A bit lost !?!?

To: Brian Johnson <>
Subject: A bit lost !?!?
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:43:30 +1000
I suspect Brian (but have no time to verify) that the problems is the
difference between various taxonomies - some have split it and others (from
the sound of it eBird) have not.

On Fri, 17 Aug 2018 at 15:25, Brian & Meg <> wrote:

> Hi everyone. I’m a bit lost with regards to the latest updates in eBird –
> in particular, what’s happened to the Variegated Fairy-Wren (VFW). I
> remember reading recently –not sure where – that the VFW Malurus lamberti
> would remain as the wren found roughly on the east side of the Great
> Dividing Range. A new species was created for Malurus race assimilis -
> named the Purple-backed Fairy-Wren (PBFW). This species basically covered
> the rest of the Aussie mainland.
> My updated eBird list now has all my wrens lumped under the PBFW name –
> even the birds I’ve reported here on Bribie Island and nearby. I now have
> none of my reports listed as VFW. Can anyone shed some light on this topic??
> Cheers
> Brian Johnson
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