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And it would have been nice if there was a list of changes from the 1998
checklist.

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Rob Hilton
Bethesda, Md.

At 05:13 PM 7/18/00 -0400, Phil Davis wrote:
>I did the same thing as did Rob ... I immediately checked the date on this
>list.  Guess what ... this appears to be the July 2000 Supplement to the
>7th Edition of the AOU checklist.  I searched for "Oldsquaw" ...
>nothing.  Searched for "Long-tailed Duck" ... bingo !!!
>
>I have a project to work on tonight so I won's be able to do an analysis of
>the new list.
>
>My issue of the Auk has not arrived, yet!
>
>Good detective work, David and Rob!
>
>Phil
>
>
>At 10:41 AM 07/18/2000 -0400, Rob (Robert) Hilton wrote:
>>Here is what the AOU Check-List says for Stripe-headed Tanagers
>>
>>http://pica.wru.umt.edu/AOU/birdlist.html
>>(Last modified: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 3:39:50 PM Local time)
>>
>>The A.O.U. Check-list of North American Birds, Seventh Edition
>>......
>>The A.O.U. Check-list of North American Birds is the official source on the
>>taxonomy of birds found in North and Middle America, including adjacent
>>islands. The volume is hardbound and includes the list of species posted
>>here plus the 829-page check-list proper.
>>......
>>Spindalis zena Western Spindalis.
>>Spindalis nigricephala Jamaican Spindalis.
>>Spindalis dominicensis Hispaniolan Spindalis.
>>Spindalis portoricensis Puerto Rican Spindalis
>>......
>>So, I suspect the forms occurring in the United States are all still
>>classified in one species.  I think that these four forms were not split
>>until the 1998 checklist.  Before they were all considered to belong to one
>>species.
>>
>>Hopefully I'll get to my print version of the checklist tonight.
>>
>>Best
>>
>>Rob Hilton
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>>Bethesda, Md
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