Date: 10/26/18 7:09 pm
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Purple Swamphen now named as Gray-headed Swamphen
In 2015, the Clements checklist (used by eBird) split Purple Swamphen world-wide into 6 species. Of the 6, Gray-headed Swamphen is the main one in Florida (although I think I may have heard mention of other species also being possible). The American Ornithological Society has not recognized this split, and their checklist (used by the ABA and Carolina Bird Club) retains the species as Purple Swamphen.

Kent Fiala

On 10/26/2018 10:00 PM, David McLean (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
> Fri 26 Oct 2018
> All,
>    In reference to my report of a Purple Swamphen, I've learned that the species has been renamed to Gray-headed Swamphen. My Sibley app uses PUSW and that was my in-the-field reference. I have submitted my eBird checklist with a couple of pics of a Gray-headed Swamphen. See: <>
> Regards,
> David McLean
> Charleston, SC
> --
> David C. McLean, Jr.
> DCMcLean AT gmail DOT com

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