Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

To: "Tony Russell" <>
Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:43:12 +1000
Hi Tony,

Christidis and Boles (page 115) state "Pandion haliaetus, as currently recognised, has a cosmopolitan distribution (Poole 1994). Genetic distances (based on almost complete nucleotide sequences of cytochrome-b) between subspecies of Osprey (1.9-3.8%) are equivalent to, or greater than, those seen between members of several closely related sister species within Aquila and Hieraeetus (Wink et al. 2004a). This, combined with small, but consistent, differences in plumage and morphology, led by Wink et al. (2004a) and Wink and Sauer-Gurth (2004) suggest that three species of Pandion could be recognised. Acceptance of this recommendation means that Australian birds become Pandion cristatus (Eastern Osprey)."


Greg Clancy
Coutts Crossing

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