All The Birds of the World: Review

Birdlife by itself did not do subspecies.  Cornell Lab has now swallowed HBW but the digestion process has its difficulties. Look at the jumbled entry for ‘Grey Whistler P. simplex’.  Has it been counted as an Australian endemic species?  Consider also the shrike-tits.

 

From: Phil Gregory <oreornis@gmail.com&gt;
Sent: Monday, 9 November 2020 11:01 AM
To: Geoffrey Dabb <gdabb@iinet.net.au&gt;
Cc: Noel Luff <noelluff@gmail.com&gt;; Birding Aus <birding-aus@birding-aus.org&gt;
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] All The Birds of the World: Review

 

Birdlife hands down, then IOC……

Phil Gregory

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On 9 Nov 2020, at 9:42 AM, Geoffrey Dabb <gdabb@iinet.net.au> wrote:

 

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

 

From: Birding-Aus <birding-aus-bounces@birding-aus.org> On Behalf Of Phil Gregory
Sent: Monday, 9 November 2020 10:12 AM
To: Noel Luff <noelluff@gmail.com>
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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.

 

Phil Gregory

ornithological writer/tour leader/tour facilitator

Field Guides / Sicklebill Safaris / Cassowary Tours
PO Box 597
Malanda
QLD 4885
Australia

Ph: +61 7 4096 8063 

Email: info@s2travel.com.au
Website1: http://www.sicklebillsafaris.com OR www.birder.travel

 

 

 

 

 

On 9 Nov 2020, at 7:14 AM, Noel Luff <noelluff@gmail.com> 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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