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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 16th March 2019, 09:40
Replies: 46
Views: 8,653
Posted By James Jobling
Small-headed Elaenia - what a brilliantly ugly...

Small-headed Elaenia - what a brilliantly ugly name; my vote is for Sordid Elaenia - only another 99,999 votes and it can be discussed in Parliament (an equally pointless organisation).
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 8th March 2019, 10:06
Replies: 115
Views: 17,506
Posted By James Jobling
Mark, thank you for your comment. However, there...

Mark, thank you for your comment. However, there is no urgency in my work to include type citations in the Key, in which the prime concern is the etymology of the scientific names. Nevertheless, I...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 6th March 2019, 15:33
Replies: 115
Views: 17,506
Posted By James Jobling
We are even nearer the end than I thought. Thanks...

We are even nearer the end than I thought. Thanks to Bernhard Just of the Naumann Museum, Martin has just provided me with a copy of Naturgeschichte der Land- und Wasser-Vogel des nordlichen...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 5th March 2019, 17:51
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By James Jobling
Thanks to the generosity of Norbert and Pascal I...

Thanks to the generosity of Norbert and Pascal I have seen a copy of pages 7-8 of Lichtenstein's 1822 Verzeichniss, and have incorporated the results in the Sphenura entry in the Key. I support...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 3rd March 2019, 18:43
Replies: 115
Views: 17,506
Posted By James Jobling
Yes, Björn, I thought I had come to the end as...

Yes, Björn, I thought I had come to the end as well. However, this undertaking is taking on Sisyphean proportions. Currently working my way through another final (??!!) editing (trying to insert...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 27th February 2019, 09:50
Replies: 21
Views: 7,764
Posted By James Jobling
"What happens if AOU or BOU decide to raise the...

"What happens if AOU or BOU decide to raise the Herpetotherinae to family rank?"

Nothing happens. It means one group of bureaucrats has a difference of opinion with another group of bureaucrats; the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 27th February 2019, 09:30
Replies: 46
Views: 8,653
Posted By James Jobling
Sordid Elaenia

Sordid Elaenia
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 19th February 2019, 14:32
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By James Jobling
Agreed and many thanks, Martin. I am re-examining...

Agreed and many thanks, Martin. I am re-examining the entry for cordobae/cordobensis.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 17th February 2019, 10:49
Replies: 17
Views: 3,240
Posted By James Jobling
Björn, many thanks for locating Albertus Magnus'...

Björn, many thanks for locating Albertus Magnus' melba, the origin of Linnaeus's Tachymarptis binomen. I have adjusted the Key accordingly.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 16th February 2019, 10:06
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By James Jobling
According to Bates 1930, Handbook Birds West...

According to Bates 1930, Handbook Birds West Africa, p. 5, Afep is the Bulu name for Columba unicincta. The Bulu are a people and their language of the Cameroons.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 12th February 2019, 18:54
Replies: 115
Views: 17,506
Posted By James Jobling
Martin, excellent work; I can only but admire...

Martin, excellent work; I can only but admire your perseverance. Key amended; we are creeping towards the final.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 10th February 2019, 13:29
Replies: 40
Views: 11,033
Posted By James Jobling
Based on ">35 presumptive species identified by...

Based on ">35 presumptive species identified by coalescent methods" my splitting seems quite modest. Only 17 or 18 subspecies are currently listed, so some troglodytophile should be quite busy in the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 9th February 2019, 23:38
Replies: 40
Views: 11,033
Posted By James Jobling
For those who want to be ahead of the game and...

For those who want to be ahead of the game and enter the maelstrom of Henicorhina leucophrys may I suggest a few English names? My sources include Hellmayr 1934, Cat. Birds Americas VII, pp....
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 5th February 2019, 13:27
Replies: 38
Views: 3,242
Posted By James Jobling
I agree that "Tringa" macei = syn. Threskiornis...

I agree that "Tringa" macei = syn. Threskiornis melanocephalus (as originally listed in the Key).
The "Mace-eating Pigeon" has nothing to do with Columba macei. The former (Ducula concinna) occurs...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 4th February 2019, 19:18
Replies: 38
Views: 3,242
Posted By James Jobling
Columba macei and Tringa macei. If they exist at...

Columba macei and Tringa macei. If they exist at all, I think Columba macei may be a Treron; and I don't think even the older authors could have confused a dainty sandpiper Tringa with a stonking...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 3rd February 2019, 16:24
Replies: 38
Views: 3,242
Posted By James Jobling
Björn, thanks for the new macei taxa. I have...

Björn, thanks for the new macei taxa. I have found homes for Turdus macei and Falco macei (see Key), but not yet Columba macei.
I am still confused by the given names of the young Bougainville -- ...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 31st January 2019, 22:09
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By James Jobling
The name conversa refers to the unseen specimens...

The name conversa refers to the unseen specimens of this hummingbird from the Brazilian Mato Grosso and the Paraguayan Chaco being swept up with the Bolivian specimens originally given this name (see...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th January 2019, 12:23
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By James Jobling
There is a lot to absorb in the Contributions,...

There is a lot to absorb in the Contributions, vol. IV, but I have now slightly edited the cockerelli entry, as well as Territornis re Gregory Mathews.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th January 2019, 12:11
Replies: 133
Views: 16,303
Posted By James Jobling
Björn, thanks for jovis, now incorporated in the...

Björn, thanks for jovis, now incorporated in the Key (I will treat iovis as a subsequent misspelling, although it doesn't really matter which way round they are, being nomina oblita (e.g. not listed...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th January 2019, 11:55
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By James Jobling
I now have Contributions to the History of...

I now have Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, vol. IV, 2018 (see #3), which contains a very good chapter on the Cockerells, as well as another on Gregory Mathews, and others...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 21st January 2019, 23:14
Replies: 115
Views: 17,506
Posted By James Jobling
Thanks, Mark, for the review from Allgemeine...

Thanks, Mark, for the review from Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung for 1814; a useful addition to the Acrocephalus entry in the Key.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 21st January 2019, 18:33
Replies: 115
Views: 17,506
Posted By James Jobling
Good news. Martin has managed to obtain a copy of...

Good news. Martin has managed to obtain a copy of Simon's 1918 Notice, and the entries for Chloropogon, Chlorostola, Coeliola, and Taphrolesbia can now be completed. As we all suspected the entries...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 21st January 2019, 13:25
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By James Jobling
Eschewing value for money, I believe most NN...

Eschewing value for money, I believe most NN aficionados collect the series for the sheer pleasure of owning, holding and absorbing the various volumes. Forgive the lyrical waxing, but you cannot...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 21st January 2019, 13:04
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By James Jobling
Thanks Martin. I am intrigued and impressed by...

Thanks Martin. I am intrigued and impressed by the samaliya spirits of nature, and have adjusted the Key entry accordingly.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 20th January 2019, 16:25
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By James Jobling
The New Naturalist series

I was going to tack this on to another NN thread, but the "latest" was by Andy over twelve months ago. I recently came across Coch-y-Bonddu Books, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8DG, and was able to get...
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