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    ABA Checklist Committee adds Common Redstart to ABA Checklist

    Earlier this week, the ABA Checklist Committee (CLC) unanimously (8–0) accepted the Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) as a natural vagrant based a record from St. Paul Island, Pribilofs, Alaska, on 8–9 October 2013 (Schuette and Gochfeld in prep.). The hatch-year bird was thought to represent the nominate subspecies. Common Redstart breeds from western Europe and [read more…]

      ABA Checklist Committee Adds Egyptian Goose to ABA Checklist

      Yesterday, the ABA Checklist Committee (CLC) unanimously (8–0) accepted the Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) as an established exotic in southeastern Florida (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties). The CLC vote was in response to a 6–1 vote by members of the Florida Ornithological Society Records Committee (FOSRC) to add Egyptian Goose to the official [read more…]

        ABA Adds Zino’s Petrel, #982

        On 16 September 1995, Brian Patteson photographed a Pterodroma petrel off Hatteras, North Carolina. At the time Pterodroma taxonomy and identification were in their infancy. The identity of the bird remained unresolved for 17 years, until Steve Howell, in his 2012 book Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America, identified the bird as a Zino’s [read more…]

          ABA Adds Nutmeg Mannikin, #981

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          During August of 2013, the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) ratified the Nutmeg Mannikin (Lonchura punctulata) as an established exotic in California. That action, recently reported to the ABA Checklist Committee (CLC) by CBRC Secretary Guy McCaskie, in turn spurred the ABA Checklist Committee to vote. The day [read more…]

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