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Bahama Warbler (Setophaga flavescens): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bahama Warbler Bahama Warbler (Setophaga flavenscens) is known from Abaco (Great Abaco and Little Abaco) and Grand Bahama islands in the northern Bahamas. It occurs exclusively in mature stands of Caribbean Pine Pinus caribaea (McKay et … Continue reading

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Archived 2011-2012 topics: Bahama Warbler (Dendroica flavescens): newly split and Near Threatened?

Bahama Warbler Dendroica flavescens has been split from Yellow-throated Warbler D. dominica following an assessment of its taxonomic status, including analyses of the morphology, vocalisations and genetics of D.(dominica) flavescens and continental D. dominica (McKay et al. 2010) and a subsequent decision by the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU 2011). Based on current information the species would probably qualify as Near Threatened on the basis that it appears to nearly meet the thresholds for Vulnerable under criteria B1a+b(iii), and probably also criterion C2a(i). However, further information is requested. Continue reading

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