Date: 10/10/17 1:42 pm From: Tom Crabtree <tc...> Subject: [obol] Re: Woodhouse's Jay
What is interesting to me about the specimens is that we are told that two fieldmarks for Woodhouse's are the lack of a "necklace" on the upper breast and blue undertail coverts. Yet all four of these birds show those features and they are supposed to be different species. Am I missing something?
Tom Crabtree, Bend
-----Original Message----- From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Lars Per Norgren Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:54 AM To: OBOL Birders Online Subject: [obol] Woodhouse's Jay
Thanks Alan, that worked. No doubt the two Andrews birds look very different. But the specimens for comparison are from Monterey CA. It would be nice to have some from Adel or Burns. I suspect that even if the species once occurred on Steens Mtn, the robust expansion of the coastal species will preclude it in the future. What's the official name now? "California Scrub-jay"?"Western" sounds too generic.lpn POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>