{Spam?} Re: {Spam?} Re: what is a Rufous Boobook?

To: "'Helen Larson'" <>, "'David James'" <>, "'Birding-aus'" <>, "'martin cachard'" <>
Subject: {Spam?} Re: {Spam?} Re: what is a Rufous Boobook?
From: "Jeff Davies" <>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 18:10:17 +1000
Thanks Helen you are correct,


but I did deliberately choose to say taxa, note also that I said Boobooks
plural. I should however play by the taxonomic umpires current decision  and
refer to them all as a single taxon.

I hope this doesn't start a new thread.


Cheers Jeff.



From: Helen Larson  
Sent: Friday, 6 May 2011 4:25 PM
To: Jeff Davies; David James; Birding-aus; martin cachard
Subject: {Spam?} Re: {Spam?} Re: what is a Rufous Boobook?


The taxonomist/editor in me cannot help but say that one species forms a
taxon, a bunch of them are taxa. But then nobody pays much attention to
grammar in emails. Though Birds Australia used taxa in the singular recently
in print; brain slightly too overloaded to remember where.




PS - have spent too much of the day editing manuscripts!!!



From: Jeff Davies <>
To: David James <>; Birding-aus
<>; martin cachard <>
Sent: Thu, 5 May, 2011 16:57:15
Subject: {Spam?} Re: {Spam?} Re: what is a Rufous Boobook?

Thanks for that David,

Boobooks are a classic example of a taxa that should be recorded to ssp.

Martin Cachard must be reading all this, well he is now because I just
copied him in, what is the local consensus opinion of  Boobooks in the Wet
Tropics Martin?.

Cheers Jeff.


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