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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 22:20
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Mysticete
The major family level changes have already been...

The major family level changes have already been completed. Sounds like you are getting subfamilies mixed up with families, as there was a recent paper which reorganized tanagers and named ~15...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 11:50
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Mysticete
I would guess the vast majority are genera level...

I would guess the vast majority are genera level shifts, as that is where the vast majority of shifts in classification of Tanager have centered in the last few years. Most of the traditional genera...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 01:46
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Mysticete
I would imagine revision of Thraupidae will focus...

I would imagine revision of Thraupidae will focus on all the various recent SACC checklist proposals. It will be recognizable, unless of course you haven't followed anything at all dealing with there...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 23rd May 2020, 12:41
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
I am not actually convinced Trump is even taking...

I am not actually convinced Trump is even taking it...Wouldn't surprise me if he wasn't and he was just saying he was to "double-down" on his previous endorsement of the medicine. Trump is incapable...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 22nd May 2020, 02:09
Replies: 4,205
Views: 753,695
Posted By Mysticete
Did my belated birthday big day today, with 82...

Did my belated birthday big day today, with 82 species seen. Migrant levels were abysmal, with a lot of "expected" migrants completely absent. I had 15 species of warbler over almost 12 hours, in two...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 20th May 2020, 12:20
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
I have an aunt with lupus (in which this is often...

I have an aunt with lupus (in which this is often prescribed for), who has been having difficulty getting her meds because of the run to use it by folks who shouldn't.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 19th May 2020, 23:07
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
Exactly what I meant. I hate ticks because they...

Exactly what I meant. I hate ticks because they creep me out (one of the very few critters I can say that about), but I know to watch out for them and not to avoid doing anything to increase the odds...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 19th May 2020, 23:01
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
I am a college professor. Many of us are nervous...

I am a college professor. Many of us are nervous about the school reopening soon, but in general most (all?) of us hate online teaching.

Science labs really don't translate well to that format, and...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 19th May 2020, 18:08
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
As I have mentioned before this has been a...

As I have mentioned before this has been a problem in Wisconsin as well. I don't think it's frustration so much as boredom. People who probably would never ever even consider setting foot on a hiking...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 19th May 2020, 17:54
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
While a positive stock market doesn't mean things...

While a positive stock market doesn't mean things suck for others, it also doesn't mean the general well being of the citizenry at large is improved. We saw pretty major booms in the stock market...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 19th May 2020, 12:30
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
There are certainly countries exploiting the...

There are certainly countries exploiting the lockdown as an excuse to remove more freedoms, but most of them, like Hungary, were already well down the track towards becoming out and out...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 18th May 2020, 12:58
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
The presidential election is almost certainly...

The presidential election is almost certainly going to be about Covid in some way or another, and its hard to see Trump benefit directly: His one selling point was the economy, and with that gone, he...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 18th May 2020, 12:33
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
Tenex is in the US however, and for that matter...

Tenex is in the US however, and for that matter in one of the states which IIRC hasn't seen a particularly huge (I am sure Tenex will correct me if Colorado is worst hit than I thought).

As someone...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 16th May 2020, 11:40
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
This is why our country is...

This is why our country is screwed:

https://news.yahoo.com/hospital-responds-nurse-caught-crowded-153202178.html
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 15th May 2020, 12:01
Replies: 183
Views: 96,004
Posted By Mysticete
Why is this crazy? And IOC will almost certainly...

Why is this crazy?

And IOC will almost certainly follow them.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 15th May 2020, 12:00
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
I think the issue with quarantining high risk...

I think the issue with quarantining high risk groups is the percentage of the population that would cover. Say you put the threshold at 65 (which is older than the 55 you first suggested). That's...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 14th May 2020, 20:42
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
Isn't that the underlying reason behind so may...

Isn't that the underlying reason behind so may laws? It's always a few stupid/inconsiderate/greedy individuals who wreck everything for everyone else.

Oh I am sure they weren't abstaining for...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 14th May 2020, 17:58
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
The stupid...it hurts...

The stupid...it hurts...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 14th May 2020, 16:18
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
Reading about it this morning makes things...

Reading about it this morning makes things worst

Apparently the court decision is so unclearly written no one is sure whether the stay at home was IMMEDIATELY lifted, or granted a stay of 6 days....
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 14th May 2020, 00:17
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
So in today's "WTF" news, the wisconsin supreme...

So in today's "WTF" news, the wisconsin supreme court (the most partisan state court in probably the entire country) has completely struck down the stay at home. All businesses can open immediately...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 11th May 2020, 13:00
Replies: 37
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mysticete
I can't imagine anything more likely to result in...

I can't imagine anything more likely to result in hilarity than asking the public to vote on common names. There have been cases in the last year of a handful of individuals manipulating online...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 11th May 2020, 12:55
Replies: 37
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mysticete
I misspoke here, as I meant to say convergence in...

I misspoke here, as I meant to say convergence in common names, with at least some conflicts being resolved due to Old and New World forms getting split (with my examples the Harriers and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 10th May 2020, 12:55
Replies: 37
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mysticete
Unification of taxonomy IS pretty much the...

Unification of taxonomy IS pretty much the ultimate goal. All researchers aim to produce a unified, accepted scientific taxonomy. That it isn't yet has more to do with time, research focus, and the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 8th May 2020, 13:54
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By Mysticete
I think you are going to be seeing soon that IOC...

I think you are going to be seeing soon that IOC and Clements are going to have very similar taxonomies soon, especially since there has been a bit of behind the scenes changes at IOC.

ALSO, re:...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 6th May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 377
Views: 9,283
Posted By Mysticete
I see a plateau of cases, not a decline. That's...

I see a plateau of cases, not a decline. That's better than a continued upward trajectory, but suggests a long road ahead, and as social distancing measures are relaxed, a potential increase...
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