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  1. Jacana

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    This is true, although they regularly use non-peer-reviewed work for subspecies updates.
  2. Jacana

    Crossbills

    Hill, G.E. and Powers, M.J. (2021), Ecomorphs are not species: the case of locally adapted populations of red crossbills. J Avian Biol. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02896 The process of speciation remains poorly understood and hence definitions of species continue to be a focus of sharp debate...
  3. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    Earlier this month in Hortobagy National Park: 194. Peregrine Falcon 195. Short-toed Snake-Eagle 196. Corn Bunting 197. Northern Wheatear 198. Spotted Redshank 199. Dunlin 200. Common Ringed Plover I'm currently in Bielefeld, Germany for a few weeks and I picked up another last night: 201...
  4. Jacana

    Latest IOC diary updates

    Sept 12 Post proposed split of Malabar Flameback from Greater Flameback. Sept 12 Change English name of Stejneger's Stonechat to Amur Stonechat to align with Clements/eBird (2021). Sept 12 Post proposed split of Sunda Zebra Finch and Australian Zebra Finch. Sept. 12 Post proposed split of...
  5. Jacana

    Whitethroat ? N. Sweden

    Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare) is the more common of the two Whitethroats in northern Sweden, especially away from the coastal strip. See these Artportalen sightings maps for August records for the two species
  6. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    I've been playing catch-up on my year list since the spring. Last night I got another species that I usually see well before now: 193. Tawny Owl
  7. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    Picked up an (overdue) lifer at the weekend in Hortobagy National Park: 192. Long-legged Buzzard Supporting cast of Imperial Eagle, Red-footed Falcons and a Roller (none of which were year ticks).
  8. Jacana

    Crested Jay

    Jayshrike rolls off the tongue pleasantly
  9. Jacana

    Yellowhammer and Pine Bunting

    Mitonuclear co-introgression opposes genetic differentiation between phenotypically divergent songbirds Ellen Nikelski, Alexander S. Rubtsov, Darren Irwin bioRxiv 2021.08.08.455564; doi: Mitonuclear co-introgression opposes genetic differentiation between phenotypically divergent songbirds...
  10. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    Popped across the border to Rax in Austria at the weekend. Didn't get much in the way of exciting Alpine species, but I did add a few birds that were easy in Sweden, but very difficult now I live in Hungary. 182. Garden Warbler 183. Eurasian Wryneck 184. Grey-headed Woodpecker 185. European...
  11. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    Two new species on the drive back from Poland yesterday. 180. Great Grey Shrike 181. Northern Goshawk
  12. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    I've been taking a bit of a break from the forum recently and I've also had very few birding opportunities in the past couple of months. Lots of glaring omissions on my list, one of the worst of which I found this morning. Most of these birds were seen in Hortobagy NP. Lesser Spotted Eagle was a...
  13. Jacana

    Latest IOC diary updates

    It's transparent. The updates don't become "official" until the new version of the checklist is published. It's nice to be able to see the thought processes behind the decisions.
  14. Jacana

    European Woodcock

    Andrade, P., Rodrigues, T.M., Muths, D., Afonso, S., Lopes, S., Godinho, R., Leitão, M., Ferrand, Y., Ferrand, N. and Gonçalves, D. (2021), Genetic differentiation in Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) from the Azores. Ibis. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12991 The...
  15. Jacana

    Prunellidae

    Marco Pavia, Sergei V. Drovetski, Giovanni Boano, Kevin W. Conway, Irene Pellegrino, and Gary Voelker "Elevation of two subspecies of Dunnock Prunella modularis to species rank," Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 141(2), 199-210, (15 June 2021). Elevation of two subspecies of Dunnock...
  16. Jacana

    Latest IOC diary updates

    May 15 Accept split of Sunda Bulbul into Javan Bulbul and Sumatran Bulbul. May 15 Accept split of split of Greyish-crowned Leafbird Chloropsis lazulina (including melliana) from Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii.
  17. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    Three new ones today in the forest on the northern edge of Debrecen: 150. European Bee-eater 151. Tree Pipit 152. Eurasian Golden Oriole Also heard an Icterine Warbler, which I believe is only a migrant here, but it remained stubbornly hidden in the canopy. Hopefully I will get another chance...
  18. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    149. Common House Martin
  19. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    Four more new species for the year during a morning stroll in the park: 145. Spotted Flycatcher 146. Wood Warbler 147. Eurasian Hoopoe 148. European Pied Flycatcher
  20. Jacana

    How's your 2021 list going?

    144. Barn Swallow Finally!!
  21. Jacana

    Latest IOC diary updates

    Get ready for the deluge!
  22. Jacana

    Sylviid warblers

    Nespoli, D., Pellegrino, I., Galaverni, M., Caniglia, R., Sunyer, J., Mengoni, C., Randi, E., Galimberti, A., Rubolini, D., Spina, F. and Gargallo, G., 2021. Disentangling the taxonomic status and phylogeographic structure of Marmora’s (Curruca sarda) and Balearic Warbler (Curruca balearica): a...
  23. Jacana

    Coots can fly!!!

    They're almost all student places. The other side of the river is a better bet if you're ever in the vicinity again.
  24. Jacana

    Coots can fly!!!

    You were probably trying to get a beer in one of the student "nations" that are not open to the public
  25. Jacana

    Coots can fly!!!

    It's the same in Sweden. There were only 2 or 3 localities around Uppsala where I could find Moorhen.
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