Date: 9/17/19 7:47 am
From: Ali Sheehey <natureali...> [kerncobirding] <kerncobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [kerncobirding] Bird taxonomy changes and updates to NatureAli
Good morning birders, after a long drought I have finally updated all of the current pages on Natureali including the taxonomy changes by AOS pertinent to Kern County.
http://www.natureali.org/AOS_changes.htm

These are the 2019 changes.
AOS 60th Supplement, 2019. These are the following changes pertinent to Kern County only. Changes in this supplement include the following: Reshuffling of the list order as follows with movement of some taxa within groups but mostly just major reordering of the family groups:

New Latin name for White-winged Scoter due to split with European races.

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)

Ground-Doves no longer hyphenated

Common Ground-Dove = Common Ground Dove
Ruddy Ground-Dove = Ruddy Ground Dove

Changes to scientific names and the sequence of species on the checklist.

Split of Oreothypis
The warbler genus Oreothlypis has been split. As a result, no species observed in Kern County remain within it. The new Kern County genus is Leiothlypis.

Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina = Leiothlypis peregrina)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata = Leiothlypis celata)
Lucy’s Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae = Leiothlypis luciae)
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla = Leiothlypis ruficapilla)
Virginia’s Warbler (Oreothlypis Virginia = Leiothlypis virginiae)

New cuckoo sequence

Crotophaga (anis)
Geococcyx (roadrunners)
Coccyzus (Yellow-billed Cuckoo, etc.)

New Charadrius plover sequence

Killdeer
Semipalmated Plover
Mountain Plover
Snowy Plover

New swallow sequence

Bank Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow

New New World sparrows (Passerellidae) sequence

Cassin’s Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Sagebrush Sparrow
Bell’s Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
LeConte’s Sparrow
Nelson’s Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee


Yours in nature,

Ali

Alison Sheehey
5004 Yokut Ct
Weldon, CA 93283

760-417-0268
 
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