26th International Ornithological Congress, Tokyo, Japan, August 18-24, 2014.


IOU meetings, Tokyo, 2014


Three New Research Coordination Committees

IOU launched the first three ad hoc Research Coordination Committees

  • RCC on Avian Nomenclature

The former IOC Standing Committee for Avian Nomenclature was transferred into the new RCC on Avian Nomenclature.

Contact: Dr. Richard Schodde : e-mail: rschodde@grapevine.com.au

  • RCC on Bird Marking

The former IOC Standing Committee on Bird Ringing was re-launched as RCC on Bird Marking.

Contacts: Dr. Fernando Spina: e-mail: fernando.spina@isprambiente.it
Dr. Charles Francis: e-mail: Charles.Francis@ec.gc.ca

  • RCC on Parrots

Following a RTD at the last IOC in Campos do Jordão, Brazil, the RCC on Parrots is launched.

Contact: Juan F. Masello: e-mail: Juan.F.Masello@bio.uni-giessen.de

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