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  1. Mysticete

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

    Personally I agree...knowing that vireos and New World warblers are very different unrelated groups of birds helped me as an early birder sort of key in on the subtle differences in form and behavior that distinguish the two.
  2. Mysticete

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

    The average person knows only very small number of birds by common names, most of which are things in there yard or area (And they are likely to use completely incorrect names for some of those they do know...see any heron-like bird in parts of my country called a "crane"). So I am not certain...
  3. Mysticete

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

    I'll just throw this out: A) Many animals lack completely common names - see many tropical herps. and B) some checklists, such as mammal ones, have zero problem listing multiple common names for a given species. So yeah, obsessing over common names in a new checklist seems a bizarre fixation...
  4. Mysticete

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

    IOC though has several distinct differences in species recognized versus NACC. For instance, the Fox Sparrows and Yellow-rumped Warblers are split in IOC, but still lumped as single species each by NACC. So a merger of all of these checklists is GOING to result in some authorities being...
  5. Mysticete

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

    Which public? as an American I think Grey/Gray Plover is a horribly boring name. And don't get me started on Diver :P
  6. Mysticete

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

    hhhmm...this seems to support rumors I heard that ebird may be divorcing itself from NACC/SACC.
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