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Common Snipe added to California state list

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  • Kimball Garrett
    Birders, The California Bird Records Committee has unanimously accepted the recent record of Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), adding a new species to the
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 12, 2012
      Birders,



      The California Bird Records Committee has unanimously accepted the
      recent record of Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), adding a new
      species to the official state list. The California list now stands at
      646 species (636 native). The snipe was obtained by a hunter in the San
      Jacinto Valley, Riverside Co., on 11 Dec 2011; the specimen was
      extensively photo-documented and measured prior to taxidermy, but it
      currently remains in private hands.



      Common Snipe is placed on the main checklist after Wilson's Snipe and
      before American Woodcock. It is annotated with an asterisk and a "P"
      (photographed) [since the specimen is not available in a curated
      collection; the Committee will be further clarifying what it considers
      to be a "specimen", so this annotation might change]. Common Snipe is
      also added to the Review List.



      Kimball



      Kimball L. Garrett

      Ornithology Collections Manager

      Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

      900 Exposition Blvd.

      Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA

      213-763-3368

      kgarrett@...

      http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology





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