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18242Re: [CVBirds] Lincoln CBC - one less species

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  • Jozyme
    Jan 4, 2014
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      So are we calling it a hybrid then? I would like to know before uploading area 3 data to eBird.
      John Lace
      Grass Valley
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      Sent: Jan 4, 2014 1:13 PM
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      Subject: [CVBirds] Lincoln CBC - one less species


      Some excellent photos taken by Phil Robertson revealed a few red feathers invading the black border around the throat of our Lincoln CBC Red-naped Sapsucker, indicating some Red-breasted Sapsucker genes in the mix. This is a frequent problem with winter sapsuckers in CA and any putative Red-napes (or Yellow-bellieds) should be carefully examined for signs of hybridization. Steve Shunk has an excellent review (published in Birding) of these issues (http://www.paradisebirding.com/Paradise%20Birding%20PDFs/steve%20shunk%20publications/Shunk%202005%20Sapsucker%20Hybrids.pdf).
      Ed Pandolfino

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