Birder's World

Tanager by name only.(birding briefs: Checklist changes, window-collision research, Whooping Crane hopes, and recent rarities from coast to coast)(Brief article)


Reflecting recent observations off Newfoundland, in Alaska, and in Panama, and responding to discoveries made by researchers using mtDNA and nuclear data, the American Ornithologists' Union has again revised its Check-list of North American Birds.

It added seven species--Graylag Goose, Brown Hawk-Owl, Sedge Warbler, Yellow-browed Bunting, and three South American birds--bringing the total to 2,055.

It shortened the names Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow to Nelson's Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow. …

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