The beauty of Birding Aus is its egalitarianism and the little peep we get
into the lives and knowledge of others involved in birds. In the following
case the insight is obscured by my ignorance. Every speciality evolves its' own
language and terminology, but I am a bit bluffed by the the title of the paper
referred to in the second last (penultimate) paragraph of Bruce's (Wedderburn
Birding) post on White-naped Honeyeaters, i.e.
"Toon, A., J.M. Hughes, and L. Joseph (2010), Multilocus analysis of
honeyeaters (Aves: Meliphagidae) highlights spatio-temporal heterogeneity in
the influence of biogeographic barriers in the Australian monsoonal zone,
Mol. Ecol. 19, 2980-2994. See
I think I can have a good stab at the first and last underlined term (my
underlining), but the second has me bluffed - their interplay is consequently a
little baffling. Not surprisingly the terms do not appear in standard
Could someone please have a stab at a translation (or elucidation) of the title
- or what, in essence, the article is about.
I did look at the abstract, but that raises even more problems with my
Grateful for any enlightenment.
Angus Innes. ==============================
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