To: "Phil & Sue Gregory" <>
Subject: Checklists
From: John Harris <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:06:14 +1100
Hi All,
further to Phil's comments on the IOC checklist etc, I have a question for
those more knowledgable about subspecies than I.

In the IOC Checklist, the Western Fieldwren is listed as C.montanellus, yet
from the info I have "montanellus" is not listed as a subspecies of Rufous
Fieldwren (C. campestris, isabellinus, winiam, wayensis, rubiginosus,
hartogi and dorrie). Can someone shed some light on this?

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Phil & Sue Gregory <
> wrote:

> Good to see some progress with the vexatious subject of the Australian
> Checklist, I'd sure be happy to see the IOC adopted and then regular
> updates as required.
> I made my own Australian Checklist in 2008 when I had got tired of waiting
> 20 years for the new C & B, and also wanted to separate out all the distant
> island territory records from the actual mainland species. I published two
> paper editions and now maintain it as an on-line free download. The Nov
> 2011 version is available on the sicklebillsafaris website and I will get
> the new Jan 2012 version uploaded shortly. I basically follow the IOC but
> have some minor variations e.g. I can't see why all the Shrike-tits are one
> species, same for Ringneck Parrots. I have the grasswren splits and the
> quail-thrush changes all duly logged, and try to keep pace with the
> vagrants!
> If you'd like the latest e-version just drop me an email meantime.
> There is also a New Guinea Checklist in the same series, and this is
> steadily evolving  as I work through species accounts for my forthcoming
> New Guinea field guide- recent research leads me to adopt splits for both
> Reddish and Biak Myzomela for example, also Buff-breasted Mouse Warbler.
> The Nov 2011 edition is also online as a free download at the
> sicklebillsafaris website, and the Jan 2012 edition is due to be uploaded
> shortly.
> Birders are welcome to make use of them and constructive comment is
> likewise welcome- errors and omissions are my own and I'm happy to be
> advised of same.
> Sicklebill Safaris / Cassowary House
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