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    based on real world observations, pulverulentus should remain separate, as, Peters had it. But indicus, melanotus, poliocephalus could likely be re-lumped. I don't have personal experience beyond these
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    possibly a reassessment of the work by Garcia-Ramirez and Trewick that led to this split
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    'given the very widespread hybridisation in many areas' Of course it does depend on what you want a species to be...
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    Lumping the swamphens back to the Peters checklist state would make sense to me, given the very widespread hybridisation in many areas. Philippine P. pulverulentus is worth retaining separate as it seems to maintain some ecological differences and on the evidence so far to have limited if any...
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    Yes, already split by Birdlife/Lynx. Still extant on Panay-Negros, but no recent records from elsewhere in the West Visayas.
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    Yes. The south Philippine taxa may eventually get split from the nominate too.
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    Messy Taxonomy

    Garg, K.M., Yin Gwee, C., Chattopadhyay, B., Ng, N.S., Prawiradilaga, D.M., David,G., Fuchs, J., Le Manh, H., Martinez, J., Olsson, U., Tan Tu, V., Chhin, S., AlstroĢˆm, P., Lei, F., Rheindt, F.E.,When colors mislead: genomics and bioacoustics prompt re-classification of Asian flycatcher...
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    Columbiformes

    It is possible I don't fully understand what the trees of figs 3, 4, 5 represent, but it appears to me that arcanus is closest to melanospilus (of all the other Ptilinopus) in the diagrams.
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    Columbiformes

    Please don't describe a new genus until the stats have been put under a microscope. The specimen has a lot of similarities with a juvenile Black-naped FD. See here for example ML609413533 - Black-naped Fruit-Dove - Macaulay Library and it does occur very close to this species in figs 3, 4, 5.
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    Columbiformes

    Is this available anywhere beyond the abstract?
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    Subspecies groups and future splits

    I presume this depends on 'Horus Swift: identification, plumage variation and distribution' Justin J F J Jansen & Gerald Driessens Dutch Birding 2023
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    Robins are flycatchers?

    Thanks. I only recalled a part of it correctly then :( The Philippine avifauna has yet to fully recover from the lumping bonanza of the 20th century.
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    Robins are flycatchers?

    IIRC (I don't have the book with me just now) Delacour and Mayr lumped goodfellowi, albigularis and insignis as one species
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    Robins are flycatchers?

    It is listed as being collected on Panay, so there is a very limited number of confusion species, none at all likely.
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    Robins are flycatchers?

    albigularis sounds and acts IMO like a Cyornis
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    Subspecies groups and future splits

    pygmaeus was described by Alviola from Busuanga in the Calamianes/Calamian islands, so I think that would be the Calamian Frogmouth. However, I don't know of any authorities that recognise this taxon. If anyone has any information to suggest it is valid I would be interested to hear.
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    Subspecies groups and future splits

    It is treated in the Lynx guide as resident in Mindoro, the East Visayas and Mindanao in the Philippines. But there are no known morphological differences needed to split it. There are also no breeding records, but then cuckoo host species in the country in general remain very poorly documented.
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    Subspecies groups and future splits

    Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Palawan) Phaenicophaeus curvirostris haringtoni Rough-crested (Cagayan) Malkoha Dasylophus superciliosus cagayanensis
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    Subspecies groups and future splits

    You have lost me here. I am referring to Ducula (carola) carola and D. (c) nigrorum
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    Subspecies groups and future splits

    Spotted and Black-breasted Imperial Pigeons?
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    Subspecies groups and future splits

    If you accept this you might also consider Tawi Tawi Imperial Pigeon. See the sound recordings here: https://media.ebird.org/catalog?mediaType=audio&regionCode=PH&taxonCode=pbipig1
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    Subspecies groups and future splits

    How are you dealing with possible species such as the Palawan Cuckoo-dove? Macropygia tenuirostris Bonaparte, 1854 OR : Philippines; Borneo AS, ENG 4167 ssp M. t. phaea McGregor, 1904 Calayan (far n Philippines) 4168 ssp M. t. tenuirostris Bonaparte, 1854 Philippines...
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    Average Egret? Middling Egret? Normal Egret? I wonder what the best worst is?:unsure:
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    Philippine species limits

    posted by Peter Kovalik in Cisticolidae Halley, Matthew R. (2022) A new subspecies of Black-headed Tailorbird Orthotomus nigriceps (Cisticolidae) and clarication of age-related plumage sequences. Journal of Asian Ornithology [formerly Forktail] 38: 119-124. Abstract The Black-headed...
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    Robins are flycatchers?

    It is no surprise for anyone involved with Philippine birds that goodfellowi is not closely related to its 'conspecifics' (Delacour and Mayr). It is overly surprising, though, that Heinrichia and Leonardina should be in the same genus as Vauriella, though I wouldn't argue with them being their...
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