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    AOU-NACC Proposals 2024

    Thanks so far. Here's another one. We are likely to split the House Wren into many species. Most have settled English names, but the martinicensis group, comprised of guadeloupensis (Guadeloupe, extinct), rufescens (Dominica), and martinicensis (Martinique, likely extinct), will be grouped as...
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    AOU-NACC Proposals 2024

    The NACC is seeking suggestions for English names for splits that are likely to pass this year: 1) Split of Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha into three species: C. capistratus: Veracruz Wren seems pretty set C. rufinucha: Rufous-backed Wren pretty set C. humilis: suggestions so far...
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    Poll - Do you agree or disagree with the AOS's recent decision to abandon the use of eponymous bird names?

    Eponyms have been very popular for scientific names for many recently described species. Some of these also have eponymous English names (Parker's Antbird, Ainley's Storm-Petrel, Chico's Tyrannulet just off the top of my head). The reasons for using eponymous names hasn't changed...
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    Help Re What kind of hummer is this

    Male Talamanca Hummingbird. Large, long-necked, long billed, dark tail, green headed with small white spots around eye
  5. K

    AOS to discard patronyms in English names

    A new English Names committee of the AOS will make the decisions, but the public will be polled for input. Kind of like what the NACC did for the meadowlark split.
  6. K

    LBB, northern California

    Blackbirds (of the Icteridae variety) are well known for making large single-sex flocks in the non-breeding season. Female Brewer's Blackbird is fine.
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    Southern California Vireo May 2021

    Also, the upper side of the supercilium is borderd by black in a Red-eyed, and here you can see it is definitely brown.
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    Sparrow - Sedona, AZ, USA

    Looks like a Chipping Sparrow to me. The dark eye-line continues through the lores, and the auricular lacks some of the outline. Clay-colorde looks less richly colored on the back as well (more clay-like). Andy
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    Antwren. Stipplethroat or something - Panama August 2022

    Both the stipplethroat and White-flanked Antwren have plain tails, This looks like a Black-crowned (Western Slaty) Antshrike. Andy
  10. K

    Sandpiper -- Baja California

    A ruff is about the size of a dowitcher. The bird in question is tiny and looks fine for Least Sandpiper.
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    Warblers, southern Quebec.

    First looks like a male Pine Warbler
  12. K

    Ontario, Canada ID

    Agree with Scarlet Tanager. This is likely an older female. In Piranga the females acquire more male like hues as the age.
  13. K

    Confirm IDs Miami

    Agree 1-2 Laughing Gull (#1 adult alternate plumage, #2 subadult); #3 looks like a Green Parakeet Andy
  14. K

    AOU-NACC Proposals 2022

    Even being a member of the NACC has left me often disappointed. Guess that is the nature of committees.
  15. K

    Meet the Blue-winged Amazon Parrot - New Species

    The description was a real shoddy piece of science: (PDF) A new species of Mexican parrot? Reasonable doubt on the status of Amazona gomezgarzai (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae)
  16. K

    What type of bird is the lower left in Florida 1-8-22?

    Glossy Ibis, with Boat-tailed Grackle Andy
  17. K

    Finch, California, USA

    Reddish back and stout bill with little curve to culmen make this a Purple Finch. Andy
  18. K

    Brewer's Sparrow?? (Canoa Ranch, Green Valley, AZ)

    Looks perfect for Brewer's Sparrow. Notice the overall sandy gound color of the back and wings, the very plain face, slight eyering, nearly indistinguishable eyeline, and solid crown with streaking throughout.
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    Guinness Records of Birdwatching

    For the last question, Stephen's Island Wren (endemic NZ wren on a small island off the north tip of the South Island) was likely seen only by one person, the lighthouse keeper David Lyall. Also seen by his cat, who killed off the last known birds.
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    The NACC and SACC will have many proposals over the next several months to discuss potential conflicts with WGAC decisions (see thread: IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist") Andy
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    Continuing the ridiculous trend to not mention the species, even in the Abstract. Buried in the meat of the paper: Ramphocelus melanogaster (Huallaga Tanager) is a highly range restricted species, endemic to elevations above 500 m in the Huallaga and Mayo valleys of the eastern Andean foothills...
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    ID flycatcher, South Padre Island, TX, USA

    That is odd. The rear projecting eyering is often a good mark for one of the Western Flycatchers (Cordillera or Pacific-slope), but the rest of the bird doesn't look anything close to either of those. It's probably an Alder Flycatcher with an abnormally proominent eyering or maybe the weird...
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    Bats or birds? August around 7:30 pm old building in St. Louis, Missouri

    Chimeny Swifts roost at night in chimenys, and in the late summer they often have pre-migration roosts with great numbers (can be >1000 birds) . Just before dark, they emerge seemingly out of nowhere and enter by spiraling/tumbling downwards into the chimeny.