You are correct. Hirundo daurica and Hirundo striolata(Striated Swallow)
have been split.
To birding-aus in general:
Just following up my posting yesterday. Recent trips to Madagascar have
been turning up a so far undescribed species of Warbler at Ranomafana,
specifically near the entrance to the Vohiparara trails. It is variously
known in English as Plateau Warbler or Cryptic Warbler. But there is no
information on its Latin genus. It lookled to me like a Phylloscopus, but
in Madagascar, it could be anything.
I also heard that a description will soon be published of the new Woodcock
that is being found at Mt Kitanglad on north Mindanao. Evidently it will be
called Philippine Woodcock, Scolopax mindanaoensis.
I am off on business to Florida next week.Not really any lifers I could get
in the Miami area, some vagrants apart, but I will take the opportunity to
fly down to the Yucatan Peninsula, including Cozumel Island, and also to
spend four or five days at Tikal in Guatemala. I'll report when I get back.
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