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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 21st September 2020, 22:08
Replies: 70
Views: 14,856
Posted By Mysticete
Retaining the common name of Ring-necked Pheasant...

Retaining the common name of Ring-necked Pheasant would then create the situation where you wouldn't know if someone using the name was referring to the older "lumped" definition of the species, or...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 19th September 2020, 14:18
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Mysticete
I am not a Brit, but from over here it really...

I am not a Brit, but from over here it really looks like Boris is rolling the dice on Trump being elected office and carrying through on creating a good trade deal.

Problem here is:
1) Biden is...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 19th September 2020, 14:11
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Mysticete
The American Birding Association had a pretty...

The American Birding Association had a pretty nice write up, that seems to discredit the idea that forest fires are to blame for the mortality event, but rather the very rapid and sudden weather...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 19th September 2020, 14:06
Replies: 94
Views: 3,354
Posted By Mysticete
Even if airlines go broke and are just bought out...

Even if airlines go broke and are just bought out and reconstituted after the current crisis is over, that doesn't really do anything for all the workers laid off in the interim. I have to wonder...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 17th September 2020, 01:52
Replies: 94
Views: 3,354
Posted By Mysticete
I suspect that once it gets safe to travel there...

I suspect that once it gets safe to travel there will be, economy allowing, a pretty big surge in people traveling. I know I am not the only person desperately longing to get away to somewhere else....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 13th September 2020, 12:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mysticete
the author of the talk in question is Alvaro...

the author of the talk in question is Alvaro Jaramillo, who is on my facebook. He mentioned taping South American birds and finding them very vocally distinct from the US birds, or at least the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 6th September 2020, 13:48
Replies: 24
Views: 9,903
Posted By Mysticete
family vs subfamily vs tribe is an inherently...

family vs subfamily vs tribe is an inherently arbitrary decision. I recognize them as subfamilies in the classification I follow, and have recently decided to pursue subfamilies as well as families...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 6th September 2020, 13:41
Replies: 94
Views: 3,354
Posted By Mysticete
Since the thread has wandered towards listing, I...

Since the thread has wandered towards listing, I also keep a life list, as well as "local" regional lists for ABA, USA, states I have lived in, current county, and Japan (which I have also lived...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th September 2020, 12:52
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Mysticete
Sounds sort of like the principle idea behind...

Sounds sort of like the principle idea behind green days and green years, although those often heavily involve bicycling.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th September 2020, 12:50
Replies: 94
Views: 3,354
Posted By Mysticete
Also some of these countries only have...

Also some of these countries only have restrictions on commercial flights. I read the other day that Costa Rica is restricting people from certain US states, but that the rule doesn't apply to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 17:31
Replies: 94
Views: 3,354
Posted By Mysticete
Good time perhaps to get into other groups, like...

Good time perhaps to get into other groups, like mammals or dragonflies or what not?

I am in a similar situation this winter unless I fly. My only real options for ABA birds is Minnesota for winter...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 12:53
Replies: 94
Views: 3,354
Posted By Mysticete
Oh trust me, I have been endlessly reading...

Oh trust me, I have been endlessly reading birding tour company reports and fantasizing this week about birding in places outside my State!

I might try to pull off a in-country trip over winter or...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 1st September 2020, 16:56
Replies: 94
Views: 3,354
Posted By Mysticete
Honestly, I wouldn't consider a foreign trip...

Honestly, I wouldn't consider a foreign trip until next summer at the earliest. Many folks in the healthcare community are worrying that a second wave may emerge around then, as weather turns and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 22nd August 2020, 01:54
Replies: 70
Views: 2,906
Posted By Mysticete
Sure, but going to see some lost warbler hanging...

Sure, but going to see some lost warbler hanging out in a city park isn't really going to do much for that species. Going and seeing that bird in its home territory is providing an economic incentive...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 18th August 2020, 12:47
Replies: 589
Views: 157,162
Posted By Mysticete
Do you have the entire series? I don't, but I...

Do you have the entire series? I don't, but I imagine if I did the book would be less appealing.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 18th August 2020, 12:46
Replies: 70
Views: 2,906
Posted By Mysticete
I feel this way about twitching, but not so much...

I feel this way about twitching, but not so much traveling to a new place and looking at the native fauna. I would rather go and visit a location where the bird I would have twitched is common, and...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 17th August 2020, 17:42
Replies: 589
Views: 157,162
Posted By Mysticete
Just put in an order for it...looking forward to...

Just put in an order for it...looking forward to seeing what taxonomic changes they are supporting, since even the preview pages suggest some interesting splits/taxonomy compared the the two volumes...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 16th August 2020, 13:47
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Mysticete
I thought as a US based birder it was worth...

I thought as a US based birder it was worth updating, but not sure if there differences are significant enough to be worthwhile for someone overseas. Beyond taxonomic changes, I believe the range...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 15th August 2020, 11:52
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Mysticete
Given the wild form's common name references...

Given the wild form's common name references Russia, makes perfect sense it's domestic name would be equally misleading...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 8th August 2020, 21:54
Replies: 225
Views: 19,378
Posted By Mysticete
It's an English language checklist that sets the...

It's an English language checklist that sets the common names for english language usage. The NACC doesn't have secret police that are going to show up in Germany and make you speak English.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 8th August 2020, 14:34
Replies: 225
Views: 19,378
Posted By Mysticete
at least Painted Longspur exists as an older...

at least Painted Longspur exists as an older alternative to Smith's, if they do go through and remove all names referencing people.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 8th August 2020, 14:30
Replies: 152
Views: 12,474
Posted By Mysticete
I wish they wouldn't be so quick to remove things...

I wish they wouldn't be so quick to remove things from the PS list. They are still proposed splits, just NACC hasn't recognized them yet. The jury is still very much out on if that was a right call...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 8th August 2020, 14:23
Replies: 225
Views: 19,378
Posted By Mysticete
FYI, the NACC has voted unanimously to change the...

FYI, the NACC has voted unanimously to change the name of McCown's Longspur to Thick-billed Longspur.

https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/science/mccowns-longspur-renamed-thick-billed-longspur/
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 7th August 2020, 14:34
Replies: 66
Views: 3,293
Posted By Mysticete
Personally I agree...knowing that vireos and New...

Personally I agree...knowing that vireos and New World warblers are very different unrelated groups of birds helped me as an early birder sort of key in on the subtle differences in form and behavior...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 6th August 2020, 20:17
Replies: 66
Views: 3,293
Posted By Mysticete
The average person knows only very small number...

The average person knows only very small number of birds by common names, most of which are things in there yard or area (And they are likely to use completely incorrect names for some of those they...
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