The opinions of Plains-wanderers

To: "Chris Sanderson" <>, <>, "Birding-Aus Aus" <>
Subject: The opinions of Plains-wanderers
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:07:28 +1100
 wrote on :

> And lets not forget Oriental Plover, Oriental Pratincole and
> Australian Pratincole.  Actually, when you think about it
> there's an awful lot of non-wading waders...

Hmm, pratincoles are in there, but they're in the same branch of the
tree as gulls and buttonquails.  I wonder if this mixed up selection
really represents an older taxonomy being superimposed over a new one.

Peter Shute

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