[OB] Happy Chinese Spring Festival

To: John Penhallurick <>,
Subject: [OB] Happy Chinese Spring Festival
From: yzuoping <>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:06:37 +0800 (CST)
Dear OBers,
Today is the last day of 2009 in Chinese calendar and tomarrow is a new day, 
the beginning of new year. This is Chinese Spring Festival. Herein I wish every 
one have a lively life like a tiger, as strong as a tiger, as fast as a tiger.

Welcome to China.

Best birding,

Robin Yuan/Beijing
Beijing Balance Ecotech Development Center

袁佐平 Robin Yuan

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Subject: [OB] Nightjars
Dear Friends,

I have just finished updatng the genera of Nightjars on my website, in

accordance with the paper by Kin-Lan Han,Robbins & Braun,2010,Molecular

Phylogenetics and  Evolution,doi 10.101016/j.ympev.2010.01.023

I haven't updated the nightjars fully.  I wanted to finish Columbidae then

I'dd update the nightjars next.

To see the revised analysis you can either click on Caprimulgidae in the

Family List, or you need to search on the following generic names:

Caprimulgus, Chordeiles, Hydropsalis, Nyctiprogne, Lurocalis, Antrostomus,

Phalaenoptilus, Siphonorhis, Gactornis, Nyctiphrynus,Lyncornis,


If you look at earlier accounts such as Ridgway,1916 or Cory, 1918, you will

find almost all these genera were being used.  So it looks as if the lumping

most of them into Caprimulgus, and Lyncornis into Eurostopodus were yet

another set of unexplained and unjustified Peters lumps.

Enjoy, it's free.

Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615



Phone: Home (612) 62585428


Please visit my website:

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