Date: 7/6/17 10:04 am
From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: AOU: RIP RNDU.................sigh...
On some, it is pretty obvious (see attached photo from near Prineville). I
agree, that bit of trivia was fun to share.

Jacob Mathison
Corvallis, Oregon

On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 9:33 AM, Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...> wrote:

> Hi -
> My just-completed reading of the new Checklist supplement indicates that
> the Committee declined the petition to change this name.
> Wayne
> On 7/6/2017 9:15:52 AM, Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
> In the first edition of his Field Guide to the Birds (1934) Roger Tory
> Peterson states under the Ring-necked Duck heading
> "The name Ring-billed Duck would be more appropriate, as an examination at
> very close range is necessary
> to be aware of the dull chestnut ring that encircles the neck."
> I doubt he was the first to mention this.
> Whenever I pointed out this duck to casual birding friends or
> acquaintances I would always mention this
> bit of avian trivia. I really enjoyed that. But no more. Many decades
> later the AOU has done the deed.
> I'm going to miss the Ring-necked Duck sorely.
> See attached photo. The Oregon Zoo allows RTP's very close examination.
> I imagine hunters also had/have
> the occasion for such an examination.
> Bob OBrien Carver OR

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