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    Black-browed babbler (Malacocincla perspicillata)

    Birding ASIA 34 December 2020: NEWSFLASH Missing for 170 years—the rediscovery of Black-browed Babbler Malacocincla perspicillata on Borneo PANJI GUSTI AKBAR, TEGUH WILLY NUGROHO, MUHAMMAD SURANTO, MUHAMMAD RIZKY FAUZAN, DODDY FERDIANSYAH, JOKO SAID TRISIYANTO & DING LI YONG Some info e.g. here
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    Phylogeny of birds

    Feng et al 2020 Nature Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics
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    Limestone Wren-Babbler

    The interplay of color and bioacoustic traits in the differentiation of a Southeast Asian songbird complex Gwee ... Reindt in press Molecular Ecology Abstract Morphological traits have served generations of biologists as a taxonomic indicator, and have been the main basis for defining and...
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    Sorting out the Snakebirds: The species status, phylogeny, and biogeography of the Darters (Aves: Anhingidae) Kennedy et al. in press. J. Zool. Sys. Evol. Res. Abstract Although the avian family Anhingidae is unequivocally monophyletic, the number and relationships of the component species...
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    Eurasian Nuthatch

    The niches of nuthatches affect their lineage evolution differently across latitude Chen ... & Hung (in press) Molecular Ecology
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    More Babbler shuffling!

    Good stuff, the Black/Bare-headed 'Laughingthrush' must be the biggest surprise!
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    Fascinating paper!
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    Explosive radiation and spatial expansion across the cold environments of the Old World in an avian family http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.3136/abstract
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    The mitonuclear compatibility species concept

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/defining-species-a-new-but-problematic-species-concept/ Jerry Coyne's take.
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    The mitonuclear compatibility species concept

    http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-201.1 Well... this would certainly make life easier.
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    Is avian taxonomy still dependent on ongoing specimen collection?

    Whataboutery the stress that birds would experience to obtain a blood sample and in-hand measurements and photos?
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    An African origin of the Eurylaimides (Passeriformes) and the successful diversification of the ground-foraging pittas (Pittidae) http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/11/11/molbev.msw250.abstract?papetoc
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    The last post...

    Very sad to hear. Many thanks to the huge effort you put into this forum over the years Richard!
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    Speciation through hybridisation

    If a hybrid population persists without depending on gene flow from the original parent species I presume.
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    Phylogeny of birds

    See also Comment on “Statistical binning enables an accurate coalescent-based estimation of the avian tree” Liang Liu and Scott V. Edwards Science 9 October 2015: 171. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6257/171.1.abstract Response to Comment on “Statistical binning enables an accurate...
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    Phylogeny of birds

    Prum et al. in press. A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing. Nature. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature15697.html http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature15638.html
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    Lynx-BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist

    The Tobias method seems to me a quick and dirty approach. As mentioned above particularly the Asian avifauna would greatly benefit. It has to be quick as 'species' are disappearing, but as it is dirty that also means it will be provisional. Not sure if publishing it as a fancy checklist is the...
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    Blue Chaffinch

    Isn't the beauty of the Tobias scoring system that you can only add points, not substract? Just add some more characters.
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    Jan T. Lifjeld When taxonomy meets genomics: lessons from a common songbird Molecular Ecology Volume 24, Issue 12, pages 2901–2903, June 2015 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.13244/abstract?campaign=woletoc
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    Specimen collection

    If individuals matter more than populations/species then we don't need all that biodiversity. Livestock would actually become an attractive option.
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    Specimen collection

    But do you realize how much micro organisms live inside a human being? What would become of them?
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    Specimen collection

    Is the life of say 100 individuals worth more than that of 1?
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    Specimen collection

    Why the positive discrimination of animals? "Animal", one of these weird concepts used by humans to classify life.
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    Specimen collection

    "Individual" is also merely a concept.