Date: 9/22/19 12:17 am From: Tim Janzen <tjanzen...> Subject: [obol] Re: Black-eared Bushtit and OBRC Report
Dear Chuck, The OBRC reviewed this situation and elected not to review Black-eared Bushtits in Oregon. The thinking is that this morph is not currently a candidate for splitting. It appears that the plumbeous subspecies may be black-eared in selected individuals due to the expression of recessive genes. The subspecies that are black-eared in Mexico (dimorphicus/melanotis) are very unlikely to be natural vagrants to Oregon. To see a list of the subspecies that the OBRC is currently accepting reports for see https://oregonbirding.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/reviewlistnov2018.pdf. Sincerely, Tim Janzen Portland
-----Original Message----- From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Charles Gates Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:47 PM To: OBOL Subject: [obol] Black-eared Bushtit and OBRC Report
Jeff Nordstrom actually found the Black-eared Bushtit before Don Sutherland but he did not report it. He also has, I believe, several pictures of the bird in question. He called me and asked if a OBRC report was called for when the bird is an unusual form instead of an unusual species. I told him that I did not know but would ask. I'm asking. Does the OBRC haggle over unusual subspecies, morphs, forms, races or any other variations below the species level? Should he fill out a report?
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