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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2014. The proposal voted down this year didn't address some members' concerns about how many species there should be. The CLC may also consider changing the name of Nutmeg Mannikin to Scaly-breasted Munia, the English name used for this species across most of the world. ••• To join discussion of the Check-list changes, and to read about even more changes that affect Middle America, visit . The author thanks Jon Dunn, Oscar Johnson, Peter Pyle, Debi Shearwater, and Andrew Spencer for help with this article. Range maps in this article were adapted from those which appear in the most recent edition of the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, which is a wonderful and highly-recommended source for subspecies maps. This White-breasted Nuthatch, photographed in New Jersey, is of the pale-backed and short-billed eastern population. Photo © Brett Klaproth. Hawai'i Creeper is now in the genus Loxops. Photo © Christopher Taylor. November 2013 | Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy 57

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