Harris Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula

Original description: Fringilla querula Nuttall 1840 eBird range map Taxonomic history at Avibase Taxonomic history in AOU/AOS Check-list AOU 1 (1886): Harris’s Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula AOU 2 (1895): Harris’s Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula AOU 3 (1910): Harris’s Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula AOU 4 (1931): Harris’s Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula AOU 5 (1957): Harris’s Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula AOU 6 (1983): Harris’s Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula AOU 7 (1998): Harris’s Sparrow, Zonotrichia …

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Harris of Moorestown

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Edward Harris. Harris was a wealthy gentleman-farmer from New Jersey, and it was his moral and financial support that in significant part enabled John James Audubon to publish the Birds of America. But Harris was more than just a generous patron and influential advocate; he accompanied Audubon …

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Sixtieth Supplement to the AOS’s Check-list

Atlapetes tibialis, Yellow-thighed Brush Finch This is the first time in several years that I haven’t prepared a précis of the July Supplement to the Check-list — which doesn’t mean that I don’t have a few observations on some of the decisions reached there. For whatever that’s worth. Anser brachyrhynchus, Pink-footed Goose It’s a big supplement this time, …

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Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows: Bibliography

Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America Aguirre-Muñoz, A., et al. 2011. “Island Restoration in Mexico: Ecological Outcomes After Systematic Eradications of Invasive Mammals.” Pp. 250-258 in: Veitch, C., et al., eds. Island Invasives: Eradication and Management. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. Aiken, C. 1873. “A New Species of Sparrow.” American Naturalist 7: 236-237. Alderfer, J., ed. 2009. National Geographic …

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White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis

Original description: Fringilla albicollis Gmelin 1789 eBird range map Taxonomic history at Avibase Taxonomic history in AOU/AOS Check-list AOU 1 (1886): White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis AOU 2 (1895): White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis AOU 3 (1910): White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis AOU 4 (1931): White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis AOU 5 (1957): White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis AOU 6 (1983): White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis AOU 7 (1998): White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis George Edwards, as was his custom, did not assign …

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