ADVERT- Sandhill Grasswren Expeditions

To: Mark Carter <>
Subject: ADVERT- Sandhill Grasswren Expeditions
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:16:42 +0000
Has one of the checklists recognised Sandhill Grasswrens as a separate species??

John Tongue
Devonport, Tas.

On 01/07/2015, at 3:33 PM, Mark Carter <> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Sorry to post another ad so soon but I'm pretty excited about this one.
> I have an accessible location for the new Sandhill Grasswren Amytornis oweni 
> (formerly Striated Grasswren subspecies oweni) and am running some three-day 
> accommodated trips departing Alice Springs for birders keen to twitch them. 
> More information is on my website: 
> For background on the species authority for this bird read the original 2013 
> paper by Les Christidis et al. at: 
> I'm aware that as the IOC has so far refused to accept the split but this is 
> probably a temporary situation- in my experience the four species formerly 
> called Striated Grasswren are distinct in habitat, plumage and voice- not to 
> mention distribution. But don't just take my word for it- come and see for 
> yourself!
> Regards
> Mark Carter
> Birding and
> T ++61 (0) 447358045
> ABN 31234450010
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