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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 11th January 2020, 18:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By Snapdragyn
Ah, that makes more sense!

Ah, that makes more sense!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 10th January 2020, 15:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By Snapdragyn
"...studying accounts of historic collectors such...

"...studying accounts of historic collectors such as Alfred Wallace ...."

And apparently Eaton, as every taxa mentioned was at least mentioned (& in most cases illustrated) by them in 2016. I do...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 8th January 2020, 19:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By Snapdragyn
I found a source which indicates the introduced...

I found a source which indicates the introduced birds in the Hawaiian Islands belong to the eastern...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 26th December 2019, 17:56
Replies: 125
Views: 6,926
Posted By Snapdragyn
"It's interesting to see that many who are...

"It's interesting to see that many who are supporting the new names and criticising those who don't, actually speak English as a second language."

And he wonders why there have been suggestions of...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 19th December 2019, 15:22
Replies: 41
Views: 11,899
Posted By Snapdragyn
So Chinese Prinia now refers to two entirely...

So Chinese Prinia now refers to two entirely different species. *sigh*
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 5th December 2019, 05:42
Replies: 135
Views: 49,733
Posted By Snapdragyn
From the article: "Our genome-wide data...

From the article:

"Our genome-wide data corroborate previous mtDNA-based studies4,6,26,55 in that Nearctic whimbrel populations are deeply differentiated from Palaearctic populations. Populations on...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 20th June 2019, 14:43
Replies: 41
Views: 11,899
Posted By Snapdragyn
The common name 'Chinese Prinia' is already in...

The common name 'Chinese Prinia' is already in use for Prinia sonitans, a split from P. flaviventris recognized by HBW.

https://www.hbw.com/species/chinese-prinia-prinia-sonitans (Chinese Prinia)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 15th March 2019, 14:19
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Snapdragyn
I would think the question less 'do we want to...

I would think the question less 'do we want to have' and more 'is the available data better represented by species definitions which lead to'. Surely the goal of science is not wish fulfillment, but...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 22nd December 2018, 16:15
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By Snapdragyn
Plate...

Plate 37.

Also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CA%BB%C5%8C%CA%BB%C5%AB

(Although note that their pronunciation is wrong, as it again leaves out the glottal stops.)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 21st December 2018, 15:15
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By Snapdragyn
The 'O'u is different from the 'O'o species.

The 'O'u is different from the 'O'o species.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 20th December 2018, 15:04
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By Snapdragyn
The name "Ou" is only shortest because of the...

The name "Ou" is only shortest because of the Anglocentric refusal to recognize the glottal stop as a sound and the 'okina as a letter. The proper spelling should be 'O'u, for four letters (yes,...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 20th November 2018, 15:05
Replies: 168
Views: 93,676
Posted By Snapdragyn
Could someone with access please confirm where...

Could someone with access please confirm where the geographical split is exactly? Is there really that deep of a divergence just a cross the Bosphorus? o_0
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 19th November 2018, 02:37
Replies: 88
Views: 11,064
Posted By Snapdragyn
Hold on, I'll just check my copy of Grey Anatomy...

Hold on, I'll just check my copy of Grey Anatomy to see if it's in there. Perhaps it's an organ located near the Adam apple?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 15th November 2018, 00:00
Replies: 88
Views: 11,064
Posted By Snapdragyn
Careful, you don't want anyone's mother in law...

Careful, you don't want anyone's mother in law getting upset. They might take their complaint up to the sergeant at arms, or write to an editor in chief. ;)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 13th November 2018, 14:47
Replies: 88
Views: 11,064
Posted By Snapdragyn
They will take my possessive apostrophes when...

They will take my possessive apostrophes when they take my hyphens - over my cold dead body.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 5th November 2017, 02:04
Replies: 240
Views: 141,521
Posted By Snapdragyn
I believe that word order priority would still...

I believe that word order priority would still apply to Vini (Vidi, Vici).
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 25th September 2017, 04:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By Snapdragyn
Is there a full pdf of this available by request...

Is there a full pdf of this available by request anywhere?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 18:37
Replies: 213
Views: 76,225
Posted By Snapdragyn
Is there somewhere to check the vote status on...

Is there somewhere to check the vote status on these? I've seen a post on Facebook saying that the Iceland/Thayer's lump passed, but no one there responded to my request for a link.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 3rd April 2017, 20:12
Replies: 222
Views: 80,718
Posted By Snapdragyn
And a dozen or so call types for future...

And a dozen or so call types for future taxonomists to argue about.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 30th March 2017, 17:25
Replies: 858
Views: 356,806
Posted By Snapdragyn
Currently the 'splits' pages are not showing the...

Currently the 'splits' pages are not showing the passerine splits, after having them up yesterday. :(

Additional species I noted yesterday which were not split (these are all off the top of my...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 18th January 2017, 04:33
Replies: 213
Views: 76,225
Posted By Snapdragyn
Oh, & for goodness' sake, NO on Northern Harrier...

Oh, & for goodness' sake, NO on Northern Harrier sensu strictu vs. Northern Harrier sensu lato nonsense (re: the common name for the taxon in North America if split). Call it Hudsonian Harrier &...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 18th January 2017, 04:15
Replies: 213
Views: 76,225
Posted By Snapdragyn
I love that the recommended common name for the...

I love that the recommended common name for the more range-restricted taxon of the ground-sparrow split is 'White-faced' - even though it is the form marked by... (wait for it)... less white on the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 4th November 2016, 20:04
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By Snapdragyn
Very interested in this one if anyone has a copy.

Very interested in this one if anyone has a copy.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 30th September 2016, 20:06
Replies: 12
Views: 5,250
Posted By Snapdragyn
Very interested if anyone has access to a copy of...

Very interested if anyone has access to a copy of this. Possible trip to Ghana next year. *fingers crossed*
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 29th March 2016, 00:09
Replies: 78
Views: 22,499
Posted By Snapdragyn
Could he be referring to these two populations?...

Could he be referring to these two populations? I'm not sure what the scientific names would be if this is the potential split:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/occurrence/olive-sided-flycatcher/
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