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 <jacobmathison1...> jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography
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 > > >