Date: 9/19/19 9:18 pm From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...> Subject: [obol] Re: Black-eared Bushtit and OBRC Report
at least an article and photos in Oregon Birds magazine should be forthcoming, no?
On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:42 PM Tim Janzen <tjanzen...> wrote:
> Dear Hendrik and Chuck, > > The National Geographic field guide says that the black eared forms are in > the subspecies dimorphicus/melanotis. So I do believe that they are > considered a separate subspecies. > > Sincerely, > > Tim Janzen > > > > *From:* <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] *On > Behalf Of *Hendrik Herlyn > *Sent:* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:18 PM > *To:* Chuck Gates > *Cc:* OBOL > *Subject:* [obol] Re: Black-eared Bushtit and OBRC Report > > > > Hi Chuck et al., > > > > in a few cases, especially where a potential future split is involved, the > OBRC does solicit and review reports of subspecies (e.g., "Bewick's" Swan, > "Vega" Herring Gull, "glaucoides" Iceland Gull, "White-winged" and > "Gray-headed" Juncos). At this time, as far as I know the "black-eared" > bushtits are not considered a separate subspecies, but a color morph that > occurs in certain localized populations. Therefore, the OBRC currently does > not review reports of these birds. However, I need to double-check with the > other committee members whether we may be interested in reports of this > rare color morph. I'll get back to you once I have more information. > > > > Regardless of their taxonomic status, these are a very interesting > observations! They certainly should be documented somewhere. > > > > Happy birding > > > > Hendrik >