North American Birds

VOLUME 68 NO2 2015

A Quarterly Journal of Ornithological Record Published by the American Birding Association. The mission of the journal is to provide a complete overview of the changing panorama of our continent’s birdlife.

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N O R T H A M E R I C A N B I R D S 294 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • A male Eurasian Wigeon x American Wigeon hybrid seen 9 February 2014 at Lake Yojoa, Honduras was extraordinary on several counts. Because waterfowl diversity in Central America is low, any hybrid is unusual; American Wigeon is uncommon to rare in most of Central Ameria; and Eurasian Wigeon has never been reliably reported south of northern Mexico. Photograph by John van Dort. 2 • This male Blue-winged Teal x Cinnamon Teal hybrid was photographed 9 February 2014 at Lake Yojoa, Honduras (the same site/date as the hybrid wigeon, at left). While Blue-winged Teal is a locally abundant winter visitor in Central America, Cinnamon Teal is quite rare and has yet to be reported at Lake Yojoa, a popular birding locality in Honduras. Photograph by John van Dort. 3 • This Waved Albatross found by a fsherman 24 kilometers south of Cabo Blanco in Costa Rica 9 January 2014 provided the frst photographically documented record for North America. The photograph appeared on the Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica Facebook page, from which it was immediately identifed. The only other report from North American waters was of a bird seen and briefy described from Cocos Island on 7 May 1993. Photograph by Keiner Berrocal. 4 • Seldom reported in Central America, this Brewster's Warbler was one of two present at Las Brisas in Limón Province, Costa Rica on 20 February 2014. Photograph by Ernesto Carman. 5 • At Highspire Reservoir, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, this MacGillivray's Warbler discov- ered in fall 2013 survived until at least 9 December (here). Photograph by Tom Johnson. 6 • A species seldom reported in Belize, this injured Spotted Rail was found by a child at Benque Viejo on the Guatemalan border on 29 January 2014 and was taken to Belize Bird Rescue, where it did not survive. Photograph by Jonathan Urbina. 1 3 5 6 2 4

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