Date: 7/10/19 12:24 pm
From: Joe Roller <jroller9...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] White-winged Scoter split
From what I hear, ONLY *Melanitta deglandi*
is found in ABA area (America and Canada), and that is why eBird
assigned it to that name, the North America "flavor" of that scoter.

I'm sure we'll hear if others have a better handle on this.

Joe Roller, Denver


On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 12:03 PM Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> wrote:

> So I know I saw a White-winged Scoter at Prospect Lake and/or Big
> Johnson Reservoir in Colorado Springs in winter but I wouldn't know how to
> begin to tell what it is now. I doubt I have the photos that might be
> needed - I wonder if anyone has gone through past photos or other
> evidence etc. and found compelling evidence of Velvet or Stejneger's in
> their Colorado list yet??? Would that be something the CBRC would review
> if that were the case? Ebird is calling the ones I've reported before as
> Melanitta deglandi.
>
> Diana Beatty
> El Paso County
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