Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: [LACoBirds] White Wagtail California Records
Although I ultimately do NOT know, I conclude the
following based on my reading and understanding
of the last sentence in Bernardo's recent email.
I believe Bernardo is seeking the answer to the following question.
Of the 27 accepted California White Wagtail
records, how many were of the subspecies ocularis
and how many of the black-backed subspecies lugens?
Regardless, Continued Happy & Productive Birding!
Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
At 10:13 PM 12/8/2012, Bernardo Alps wrote:
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>A query of the CBRC database brings up 12
>records for White Wagtail,
>and nine records for Black-backed Wagtail,
>. Since the update to Rare Birds of California
>doesn't mention Black-backed Wagtail, we can
>assume that it lumps both species under White
>Wagtail. There is a disclaimer that "certain
>pre-1997 records may be missing," from the CBRC
>database. In this case almost a quarter of the records are missing.
>Does anyone know the actual number of White
>Wagtail records? From the data available we can
>surmise that it is at least 12 and as high as 18.
>From: Joseph Morlan
>Sent: Dec 8, 2012 9:19 PM
>To: Joel Weintraub
>Cc: Bernardo Alps , LACoBirds , Calbirds , Birdchat
>Subject: [CALBIRDS] Re: [LACoBirds] White Wagtail California Records
>On Sat, 8 Dec 2012 19:55:44 -0800, "Joel
> >"Rare Birds of California" book by Hamilton, Patten and
> >Erickson of the Bird Records Committee shows 26 accepted records as of the
> >copyright of the book of 2007. Included within those records are sightings
> >of Black-backed Wagtails that are now considered to be part of the White
> >Wagtail species.
>The online update to the CBRC book indicates there are 27 accepted
>Two photos by Kerry Ross are available on the WFO web site...
>Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
>"It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt
>P.O. Box 1667
>San Pedro, CA 90733