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.
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.