Whats in an indigenous bird name - a job for theESIG?

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Subject: Whats in an indigenous bird name - a job for theESIG?
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 19:28:50 +1000

On 27/07/2007, at 6:48 PM, L&L Knight wrote:

Taxonomically Alan. To my knowledge, the Plains Wanderer isn't closely grouped with a number of other species. While there are more than one species of cassowary, I believe there is only one species of Emu.

Technically correct, but there was once at least one other species, Dwarf Emu (Dromaius ater)

I think it is even in the Atlas, but I don't have mine here.

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