Date: 9/19/19 9:24 pm
From: Sarah Sloane <sloane...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Black-eared Bushtit and OBRC Report
Good idea!


> On Sep 20, 2019, at 12:17 AM, Harry Fuller <atowhee...> wrote:
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> at least an article and photos in Oregon Birds magazine should be forthcoming, no?
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> On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:42 PM Tim Janzen <tjanzen...> <mailto:<tjanzen...>> wrote:
> Dear Hendrik and Chuck,
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> 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.
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> Sincerely,
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> Tim Janzen
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> From: <obol-bounce...> <mailto:<obol-bounce...> [mailto:<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
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> Hi Chuck et al.,
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> 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.
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> Regardless of their taxonomic status, these are a very interesting observations! They certainly should be documented somewhere.
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> Happy birding
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> Hendrik
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> --
> Harry Fuller
> author of: San Francisco's Natural History: Sand Dunes to Streetcars:
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