New Clements book

To: Graham Turner <>
Subject: New Clements book
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 11:38:47 +1000
The new Clements keeps Greater and Lesser Sooty Owl separate.

When the new Christides & Boles arrives you may have to decide which list you prefer:-)


On 27/06/2007, at 11:27 , Graham Turner wrote:

I think the comment is valid, there seems to be an 'anti-lumping' sentiment amongst twitchers and example of this was put quite forcefully no this list not so long ago (where lumpers were somehow likened to paedophiles, quite offensive really).

As I have said before, many birders are keen to accept splits to increase their own list, but ignore lumps which are equally as valid. Such an example of this is the lumping of sooty and lesser sooty owl.

Graham Turner (ducking for cover)


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