Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Circus. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Circus cyaneus 5170

Taxonomic Split 24857 (Committed on 08-30-2017)

The eBird/Clements checklist of birds... (Citation)
Added by maxkirsch on August 30, 2017 02:40 PM | Committed by maxkirsch on August 30, 2017
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@maxkirsch thanks for making this change
last night, I committed http://www.inaturalist.org/taxon_changes/24850 which elevated Circus cyaneus hudsonius to Circus hudsonius
Is there a reason why the observations haven't successfully moved from Circus cyaneus (5170) to Circus cyaneus (559064) + Circus hudsonius (558446)? This should happen automatically if atlases were made

Posted by loarie over 6 years ago

I'm not entirely sure. Could it have something to do with a related taxon swap being deleted? (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2318737 for explanation.)

Posted by maxkirsch over 6 years ago

Wait, never mind - now it looks like observations have been swapped (I guess it was just a little delay)

Posted by maxkirsch over 6 years ago

I found a bug with this observation:
The observer's ID was swapped to the new Circus hudsonius, but the community ID still shows up as Circus cyaneus 5170 (with 100% disagreement).

Posted by maxkirsch over 6 years ago

I think there was just a lag in moving the observations over - looks good now

Posted by loarie over 6 years ago
Posted by loarie over 6 years ago

Figured it would be better to put the explanation for the period earlier today when harriers in North America were labeled Hen Harrier here:
After loarie swapped Circus cyaneus hudsonius (236973) into C. hudsonius (558446), kokhuitan committed a taxon swap of C. c. cyaneus (509495) into the old C. cyaneus (5170) and changed its name to Hen Harrier (rather than swapping the subspecies into a new C. cyaneus); I left a comment on that swap explaining that, for future reference, when a species is split, a new taxon should be created for each post-split species on iNat (rather than swapping the old nominate subspecies into the old, broader species), after which someone (presumably kokhuitan) deleted that split (the missing Taxonomic Swap 24855; in my opinion, that was a bad idea, given that it obscures the history of the taxon on iNat - better to have a record of the occurrence of an incorrect taxon change than to have no record at all). I then committed a split of the old C. cyaneus into the new C. cyaneus and C. hudsonius.

Posted by maxkirsch over 6 years ago

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