All The Birds of the World: Review

Shades of that old cold war question: ‘Who has the best Germans?’  Who has the most creative taxonomists?


From: Birding-Aus <; On Behalf Of Phil Gregory
Sent: Monday, 9 November 2020 10:12 AM
To: Noel Luff <;
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Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] All The Birds of the World: Review


Hmm, I don’t agree with those endemic totals no matter which checklist you follow, Papua New Guinea actually has something like 415 and the whole New Guinea region 481, and that’s not with the BirdLife taxonomy which would be higher, I’d place Australia third after Indonesia then PNG.


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On 9 Nov 2020, at 7:14 AM, Noel Luff <> wrote:


t is also possible to download a list of endemics for each country. Australia ranks second for (369) behind Indonesia (557)


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