Plains-wanderer in "Shorebirds of Australia"

To: "John Harris" <>, <>
Subject: Plains-wanderer in "Shorebirds of Australia"
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:51:13 +1100
John Harris wrote on Thursday, 17 January 2008 10:35 AM:

> 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.

Are shorebirds a family or an order?  Or a suborder?  According to the Plains-wanderer is in a
family by itself, in suborder Thinocori, which it describes as "aberrant

I don't have the book with me, but if their taxonomy is anything like
the list on that web page, then they've selected several suborders and
excluded others. Apologies to those who prefer more authoritative
sources than Wikipedia.

Peter Shute

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