Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Picidae. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Picoides 17637

Taxon split aaaaaa 48px Taxonomic Split 42539 (Committed on 2018-12-18)

Most species formerly in Picoides are now in Dryobates (along with a couple former Dendrocopos and all former Veniliornis); only the three-toed woodpeckers remain in Picoides.


The eBird/Clements checklist of birds... (Citation)
maxkirsch on 2018-11-06 | loarie on 2018-12-18
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OK I atlased Picoides (sensu stricto) - essentially US Canada and Eurasia. I didn't atlas Dryobates because doing so won't really help with IDs. I also moved the Picoides species from Picoides (sensu lato) to Picoides (sensu stricto) - now committing.

Posted by loarie 2 months ago (Flag)

Very interesting - I didn't know that had happened. Do you have a reference as to why this split was made? Just for my own understanding. I find vertebrate taxonomy often hard to penetrate.

Posted by mamestraconfigurata about 1 month ago (Flag)

I saw that there was a reference in the original post, and oddly Cornell has not updated it's records.

Posted by mamestraconfigurata about 1 month ago (Flag)

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