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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 23rd February 2020, 18:55
Replies: 97
Views: 16,337
Posted By James Lowther
Thanks for the explanation about the...

Thanks for the explanation about the homozygosity, I didnít pick that up. I understand that the taxonomic position of peregrina wasnít a priority for them, but it seems like a ďlow hanging fruitĒ as...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 23rd February 2020, 13:50
Replies: 97
Views: 16,337
Posted By James Lowther
Thanks Laurent, I was surprised Mason et al...

Thanks Laurent,
I was surprised Mason et al didn’t consider doing this already, it seems like quite an obvious thing to look at.
Anyway seems the position of peregrina in your tree doesn’t complicate...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 22nd February 2020, 12:27
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By James Lowther
My reading of the Drovetski paper is they...

My reading of the Drovetski paper is they recommend a 6-way split of horned lark and 7 Eremophila in total, same as HBW.

“we suggest splitting the currently recognized horned lark into five...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 22nd February 2020, 11:00
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By James Lowther
Actually the new paper proposes 3 spp. of horned...

Actually the new paper proposes 3 spp. of horned lark plus temminck’s (i.e. 4 Eremophila in total)

Compared to the HBW list it lumps American, shore and steppe together (as “common horned”), plus...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th February 2020, 10:40
Replies: 247
Views: 17,685
Posted By James Lowther
Another joke hopefully. If youíre unaware of the...

Another joke hopefully. If youíre unaware of the difference between official comms by scientific organisations and third hand write-ups on trashy clickbait news sites maybe you should give up on your...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th February 2020, 13:42
Replies: 28
Views: 873
Posted By James Lowther
basically here 42.588957, 18.246615 and all along...

basically here
42.588957, 18.246615
and all along the minor road that leads north to the village,
plus the Ronald Brown trail that heads downhill here
42.596573, 18.244032

cheers,
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 14th February 2020, 10:36
Replies: 247
Views: 17,685
Posted By James Lowther
you're joking surely your link is to IGN - "an...

you're joking surely

your link is to IGN - "an American video game and entertainment media website"

hard to think of a less scientific output...

EDIT: here's the official NASA output on this...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th February 2020, 22:11
Replies: 28
Views: 873
Posted By James Lowther
Maybe I was just a bit unlucky then, but only one...

Maybe I was just a bit unlucky then, but only one bird (for me) in quite a few hours over 3 days suggests they are missable. And definitely worth Larry building in a couple of attempts just in...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th February 2020, 14:47
Replies: 28
Views: 873
Posted By James Lowther
Dubrovnik rock partridge are potentially more...

Dubrovnik rock partridge are potentially more difficult than DMW says.
In 2017 I also saw one (fairly briefly) within seconds of arrival but none at all over the next few hours looking.
cheers,
James
Forum: Peru Sunday 9th February 2020, 22:05
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By James Lowther
I think you are massively overstating the case...

I think you are massively overstating the case there Jan, Cuzco for example is a nice town. Lake Titicaca/ Arequipa/ Colca canyon all nice spots also. Machu Picchu is very busy with tourists of...
Forum: Peru Sunday 9th February 2020, 21:13
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By James Lowther
There are plenty of birds on the Peruvian tourist...

There are plenty of birds on the Peruvian tourist trail. But, Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu is pretty much unique in that it is an eastern slope humid montane forest site. The overwhelming majority...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th February 2020, 14:25
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By James Lowther
May as well stop the thread there. The high point...

May as well stop the thread there. The high point has been reached and will not be passed.

James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th January 2020, 17:39
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By James Lowther
Any chance 4 is Abyssinian scimitarbill? Black...

Any chance 4 is Abyssinian scimitarbill?
Black feet, no white visible in plumage etc.
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 16th January 2020, 21:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By James Lowther
That one is not on the Kenyan list apparently, so...

That one is not on the Kenyan list apparently, so I didnít pick it up
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 16th January 2020, 13:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By James Lowther
No! that one slipped through the net.... James

No!

that one slipped through the net....

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 15th January 2020, 19:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By James Lowther
Hi Steve, ok! list is below. This is (hopefully)...

Hi Steve,
ok! list is below. This is (hopefully) all the (Kenyan) species as listed in the Stephenson & Fanshawe FG (2002 edition) that are affected in some way by a split (or in a few cases a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th January 2020, 10:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By James Lowther
how strange... James

how strange...

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 18:27
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By James Lowther
No bother, I’ll do it this week, just a case of...

No bother,
I’ll do it this week, just a case of going through the annotations I made in the FG
james
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 17:38
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By James Lowther
Hi Steve, Happy to help with a list of species...

Hi Steve,
Happy to help with a list of species affected by splits since the publication of the current edition if itís helpful. I canít go into the detail on every species and there will be some...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 12:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By James Lowther
There’s a lot of changes, white-eyes, greenbuls 2...

There’s a lot of changes, white-eyes, greenbuls 2 particularly heavily split groups, but plenty of others.
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 09:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By James Lowther
Hi Steve, I donít know if such a list exists but...

Hi Steve,
I donít know if such a list exists but I did it manually for Kenyan species only last year by comparing the checklists for the 4 big taxonomies on avibase. A big job! If you canít get a...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 09:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By James Lowther
Hi Steve, I don’t know if such a list exists but...

Hi Steve,
I don’t know if such a list exists but I did it manually for Kenyan species only last year by comparing the checklists for the 4 big taxonomies on avibase. A big job! If you can’t get a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th January 2020, 15:03
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By James Lowther
4 might be slender billed weaver 5 is a citril...

4 might be slender billed weaver
5 is a citril
Cheers
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th January 2020, 11:01
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By James Lowther
I think plain flowerpecker James

I think plain flowerpecker
James
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 16:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By James Lowther
this is fairly mysterious.... Abstract of the...

this is fairly mysterious....

Abstract of the Nielsen paper seems pretty unambiguous

"Two subspecies of Graceful Honeyeater Meliphaga (Microptilotis) gracilis are recognised in north-eastern...
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