Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Warbler Guy, what are the latest AOU species split proposals? Are Yellow-Rumped Warbler subspecies going to change in number?

(UPDATE: The article below is outdated, given recent name classification changes. Thus, see the 3/7/11 article here at this blog for an update in relation to the Yellow-rumped Warbler split into various subspecies.)

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There's an excellent article to read All About It, Robert Z., if you go to:

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:Yd49IBdFo0AJ:www.aou.org/committees/nacc/proposals/2010-A.pdf+N%26MA+Classification+Committee:+Proposals+2010-A&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESiQx0NrFLMAaHiuZO1xsoZJA8jVBbR9tkyZKsf3lY-yVguig9hgn3k_daL3GJS9zXh3_1qyLAG0-6_SQnW5MOMeXOMZtpmoFJfMkJK0I5u4bXrRTAYKGi2mufhKbIpxQ4zMp6W7&sig=AHIEtbT4UG6CTa2FPSpfq8mjDUi9WRv26A

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That's a huge Web site address to copy and paste, I know.....but it's worthwhile reading.

You'll learn the potential options for classifying Yellow-Rumped Warbler that the American Ornithological Union (AOU) committee is debating.

Meanwhile, where I live in the Bay Area (CA), it's common to see two subspecies in many habitats during the non-breeding season:

1. Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata coronata)
2. Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)

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