[CT Birds] Redpolls

kfinnan at aol.com kfinnan at aol.com
Mon Apr 13 07:54:59 EDT 2015

This is a very interesting article! In light of trends in which some species are getting lumped as others are split, consideration should be given to "identifiable forms" or similar, non-species criteria for listing.

If the Redpolls are lumped together, I think most of us would agree that it is still worthwhile to pursue a "Hoary" or "frosty form"--or even a darker, say, "Greenland form"--even if it requires considerable travel, while, at the same time, the "common form" only requires a look out your window at a feeder.


Kevin Finnan
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Subject: [CT Birds] Redpolls

This is an interesting article on genetics and Redpoll variants. Particularly
interesting considering the discussion about Redpolls awhile back. Article is
from Cornell Lab of Ornithology and shared on Facebook by Birdseye and Nemesis



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