C&B vs IOC taxonomy

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Subject: C&B vs IOC taxonomy
From: "Paul G Dodd" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:42:22 +1000
Hi birders,


Following is my analysis of the splits that are supported by IOC but not by
Christidis and Boles:


Antipodean Albatross (split from Wandering Albatross)

Northern Royal Albatross (split from Royal Albatross - and Royal Albatross
renamed Southern Royal Albatross)

Campbell Albatross (split from Black-browed Albatross)

Salvin's Albatross (split from Shy Albatross)

Chatham Albatross (split from Shy Albatross)

Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (split from Yellow-nosed Albatross - and
Yellow-nosed Albatross renamed Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross)

Western Grasswren (split from Thick-billed Grasswren)

Hornbill Friarbird (split from Helmeted Friarbird)

Swan River Honeyeater (split from White-naped Honeyeater)


And the following are proposed splits, I believe:


Western Quail-thrush (split from Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush)

Nullabor Quail-thrush (split from Cinnamon Quail-thrush)

Western Shrike-tit (split from Crested Shrike-tit)


Can anyone with more taxonomic experience than me please confirm these
splits? Have I missed any splits that anyone knows about? Also, are there
any lumps under IOC?


Paul Dodd

Docklands, Victoria



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