Birder's Guide

OCT 2016

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30 Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy | October 2016 Species Changes Morphology Vocalizations Plumage & Bare Parts Ecology and Behavior Level of Hybridization Genetic Divergence References Current Taxomomy Potential New Taxonomy Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca Split Red Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca Sooty Fox Sparrow P. unalaschcensis Slate-colored Fox Sparrow P. schistacea Thick-billed Fox Sparrow P. megarhyncha + √ + √ √ √ 156,192,204,205,206 White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys Split White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys Gambel's Sparrow Z. gambelii Nuttall's Sparrow Z. nuttalli + + + √ * √ 156,191,207 Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Split Slate-colored Junco Junco hyemalis Carolina Junco J. carolinensis Oregon Junco J. oreganus Pink-sided Junco J. mearnsi White-winged Junco J. aikeni Gray-headed Junco J. caniceps Red-backed Junco J. dorsalis √ √ + √ - √ 5,126,156 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Split Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Cooper's Tanager P. cooperi + √ + √ √ 169 Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Eastern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Western Cardinal C. igneus Yucatan Cardinal C. yucatanicus (X) Cozumel Cardinal C. saturates (X) Tres Marias Cardinal C. mariae (X) Long-crested Cardinal C. carneus (X) √ √ √ * √ 177,178 Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Split Eastern Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Western Painted Bunting P. pallidior √ √ * √ 160,184,185 Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Split Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus California Bicolored Blackbird A. californicus Mexican Bicolored Blackbird A. gubernator (X) √ + + √ - √ 45,68 Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna Split Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna Cuban Meadowlark S. hippocrepis (X) Lilian's Meadowlark S. lilianae √ + √ √ √ 11 Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus Split Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus Sinaloa Grackle Q. graysoni + √ + - √ 82,148 Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius Split Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius Ochre or Fuertes's Oriole I. fuertesi (V) √ + √ √ 10,95 Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus Split Sennett's Oriole Icterus cucullatus West Mexico Oriole I. nelsoni √ + * 131 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis Split Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis Aleutian Rosy-Finch L. griseonucha Hepburn's Rosy-Finch L. littoralis + * + * 113 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis Black Rosy-Finch L. atrata Brown-capped Rosy-Finch L. australis Lump American Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis + * + √* * 43 Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator Split Eurasian Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator (V) American Pine Grosbeak P. leucura (Vocal groups in NA may also be distinct taxa) √ √* √ √ 3,44 Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus Split Eastern Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus California Purple Finch H. californicus √ + + √ * √ 117,173 Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra Split Appalachian Crossbill (Type 1) Loxia sp.? Ponderosa Pine Crossbill (Type 2) L. benti? Western Hemlock Crossbill (Type 3) L. minor? Douglas Fir Crossbill (Type 4) Loxia sp.? Lodgepole Pine Crossbill (Type 5) L. benderi? Sierra Madre Crossbill (Type 6 ) L. stricklandi Enigmatic Crossbill (Type 7) Loxia sp.? Newfoundland Crossbill (Type 8) L. pusilla or percna South Hills Crossbill (Type 9) L. sinesciuris Sitka Spruce Crossbill (Type 10) L. sitkensis + Eurasian groups (X - need further study) + + √ * √ 15,16,17,18,65,80, 139,140,198,199,200 Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea Split Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea Greenland Redpoll A. rostrata (V) + * √ √ * 39,102,103,118 Hoary Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni Split Hornemann's Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni Hoary Redpoll A. exilipes + * √ √ * 39,102,103,118 Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea Hoary Redpoll A. hornemanni Lump Holarctic Redpoll Acanthis flammea + * √ √ * 39,102,103,118,119 Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus Split Eastern Evening Grosbeak (Type 3) Coccothraustes vespertinus Pacific NW Evening Grosbeak (Type 1) C. brooksi Sierra Nevada Evening Grosbeak (Type 2) C. californicus Rocky Mtn. Evening Grosbeak (Type 4) C. warreni Mexican Evening Grosbeak (Type 5) C. montanus + * 141,168

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