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MJB

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Is this a particularly difficult Id? I looked at some ancient slices with that species the other day- from Tunisia.
Niels
Niels, they really shouldn't put the 'c' and 'd' keys so close together - 'ancient slices' had me thinking about fossilised Phoenician cake having been found...
MJB
 

DMW

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I believe at least one IOC committee member sometimes reads these threads, so on the off chance they read this, please don't use the idiotic name Black-throated Wheatear. Seebohm's has been in common usage for as long as I have been birding, it is not the only Oenanthe with a black throat in its range, and it does not have a black throat in all plumages.
 

Jim LeNomenclatoriste

Taxonomy and zoological nomenclature
France
Assume it's named after the mountains named after the man, rather than named after the man...
Ok thanks. As I have my own list (in French obviously), I need to guess the potential French name of the each recognised species. I think it should be similar to the English name..
 

Andy Adcock

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England
I believe at least one IOC committee member sometimes reads these threads, so on the off chance they read this, please don't use the idiotic name Black-throated Wheatear. Seebohm's has been in common usage for as long as I have been birding, it is not the only Oenanthe with a black throat in its range, and it does not have a black throat in all plumages.
Probably driven by the obsession to wipe out eponyms?
 

Larry Sweetland

Formerly 'Larry Wheatland'
Since the acceptance of Siberian House Martin I make it 112 proposed splits of which 24 would be new for me.

Very welcome of course but my percentage of the world's birds that I've seen will of course decrease.

Ian
I think if they split all of the proposed splits I'll go down to below 50% in one fell swoop. My lifelong ambition no longer achieved, and no plans to do much more traveling in the future. Oh well, easy come easy go 😩
 

viator

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Singapore
One more split - this is one I've seen all 3

Apr 20 Post proposed splits of Malayan Black-capped Babbler Pellorneum nigrocapitatum and Bornean Black-capped Babbler P. capistratoides from Javan Black-capped (Rufous-browed) Babbler P. capistratum. English names under discussion.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
One more split - this is one I've seen all 3

Apr 20 Post proposed splits of Malayan Black-capped Babbler Pellorneum nigrocapitatum and Bornean Black-capped Babbler P. capistratoides from Javan Black-capped (Rufous-browed) Babbler P. capistratum. English names under discussion.
Ditto and about time too (y)
 

viator

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Singapore
Apr 21 Post proposed split of Vanuatu Streaked Fantail Rhipidura spilodera and Fiji Streaked Fantail Rhipidura layardi (including erythronota and rufilateralis) from New Caledonia Streaked Fantail Rhipidura verreauxi.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Guadalcanal Fantail Rhipidura ocularis from Brown (Bougainville) Fantail R. drownei.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Brown-tailed Apalis Apalis flavocincta (including viridiceps) from Yellow-breasted Apalis A. flavida.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Huambo Cisticola Cisticola bailunduensis from Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola emini.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Snares Fernbird from New Zealand Fernbird.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Malagasy Plain Martin Riparia cowani from Brown-throated Martin Riparia paludicola. English name under discussion.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Angola (Green-crowned) Greenbul from White-throated Greenbul. English name under discussion.
 

viator

Well-known member
Singapore
Apr 21 Post proposed split of Snow Mountain Tiger Parrot Psittacella lorentzi from Painted Tiger Parrot.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Reddish Myzomela Myzomela erythrina (including lavongai, cantans, vinacea) from Red Myzomela M. cruentata.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Biak (Red-brown) Myzomela Myzomela rubrobrunnea from Dusky Myzomela. English name under discussion.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Long-billed Myzomela Myzomela longirostris Red-collared Myzomela.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Rennell Gerygone Gerygone citrina from Fan-tailed Gerygone.

Apr 21 Post proposed split of Comoros Blue Vanga Cyanolanius comorensis (including bensoni) from Madagascar Blue Vanga Cyanolanius madagascarinus.
 

Mysticete

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United States
anyone know why the proposed species split counts are so high this time around? Seems a pretty huge surge compared to recently.
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
anyone know why the proposed species split counts are so high this time around? Seems a pretty huge surge compared to recently.
I'd have a guess that a lot of this involved looking at skins so with lockdown, maybe some people had more time on their hands to dedicate to it?
 

mb1848

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Working Group Avian Checklists​

News
There have been several meetings of the WGAC and there is good progress on the development of the world birdlist database. A further positive development is that last month the taxonomic team for Birdlife International became participants in WGAC. Paul Donald is their representative and joins both the Executive and Taxonomic Teams of WGAC.
January 2021
Les Christidis
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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