Yes it is, and she did!Regarding Andy's comment. Is it possible for a moderator to remove part of a thread to another thread?
I'm thinking all the useful "Xolmiini" stuff could be shifted to the Xolmiini thread, or perhaps both placed in the Tyrannides thread.
Can we make that happen?
Got the lynx book now. They seem pretty certain.
Turns out that Carpospiza isn't actually included in their supermatrix in Appendix 2. But it is treated in their main text as we've discussed. Jon has also just confirmed to me that the reference to Oliveros et al. is in error. He's checking with his co-authors regarding all of this. I'll provide follow up when I hear back from him.
This should be Black-crowned.June 26 Split Small Crow Corvus samarensis (including sierramadrensis) from Slender-billed Crow.
June 26 Accept split of Calabarzon Babbler Sterrhoptilus affinis from Visayan (Black-capped) Babbler Sterrhoptilus nigrocapitatus.
June 26 Accept multiple splits of Rufous Antpitta complex.
nigrocapitatum has been split from capistratum but placed in Trichastoma instead of Pellorneum. Is it the same for capistratoides ?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.
So this follows the recent North American decisions, with the exception of lumping Andean Duck with Ruddy Duck (?)June 29 Move the "blue-hooded" euphonias from Euphonia to Chlorophonia.
June 29 Recognize the genera Padda and Mayrimunia for four species of Estrildid finches formerly attributed to Lonchura.
June 29 Revise linear sequence of Family Regulidae.
June 29 Change genera of Jamaican Owl, Flammulated Flycatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Five-striped Sparrow.
June 29 Split extinct St. Kitts Bullfinch from Puerto Rican Bullfinch.
June 29 Split West Mexican Euphonia from Scrub Euphonia.
June 29 Split Chestnut-capped Warbler from Rufous-capped Warbler.
June 29 Split White-browed Gnatcatcher from Tropical Gnatcatcher.
June 29 Split Bahama Nuthatch from Brown-headed Nuthatch.
June 29 Split Short-billed Gull Larus brachyrhynchus from Common Gull (L. canus) Change English name of L. canus from Mew Gull to Common Gull.
June 27 Revise the generic classification of the family Phalacrocoracidae.
and it also shows they are willing to listen to the community, since that reversal was at least somewhat in response to comments here.It's transparent. The updates don't become "official" until the new version of the checklist is published. It's nice to be able to see the thought processes behind the decisions.
I wonder whether IOC would consider adopting a similar system to SACC where a proposal is formally tabled, and individual committee members respond with their views in public?It's transparent. The updates don't become "official" until the new version of the checklist is published. It's nice to be able to see the thought processes behind the decisions.