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>  Noel, Roy & All,
>
>  I agree with Noel, the species may well have been introduced, but if
> it was, it was a LONG, LONG time ago. When Gundlach found his first
> nest of the species in 1844 the bird was widespread. Barbour first saw
> it in 1915 near Guantannamo, & as of 1943 he declared it to be rare,
> except in Oriente. I didn't see it anywhere on the island in the late
> 1970s or early 80s.
>
>  Wes Biggs
>  Florida Nature Tours, Orlando  407/363-1360
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>  http://www.floridanaturetours.com

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