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.

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

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,


Alison Sheehey
5004 Yokut Ct
Weldon, CA 93283

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