Thanks for the comments Phil. The Clements and IOC updates always make
interesting reading. As a user of my own homegrown xcel spreadsheet for my
lists I will now have to make some decisions as I update them for 2010. Up
to this year’s list I have used the IOC for my international list and C&B
for my Australian list.
Clements is always nice for a quick look-up as I have it on the bookshelf
and I have kept it updated with print-outs and notes. I am not sure I can
keep doing the changes though as they become more and more complicated.
Where I find Clements really useful though is, it lists all the sub-species.
This all brings up a few questions for me. First, apart from some of the
field guides, is there a list of up to date subspecies published either in
hard copy or electronically for Australia? Second, allowing for publishing
times etc the information in the latest C & B is now well over 2 years old -
for some species maybe 3+. Are there any published up dates for the official
Australian list, hard copy or electronic? Third, does anyone know if there
is an up date list for C & B, or one being planned? And fourth, if there are
no updates planned for C & B at what point should we begin to consider
adopting one of the “international” lists as the “official” Australian list?
Happy holiday time everyone and I hope you all get in some great birding
over the next few weeks. And thank you all for some really helpful and
stimulating reading over the last 12 months.
On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 7:42 AM, Phil & Sue Gregory <
> oops, sorry, I merged whipbirds with jewel-babblers in one family in my
> previous note, here is the correct version, and a note about bristlebirds:
> The remaining species, the former members of Eupetidae, now constitute two
> new families, the whipbirds and wedgebills (Psophodidae) for the genera
> Androphobusand Psophodes; and the quail-thrushes and jewel-babblers
> (Cinclosomatidae) for the genera Cinclosoma and Ptilorrhoa. Position the
> Psophodidae and Cinclosomatidae immediately following the Wattlebirds
> (Callaeidae) and the Stitchbird (Notiomystidae).
> Page 517, Bristlebirds (Dasyornis)
> The three species of bristlebirds earlier were classified as members of
> Acanthizidae (Thornbills and allies). They now have been demonstrated to be
> a separate family, the Dasyornithidae. Place the Dasyornithidae between the
> Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae) and the Pardalotes (Pardalotidae).
> Phil Gregory
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