The impact of climate on rosella plumage colours

To: "'Anthea Fleming'" <>, <>
Subject: The impact of climate on rosella plumage colours
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:01:28 +1100
Well sort of. The text makes the mistake of first writing of "an iconic
Australian species, the rosella" (suggesting ignorance maybe, that rosella
is more than one species), only later identifying that it is describing just
one species: "The crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans), comprising several
subspecies across its range in the southeast of the continent." The other
mistake is plonking in a photo of an Eastern Rosella, probably because
whoever composed the publication have no idea what the other forms of the
species look like. This is a typical sloppiness of this sort of media

It also seems to me to ignore the likely genetic component of the variation.


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Anthea Fleming
Sent: Monday, 18 February, 2019 9:25 PM
Subject: The impact of climate on rosella plumage colours

And this publication doesn't know the difference between a Yellow 
Rosella and an Eastern Rosella.  Note picture!
Anthea Fleming
being pedantic as usual.

On 18/02/2019 7:38 PM, Laurie Knight wrote:
> see

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