Date: 3/30/17 6:46 pm
From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: BREAKING NEWS
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I recall rumblings of the Nashville Warbler split about ten years ago. Gabrielson and Jewett had the subspecies "Calaveras Warbler" in Birds of Oregon. I believe the Mark Twain short story was titled "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavereas County."
On Mar 30, 2017, at 4:17 PM, Joel Geier wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Thanks Mike for posting the list of proposals. It's fascinating that all
> of the discussion here on OBOL so far has focused on gulls.
>
> I was personally most intrigued by Ralph Browning's proposal to split
> Nashville Warbler into Calaveras" Warbler and Rusty-capped" Warbler, and
> his dry comment on the latter, "Although the name does not differentiate
> it from some other species, the name Nashville is even less useful."
>
> For sheer fussiness, it's hard to top the proposal to change Le Conte's
> Sparrow and Thrasher to LeConte's Sparrow and Thrasher, respectively.
> This is surely the most momentous proposal to come before the committee
> since the one that gave us Harris's Sparrow in place of Harris' Sparrow.
>
> Anyway this certainly added to the enjoyment of listening to a Nearctic
> Creeper as it sang at Luckiamute State Natural Area this afternoon.
>
> Happy birding,
> Joel
>
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>
>
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