Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!

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Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!

Postby Walter Fisher » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:48 pm

Hi everyone,

I was just reading on OntBirds in a post from Ron Pittaway that the Thayer's Gull is now classified as a sub-species of the Iceland Gull as per the newly updated checklist from the American Ornithological Union. This move has been debated by the experts for eons and probably comes as no surprise to many of you. To all those birders who are 'listers' like myself, please remove one 'tick'. :(

Good birding,
Walter :)

Enjoy the long weekend!!!
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Re: Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!

Postby thouc » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:26 am

Well, I got an extra tick for a few months...
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Re: Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!

Postby Walter Fisher » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:28 am

That bird eluded me like no other, I'm glad to see it gone!!! :lol:

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Re: Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!

Postby JW Mills » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:52 am

Wonderful!
Thanks to the braintrust of the AOU I have now lost 5 species.
Just once I would like to add a species!
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Re: Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!

Postby MikeN » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:05 pm

I was happy to add a bird to my lifelist last evening only to find that the number stayed the same. My Thayer's had come off the list.
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