To: 'John Leonard' <>, "" <>
Subject: Zanda?
From: Stephen Ambrose <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2016 22:59:57 +0000
Hi John,

A quick look at the literature:

Zanda was a subgenus of the genus Calyptorhynchus.  But DNA studies by White et 
al. (2011) suggested that Zanda should be separated from Calyptorhynchus and 
elevated to genus level. This classification was picked up subsequently by del 
Hoyo & Collar (2014), who are not quoted by the IUCN Red List of Threatened 
Species and 
Winkler et al. (2015) (my copy also arrived in the post yesterday).


Del Hoyo, J. and Collar, N.J. (2014).  HBW and BirdLife International 
Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Vol 1: Non-passerines (Lynx 
Edicions, Barcelona).

White, NE., Phillips, MJ., Gilbert, MTP., Alfaro-Nunez, A., Willerslev, E., 
Mawsond, PR., Spencer, PBS. and Bunce, M. (2011).  The evolutionary history of 
cockatoos (Aves: Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae).  Mol. Pylogenet. Evol. 59(3): 

Winkler, DW., Billerman, S.M. and Lovette, IJ (2015). Bird Families of the 
World: An Invitation to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds (Lynx Edicions, 

Kind regards,
Stephen Ambrose
Ryde, NSW

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of 
John Leonard
Sent: Thursday, January 7, 2016 8:50 AM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Zanda?

I have just received my copy of the Bird Families of the World, from the HBW 
people. Magnificent volume!

Anyway, I see they use Zanda as the generic name for the Yellow-tailed and two 
White-tailed Cockatoos.

When did this happen? I'd like to know as it affects my online persona (I'll 
have to become Zanda now, solemn and mournful, not noisy and gregarious).


John Leonard

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