Western Whistler added to IOC proposed splits

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Subject: Western Whistler added to IOC proposed splits
From: Mark Newman <>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:51:49 +0000
Strangely enough our name was based on the Western Golden Whistler

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Martin Cake
Sent: Wednesday, 24 December 2014 9:29 AM
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Subject: [birdswa] Western Whistler added to IOC proposed splits

Congratulations Mark and Steve – you just had a species named in honour of your 
twitchathon team’s win! Western Whistler P. occidentalis added to IOC proposed 
splits yesterday after WA forms of Golden Whistler outed as a cryptic species 
in recent paper by Joseph et al (abstract here: ) following a lot of other 
work on the whole superspecies complex throughout the region.

The big question will be, is this a new WA endemic? – there appears to be 
records just over the WA-SA border in bird data etc.


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