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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 14:47
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Kirk Roth
Fixed that for you. 3:-)

Fixed that for you.

3:-)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 31st October 2018, 14:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kirk Roth
Of course, there is more to diagnosing perplexus...

Of course, there is more to diagnosing perplexus than a tan forehead - for example rump and tail pattern, eye color, size, and details of the white and red plumage.

Also, I haven't read the Wilson...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 26th July 2018, 15:45
Replies: 38
Views: 1,661
Posted By Kirk Roth
Indeed, Taxonomy is anything but...

Indeed, Taxonomy is anything but consistent.


“It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
not the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
―...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 24th July 2018, 14:17
Replies: 38
Views: 1,661
Posted By Kirk Roth
Sorry if you felt "blamed" earlier, although...

Sorry if you felt "blamed" earlier, although looking at past responses I honestly don't believe people meant it that way. The forum is for the most part a pretty friendly place - so welcome aboard...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 24th July 2018, 13:52
Replies: 38
Views: 1,661
Posted By Kirk Roth
Indeed it may derive justification from...

Indeed it may derive justification from scripture, in the sense of an argument or defense perhaps, but the "reason" for creationism does not seem to stem from it and I would be pretty hesitant to...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 23rd July 2018, 14:34
Replies: 38
Views: 1,661
Posted By Kirk Roth
I only mention because I know you respect...

I only mention because I know you respect precision in language - Creationism isn't exactly a religious viewpoint and most (all?) major religions have no conflict with evolution.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 20th July 2018, 15:50
Replies: 14
Views: 2,976
Posted By Kirk Roth
Characterizing the Northwestern Crow-American...

Characterizing the Northwestern Crow-American Crow hybrid zone using genetic data from 150 years of museum specimens
Authors:
David L. Slager1, 2, Kevin L. Epperly1, 2, John Klicka1, 2
1. Department...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 11th July 2018, 15:11
Replies: 58
Views: 5,063
Posted By Kirk Roth
Thank you for this fun ornitho-linguistic...

Thank you for this fun ornitho-linguistic history! I am curious - in your estimation, how long do you feel it took for tornseglare to be generally accepted, and were there any other contributing...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 10th July 2018, 15:43
Replies: 58
Views: 5,063
Posted By Kirk Roth
Indeed - I'll concede that names can at times add...

Indeed - I'll concede that names can at times add to confusion for lay-people, sometimes to a ridiculous degree (panda, anyone?) but the root problem in these cases is not names (in English, Latin,...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 9th July 2018, 20:43
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Kirk Roth
I may be misunderstanding, but it seems as if you...

I may be misunderstanding, but it seems as if you are assuming that eye color/pigment cannot be preserved, which is of course not the case. If someone were to catalogue a type specimen, I would...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 9th July 2018, 20:34
Replies: 58
Views: 5,063
Posted By Kirk Roth
Agreed, Niels. Using common names to indicate...

Agreed, Niels. Using common names to indicate taxonomy is, at the very best, redundant.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 6th July 2018, 15:11
Replies: 58
Views: 5,063
Posted By Kirk Roth
Then how would anyone know that a Wilson's...

Then how would anyone know that a Wilson's Southern-Storm-Petrel is unrelated to a Leach's Northern-Storm-Petrel?

3:-)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 15:01
Replies: 58
Views: 5,063
Posted By Kirk Roth
This quote about the Rock Pigeon made me...

This quote about the Rock Pigeon made me laugh:

"Species of Rock-Pigeon will always be easily differentiated by the precious hyphen."
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 27th May 2018, 03:55
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Kirk Roth
Well, its a Ring-necked Pheasant here in the...

Well, its a Ring-necked Pheasant here in the states.... and it may or may not be a Green Pheasant depending on whose data you believe - these things just get complicated. Then you can have breeds...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 25th May 2018, 14:16
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Kirk Roth
Regarding the peafowl, they didn't really...

Regarding the peafowl, they didn't really elaborate in the blog post, but I think what they are getting at is that both Rock Pigeons and Indian/Common Peafowl are often "semi-released" by owners. ...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 21st May 2018, 20:59
Replies: 87
Views: 9,583
Posted By Kirk Roth
I need to ask the obvious - where has this been...

I need to ask the obvious - where has this been confirmed?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 20th March 2018, 20:04
Replies: 87
Views: 9,583
Posted By Kirk Roth
On the Ammodrammus proposal, it says the...

On the Ammodrammus proposal, it says the following regarding bairdii and henslowii:

"Due to the uncertainty in the relationships of A. bairdii and A. henslowii in relation to these three genera,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 21st February 2018, 15:24
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By Kirk Roth
From the IOC Website...

From the IOC Website (http://www.worldbirdnames.org/english-names/spelling-rules/compound-names/):


Compound single words are used...
"IF the second word is a kind of bird (e.g., Nighthawk,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 15th February 2018, 14:53
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By Kirk Roth
I think you've hit on it - at least in our...

I think you've hit on it - at least in our current era. The prevalent use of hyphens in the non-ornithological world seems to be the representation of a vocal effect on paper, and that is affected...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 9th February 2018, 15:15
Replies: 208
Views: 65,337
Posted By Kirk Roth
Indeed you are correct - and I am no better at...

Indeed you are correct - and I am no better at Physics terms than I was in high school.

Regardless, its nice to think that the IOC regards and reacts to comments on the forum - albeit usually in...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 8th February 2018, 20:33
Replies: 208
Views: 65,337
Posted By Kirk Roth
While I can't prove it in this or any other case,...

While I can't prove it in this or any other case, there does seem to be a degree of Heisenburg's concept of observer effect at play whenever commenting on this forum in regard to the big lists!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 7th February 2018, 14:30
Replies: 208
Views: 65,337
Posted By Kirk Roth
I didn't understand his comment. Is "Sicalis...

I didn't understand his comment. Is "Sicalis cinereiventris" an actual bird or was this a mistake?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 7th February 2018, 14:26
Replies: 208
Views: 65,337
Posted By Kirk Roth
The IOC proposed lump/split page has it...

The IOC proposed lump/split page has it categorized as "deleted." The only commentary/explanation is simply "No!" (the exclamation mark is theirs)

About 1/3 down the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 5th January 2018, 17:23
Replies: 87
Views: 9,583
Posted By Kirk Roth
Well, it is a Eurasian and African species, and...

Well, it is a Eurasian and African species, and I'd guess its native range in Asia exceeds that in Europe in a square km sense.

That said, "Rock Dove" does have a good degree of historical propriety...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 5th January 2018, 17:08
Replies: 144
Views: 29,175
Posted By Kirk Roth
Very good point, Morgan. I agree with the last...

Very good point, Morgan.

I agree with the last statement too, as in that's how they should operate. But as far as reality, I find it difficult to believe that both committees independently...
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