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Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 7th July 2018, 13:02
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Mysticete
yeah I don't think junkbirds are meant as...

yeah I don't think junkbirds are meant as blackbirds or crows in this regard. Almost certainly the various introduced species. I suspect if a Hawaiian Crow showed up at a feeder he had, he would be...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 7th July 2018, 12:58
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By Mysticete
I don't think there is any rule that states that...

I don't think there is any rule that states that eye color can't be used to distinguish subspecies, although the norms in ornithology may not consider it all that important in taxonomy. Certainly...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 6th July 2018, 14:01
Replies: 42
Views: 6,341
Posted By Mysticete
Let us know how it goes! Hoping to hit up Maine...

Let us know how it goes! Hoping to hit up Maine next summer for a birding trip (still need some of those North Atlantic ABA birds, despite living in NY for a couple of years).
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 2nd July 2018, 13:24
Replies: 58
Views: 4,411
Posted By Mysticete
comments are now available...

comments are now available online:

http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/2018.html
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 26th May 2018, 23:33
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Mysticete
The European Robin one is interesting, as there...

The European Robin one is interesting, as there are other east coast records IIRC, but they are usually assumed to be escapees. I think there was also a recent bird on a cruise ship as well?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 26th May 2018, 23:30
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Mysticete
as others say, within the ABA area there is no...

as others say, within the ABA area there is no separation between a park pigeon and the very wild acting birds you find in places like Devil's Tower and so forth
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 13:30
Replies: 42
Views: 6,341
Posted By Mysticete
ah....shame. Was hoping for a blog to follow.

ah....shame. Was hoping for a blog to follow.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 14:00
Replies: 87
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mysticete
Smile HARSH...but also true and hilarious...:)

HARSH...but also true and hilarious...:)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 13:58
Replies: 87
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mysticete
American Birding Association facebook page

American Birding Association facebook page
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st May 2018, 13:37
Replies: 42
Views: 6,341
Posted By Mysticete
so do any of these folks have blogs or anything...

so do any of these folks have blogs or anything to follow, or are you getting this information via personal communication?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 20th May 2018, 16:37
Replies: 87
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mysticete
Those are SACC proposals, not NACC proposals (and...

Those are SACC proposals, not NACC proposals (and Common Gallinule one is a bit old, since that is what the NACC/SACC initially went with.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 20th May 2018, 13:50
Replies: 87
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mysticete
FYI, it's been confirmed that the name change for...

FYI, it's been confirmed that the name change for Gray Jay has passed, and it will now be known as Canada Jay.

It's also been confirmed, on a related note, that proposals to change the name of Rock...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 13th May 2018, 18:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By Mysticete
True...I am only giving my perspective as someone...

True...I am only giving my perspective as someone who attends Vert Paleo meetings. At any rate, I would view any result in an abstract with great caution. Some of those abstracts are based off of...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 13th May 2018, 00:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By Mysticete
People generally don't like to mass disseminate...

People generally don't like to mass disseminate the unpublished results presented in talks for various reasons:

A: It's a talk: the results are often varying degrees of incomplete, and further...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 13th May 2018, 00:43
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Mysticete
This looks intriguing, and might be fun to play...

This looks intriguing, and might be fun to play with in my own nonbird study taxa...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 22nd March 2018, 18:39
Replies: 69
Views: 6,448
Posted By Mysticete
yeah...as someone who has, when bored, read...

yeah...as someone who has, when bored, read through many tour reports from different companies, my impression was that Birdquest was always the super hardcore company. There are other companies which...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 17th March 2018, 12:07
Replies: 83
Views: 20,961
Posted By Mysticete
am I missing something? how is that citation...

am I missing something? how is that citation wrong? It's pretty common to abbreviate names in references.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 20th February 2018, 17:06
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Mysticete
I personally wouldn't list them as separate on my...

I personally wouldn't list them as separate on my lifelist. I think for consistency sake it's better to just find a checklist you like and follow that
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 10th February 2018, 13:53
Replies: 97
Views: 5,449
Posted By Mysticete
I agree with the previous poster, that sometimes...

I agree with the previous poster, that sometimes the best way of correcting someone, is to come back enthusiastic with a response along the lines of "oh that is neat..where was it?" and then lead...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 5th January 2018, 14:21
Replies: 87
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mysticete
Neither are within the NACC area, and so not...

Neither are within the NACC area, and so not pertinent to this proposal.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 5th January 2018, 13:48
Replies: 144
Views: 28,626
Posted By Mysticete
They haven't though made any attempts to "relump"...

They haven't though made any attempts to "relump" those species either, and they could have used the last set of proposals as justification for the YR Warbler.

While I don't want completely alien...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 5th January 2018, 13:41
Replies: 87
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mysticete
Blah...Rock Dove is a stupid name. almost...

Blah...Rock Dove is a stupid name. almost everyone I know would look at you funny if you talked about Rock Doves. Even birders generally use the term pigeons with each other. If your going to change...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 14:26
Replies: 144
Views: 28,626
Posted By Mysticete
There have been no recent appearances of Lesser...

There have been no recent appearances of Lesser Redpoll (all records are from Greenland IIRC). It's more that the recent proposal by the AOU/AOS to lump all the redpolls together (which mostly...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st January 2018, 13:54
Replies: 243
Views: 51,474
Posted By Mysticete
I think the continental records will still be...

I think the continental records will still be significant, if only because to compete at the new ABA level, you pretty much have to go after most of the vagrants in the USA. Change in rules is really...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th December 2017, 13:29
Replies: 243
Views: 51,474
Posted By Mysticete
Garganey in California, although as with many...

Garganey in California, although as with many waterfowl people are arguing over origin
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