North American Birds

VOLUME 69 No1 2016

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 172 Pictorial Highlights Pictorial Highlights 1 • Utah's frst documented Nelson's Sparrow was discovered 29 September 2014 by Bryant Olsen in a remote section of Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area, Davis County. The surprisingly cooperative sparrow was enjoyed by many birders as it lingered through 1 October (here). Photograph by Terry Sadler. 2 • Casual in Alabama, the recessive hybrid Lawrence's Warbler was a surprise 27 September 2015 at Bayou Sara, Mobile County. Photograph by T. J. Zenzal. 3 • Furnishing Ohio's fourth record, and second in September, this Northern Wheatear foraged amidst the debris at Headland Beach State Nature Preserve, Lake County 9-16 (here 11) September 2014. Photograph by Vic Fazio. 4 • Though the species has been found breeding in recent years at a site just inland in Baldwin County, Alabama, these Inca Doves on the Fort Morgan Peninsula provided a sixth state record beginning 12 October 2014 (here 11 November). Photograph by Janice Neitzel. 5 • Quite a surprise was this adult male Resplendent Quetzal that turned up in an urban super- market parking lot in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on the evening of 6 November 2014. This species is a periodic altitudinal migrant to some degree, perhaps in response to the fuctuating seasonal availability of its favored fruits at higher elevations. Photograph by Gilberto Flores-Walter. 6 • Louisiana's second Ringed Kingfsher was photographed 30 October 2014 (here) at Lake Martin, St. Martin Parish, but the bird was not reported until it was independently found by a birder several months later. Photograph by Barry Broussard. 7 • Not far from a Crested Caracara, this Couch's/Tropical Kingbird was a one-day wonder along Blackwater Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 27 November 2014. Photograph by Keith Roberts. 8 • In the Florida Keys, this Northern Wheatear was found at Long Key State Park 24 October 2014 by Jennifer Burris. Photograph by anonymous park ranger. 9 • This Bahama Swallow was one of three found at Curry Hammock State Park on 26 October 2014 during the Florida Keys Hawkwatch. Photograph by Kerry Ross. 1 2 3 4 5 9 8 7 6

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