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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 6th December 2019, 08:00
Replies: 129
Views: 47,591
Posted By gusasp
A potential rollercoaster ride for British...

A potential rollercoaster ride for British birders then, from one to two to one to two species all within a decade!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 16th November 2019, 22:22
Replies: 36
Views: 10,896
Posted By gusasp
Maybe, but does that say anything about its...

Maybe, but does that say anything about its species status? One major flaw as I see it is that the only alexandrinus samples are from China. Dealbatus could therefore be embedded in alexandrinus as a...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 9th August 2019, 15:40
Replies: 85
Views: 9,087
Posted By gusasp
You are so right, my bad on the Elaenia and the...

You are so right, my bad on the Elaenia and the Tyrannulet. Then we have two more to find!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 9th August 2019, 15:08
Replies: 85
Views: 9,087
Posted By gusasp
Ok, I know this is totally unnecessary work when...

Ok, I know this is totally unnecessary work when the update will be posted extremely soon, but I can't help it. I think I figured out all the 107 splits. Together with the aforementioned and Jeff's...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 8th August 2019, 18:41
Replies: 85
Views: 9,087
Posted By gusasp
Weird, until the genetics told a different story....

Weird, until the genetics told a different story. (Old World) Warblers are split up into a number of families after genetic research revealed that hirundines (and larks, bushtits, babblers and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 8th August 2019, 09:20
Replies: 85
Views: 9,087
Posted By gusasp
Except for Hawaii, itís definitely August 8, not...

Except for Hawaii, itís definitely August 8, not 7. I appreciate and respect the massive work behind the update, but why promote a public release date if you canít keep it?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 8th August 2019, 05:35
Replies: 85
Views: 9,087
Posted By gusasp
And among the above, only the barbet is deleted.

And among the above, only the barbet is deleted.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 8th August 2019, 05:28
Replies: 85
Views: 9,087
Posted By gusasp
Of the lumps, the scrubfowl, swift, antwren,...

Of the lumps, the scrubfowl, swift, antwren, munia and bunting seem to remain, while the others are out.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 29th July 2019, 13:46
Replies: 9
Views: 2,854
Posted By gusasp
Iím very much interested!

Iím very much interested!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 15th July 2019, 16:50
Replies: 85
Views: 9,087
Posted By gusasp
About 20 lumps, interesting! Let's start the...

About 20 lumps, interesting! Let's start the guessing game. I'm placing a bet on the following 20 old Clements-only splits and/or results from new studies:

Nothura chacoensis
Megapodius...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 8th July 2019, 13:01
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By gusasp
Thank you so much! Yes, Hapalocrex, a slip of the...

Thank you so much! Yes, Hapalocrex, a slip of the finger...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 7th July 2019, 19:22
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By gusasp
Chestnut-headed Crake

Hi all!

Does anyone have info on the systematic (and true taxonomic) whereabouts for Chestnut-headed Crake (Anurolimnas/Rufirallus castaneiceps)?

There seems to be an extreme lack of consensus...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 1st July 2019, 08:04
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By gusasp
Not Niels, but it's there! But split in version...

Not Niels, but it's there! But split in version 7.2 from april 2017. So you'll have to scroll way down to Blue-vented Hummingbird.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 1st July 2019, 08:00
Replies: 129
Views: 47,591
Posted By gusasp
BirdLife/HBW recognizes White-faced Plover as a...

BirdLife/HBW recognizes White-faced Plover as a separate species, but not IOC, Clements or H&M.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 13th June 2019, 07:12
Replies: 57
Views: 16,247
Posted By gusasp
Fantastic work and a great read! Just a couple...

Fantastic work and a great read!

Just a couple of questions:

I notice in the tree that both Southern Red Bishop and Fan-tailed Widowbird seem to be paraphyletic, something you donít comment on in...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 5th April 2019, 07:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By gusasp
Great! Theyíll need to do more than that though....

Great! Theyíll need to do more than that though. Recognize Cinclosomatidae (they still lump them in Psophodidae) and Calyptomenidae as well.
Forum: Bird Paleontology Monday 18th February 2019, 09:33
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By gusasp
Say what?? Also, interesting Canirallus seems to...

Say what?? Also, interesting Canirallus seems to be part of Rallidae after all, well away from Mentocrex.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 13:16
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By gusasp
Thank you all! Interesting, that means that all...

Thank you all! Interesting, that means that all three of IOC, Clements and HBW (partly at least) are all wrong!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 06:38
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By gusasp
Which subspecies of Japanese Paradise Flycatcher in Taiwan?

As the thread title reads, which is the subspecies that breeds on "mainland" Taiwan? Clements/e-bird has illex (which would be logical), IOC has atrocaudata (with illex strangely wedged in between...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 19th January 2019, 10:12
Replies: 11
Views: 2,814
Posted By gusasp
Strange that they updated Leiothrichidae, but...

Strange that they updated Leiothrichidae, but kept Pellorneidae and Timaliidae ancient contra about everyone else.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 10th January 2019, 18:58
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By gusasp
Thank you Laurent! To save you the trouble,...

Thank you Laurent! To save you the trouble, Larry, I was apparently, and unbelievably, right! My italics.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 10th January 2019, 16:39
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By gusasp
I'm going out on a limb, guessing from HBW:s a...

I'm going out on a limb, guessing from HBW:s a liiiittle more precise distribution descriptions here (https://www.hbw.com/species/african-yellow-white-eye-zosterops-senegalensis) without any other...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 8th December 2018, 09:01
Replies: 83
Views: 23,547
Posted By gusasp
Some really wierd biogeographics here, can’t...

Some really wierd biogeographics here, can’t think of any stranger. My gut feeling is something’s missing. Japanese is now Japan, Philippines and Greater and Lesser Sundas – but not Borneo! And...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 9th November 2018, 19:01
Replies: 22
Views: 3,801
Posted By gusasp
Ambitious, interesting! Hoping for a...

Ambitious, interesting! Hoping for a resolution/solution of the headscratchingly complex chinensis situation.
Forum: Bird Paleontology Wednesday 7th November 2018, 14:42
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By gusasp
Quite true!

Quite true!
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