Peter - was there any irony intended in that Long-eared Bats are one of the
genera that species generally can't be separated using anabat detection?
Sorry couldn't resist - congratulations to Chris and thankfully bat taxonomy is
(slowly) being sorted out - now when will the Threatened Species Schedules
change to reflect this name?
> Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 16:27:00 +1100
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] fitting acknowledgement for Chris Corben
> regular followers of birding-aus will have been impressed with the
> knowledgeable and constructive contributions from Chris Corben, particularly
> in helping people understand the complexities of plumage condition and moult,
> and their impact on bird identification. Perhaps many birding-aus members are
> not aware that birding is only one of Chris' many talents. In particular he
> has made an enormous contribution to the study of bats by developing and
> refining a device to automatically record and identify bat echolocation calls
> - the Anabat bat detector. This device is now a standard wildlife survey tool
> in Australia and elsewhere.
> Chris' contribution to bat study has now been formally recognised by the
> naming of a new species long-eared bat Nyctophilus corbeni (formerly the
> south-eastern Australian form of the Greater Long-eared Bat N. timoriensis).
> In his taxonomic review published in the latest Australian Zoologist, Harry
> Parnaby has this to say about the etymology of the name:
> 'named in honour of Christopher John Corben, bat researcher, frog expert,
> ornithologist and technophile, in recognition his contribution to Australian
> zoology from his largely unfunded pioneering development and ceaseless
> refinement of technology and software for the detection, storage and analysis
> of bat echolocation calls which has revolutionised bat research and inventory
> in Australia and on other continents.'
> Congratulation Chris, and well done Harry!
> Peter Menkhorst
> To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
> send the message:
> (in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
Need a place to rent, buy or share? Let us find your next place for you!
To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)