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"Notes," from Nebraska Bird Review (December 1983) 51(4).


Copyright 1983, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


CORRECTIONS TO NBR 51:18. On line 8 of page 18 of the March 1983 Bird Review the number of parties for North Platte should be 3, rather than 30. At the bottom of the page, the Olivaceous Cormorant was taken at Sutherland, Lincoln County (Lincoln was left out).

MORE ON THE A.O.U. CHECKLIST. The 6th Edition of the A.O.U. Checklist has been released, and some of the loose ends in the previous report on it (NBR 50:74) can now be tied up. The Crested Tinamou (no Elegant) is listed in Appendix D - introduced species, either not established or not sufficient importance to be included on the hypothetical list (Appendix B). Mexican Duck is included with Mallard because of extensive hybridization. The Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) is listed because it is established in the Hawaiian Islands (which were not included in the 5th but are included in the 6th Edition). The CommonQuail (Cortunix coturnix), which was introduced in Nebraska, apparently has not been successfully introduced anywhere in North America. The Screech-Owl complex is discussed in Marshall (1967, W. Found. Vertebr. Zool. Monogr., no. 1, pp. 1-72). The eastern edge of the Western Screech-Owl's distribution is northern Idaho, western Montana, southeastern Colorado, and extreme western Oklahoma. Gray-headed Junco has been included with Slate-colored, but the book provides distribution data for each of three groups (Slate-colored, White-winged, and Gray-headed). The Rosy Finches have been merged with an Asiatic form, but the North American forms have been treated like the Juncoes: distribution data is given for each of Gray-crowned, Black, and Browncapped Rosy Finch groups.