Date: 6/21/19 7:47 am
From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
Subject: [obol] Re: So You Think You have Seen Allen's Hummer in OR?
> There is another simple solution.......they are one species.

With a hybrid zone as extensive as the one Tim describes and no
consistent behavioral barriers for positive assortment. There would
have to be some REALLY COMPELLING DNA evidence to support keeping
them separate.

I looking forward to reading the scholarly articles on this and the
argument from the cheap seats on why Rufous/Allen's should not be lumped
but Western complex flycatchers should...

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
Bald Eagles - a gateway bird
http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3709
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