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Philippine bird taxonomy and conservation, a response to Collar

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 May 2007

A. Townsend Peterson
Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA 66045, U.S.A email:
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Collar (2007) attacked a recent paper of mine (Peterson 2006) on a number of grounds; he raised some valid points, and detected some errors in detail. Here, I respond to his criticisms, clarify misunderstandings, and urge the field to move beyond the status quo to consider the need for new taxonomic viewpoints to benefit bird conservation globally.

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