Fig Parrot taxonomy

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Subject: Fig Parrot taxonomy
From: "Murray Lord" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:43:22 +1100
For anyone who is interested, the Birdlife International checklist is going to 
split Coxen’s Fig Parrot from Double-eyed – see

While it says this is being done after application of the criteria from Tobias, 
J. A., Seddon, N., Spottiswoode, C. N., Pilgrim, J. D., Fishpool, L. D. C. and 
Collar, N. J. (2010) Quantitative criteria for species delimitation. Ibis 152: 
724–746, at this stage there’s no statement as to how they assessed the parrots 
against the critera.

The Birdlife checklist is different to the IOC Checklist.  And shouldn’t be 
confused with the Cornell/Clements checklist.  Nor for that matter with the 
Howard and Moore checklist, the fourth edition of which is coming out next 


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