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  1. pbjosh

    Field Guide to North American Flycatchers: Empidonax and Pewees

    Sorry you find it pointless or a tangent but it doesn’t mean that Mexico is not part of North America. It really is carryover from colonial history that leaves people with that „working“ definition, but whatever, not everyone cares to recognize that or try to do better. Biogeographically, the...
  2. pbjosh

    Field Guide to North American Flycatchers: Empidonax and Pewees

    This is my point - the ethnocentrism is so entrenched that people think it is acceptable. Times and standards change, people learn and adapt, and I think that the birding community is behind the ball on this issue. Not many people call it out, but I personally find it surprising and...
  3. pbjosh

    Field Guide to North American Flycatchers: Empidonax and Pewees

    The “casual definition” doesn’t work at all, it is just wrong. Having a field guide to the USA and Canada does work well, following your logic, but the use of “North America” to exclude Mexico is indefensible and should not occur any more. i have no qualms with not including Mexican and Central...
  4. pbjosh

    Field Guide to North American Flycatchers: Empidonax and Pewees

    Three more in Mexico (White-throated and Yellowish Fly, Tropical Pewee). Central America is a political definition more than geographic if counting continents, but if included it would add one more Empid and two Contopus…
  5. pbjosh

    Field Guide to North American Flycatchers: Empidonax and Pewees

    It says it contains every species in N America but that is incorrect, it only contains species in the ABA area. The misuse of North America to include only two countries and exclude 7 others is plainly ridiculous at this stage. I don’t personally have interest in the book but at this point won’t...
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