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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 16th January 2020, 21:46
Replies: 23
Views: 907
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: 907
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: 907
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: 869
Posted By James Lowther
how strange... James

how strange...

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 18:27
Replies: 23
Views: 907
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: 907
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: 907
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: 907
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: 907
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: 260
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: 421
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: 869
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...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 10th January 2020, 16:03
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By James Lowther
pretty sure you're getting it backwards, these...

pretty sure you're getting it backwards, these taxa were included in the field guide as a result of the paper authors' fieldwork in 2009-2013
not surprising as lead author on the paper was one of the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 09:56
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By James Lowther
hope you got the armchair tick anyway! James

hope you got the armchair tick anyway!
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 9th January 2020, 11:21
Replies: 25
Views: 2,085
Posted By James Lowther
no, that's a direct quote from the IOC...

no, that's a direct quote from the IOC website,

James
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th January 2020, 11:20
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By James Lowther
Hi John, that's not what the checklists (or the...

Hi John,
that's not what the checklists (or the reference supporting the split) say. Gracilis in Cape York, imitatrix further south...?

see...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 9th January 2020, 11:12
Replies: 25
Views: 2,085
Posted By James Lowther
"Proposed split (10.1) based on morphology,...

"Proposed split (10.1) based on morphology, genetics and vocals (Brito 2005, DoŮa et al. 2015, Robb 2015)"

James
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th January 2020, 09:52
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By James Lowther
Hi John, assuming you've seen both types then you...

Hi John,
assuming you've seen both types then you still get a quick armchair tick (and i certainly can't beat it for speed!)

however i think the new "Cryptic" honeyeater doesn't occur in Cape York,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th December 2019, 00:00
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By James Lowther
Yes all surf scoters Cheers James

Yes all surf scoters
Cheers
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th December 2019, 19:31
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By James Lowther
I would respectfully disagree. I would stake a...

I would respectfully disagree. I would stake a hefty chunk of cash on little spiderhunter.
Cheers
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th December 2019, 15:57
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By James Lowther
Agree, James

Agree,

James
Forum: Conservation Friday 8th November 2019, 21:41
Replies: 63
Views: 3,186
Posted By James Lowther
Wow, my wife is veggie for about 40 years and...

Wow, my wife is veggie for about 40 years and never yet bothered to replace her vital micro-nutrients and aminoacids from meat. Assuming what you wrote is trustworthy and not made-up complete garbage...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th November 2019, 17:06
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By James Lowther
Red fronted warbler and tawny flanked prinia I...

Red fronted warbler and tawny flanked prinia I think
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th November 2019, 18:05
Replies: 35
Views: 1,022
Posted By James Lowther
How about little weaver?...

How about little weaver?...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th November 2019, 17:24
Replies: 35
Views: 1,022
Posted By James Lowther
not for me sorry, bill shape/size/colour is...

not for me sorry, bill shape/size/colour is totally wrong, tail too short, toes too long.
Choice of perch struck me as a bit strange also, and sure enough, every single image of black-fronted bush...
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