Birder's Guide

NOV 2013

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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What the Heck is a Tanager? Western Spindalis was formerly known as "Stripe-headed Tanager", but it, also, seems not to be a true tanager. That leaves just White-collared Seedeater (pictured at the beginning of this article) as likely the only ABA Area species which will wind up in the tanager family! Photo © Michael L. P. Retter. RefeRences American Ornithologists' Union. 2009. Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds. Auk 130:558-571. Fiftieth supplement to the American Or- Barker, F.K., K.J. Burns, J. Klicka, S.M. Lan- nithologists' Union Check-list of North yon, and I.J. Lovette. 2013. Going to Ex- American Birds. Auk 126:705−714. tremes: Contrasting Rates of Diversifca- American Ornithologists' Union. 2010. Fifty-frst supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds. Auk 127:726−744. tion in a Recent Radiation of New World Passerine Birds. Systematic Biology 62:298-320. Hall, K.S.K. 2005. Do nine-primaried passer- American Ornithologists' Union. 2012. ines have nine or ten primary feathers? Fifty-third supplement to the American The evolution of a concept. Journal of Or- Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds. Auk 129:573−588. nithology 146:121–126. Klicka, J., K. Burns, and G. M. Spellman. American Ornithologists' Union. 2013. Fif- 22 2007. Defning a monophyletic Cardin- ty-fourth supplement to the American alini: A molecular perspective. Molecular Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy | November 2013

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