Notes on Cape York Subspecies and Rarities

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Subject: Notes on Cape York Subspecies and Rarities
From: Peter Morgan <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:31:20 +0000
Yeah, g'day Joshua
While we haven't gone to your 50! page report, we found your email both 
interesting and enjoyable.  Over the years, we have made much use of trip 
reports to guide our travels, and regard them as among the most valuable things 
on Birding-aus.
We are remiss in not thanking people over the years.

We spent about a month in the Atherton Tableland area, venturing out to 
Chillagoe where we had the Chillagoensis form of the Australian Swiftlet and 
the white Little Cuckoo-shrike, and up to Artemis Station for the 
Golden-shouldered Parrot as well as dropping down to the Cairns coast.

We have already planned to return to that part of the world, and your email 
gives us an added incentive.  Going up to Iron Range was a possibility; it is 
now more like a certainty.

Thanks also to Kev for his comments.

Peter and Bev Morgan
The conservation battle is never finally won; the development battle is.

> On 27 Jan 2016, at 11:00 PM, Kev Lobotomi <> wrote:
> Hi Joshua
> I would have thought there were even more potential splits up in north 
> Queensland! How about the Atherton Thrush, the Brown Gerygone, the Atherton 
> Grey Fantail, even the Golden Whistler, which isn't even a subspecies looks a 
> bit different up there, and there's the Purple-necked Brush-Turkey. Then 
> there's the Cape York finches, White-eared Masked, White-bellied Crimson etc. 
> There may even be more. I think some good genetic work may have many more 
> splits yet to come!-Kevin Bartram
>> From: 
>> To: 
>> Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:11:30 +0000
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Notes on Cape York Subspecies and Rarities
>> Max Breckenridge, Ashwin Rudder, Nathan Ruser and myself spent the first 
>> half of January up around Cape York and Cairns. I have prepared some notes 
>> on some of the new splits and mythical rarities around the area, along with 
>> our experiences. I am also happy to help out with further information 
>> regarding the below mentioned subspecies, etc. More information about our 
>> sightings and experiences over the whole 3 weeks can be found in our 
>> extensively detailed ~50 page trip report at 
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