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Jacana

Will Jones
Hungary
Although that would be prone to confusion, given that Spotted Nutcracker's range covers a greater amount of the Himalayas than Large-spotted/Kashmir's range.
 

MJB

Well-known member
This seems a bit odd, given it's range, even 'Himalayan' may have been better?

Apr 5 Revise English name of Nucifraga multipunctata from Large-spotted Nutcracker to Kashmir Nutcracker.
Nigel Collar (Collar 2017) proposed the split of Southern Nutcracker N.[c.] hemispila whose westernmost distribution is Himachal Pradesh, the remainder east along the Himalayas into a large slice of China all the way past Beijing; BirdLife Datazone map it separately from N.[c.] multipunctata, whose relatively compact Datazone distribution covers SE Tajikistan, E & E-C Afghanistan, a tiny bit of Xinjiang, & an arc in N Pakistan through Kashmir into India in Himachal Pradesh as its eastern limit. The descriptor 'Himalayan' would be better, if still imperfectly, applied to hemispila.
MJB
Collar, N. 2017. Species-level changes proposed for Asian birds in 2016, and discoveries of new taxa. BirdingASIA 28: 12-22
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Nigel Collar (Collar 2017) proposed the split of Southern Nutcracker N.[c.] hemispila whose westernmost distribution is Himachal Pradesh, the remainder east along the Himalayas into a large slice of China all the way past Beijing; BirdLife Datazone map it separately from N.[c.] multipunctata, whose relatively compact Datazone distribution covers SE Tajikistan, E & E-C Afghanistan, a tiny bit of Xinjiang, & an arc in N Pakistan through Kashmir into India in Himachal Pradesh as its eastern limit. The descriptor 'Himalayan' would be better, if still imperfectly, applied to hemispila.
MJB
Collar, N. 2017. Species-level changes proposed for Asian birds in 2016, and discoveries of new taxa. BirdingASIA 28: 12-22
Well I was half right then, just the wrong half!
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
April 14 Post proposed split of Sulu Jungle Flycatcher Cyornis ocularis from Rufous-tailed Jungle Flycatcher Cyornis ruficauda.


Apr 14 Post proposed split of Philippine Fairy-bluebird into three species, Luzon, Visayan and Mindanao Fairy-bluebirds. English names are under evaluation.


Apr 14 Post proposed split of Rusty/Rufous-throated Babbler Sterrhoptilus affinis from Black-crowned Babbler Sterrhoptilus nigrocapitatus. English names are under evaluation.


Apr 14 Post proposed split of Northern Buzzing (Obscure) Flowerpecker Dicaeum obscurum from Southern Buzzing (White-bellied) Flowerpecker Dicaeum hypoleucum. English names are under evaluation.
 

Snapdragyn

Well-known member
Apr 16 Post proposed split of Yunnan Parrotbill Sinosuthora ricketti from Brown-winged Parrotbill Sinosuthora brunnea.


Apr 16 Post proposed split of Grey-hooded Babbler Cyanoderma bicolor from Chestnut-winged Babbler Cyanoderma erythropterum.


Apr 16 Post proposed split of Grey-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis distans from Pale-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis rufipennis.


Apr 16 Post proposed split of Western (White-winged) Magpie-Robin Copsychus pica Madagascan Magpie-Robin Copsychus albospecularis. English name under review.


Apr 16 Post proposed split of Okinawa Robin Larvivora namiyei from Ryukyu Robin Larvivora komadori.


Apr 16 Post proposed split of Green-crowned Flycatcher Ficedula owstoni from Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina.


Apr 16 Post proposed split of Sulu Tit-Babbler Macronus kettlewelli from Brown Tit-Babbler Macronus striaticeps.
 

Snapdragyn

Well-known member
There are so many of these which were already in my notes as a 'Tobias split' via HBW/Birdlife. Interesting to see the IOC is at least considering so many of those. We'll see how many get accepted.
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
I'd be surpised if any of the recent Sulu splits will appear on anyones list, the archipelago has been dangerous and out of bounds to foreigners for quite a long time.
 

viator

Well-known member
Singapore
Apr 17 Post proposed split of Crested Berrypecker.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Spotted Berrypecker.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Biak Triller from Black-browed Triller.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of West African Batis from Fernando Po Batis.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Biak Fantail from Northern Fantail.

Apr 17 Post proposed three-way split of Velvet Flycatcher.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Giant Grey Shrike Lanius giganteus from Chinese Grey Shrike Lanius sphenocercus.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Black-capped Robin Heteromyias armiti from Ashy Robin Heteromyias albispecularis.
 

opisska

Jan Ebr
Czech Republic
I think a real drawback of the diary is that they don't always say from WHAT the split is, which makes following it a big difficult, if you aren't already familiar with the splitting ideas, or the species in general. Considering the amount of splits recently, it's getting quite confusing ...
 

viator

Well-known member
Singapore
Two more added;
Apr 17 Post proposed split of Sumatran Woodpecker from Grey-headed Woodpecker.

Apr 17 Post proposed four-way split of Solomons Boobook.
 

viator

Well-known member
Singapore
I think a real drawback of the diary is that they don't always say from WHAT the split is, which makes following it a big difficult, if you aren't already familiar with the splitting ideas, or the species in general. Considering the amount of splits recently, it's getting quite confusing ...
You can see the detail by going to https://www.worldbirdnames.org/new/updates/proposed-splits/ if you want to check the specifics about a given split
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
They're busy today and I don't get a single tick out of any of it!

Apr 17 Post proposed split of New Caledonian Buttonquail from Painted Buttonquail.


Apr 17 Post proposed split of Ethiopian Bee-eater from Blue-breasted Bee-eater.


Apr 17 Post proposed split of Usambiro Barbet from D'Arnaud's Barbet.
 
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viator

Well-known member
Singapore
Extremely busy today;

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Western Spotted Dove from Eastern Spotted Dove.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Burmese Collared Dove from Eurasian Collared Dove.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Bronze Ground Dove into monotypic Western Bronze Ground Dove and polytypic Eastern Bronze Ground Dove.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Ryukyu Green Pigeon from Taiwan (Whistling) Green Pigeon.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Geelvink Imperial Pigeon from Spice Imperial Pigeon.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Nilgiri Imperial Pigeon from Mountain Imperial Pigeon.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Geelvink Fruit-dove from Yellow-bibbed Fruit Dove.

Apr 17 Post proposed split of Raiatea Fruit Dove from Grey-green Fruit Dove.
 

mb1848

Well-known member
"Birds of subspecies S. c. chinensis (AOU 1957; PP examination), presumably from China, were brought to Hawaii sometime prior to 1855"
The Birds of the Hawaiian Islands:
Occurrence, History, Distribution, and Status
Version 2 - 1 January 2017
Robert L. Pyle and Peter Pyle
 

sicklebill

well-known Cretaceous relic
Australia
Wow, the most potential splits for ages, they have finally got round to looking at the New Guinea proposals as in the two recent field guides and HBW/BirdLife, and very pleased to see the Solomons boobooks being re-evaluated. Still waiting on Common (Mew) Gull though......
 
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