Scarlet Myzomela

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Subject: Scarlet Myzomela
From: Peter Waanders <>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 10:04:14 +1030
Hi Carl,
There's lots of this sort of stuff with Clements - for starters, all Grey
birds are Gray. Then there's the Rufous Night-heron, Black-breasted Kite
(not Buzzard), Australian (not Black-shouldered) Kite, Thick-knees not
Stone-curlews, Red-headed and Scarlet Myzomela (not Honeyeater) and probably
As you well know there's pros and cons with each global checklist, but
Clements appears to remain the most widely used list despite some of its
One of the main criticisms of Clements has long been that they seem to have
paid undue respect to nomenclature / taxonomy changes in checklists put
forward by regional authorities (such as BA), and it seems that they've now
finally taken this on board, which should be applauded. We can only hope
that future updates continue this trend.
Nevertheless, note that they state on their website 'where necessary the
final decisions on taxonomy and nomenclature are made by the Clements
Checklist team'.

Peter Waanders
Southern Birding Services
PO Box 420, Waikerie SA 5330  Australia
mob.: +61 (0)409 763172
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