Tag Archives: United States

Archived 2020 topic: Gunnison Grouse (Centrocercus minimus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Gunnison Grouse Gunnison Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) is endemic to sagebrush habitats in western USA. Its historical range presumably included large areas in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Kansas (Fjeldså and Kirwan 2020), but following intense … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

BirdLife species factsheet for Vaux’s Swift Following a taxonomic reassessment, Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi) has been split into Vaux’s Swift (C. vauxi) and Andre’s Swift (C. andrei) (see Chesser et al. 2018). The newly-split Vaux’s Swift is a partial migrant … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Bristle-thighed Curlew Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis) is a shorebird breeding in the tundra of Alaska. In late summer, it migrates south to Oceania, where it winters mainly on Micronesian and Polynesian islands. The population is estimated … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Wood Thrush Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) is a widespread breeding visitor to the eastern USA and south-eastern Canada, wintering in Central America from southern Mexico to Panama. It breeds in the interior and along the edges … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Iiwi (Drepanis coccinea): Revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for the Iiwi. The Iiwi is a species of Hawaiian honeycreeper, endemic to the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific. It is a forest dependent species and inhabits a variety of native, disturbed and un-natural habitat (BirdLife International, … Continue reading

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