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Discussion => General Discussions => Topic started by: Walter Fisher on June 30, 2017, 08:48:28 pm

Title: Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!
Post by: Walter Fisher on June 30, 2017, 08:48:28 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!!!
Title: Re: Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!
Post by: thouc on July 01, 2017, 01:26:21 am
Well, I got an extra tick for a few months...
Title: Re: Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!
Post by: Walter Fisher on July 02, 2017, 08:28:57 am
That bird eluded me like no other, I'm glad to see it gone!!!  :lol:

Good birding,
Walter :)
Title: Re: Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!
Post by: JW Mills on August 18, 2017, 08:52:32 am
Wonderful!
Thanks to the braintrust of the AOU I have  now lost 5 species.
Just once I would like to add a species!
Title: Re: Thayer's Gull Now Classified as a Sub-species!
Post by: MikeN on August 19, 2017, 01:05:29 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.