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
>


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