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Old Monday 30th June 2008, 05:07   #1
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Common name consensus:
Waldrapp: Clements, S&M
Northern Bald Ibis: H&M

Allow me to note, however, the Opus is currently inconsistent. All authorities which use Northern Bald Ibis for eremita use Southern Bald Ibis for calvus, and all authorities which use Waldrapp for eremita use Bald Ibis for calvus. We have a mismatch of Northern Bald Ibis and Bald Ibis. This causes confusion.

Also, allow me to preemptively present the counter-argument to "using Bald Ibis would be confusing," Bald Ibis has a redirect text at the top of it, just like Anhinga and Jabiru.

Either way, we need to switch one of them, and considering that the Waldrapp/Bald Ibis combo is supported by Clements and S&M, I vote we go with that.

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Old Tuesday 1st July 2008, 12:08   #2
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I would prefer to go with IOC and H&M and change calvus to Southern Bald Ibis; Roberts Birds of Southern Africa has also just changed from Bald Ibis to Southern Bald Ibis for the southern African endemic.
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