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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V O L U M E 6 9 ( 2 0 1 6 ) • N U M B E R S 3 / 4 517 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • This Garganey lingered 7-9 (here 7) May 2015 at St. John's, providing Newfoundland and Labrador with its fifth record of the species. Photo- graph by Bruce Mactavish. 2 • Murphy's Petrels are rarely reported in the Hawaiian Islands. This bird was observed vocalizing on the ground at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge on 14 August 2014 (here), and possibly the same bird was observed 15 September–6 Octocter 2015. This is the first record of the species for Midway Island. Photograph by Robby Kohley. 3 • The northernmost ever recorded, this Piratic Flycatcher was stuided by numerous observers in Scott County, Kansas 8-10 (here 9) May 2015. Photograph by Scott Peterson. 4 • This female Tropical Kingbird returned for its third summer to Sarasota, the only known breeding location for the species in Florida. The bird mated successfully with a Gray Kingbird 20 April through 31 (here 20) July 2015. Photograph by Stu Wilson. 5 • Loudly proclaiming its presence, this Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush found in Nutria Canyon of the Zuni Mountains, McKinley County 18 July 2015 provided New Mexico's first record and the fourth confirmed United States record. Photograph by Nicholas D. Pederson. 6 • This male Canada Warbler, most unusual as a spring vagrant anywhere in California, was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego County on 4 June 2015. Photograph by Catherine Zinsky. 1 3 4 5 6 2

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