Date: 3/30/17 8:24 pm
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] Re: BREAKING NEWS
Hi all,

In addition to the differences Wayne mentioned, Eastern Nashville Warblers
supposedly bob their tail a lot less than our Western birds - although I'm
not sure just how good a field mark the absence of tail bobbing would be.
Probably more telling the other way around. :)

Happy split birding!

Hendrik

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 7:34 PM, Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...> wrote:

> Hi -
>
> I think the eastern form is a likely vagrant to Oregon, so it would be
> good for us to brush up on how to tell them apart. According to the Dunn
> and Garrett warbler guide, eastern bird have greener backs, and underparts
> not so bright yellow but more extensive (western have more white around the
> vent). Songs are distinguishable, but we may be likely to get non-singing
> migrants.
>
> Wayne
>
> On 3/30/2017 6:46:37 PM, Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> wrote:
> _
>
> I recall rumblings of the Nashville Warbler split about ten years ago.
> Gabrielson and Jewett had the subspecies "Calaveras Warbler" in Birds of
> Oregon. I believe the Mark Twain short story was titled "The Celebrated
> Jumping Frog of Calavereas County."
> On Mar 30, 2017, at 4:17 PM, Joel Geier wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Thanks Mike for posting the list of proposals. It's fascinating that all
> > of the discussion here on OBOL so far has focused on gulls.
> >
> > I was personally most intrigued by Ralph Browning's proposal to split
> > Nashville Warbler into Calaveras" Warbler and Rusty-capped" Warbler, and
> > his dry comment on the latter, "Although the name does not differentiate
> > it from some other species, the name Nashville is even less useful."
> >
> > For sheer fussiness, it's hard to top the proposal to change Le Conte's
> > Sparrow and Thrasher to LeConte's Sparrow and Thrasher, respectively.
> > This is surely the most momentous proposal to come before the committee
> > since the one that gave us Harris's Sparrow in place of Harris' Sparrow.
> >
> > Anyway this certainly added to the enjoyment of listening to a Nearctic
> > Creeper as it sang at Luckiamute State Natural Area this afternoon.
> >
> > Happy birding,
> > Joel
> >
> > --
> > Joel Geier
> > Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
> >
> >
> >
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