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Forum: Costa Rica Saturday 13th July 2019, 09:08
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By James Jobling
Try Hacienda Sol y Mar.

Try Hacienda Sol y Mar.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 11th July 2019, 14:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,783
Posted By James Jobling
My favourites, from days of yore, are Oleaginous...

My favourites, from days of yore, are Oleaginous Pipromorph and Blue-wreathed Ifrit.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 6th July 2019, 12:27
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By James Jobling
Agreed, Laurent. See also Sharpe 1906, History of...

Agreed, Laurent. See also Sharpe 1906, History of the Collections, etc., II, 3 Birds, p. 376.
Back to Wimbledon.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 5th July 2019, 17:48
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By James Jobling
Thanks both. That will teach me to rely too much...

Thanks both. That will teach me to rely too much on Owen Wynne 1969, p. 81 (although he does only suggest Sir Ronald with a query). Key corrected.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 30th June 2019, 10:41
Replies: 219
Views: 7,388
Posted By James Jobling
Björn and Laurent, I applaud your thoughts re...

Björn and Laurent, I applaud your thoughts re Eparnetes, and have again adjusted the Key entry. This correspondence highlights the beauty of the Key, which can be brought up to date and benefit...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 30th June 2019, 08:17
Replies: 219
Views: 7,388
Posted By James Jobling
Bjorn, Stout work. I have edited the Key entry...

Bjorn,
Stout work. I have edited the Key entry for Eparnetes . There may be some merit in the Greek curse you mention. In many South Pacific cultures various creatures were considered sacred (e.g....
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 18th June 2019, 10:55
Replies: 176
Views: 20,641
Posted By James Jobling
I wondered if anyone would note my deliberate...

I wondered if anyone would note my deliberate mistake .... !!!!
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 16th June 2019, 17:42
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By James Jobling
Key entry based solely on Paynter et al. 1975,...

Key entry based solely on Paynter et al. 1975, Orn. Gazetteer of Bolivia, p. 36: "MALAGA Not located. High plateau locality, probably in La Paz area; Garlepp (Niethammer, 1956: 96)."
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 11th June 2019, 21:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By James Jobling
A few years ago, inspired by A. T. Peterson 2007,...

A few years ago, inspired by A. T. Peterson 2007, Geographic variation in size and coloration in the Turdus poliocephalus complex: A first review of species limits (see #2), I, like sicklebill,...
Forum: Arizona Tuesday 11th June 2019, 18:54
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By James Jobling
Thanks again, dacol. Soon after I pressed the...

Thanks again, dacol.
Soon after I pressed the send button on my remark "there appears to be a hiatus of bird reports from those areas" (i.e. Globe and Holbrook), I of course found at least two sites...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 11th June 2019, 18:34
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By James Jobling
Wilmot Wood Brown, Jr. I agree with Martin....

Wilmot Wood Brown, Jr.
I agree with Martin. Scientific names are merely labels. Wilmot Wood Brown, Jr., may have been less than likeable, but if we had to replace all scientific names that honoured...
Forum: Arizona Sunday 2nd June 2019, 08:51
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By James Jobling
Thank you dacol. Babbitt's "Birding Arizona"...

Thank you dacol.
Babbitt's "Birding Arizona" appears to be the book to get. I have created my checklist of birds, based on the Arizona Bird Committee Checklist, and have also researched further, on...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 1st June 2019, 13:53
Replies: 219
Views: 7,388
Posted By James Jobling
Good work Björn. Both cubo and dairi relate to...

Good work Björn. Both cubo and dairi relate to Japan; in addition to the references you give, there is an interesting entry in The Edinburgh Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary, III, 1822, p. 476. ...
Forum: Arizona Wednesday 29th May 2019, 10:56
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By James Jobling
Birding for the elderly in Arizona

We are planning our first visit to Arizona later this year, mainly to admire scenery, but also to bird-watch. Whistle-stop circular tour; Phoenix- Tucson- Globe- Holbrook- Chinle- Monument Valley...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 28th May 2019, 17:45
Replies: 219
Views: 7,388
Posted By James Jobling
Mutevodia. I agree with your reasoning, Mark, and...

Mutevodia. I agree with your reasoning, Mark, and think this is headed in the right direction (see my amended entry). The explanation is certainly in keeping with other Iredale creations.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 23rd May 2019, 15:04
Replies: 219
Views: 7,388
Posted By James Jobling
Yes, Platyrhynchus pseudogillia Lesson, 1839, is...

Yes, Platyrhynchus pseudogillia Lesson, 1839, is synonymised with Fluvicola climazura (Vieillot, 1824) in Cory & Hellmayr 1927, Cat. Bds. Americas, V, pp. 83-84, which I misidentified as Fluvicola...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 23rd May 2019, 08:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By James Jobling
In preparation for (yet another) Dictionary I...

In preparation for (yet another) Dictionary I have the following Xs (current or formerly used as English names); Xanthoploceus, Xanthorn, Xanthotis, Xema, Xenicopsoides, Xenoctistes, Xenops,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 19th May 2019, 10:55
Replies: 219
Views: 7,388
Posted By James Jobling
Not a bad long-shot, Björn, "from a non-Latin...

Not a bad long-shot, Björn, "from a non-Latin guy." It proves that we sometimes do not see the wood for the trees, becoming so preoccupied with supposed obscurities when the basic Latin of much...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 17th May 2019, 10:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By James Jobling
Mary LeCroy has kindly responded to my request...

Mary LeCroy has kindly responded to my request for details of Mathews's MSS and Ernst Mayr's file held at AMNH. I take the liberty of quoting from her reply:
"Only rarely could I solve the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 12th May 2019, 12:44
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By James Jobling
According to del Hoyo & Collar 2016, Illustrated...

According to del Hoyo & Collar 2016, Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, 2, p. 478, Pycnonotus blanfordi conradi "differs in its slightly larger size ... slightly more pronounced...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 9th May 2019, 13:53
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By James Jobling
Thanks Björn. I agree that Mathews's "James I....

Thanks Björn. I agree that Mathews's "James I. Scrymgeour" is the stockfarmer James Tindal Steuart Scrymgeour that you have uncovered. I don't think he was a collector, but Mathews corresponded with...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 4th May 2019, 17:01
Replies: 219
Views: 7,388
Posted By James Jobling
No problem. If I am spared I will get round to...

No problem. If I am spared I will get round to Key to Scientific Names in Entomology, after I have finished Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology and Key to Scientific Names in Mammalogy!
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 4th May 2019, 10:25
Replies: 219
Views: 7,388
Posted By James Jobling
Zelica It is highly unlikely that Brookes 1828...

Zelica
It is highly unlikely that Brookes 1828 would have read or been influenced either by Zelica Hübner, 1825, or by its earlier tautonymous type Phalaena zelica Stoll, 1790. The literary reference...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 3rd May 2019, 13:16
Replies: 219
Views: 7,388
Posted By James Jobling
Zelica We must not forget that naturalists in the...

Zelica
We must not forget that naturalists in the nineteenth century were generally far better and more broadly read than their modern specialised equivalents. Most had benefited from a classical...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 1st May 2019, 13:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By James Jobling
Bamba to Zarda - the legacy of Gregory Mathews.

Not only did Gregory Mathews clog up ornithological nomenclature with his myriad subspecific and specific descriptions, but he failed to provide any etymology or reasoning behind almost all of the...
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