• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Recent content by Ben Wielstra

  1. B

    Black-browed babbler (Malacocincla perspicillata)

    Birding ASIA 34 December 2020: NEWSFLASH Missing for 170 years—the rediscovery of Black-browed Babbler Malacocincla perspicillata on Borneo PANJI GUSTI AKBAR, TEGUH WILLY NUGROHO, MUHAMMAD SURANTO, MUHAMMAD RIZKY FAUZAN, DODDY FERDIANSYAH, JOKO SAID TRISIYANTO & DING LI YONG Some info e.g. here
  2. B

    Phylogeny of birds

    Feng et al 2020 Nature Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics
  3. B

    Limestone Wren-Babbler

    The interplay of color and bioacoustic traits in the differentiation of a Southeast Asian songbird complex Gwee ... Reindt in press Molecular Ecology Abstract Morphological traits have served generations of biologists as a taxonomic indicator, and have been the main basis for defining and...
  4. B

    Darters

    Sorting out the Snakebirds: The species status, phylogeny, and biogeography of the Darters (Aves: Anhingidae) Kennedy et al. in press. J. Zool. Sys. Evol. Res. Abstract Although the avian family Anhingidae is unequivocally monophyletic, the number and relationships of the component species...
  5. B

    Eurasian Nuthatch

    The niches of nuthatches affect their lineage evolution differently across latitude Chen ... & Hung (in press) Molecular Ecology
  6. B

    More Babbler shuffling!

    Good stuff, the Black/Bare-headed 'Laughingthrush' must be the biggest surprise!
  7. B

    Zosteropidae

    Fascinating paper!
  8. B

    Prunellidae

    Explosive radiation and spatial expansion across the cold environments of the Old World in an avian family http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.3136/abstract
  9. B

    The mitonuclear compatibility species concept

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/defining-species-a-new-but-problematic-species-concept/ Jerry Coyne's take.
  10. B

    The mitonuclear compatibility species concept

    http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-201.1 Well... this would certainly make life easier.
  11. B

    Is avian taxonomy still dependent on ongoing specimen collection?

    Whataboutery the stress that birds would experience to obtain a blood sample and in-hand measurements and photos?
  12. B

    Eurylaimides

    An African origin of the Eurylaimides (Passeriformes) and the successful diversification of the ground-foraging pittas (Pittidae) http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/11/11/molbev.msw250.abstract?papetoc
  13. B

    The last post...

    Very sad to hear. Many thanks to the huge effort you put into this forum over the years Richard!
  14. B

    Speciation through hybridisation

    If a hybrid population persists without depending on gene flow from the original parent species I presume.
Top