Re: Pacific Swallows

Subject: Re: Pacific Swallows
From: (John Penhallurick)
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 1996 10:22:07 +1000
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.


John Penhallurick
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