Originally Posted by James Lowther
As far as I know no-one is trawling round Fair Isle or the Azores with a shotgun collecting migrants (at least not for scientific purposes....) yours confused, James
Might that be because there might be Azoreans with shotguns who would like to collect a collector?
The fuzziness of all supposedly absolute taxonomic distinctions - Stephen Jay Gould (1977) "Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History".
Species and subspecies are but a convenient fiction - Kees van Deemter (2010), "In praise of vagueness". Biology is messy