Plains-wanderer in "Shorebirds of Australia"

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Subject: Plains-wanderer in "Shorebirds of Australia"
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 09:48:14 +1000
Hmmm, I think it is logically questionable to use the term "belongs" when you are referring to bird classifications. I think that Plains Wanderers have a lot more in common with Button Quail than with Godwits and Sandplovers.

Regards, Laurie.

On 17/01/2008, at 9:35 AM, John Harris wrote:

It makes more sense including them in this book, as they belong to a
family of birds referred to as "shorebirds" rather than having them
clumped with Button-quails as they were for so many years.

Yours in all things "green"


John Harris
President, Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE)
Environmental Education Officer
Donvale Christian College
155 Tindals Rd Donvale 3111
03 9844 2471
0409 090 955


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