IOC proposed split of Hudsonian Whimbrel

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IOC proposed split of Hudsonian Whimbrel

Postby Michael Szabo » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:35 pm

The International Ornithological Congress (IOC) is proposing to accept Hudsonian Whimbrel as a separate species from Whimbrel. Here is the link to the relevant IOC web page:

The proposed split is reportedly based on a paper published by Pavel Tomkovich and others in 'Nature Briefing' in December 2019 entitled "Population genomics of two congeneric Palaearctic shorebirds reveals differential impacts of Quaternary climate oscillations across habitats types"
Link to paper: ... 7Y_PmrCQ1I

Link to photo of Hudsonian Whimbrel (Playa del Rey, California, 7 May 2019): ... e=5EA1F9EE
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Re: IOC proposed split of Hudsonian Whimbrel

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:05 am

about time!!

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