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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 18th August 2019, 06:30
Replies: 80
Views: 6,493
Posted By awiner
Just finished a global comparison, and honestly...

Just finished a global comparison, and honestly it seems pretty good already. As others have noted, SE Asian white-eyes look to need a bunch more cleanup, and the Black-billed Thrush split looks as...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 9th August 2019, 20:55
Replies: 80
Views: 6,493
Posted By awiner
Per...

Per http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph/pdfs/07-ZOST-ESTR/JAWE.pdf (scroll all the way down to the end), it's believed to be japonicus. (That is, the nominate subspecies of Warbling...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 8th August 2019, 21:16
Replies: 80
Views: 6,493
Posted By awiner
It's not nearly as simple as anything being...

It's not nearly as simple as anything being renamed, assuming it's inline with what happened in the IOC. A lot of species boundaries moved, and new subspecies created and others restricted, so you...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 6th August 2019, 11:22
Replies: 28
Views: 12,196
Posted By awiner
Anyone know why eBird/Clements treats Scaly...

Anyone know why eBird/Clements treats Scaly Francolin (Spurfowl) as monotypic?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 1st August 2019, 18:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,050
Posted By awiner
Tricolored and Chestnut Munia

The conventional ranges listed for Tricolored Munia - even if ssp. rubonigra is included (as it is in the eBird/Clements taxonomy) - comes at most to Bihar, with nominate atricapilla of Chestnut...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 16th July 2019, 16:35
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By awiner
I did get that messages, sorry I didn't respond...

I did get that messages, sorry I didn't respond then, but I am interested! I'll PM you when I get a chance.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 16th July 2019, 00:29
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By awiner
Possible, yes... but I'm hard-pressed to imagine...

Possible, yes... but I'm hard-pressed to imagine this being a widely used feature, and every added feature makes it harder to support.

(At any rate, I think a higher priority for German users is...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 11th July 2019, 16:04
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By awiner
Yeah, if you're happy to have all of your records...

Yeah, if you're happy to have all of your records on eBird, and you've only got bird records, then you certainly can get by with just eBird. Many do!

(And personally, I'd just use eBird for field...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 7th July 2019, 20:18
Replies: 39
Views: 3,351
Posted By awiner
FYI, Scythebill can only automatically resolve...

FYI, Scythebill can only automatically resolve what it has checklists for, which is country-level around here. Both Black-billed and Campina are in Colombia. A quick check of species accounts shows...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 1st July 2019, 14:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By awiner
As for how to see a list of what's changed after...

As for how to see a list of what's changed after a Scythebill update, check out the Splits and Lumps report from the Special Reports page, which can go way back, not just to the prior taxonomy.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 29th June 2019, 16:40
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By awiner
The one way I can imagine simplifying this is to...

The one way I can imagine simplifying this is to create a second .bsxm file that you just use for importing the .btxm and then exporting as a .csv. That'll save you having to do anything with your...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 28th June 2019, 21:17
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By awiner
I don't have a great answer for you. Like you...

I don't have a great answer for you.

Like you intuited, if you updated the UK plant taxonomy to add some European species, you'd lose them the next time you updated the taxonomy. Nothing says you...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 28th June 2019, 05:48
Replies: 88
Views: 9,858
Posted By awiner
It's been recorded in Greenland, which is part of...

It's been recorded in Greenland, which is part of the AOS region.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 27th June 2019, 21:07
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By awiner
... though in the short-term, you could also use...

... though in the short-term, you could also use Wings "Export to eBird" feature, then use Scythebill's support for importing from eBird. I'd be curious to hear how high-fidelity that path is.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 26th June 2019, 23:35
Replies: 39
Views: 3,351
Posted By awiner
It will be incorporated 3 days ago....

It will be incorporated 3 days ago. :)

https://blog.scythebill.com/2019/06/scythebill-14.6.0.html

I have five, per Splits and Lumps report:

African Palm Swift (C. parvus) is now Malagasy Palm...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 26th June 2019, 23:30
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By awiner
Scythebill and Wings

Coincidentally, I've literally *just* coded support for importing from Wings (to save you the effort of re-entering your data) - literally wrote the code last night. It's not yet released (that'll...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 26th June 2019, 13:05
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By awiner
Yep, but... while I do put it in a bit of...

Yep, but... while I do put it in a bit of research, it's entirely possible for me to get things wrong, especially for these new splits where ranges are a bit uncertain. Here, specifically, I took...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 22nd June 2019, 04:21
Replies: 39
Views: 3,351
Posted By awiner
June 21, 2016: Revisions of the 9.1/9.2 website...

June 21, 2016: Revisions of the 9.1/9.2 website are underway. Thanks for your patience. (https://www.worldbirdnames.org/)

... and spreadsheets are published.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 23rd May 2019, 01:41
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By awiner
Plus White-naped Xenopsaris. Or if you want the...

Plus White-naped Xenopsaris.

Or if you want the first word of the name, there's Xantus's Hummingbird, Xavier's Greenbul, Xingu Scale-backed Antbird, and Xinjiang Ground-Jay.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 15th May 2019, 19:51
Replies: 24
Views: 3,889
Posted By awiner
Then I imagine you don't know any Australian or...

Then I imagine you don't know any Australian or US birders? (Jaeger is used in both countries, per their official checklists.)

(Edit: also the official South African checklist, though I've no idea...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 24th April 2019, 20:07
Replies: 60
Views: 11,145
Posted By awiner
Yes, IOC did, as Scarlet Flycatcher.

Yes, IOC did, as Scarlet Flycatcher.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 1st April 2019, 00:30
Replies: 88
Views: 9,858
Posted By awiner
The Pink-footed Goose record was eventually...

The Pink-footed Goose record was eventually accepted by the British Columbia committee, it...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 22nd March 2019, 20:44
Replies: 153
Views: 9,056
Posted By awiner
Broadly: all the tea-leaf reading here about...

Broadly: all the tea-leaf reading here about "works in one browser or another" is pretty much absent any analysis of why it might work in one place or another or what's really happening. So:

When...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 18th March 2019, 02:27
Replies: 153
Views: 9,056
Posted By awiner
As best I can see, the intent of HBW's My Birding...

As best I can see, the intent of HBW's My Birding is to let birders store their own sightings, not to build up a scientifically meaningful database. Whereas eBird is just the opposite - the goal is...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 17th March 2019, 20:40
Replies: 153
Views: 9,056
Posted By awiner
Unfortunately, that only helps for sightings with...

Unfortunately, that only helps for sightings with photos. There's plenty of "that bird just isn't here at all" errors, like the aforementioned Golden-spectacled Warbler post-split, many of which...
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