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Old Friday 30th July 2010, 15:00   #69
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Winter Wren

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Originally Posted by Jim Mountjoy View Post
The new Troglodytes hiemalis is not the largest chunk of the former Troglodytes troglodytes, I admit, but it is the largest chunk of the North American forms that have routinely been referred to as 'Winter Wren'. There have been some nods toward the name 'Winter Wren' in Europe, but I don't think it has been used enough to pose a major issue. The official British list admits to the existence of this name as the 'International English Name', but retains 'Wren' as the 'British Vernacular Name'. (I think 'dragged kicking and screaming' sums up their attitude toward such names).
There seems to be a widespread misunderstanding in North America about the common practice in Europe of using abbreviated vernacular names in a local context (ie, where there's no ambiguity). But the fact remains that for many years (even before the IOC initiative), a more explicit international English name has generally also been recognised (with little kicking or screaming!) for use in wider contexts – in the case of Troglodytes troglodytes, 'Winter Wren' remains by far the most widely-used full name for the species in the Eurasian region (although 'Northern Wren' has been used by a minority of authors).

To illustrate that point, I've just made a quick check on the Eurasian bibliography referenced for my own checklist. The following (at least) use the English name 'Winter Wren' for T troglodytes:
  • Association of European Records and Rarities Committees - Taxonomic Advisory Committee 2004. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, with distributional notes on subspecies. 15th Draft.
  • Beaman, M. 1994. Palearctic Birds: A Checklist of the Birds of Europe, North Africa & Asia north of the foothills of the Himalayas. Harrier Publications, Stonyhurst, Lancs.
  • Beaman, M, & Madge, S. 1998. The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic. Christopher Helm, London.
  • van den Berg, A.B. 2010. Dutch Birding bird names: list of Western Palearctic bird species. Dutch Birding Association, Amsterdam.
  • van den Berg, A.B. 2010. Progressive list of Dutch bird species. Dutch Birding Association, Amsterdam.
  • van den Berg, A.B. & Bosman, C.A.W. 1999. Rare birds of the Netherlands with complete list of all species. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, E. Sussex.
  • Bergier, P. & Thévenot, M. 2010. Liste des oiseaux du Maroc. Mise à jour février 2010 (rév. 3.0). Go-South Bull. 7: 15-55.
  • BirdLife International 2010. The BirdLife checklist of the birds of the world with conservation status and taxonomic sources. Version 3.
  • Blair, M., Porter, R., Preddy, S. & Aspinall, S. 2009. OSME Regional List of Bird Taxa. Version 2.1. Ornithological Society of the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia.
  • Brazil, M.A. 1991. The Birds of Japan. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Brazil, M. 2009. Field Guide to the Birds of East Asia. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Brewer, D. & MacKay B.K. 2001. Helm Identification Guides: Wrens, Dippers and Thrashers. Christopher Helm, London.
  • China Bird Report 2010. The CBR Checklist of Birds of China. v1.1.
  • China Ornithological Society 2004-2008. China Bird Reports 2003-2007. China Ornithological Society, Beijing.
  • Clarke, T. 2006. Field Guide to the Birds of the Atlantic Islands. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Dickinson, E.C. (editor) 2003. The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd Edition. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Dudley, S.P., Gee, M., Kehoe, C., Melling, T.M. & the British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee 2006. The British List: A Checklist of Birds of Britain. 7th Edition. Ibis 148 (3), 526-563.
  • Gregory, G. 2005. The Birds of the State of Kuwait. Gregory, Skegness, Lincs.
  • Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C. & Inskipp, T. 1998. Helm Identification Guides: Birds of the Indian Subcontinent. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C. & Inskipp, T. 2009. Helm Field Guides: Birds of Nepal. 2nd Edition. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Grimmett, R. & Inskipp, T. 2003. Helm Field Guides: Birds of Northern India. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Grimmett, R., Roberts, T. & Inskipp, T. 2008. Helm Field Guides: Birds of Pakistan. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Harper, C. 2009. Checklist of the Birds of Japan. Kantori Lode, Japan.
  • Inskipp, C., Inskipp, T. & Grimmett, R. 2004. Helm Field Guides: Birds of Bhutan. Reprint with corrections. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Inskipp, T. 2009. Checklist of birds of the region covered by the Oriental Bird Club. Oriental Bird Club, Sandy, Beds.
  • Inskipp, T., Lindsey, N. & Duckworth, W. 1996. An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the Oriental Region. Oriental Bird Club, Sandy, Beds.
  • Kazmierczak, K. & Singh, R. 1998. A Birdwatchers' Guide to India. Prion, Sandy, Beds.
  • Kirihara, M., Yamagata, N. & Yoshino, T. 2000. 550 Birds of Japan. Vols. 1 & 2. Bunichi, Japan.
  • Kirwan, G.M., Boyla, K.A., Castell, P., Demirci, B., Özen, M., Welch, H. & Marlow, T. 2008. The Birds of Turkey. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Kirwan, G.M., Martins, R.P., Eken, G. & Davidson, P. 1999. A checklist of the birds of Turkey. Sandgrouse Supplement 1, 1-31.
  • Lack, P. 2010. ABC African Checklist. Apr 2010 version. African Bird Club, Cambridge.
  • Lee, W.-S., Koo, T.-H. & Park, J.-Y. 2000. A Field Guide to the Birds of Korea. LG Evergreen Foundation, Seoul.
  • MacKinnon, J. & Phillipps, K. 2000. A Field Guide to the Birds of China. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Moores, N., Park, J.-G. & Kim, A. 2009. The Birds Korea Checklist: 2009. Birds Korea.
  • Parkin, D.T. & Knox, A.G. 2010. The Status of Birds in Britain & Ireland. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Pfister, O. 2004. Birds and Mammals of Ladakh. Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  • Porter, R., Aspinall, S., Preddy, S. & Blair, M. 2010. The simplified OSME list of bird taxa. v01. Ornithological Society of the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia.
  • Rasmussen, P.C. & Anderton, J.C. 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Vols. 1 & 2. Smithsonian Institution & Lynx Edicions, Washington, D.C. & Barcelona.
  • Robson, C. 2000. A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland, London.
  • Scott, D.A. & Adhami, A. 2006. An Updated Checklist of the Birds of Iran. Podoces 1 (1/2), 1-13.
  • Shimba, T. 2007. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-east Asia. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Al-Sirhan, A. 2010. Kuwait Annotated Checklist of Birds. v1.1. Kuwait Ornithological Rarities Committee.
  • Spierenburg, P. 2005. Birds in Bhutan: Status and Distribution. Oriental Bird Club, Beds.
  • Svensson, L., Mullarney, K. & Zetterström, D. 2009. Collins Bird Guide: The most complete guide to the birds of Britain and Europe. 2nd Edition. HarperCollins, London.
  • Thévenot, M., Vernon, R. & Bergier, P. 2003. BOU Checklist No. 20: The Birds of Morocco. British Ornithologists' Union, Tring, Herts.
  • Thibault, J.-C. & Bonaccorsi, G. 1999. BOU Checklist No. 17: The Birds of Corsica. British Ornithologists' Union, Tring, Herts.
  • Wassink, A. & Oreel, G.J. 2007. The Birds of Kazakhstan. Wassink, Texel, Netherlands.
  • Wheatley, N. 2000. Where to watch birds in Europe & Russia. Christopher Helm, London.
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