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Potential New Bird Names and Taxonomy for 2019
Wednesday January 9, 2019   |
Harlan’s Red-tailed Hawk (dark morph) may be split into a separate species – Harlan’s Hawk in 2019.

The great dividers of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) will be at work again in 2019 as they slowly but surely continue to split existing species into two and even three species. The AOS’s North and Middle American Classification Committee – who split, lump and make name changes – will review change proposals for a number of species. The most obvious changes include splitting Harlan’s Hawk from Red-tailed Hawk, dividing White-winged Scoters into three species, and splitting Northern Fulmars into two species – and there’s more.

Nate Swick from the American Birding Association provides an impressive overview of the proposals that the AOS Committee will consider in 2019 athttp://blog.aba.org/2018/12/2019-aos-classification-committee-proposals-part-1.html and you can view a full North and Middle American version of present taxonomy change proposals from the AOS website at http://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2019-A.pdf

 


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