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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 27th December 2019, 18:33
Replies: 125
Views: 6,492
Posted By Kirk Roth
Indeed. Its amusing to hear the cries bemoaning...

Indeed. Its amusing to hear the cries bemoaning the so-called erosion of the English language - in reality these and other words become English as soon as they are adopted.... just as every word in...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 12th December 2019, 18:18
Replies: 132
Views: 78,636
Posted By Kirk Roth
The access was there three hours ago.... and now...

The access was there three hours ago.... and now its gone!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 27th November 2019, 00:22
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By Kirk Roth
Thank you - I did not realize that was a nuclear...

Thank you - I did not realize that was a nuclear tree.

I knew that its inclusion was to support their conclusions about Royal Tern, I was just surprised that the weird branch was barely mentioned...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 25th November 2019, 20:20
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By Kirk Roth
The Collinson data is mtDNA too, however, and it...

The Collinson data is mtDNA too, however, and it has elegans and eurygnathus all mixed in their node - that's what I can't resolve. If Elegant and Cabot's are so distinct from one another, how did...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 25th November 2019, 15:45
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By Kirk Roth
Thank you for this, Laurent, and for the...

Thank you for this, Laurent, and for the interesting conjecture about hybrids below.

I think I was thinking in smaller scale when talking about the bill colors; I was focusing more on just the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 24th November 2019, 18:19
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By Kirk Roth
So how then does this resolve in relation to...

So how then does this resolve in relation to species limits? It would seem that there is maybe a half to a million years of divergence, but also rife with crossbreeding? Or something more...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 22nd November 2019, 13:41
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By Kirk Roth
I noticed this too - one of my initial reactions...

I noticed this too - one of my initial reactions to this proposal is that it seemed a "backdoor" way to get a Cabot's Tern split... or in other words if this gets accepted, then its acceptance could...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 21st November 2019, 20:29
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By Kirk Roth
...but it's an html???

...but it's an html???
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 15th October 2019, 16:12
Replies: 204
Views: 14,524
Posted By Kirk Roth
Good to hear! :t:

Good to hear! :t:
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 14th October 2019, 14:44
Replies: 204
Views: 14,524
Posted By Kirk Roth
Right - and again, all of this is true of eBird...

Right - and again, all of this is true of eBird except the worry about a paywall. There has been no indication that they would initiate payments for the "explore data" functionalities, and again...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 11th October 2019, 14:44
Replies: 204
Views: 14,524
Posted By Kirk Roth
I'm not sure I understand the concern - I thought...

I'm not sure I understand the concern - I thought this was merging two existing resources more than accessing a "new resource" - however, eBird has been funded by donations, grants, and sponsors for...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 24th June 2019, 14:50
Replies: 88
Views: 10,882
Posted By Kirk Roth
The ABA blog posts the "results" of the 60th...

The ABA blog posts the "results" of the 60th Supplement. However, note that the link they provide currently directs to last year's 59th, and I haven't seen anything "officially" from the AOS...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 23rd June 2019, 14:08
Replies: 39
Views: 3,522
Posted By Kirk Roth
I can appreciate that! Another whimsical...

I can appreciate that!

Another whimsical suggestion may be to have the traditional list of bird orders accessible somewhere. Obviously it would need to be done in a way that doesn't invite...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 22nd June 2019, 18:17
Replies: 39
Views: 3,522
Posted By Kirk Roth
I noticed the word "Traditional" is now added to...

I noticed the word "Traditional" is now added to the Family Index. I wonder if they plan on having both "traditional" and "updated" versions or whether they will just replace the latter with the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 29th April 2019, 15:13
Replies: 9
Views: 3,115
Posted By Kirk Roth
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/12/10/4...

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/12/10/491688.full.pdf
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 20th March 2019, 14:02
Replies: 204
Views: 14,524
Posted By Kirk Roth
By the same original logic, I suppose I should...

By the same original logic, I suppose I should complain about the agony of having to see the word "encyclopaedia" at the top of Bird Forum every time I log in. Its amazing that a British-based...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 20th March 2019, 13:49
Replies: 204
Views: 14,524
Posted By Kirk Roth
The other utility of the hotspot data is that it...

The other utility of the hotspot data is that it can be pooled into graphs and bar charts, and so will give abundance and seasonal data for a particular spot. When sightings are geographically...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 19th March 2019, 17:28
Replies: 204
Views: 14,524
Posted By Kirk Roth
Indeed I think eBird does its best to reach out...

Indeed I think eBird does its best to reach out to worldwide users. In the upper right of the website is a language option and while not completely comprehensive, it is nice to have options for...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 18th March 2019, 13:41
Replies: 204
Views: 14,524
Posted By Kirk Roth
That's a good question. Right now all Cornell...

That's a good question. Right now all Cornell has is the ability to switch to IOC but it functions more closely to a language filter than actual taxonomic conversion. I'm sure this is all just as...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 18th March 2019, 13:31
Replies: 204
Views: 14,524
Posted By Kirk Roth
As others have mentioned, there is a subspecies...

As others have mentioned, there is a subspecies "mode" that you can click on such that the field-identifiable subspecies show up in the checklist entry.

It is very important to understand that the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th March 2019, 12:50
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By Kirk Roth
But stringing, of course, is and has been a...

But stringing, of course, is and has been a concern in eBird since long before fantasy birding. And has been a concern in listing and bird alerts many decades before listing and bird alerts.... and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 15th March 2019, 15:24
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By Kirk Roth
Matt or anyone, can you explain the updating...

Matt or anyone, can you explain the updating system in regard to the timing? From what I can discern it seems to update at three roughly similar times of day, so I assume the program pulls a bucket...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 25th January 2019, 19:25
Replies: 88
Views: 10,882
Posted By Kirk Roth
That makes more sense - thanks for the...

That makes more sense - thanks for the explanation

-Kirk
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 24th January 2019, 18:34
Replies: 88
Views: 10,882
Posted By Kirk Roth
Actually I think 2019 is correct, hence the...

Actually I think 2019 is correct, hence the proposals being named "2019-A, 2019-B" etc. An NACC "year" ends in July apparently and that's how they organize their proposals. There are usually three...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 13th December 2018, 15:19
Replies: 33
Views: 14,846
Posted By Kirk Roth
Certainly a pioneering taxonomy joke, though I...

Certainly a pioneering taxonomy joke, though I suspect the flight speed difference between H.r. rustica and savignii is "wafer thin."
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