RE: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-02 Thread Larry Trachtenberg
u; Nyc ebirds <ebirds...@yahoogroups.com> Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was? Thanks Donna Didn't realize the on line checklist had rolling updates prior to publication of the supplement. I see Northern Harrier has been split from Hen and Nort

Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-01 Thread Paul R Sweet
Thanks Donna Didn't realize the on line checklist had rolling updates prior to publication of the supplement. I see Northern Harrier has been split from Hen and Northern Shrike from Great Grey. Paul Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park

Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-01 Thread Donna Schulman
Paul, So far, the Supplement has not been published, but the checklist reflects decisions: http://checklist.aou.org/taxa/ As Brendan Fogarty pointed out on Facebook, Thayer's Gull is gone, Red Crossbill and Magnificent Hummingbird have been split, and there are some taxonomic changes. I think

Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-01 Thread Paul R Sweet
Hi Andrew I've seen the proposals http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html But your post indicates the votes have been cast. Is this posted? Curious about decision on other splits - Yellow-rump, Willet, Harrier, Junco etc. Cheers, Paul Paul Sweet | Department of

[nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-01 Thread Andrew Baksh
By now some of you have already heard that the AOU has taken the decision to invalidate Thayer's Gull. A bit of background: Considered a subspecies of the Herring Gull by the AOU until 1973. Thayer's Gull, received full species status based largely on the research of A.H. Macpherson and Neil