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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 23rd May 2019, 01:41
Replies: 26
Views: 974
Posted By awiner
Plus White-naped Xenopsaris. Or if you want the...

Plus White-naped Xenopsaris.

Or if you want the first word of the name, there's Xantus's Hummingbird, Xavier's Greenbul, Xingu Scale-backed Antbird, and Xinjiang Ground-Jay.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 15th May 2019, 19:51
Replies: 24
Views: 3,809
Posted By awiner
Then I imagine you don't know any Australian or...

Then I imagine you don't know any Australian or US birders? (Jaeger is used in both countries, per their official checklists.)

(Edit: also the official South African checklist, though I've no idea...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 24th April 2019, 20:07
Replies: 60
Views: 10,705
Posted By awiner
Yes, IOC did, as Scarlet Flycatcher.

Yes, IOC did, as Scarlet Flycatcher.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 1st April 2019, 00:30
Replies: 79
Views: 7,894
Posted By awiner
The Pink-footed Goose record was eventually...

The Pink-footed Goose record was eventually accepted by the British Columbia committee, it...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 22nd March 2019, 20:44
Replies: 153
Views: 8,806
Posted By awiner
Broadly: all the tea-leaf reading here about...

Broadly: all the tea-leaf reading here about "works in one browser or another" is pretty much absent any analysis of why it might work in one place or another or what's really happening. So:

When...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 18th March 2019, 02:27
Replies: 153
Views: 8,806
Posted By awiner
As best I can see, the intent of HBW's My Birding...

As best I can see, the intent of HBW's My Birding is to let birders store their own sightings, not to build up a scientifically meaningful database. Whereas eBird is just the opposite - the goal is...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 17th March 2019, 20:40
Replies: 153
Views: 8,806
Posted By awiner
Unfortunately, that only helps for sightings with...

Unfortunately, that only helps for sightings with photos. There's plenty of "that bird just isn't here at all" errors, like the aforementioned Golden-spectacled Warbler post-split, many of which...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 17th March 2019, 20:35
Replies: 153
Views: 8,806
Posted By awiner
Oh, that was done back at the end of January -...

Oh, that was done back at the end of January - I've had two more releases out since then.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 16th March 2019, 16:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By awiner
It most definitely makes a difference in bird...

It most definitely makes a difference in bird tour itineraries. "We will spend a day visiting an island with 5 endemic subspecies" vs. "We will spend a day visiting an island with 5 endemic species"...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 16th March 2019, 16:04
Replies: 153
Views: 8,806
Posted By awiner
Offhand, this looks a lot like "hosting photos...

Offhand, this looks a lot like "hosting photos and videos is really expensive, let's not do that for free", and nothing more.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 11th March 2019, 19:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By awiner
Looks like it recommends (relative to widespread...

Looks like it recommends (relative to widespread treatments):

Hill Blue-Flycatcher split in three (with C. banyumas including C.b.ligus as Java B-F and C. montanus as as Dayak B-F).

"kalaoensis"...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 06:01
Replies: 11
Views: 2,466
Posted By awiner
Would be a lot easier if it weren't for all the...

Would be a lot easier if it weren't for all the White-eye and Drongo chaos... Maybe give me two weeks? |>|
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 19th December 2018, 21:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,966
Posted By awiner
PSC is not more integrative than BSC. If...

PSC is not more integrative than BSC. If anything, it's less ("eh, there's a diagnosable difference of some sort, so it's a species!").
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 21st November 2018, 19:08
Replies: 79
Views: 7,894
Posted By awiner
Some are long-established names, a few are...

Some are long-established names, a few are neologisms (Kiwikiu for Maui Parrotbill, for one).
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 26th August 2018, 22:35
Replies: 46
Views: 12,928
Posted By awiner
Thanks; that corresponds with what I would've...

Thanks; that corresponds with what I would've guessed, but good to have some confirmation.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 23rd August 2018, 22:13
Replies: 46
Views: 12,928
Posted By awiner
Winter ranges of olivaceous complex?

Are there any publications dealing with the winter range of V. olivaceous (in the new sense)? In particular, I'm trying to puzzle out whether it regularly reaches Bolivia, as well as what those few...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 16th August 2018, 22:33
Replies: 72
Views: 17,301
Posted By awiner
In that part of Thailand, I'd be concerned that...

In that part of Thailand, I'd be concerned that it'd be an escapee, not a wild bird, and there's no predicting what subspecies it might be.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 2nd July 2018, 22:56
Replies: 43
Views: 5,656
Posted By awiner
I don't yet support that. Wouldn't be so hard to...

I don't yet support that. Wouldn't be so hard to add it for splits (after all, I do know how many species you have at the end of an update), but it's more difficult than one might imagine for lumps.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 27th June 2018, 20:41
Replies: 43
Views: 5,656
Posted By awiner
I did not have this problem (LibreOffice,...

I did not have this problem (LibreOffice, MacOS).

(And as for Andy's question about Scythebill, I'm working on the 8.2 update now, but the funkiness with Manchurian Bush Warbler taxonomy and some...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 30th May 2018, 16:58
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By awiner
If you change the suffix of the downloaded file...

If you change the suffix of the downloaded file from ".txt" to ".tsv", you should be able to open it up in Excel (or OpenOffice or LibreOffice, etc.).

It's still a tab-separated file (oddly, not...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 23:43
Replies: 87
Views: 11,517
Posted By awiner
"Great Northern", ah yes. Considering it's not...

"Great Northern", ah yes. Considering it's not the largest (Yellow-billed Loon/White-billed Diver is bigger) and that in North America (where 99% of them live) it's effectively the southernmost of...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 16th August 2017, 05:54
Replies: 46
Views: 14,431
Posted By awiner
Clements 2016 -> 2017 differences

If people want to wade through in advance of the official announcement, here's a full set of differences (see the attached file). This is based on the API...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 14th July 2017, 17:07
Replies: 10
Views: 3,095
Posted By awiner
Amazingly, there is a...

Amazingly, there is a record!

http://www.hbw.com/report/european-bee-eater-saint-lucia

(I know, irrelevant to this particular discussion.)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 23rd June 2017, 16:36
Replies: 24
Views: 14,553
Posted By awiner
Yes; IOC splits erlangeri, but lumps eremica...

Yes; IOC splits erlangeri, but lumps eremica into blanfordi.

All those various IOC lists are just different formats for the same list. Mostly you just want the "Master list" to peruse their...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 19th April 2017, 20:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,330
Posted By awiner
Nothing changed here on my side - the feature's...

Nothing changed here on my side - the feature's still there!
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