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Recent content by Snapdragyn

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    Latest IOC diary updates

    Oct. 21 Accept Ruvu Weaver as a distinct species.
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    Redstarts

    Does anyone have access to this?
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    I have an image of it playing a trombone, for that truly smooth glissando! :D
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    Tyrannides

    Does anyone have access to this attila paper? I'm a little surprised there wasn't a break further south. I thought there were vocal differences either trans-/cis-Andean or across the Panama isthmus (I forget which).
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    Article on nomenclature in Africa.

    I think adopting Mew Gull risks the same (although less in number) issue as retaining Winter Wren - birders will use the familiar name even if they are reporting the 'other half' of the split. I think the NACC did the right thing on this one. I hope they will revisit the regrettable Winter Wren...
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    Article on nomenclature in Africa.

    I think adopting Mew Gull risks the same (although less in number) issue as retaining Winter Wren - birders will use the familiar name even if they are reporting the 'other half' of the split. I think the NACC did the right thing on this one. I hope they will revisit the regrettable Winter Wren...
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    Passeriformes

    And now changed to a three-way split, rufimarginatus vs. scapularis vs. frater/exiguus.
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    Passeriformes

    Can anyone work out what TiF is doing with Rufous-winged Antwren? They show a split of scapularis from rufimarginatus. What do they do with frater & exiguus, though? I can't find either of those referenced anywhere on the site. Edit: Never mind, found out via the IUCN website. From the maps...
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    Gruiformes and Charadriiformes

    Like the split of Asian Dowitcher from the other 2 dowitchers being older than some passerine families?
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    Sixty-second Supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Check-list of North American Birds

    And I would say potentially the same for the refusal to split Myrtle & Audubon's Warblers while maintaining Blue-winged & Golden-winged Warblers.
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    Pipridae

    Does anyone have access to the paper, perhaps through an author's page? Edit: Never mind, I found it: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/713081v5.full.pdf
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    Vireonidae

    You're not the only one - error 404 when I click the link. Apparently Wiley is unaware of the study as well! :D
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    Potential new species of Berrypecker (Melanocharis, Melanocharitidae)

    Interesting. I wish I could view the cladogram.
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    "Pellorneum nigrocapitatum and P. capistratoides (including morrelli) are split from Javan Black-capped Babbler P. nigrocapitatum based on genome-wide data and bioacoustics (Puan et al. 2020; Eaton et al. 2021)." Um... nigrocapitatum is split from nigrocapitatum? Wouldn't that hurt?
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    One slipped in over the weekend: Apri 25 Post proposed splits of Moluccan (Sultan's) Myzomela Myzolmela simplex and Obi (Red-tinged) Myzomela from Dusky Myzomela M. obscura.
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