North American Birds

VOLUME 69 NO2 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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313 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS V O L U M E 6 9 ( 2 0 1 6 ) • N U M B E R 2 1 • Gray Vireos are known to be rare winter residents in the Big Bend region of Texas, where up to three were found well east of known wintering areas on 4 January 2015 near Del Rio, Val Verde County. Photograph by Willie Sekula. 2 • One of two Cassin's Finches reported in the Prairie Provinces during the winter season, this female frequented a Calgary, Alberta feeder from 13 January 2015 into February (here 7 February). Photograph by Ron Kube. 3 • Common Redpolls are notable rarities in the Tennessee and Kentucky region. This female was present in a yard in Lexington, Kentucky from mid-January to mid-March (here 28 February). Photograph by Mary Yandell. 4 • This Cuban Crow on North Andros 2 January 2015 made the first record for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The species is known from the fossil record here and still occurs in the Bahamas Archipelago at Turks and Caicos. The bird's unusual vocalizations were helpful in identifying it, as were the broad wings and sloping forehead typical of the species. Photograph by Jenny Maldonado. 5 • Winter reports of Red-naped Sapsuckers are on the rise in Northern California. This adult female at Dunlap, Fresno County 20 December was among a total of 31 reported in the winter 2014-2015 season. Photograph by Gary Woods. 6 • For another winter season, Sedgewick Park in Oakville, Halton Region, Ontario provided excellent warblering in early December. The star of the show was this Tennessee Warbler that persisted from 27 November 2014 through 6 (here 1) January 2015. Photograph by Joanne Redwood. 1 5 4 6 3 2

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