Date of this Version
"Changes in the A.O.U. Check-List," from Nebraska Bird Review (September 1989) 57(3): 58.
CHANGES IN THE A.O.U. CHECK-LIST
The Thirty-seventh Supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds (Auk, 106:532-538) made these changes in species which may be found in Nebraska:
Common Barn-Owl (Tyto alba) to Barn Owl; Barn-Owl is no longer used for another species, so the hyphen is no longer needed, nor is a modifier.
Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) to Northern Hawk Owl; this species does not belong in the Hawk-Owl group and so the hyphen is removed.
Western Flycatcher (Empidonax diffieilis) is replaced by Pacific-slope Flycatcher (E. diffieilis) and Cordilleran Flycatcher (E. oeeidentalis). The latter would be the one to be found east of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, and SO in Nebraska.
Water Pipit (Anthus soinoletta) to American Pipit (A. rubeseens) to distinguish it from the Old World form.
Brown Towhee (Pipilo fuseus) is repiaced by California Towhee (P. erissalis) and Canyon Towhee (P. fuseus). The latter would be the form found roughly east of the Rockies, and so in Nebraska