Tag Archives: U.S.A.

Le Conte’s Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei): request for information.

Currently listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018), Le Conte’s Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei) is found only in dry scrubland of south-west U.S.A. and north-west Mexico (north-west Sonora and Baja California) (see Cody 2018). Although currently listed as stable, declines are … Continue reading

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Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys): revise global status?

Currently listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018), Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) breeds from southern Canada through the Great Plains of U.S.A. to east New Mexico, northern Texas and west Oklahoma. It is present year-round in the southern part of … Continue reading

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Henslow’s Sparrow (Passerculus henslowii): revise global status?

Henslow’s Sparrow (Passerculus henslowii) is a migratory New World Sparrow of North America, currently listed as Near Threatened due to suspected moderately rapid declines, although there have been positive trends noted recently (see BirdLife International 2018). During the breeding season … Continue reading

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Harris’s Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula): revise global status?

Currently listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018), Harris’s Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) is a breeding endemic of northern Canada. It is a migratory species, and overwinters in central and southern U.S.A. During the breeding season it occurs at the forest-tundra … Continue reading

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Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido): revise global status?

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) originally was thought to occur in natural prairies from central Alberta (Canada), south through central U.S.A. and into Texas. Now, however, it is no longer found in Canada, and only remains in scattered patches, predominantly in … Continue reading

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Evening Grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertina): revise global status?

Evening Grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertina) is endemic to continental North America. An irruptive species, it breeds in conifer forest in a band across northern U.S.A. and southern Canada, as well as western U.S.A. and into western and southern Mexico. In winter … Continue reading

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Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

BirdLife species factsheet for Newell’s Shearwater: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/newells-shearwater-puffinus-newelli   Follow a taxonomic reassessment, Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli), has been split into Newell’s Shearwater (P. newelli) and Rapa Shearwater (P. myrtae). The newly defined Newell’s Shearwater breeds on Hawaiian Islands, predominantly on … Continue reading

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Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula): revise global status?

Currently listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018), the Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) is found solely in North America, with the vast majority of its range in U.S.A. and Canada. In the south of its range it is resident, but … Continue reading

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Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nutalli): revise global status?

Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nutalli) is endemic to California, U.S.A., west of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Marzluff and Sharpe 2018). It is native to oak savanna, with trees scattered among expanses of pasture or grassland, but it also makes use of … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis): revise global status?

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) is known only to breed on the Hawaiian islands of Hawai`i, Lana`i, Moloka`i, Kaua`i and Maui, and it ranges through the central Pacific. Analysis by Spear et al. (1995) gave a best estimate for the population … Continue reading

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Brown-capped Rosy-finch (Leucosticte australis): revise global status?

Endemic to U.S.A., Brown-capped Rosy Finch (Leucosticte australis) is found only in the Rocky Mountains from southern Wyoming to northern New Mexico (Clement 2018). A high-altitude, tundra breeder, it will conduct some altitudinal movements to avoid severe weather in the … Continue reading

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Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla): revise global status?

Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla) once bred from south Kansas through Oklahoma and Texas (U.S.A.) into Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas (Mexico). Its breeding range has contracted though, and it is now thought to be absent from Kansas, and is only … Continue reading

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Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii): revise global status?

Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii) is a migrant passerine, breeding across central and south-western U.S.A., and through northern Mexico; while it overwinters in southern Baja California (Mexico), along the western coast of Mexico and into Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, and … Continue reading

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Bachman’s Sparrow (Peucaea aestivalis): revise global status?

Bachman’s Sparrow (Peucaea aestivalis) is endemic to U.S.A. occurring on the coastal plains and Piedmont of south U.S.A. The species is generally found in lowland pine woodland, although it may also occur in clear-cut areas with grassy undergrowth and even … Continue reading

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Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus): revise global status?

Currently listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018), Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus) breeds in southern central and eastern Canada, and east-central and eastern U.S.A., wintering in south-east U.S.A., Mexico and into Central America. The species favours open forest and woodland … Continue reading

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus): revise global status?

Currently listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018), Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) breeds in second growth forests of south-east Alaska, western Canada and north-west U.S.A.; in winter it migrates to the Gulf Coast of U.S.A., southern California and throughout Mexico … Continue reading

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Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin): revise global status?

Currently listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018), Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) comprises two subspecies. One is migratory, breeding in coastal western U.S.A. from Oregon to California, and wintering in central Mexico (see Altshuler et al. 2018). The other is … Continue reading

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Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris): revise global status?

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) is a migratory songbird that breeds in southern and eastern U.S.A. and northern Mexico, overwintering from central Mexico south through Central America, as well as in southern Florida (U.S.A.) and parts of the Caribbean (see Brewer … Continue reading

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Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri): request for information.

Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri) is a migratory duck from Russia and Alaska (U.S.A.). It is considered to be made up of three main breeding subpopulations, found around the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Alaska), in Arctic Alaska and along the Arctic coast of … Continue reading

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