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 10:04:37 +1000
Well, what I mean is that being "lumped" with shorebirds is somewhat different to "belongs" in the shorebirds group. I don't think that Plains Wanderers would view themselves as shorebirds, if it were possible to ask their opinion.

Regards, Laurie.

On 17/01/2008, at 9:57 AM, Dave Torr wrote:

Pick your taxonomist of choice!

Handbook of Birds of the World has them as a "Shorebird". Helm's Shorebirds of the World does not. Pizzey does, Clements 5th does. I think IOU and Birdlife International do as well?

On 17/01/2008, L&L Knight <> wrote: 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.


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