Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Warbler Guy, were any changes in warbler names recently applied?

Yes, David (in Topeka, KS), the 51st supplement to the AOU Checklist of North American Birds includes changes to warblers names, but mostly due to the creation of new genera.

The new supplement includes the following changes:

• Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera
Formerly Vermivora pinus
• Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
Formerly Vermivora peregrina
• Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
Formerly Vermivora celata
• Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruļ¬capilla
Formerly Vermivora ruficapilla
• Virginia’s Warbler Oreothlypis virginiae
Formerly Vermivora virginiae
• Colima Warbler Oreothlypis crissalis
Formerly Vermivora crissalis
• Lucy’s Warbler Oreothlypis luciae
Formerly Vermivora luciae
• Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
Formerly Seiurus noveboracensis
• Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla
Formerly Seiurus motacilla

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