North American Birds

VOLUME 69 NO3 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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4 N O R T H A M E R I C A N B I R D S 516 Pictorial Highlights Pictorial Highlights 1 • This drab Common Chiffchaff, located along the hillside edges near Gam- bell village late on 5 June 2015, represents Alaska's fifth record. All but one of those have come from Gambell. Note the short, all-black bill and tarsi, the presence of gray in the dorsum, and the longish, buff-fronted supercilium. Photograph by James D. Levison. 2 • Ross's Geese are very uncommon in coastal British Columbia and rare inland; this adult was photographed at Ladner, rather late, on 22 May 2015. Photograph by Brian Stech. 3 • In spring 2015, this male Flame-colored Tanager was paired with a fe- male in Ramsey Canyon, Arizona, and the two attempted nesting beginning 9 May. (here) Photograph by M. Schackwitz. 4 • Flooded fields in and around Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Indiana produced several rarities, chief among them this Black-tailed Godwit that thrilled scores of birders between 3 (here 4) and 6 April 2015. Photograph by John C. Kendall. 5 • One of the spring 2015 season's rarest warblers in Illinois was this Black-throated Gray Warbler, documented 26 April at Red Hills State Park. Photograph by Leroy Harrison. 6 • North of historical breeding range, these two Harris's Hawks were in brushlands south of Williamsburg, Sierra County, New Mexico in March (here 23 March) 2015. Photograph by David J. Cleary. 1 4 5 6 2 3

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