Re: [CALBIRDS] Red-crowned Parrot Added to California State List
- Thanks for the good news! I just wondered what some of the criteria and
thinking is behind such decisions. The ABA checklist has had Red-crowned
Parrot for some time. Also, there have been other parrot species around for
quite a number of years now.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimball Garrett" <kgarrett@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 11:27 AM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Red-crowned Parrot Added to California State List
> The California Bird Records Committee has officially added
> Red-crowned Parrot to the California state list as an Introduced
> species. On your copies of the state list, insert between the
> PIGEONS AND DOVES and CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNERS & ANIS the following:
> PARROTS (Family Psittacidae)
> Red-crowned Parrot, Amazona viridigenalis -- I
> The CBRC makes no rulings on "countability" of individual
> populations of Red-crowned Parrots within the state, but in
> the interest of addressing this issue I will point out that
> the major populations of the species lie in the San Gabriel
> Valley of Los Angeles County, with smaller but still
> significant populations in urban central Orange Co., the
> northern San Fernando Valley LA, and portions of w. San Diego
> and w. San Bernardino Counties.
> See www.parrotproject.org for more information.
> I know this is a red-letter day for California birders, and I am
> looking into having 31 July declared as a State Holiday. But
> seriously, it does add a species (albeit non-native) to the
> official state list. The CBRC will probably look at additional
> non-native species over the next couple of years.
> -- Kimball Garrett
> Kimball L. Garrett
> Ornithology Collections Manager
> Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
> 900 Exposition Blvd.
> Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
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