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    Latest IOC diary updates

    I have an image of it playing a trombone, for that truly smooth glissando! :D
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    Tyrannides

    Does anyone have access to this attila paper? I'm a little surprised there wasn't a break further south. I thought there were vocal differences either trans-/cis-Andean or across the Panama isthmus (I forget which).
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    Article on nomenclature in Africa.

    I think adopting Mew Gull risks the same (although less in number) issue as retaining Winter Wren - birders will use the familiar name even if they are reporting the 'other half' of the split. I think the NACC did the right thing on this one. I hope they will revisit the regrettable Winter Wren...
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    Article on nomenclature in Africa.

    I think adopting Mew Gull risks the same (although less in number) issue as retaining Winter Wren - birders will use the familiar name even if they are reporting the 'other half' of the split. I think the NACC did the right thing on this one. I hope they will revisit the regrettable Winter Wren...
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    Passeriformes

    And now changed to a three-way split, rufimarginatus vs. scapularis vs. frater/exiguus.
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    Passeriformes

    Can anyone work out what TiF is doing with Rufous-winged Antwren? They show a split of scapularis from rufimarginatus. What do they do with frater & exiguus, though? I can't find either of those referenced anywhere on the site. Edit: Never mind, found out via the IUCN website. From the maps...
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    Gruiformes and Charadriiformes

    Like the split of Asian Dowitcher from the other 2 dowitchers being older than some passerine families?
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    Sixty-second Supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Check-list of North American Birds

    And I would say potentially the same for the refusal to split Myrtle & Audubon's Warblers while maintaining Blue-winged & Golden-winged Warblers.
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    Pipridae

    Does anyone have access to the paper, perhaps through an author's page? Edit: Never mind, I found it: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/713081v5.full.pdf
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    Vireonidae

    You're not the only one - error 404 when I click the link. Apparently Wiley is unaware of the study as well! :D
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    Potential new species of Berrypecker (Melanocharis, Melanocharitidae)

    Interesting. I wish I could view the cladogram.
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    "Pellorneum nigrocapitatum and P. capistratoides (including morrelli) are split from Javan Black-capped Babbler P. nigrocapitatum based on genome-wide data and bioacoustics (Puan et al. 2020; Eaton et al. 2021)." Um... nigrocapitatum is split from nigrocapitatum? Wouldn't that hurt?
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    One slipped in over the weekend: Apri 25 Post proposed splits of Moluccan (Sultan's) Myzomela Myzolmela simplex and Obi (Red-tinged) Myzomela from Dusky Myzomela M. obscura.
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    That's quite a slippery slope argument there. I suppose by this logic Germany should still retain whatever monuments to Hitler had been erected before WWII?
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    Species limits and taxonomy in birds

    DOI not found & pdf link only opens a blank page.
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    There are so many of these which were already in my notes as a 'Tobias split' via HBW/Birdlife. Interesting to see the IOC is at least considering so many of those. We'll see how many get accepted.
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    Apr 16 Post proposed split of Yunnan Parrotbill Sinosuthora ricketti from Brown-winged Parrotbill Sinosuthora brunnea. Apr 16 Post proposed split of Grey-hooded Babbler Cyanoderma bicolor from Chestnut-winged Babbler Cyanoderma erythropterum. Apr 16 Post proposed split of Grey-breasted...
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    Species limits and taxonomy in birds

    Ooooh, I want the whole thing!
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    Thraupidae

    Which is exactly why those are divided into multiple families on my personal list. :)
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    Owls

    Drat - it's the rare case where I lose one from a split. Seems birds in the Cristalino Lodge area would fall into the widespread group - the same ones I would've heard in the Napo. :/
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    (Not only) Thamnophilidae

    Paraherpsilochmus. Placing my bet.
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    Warbling Vireo

    This one begs the issue of common names being compounded ad absurdum. There's legitimate question of what might happen w/ 2 of the swainsoni group (brewsteri & sympatricus). Going with 'Western Warbling Vireo' then just leads to 'Cape Western Warbling Vireo', 'Sympatric (or...?) Western Warbling...
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    Warbling Vireo

    Been waiting over 30 years for this split.
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    Elegant Pitta

    Yet the wordiness is so inelegant. :D
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    Elegant Pitta

    Just within the U.S. over the past 35ish years we went from Scrub Jay to Western Scrub-Jay to a further split. Had the 'link back' continued, we would now have California Western Scrub-Jay and Interior Western Scrub-Jay (thankfully they at least dropped the 'Western'; my own list just has...
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