy."

A number of presumed errors have been posted on these pages, but unfortunately, to my knowledge none have been collected together.

A year or two ago I wrote to the Hanzab team requesting they host a web page where errors & omissions could be listed.
The idea was rejected at that time, owing to lack of resources.

Now that Hanzab 7 is in the post, I hope this issue can now be re- addressed.

Regards from
Bob Forsyth
Mount Isa, NW Qld.

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