Date: 10/27/18 1:20 pm From: Steve Compton <scompton1251...> Subject: Re: Purple Swamphen now named as Gray-headed Swamphen
Kent, Thanks! In preparing for our trip to Southern Florida last year I had a tough time figuring out what to call this species. We easily found one in a Kendall shopping center in sight of I-95. Of course, Richard Hayes and I were guided by local expert Larry Manfredi. What a weird report! What is this species, that I assumed to be sedentary, doing in SC? I guess it might stay around for a while, like the recent Kiskadee or more distant Snail Kite. Steve ComptonGreenville, SC
Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE DroidOn 26 Oct 2018 10:08 pm, Kent Fiala <carolinabirds...> wrote:
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.
On 10/26/2018 10:00 PM, David McLean (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
Fri 26 Oct 2018 All, Â Â 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:Â https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49481275 Regards, David McLeanCharleston, SC