Re: New seabird guide imminent

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Subject: Re: New seabird guide imminent
From: "Murray Lord" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 11:19:40 +1000

I have no idea on which albatross taxonomy it will follow. Hopefullly it will at least treat each form of albatross separately so observers can work out which form they are looking at, irrespective of whether it treats them as species.

Incidentally re your comment about "currently approved classification", some other checklist committees overseas have started recognising certain elements of what you described as the proposed classification. So the authors of the new book can't please everyone no matter what they do.

Finally, another good book for dealing with albatrosses is Hadoram Shirihai's book on Antarctic Wildlife - it has a lot on all albatrosses and southern petrels in there, with photos and plates.

Murray ===============================

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