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Markus Lagerqvist

Well-known member
Sweden
Nov 7 Post proposed lump of Barlow's Lark with Dune Lark.

Nov 6 Post proposed lump of Foxy Lark with Fawn-colored Lark.

Nov 6 Post proposed lump of Agulhas Long-billed Lark with Cape Long-billed Lark.
 
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Jacana

Will Jones
Spain
Nov 7 Post proposed lump of Singing Bush Lark with Horsfield's Bush Lark.

Nov 7 Post proposed split of Sharpe's Lark from Rufous-naped Lark.

Alaudidae is taking quite a hammering!
 

Jim LeNomenclatoriste

Taxonomy and zoological nomenclature
France
Restore Ruaha Chat Myrmecocichla collaris as a subspecies of Arnot's Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti (del Hoyo & Collar 2016; HBW/BirdLife). Change scientific name to leucolaema Fischer & Reichenow, 1880 which has priority.
Can someone explain to me the case of the name leucolaema?
 

Markus Lagerqvist

Well-known member
Sweden
Mine too! More Lumps than splits for me for sure 🥴. Think the next update is the one that will put me back below 50%. And since I've given up travelling, it looks like I'm there to stay 😭
For sure, quite a few lumps, but you guys must still be unlucky - about four times more splits than lumps in this update so far!
Up until now I've lost 4 and gained 15.
 
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Mysticete

Well-known member
United States
If you have birded a lot in the neotropics, you are more likely it seems to gain a bird than lose one, as a pretty big chunk of the splits are amongst flycatchers.

Should be fun to see what happens when they tackle Furnariidae...
 

pbjosh

missing the neotropics
Switzerland
If you have birded a lot in the neotropics, you are more likely it seems to gain a bird than lose one, as a pretty big chunk of the splits are amongst flycatchers.

Should be fun to see what happens when they tackle Furnariidae...

Lots of Hummingbirds too. Indeed, furnarids will be interesting :)
 

opisska

rabid twitcher
Czech Republic
furnarids ... interesting

Don't see those two words on one line too often :)
Along with the flycatchers, furnarids are the second group that suffers from the "this-colored that-part bird" name faith so that would be a challenge to follow as well ... As if it weren't difficult already, considering how similar some of their subgroups are.
 

MJB

Well-known member
Nov 7 Reassign five species in Muscicapidae from Cyornis to Eumyias.

From Cyornis hyacinthinus, Cyornis hoevelli, Cyornis sanfordi, Cyornis oscillans, Cyornis stresemanni

(Timor Blue Flycatcher, Blue-fronted Blue Flycatcher, Matinan Blue Flycatcher, Flores Jungle Flycatcher, Sumba Jungle Flycatcher)

To Eumyias hyacinthinus, Eumyias hoevelli, Eumyias sanfordi, Eumyias oscillans, Eumyias stresemanni
MJB
 

Mysticete

Well-known member
United States
I've managed to avoid any lumps, but I've also managed to miss out on getting any armchair ticks too unfortunately.
I've gotten a fair few name changes, but I haven't birded widely enough to benefit from the splits, since I have only seen 1 of each of the complexes
 

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