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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 46, No. 4
November 2015
Western Field Ornithologists

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Comparison of Vocalizations of Four U.S. Subspecies of the White-breasted Nuthatch
Edward R. Pandolfino and Nathan D. Pieplow

Indications That the Common Redpoll is Double Brooded in Alaska
Brandi Ringgenberg and Kevin Winker

Ninth Report of the Washington Bird Records Committee (2008–2010)
Ryan J. Merrill and Matt Bartels


Nest-Site Selection of the Black-chinned Hummingbird in Southeast Arizona
Harold F. Greeney, Chris E. Hamilton, Evelyng K. Astudillo-Sánchez, Susan M. Wethington, Eric R. Hough, Christina M. Ripplinger, and Krista K. Schmidt

Colorado’s First Accepted Record of the Cave Swallow
Steven G. Mlodinow and Tony Leukering

Two Thrush Species Feed the Same Nestlings
Larry Siemens

New Montezuma Quail Records from Chihuahua, Mexico
Israel Moreno-Contreras, Ana Gatica-Colima, and Diana Venegas

Eccentric Preformative Molt in the Spotted Towhee
Stephen M. Fettig and Charles D. Hathcock

Book Reviews
Jeffrey S. Marks and Justyn Stahl

Thanks to Western Birds’ Reviewers and Associate Editors

Featured Photo: Hybridization between the Dusky Grouse and Sharp-tailed Grouse
Ryan P. O’Donnell

Daniel D. Gibson

Front cover photo by © Larry Siemens of Redding, California: nestlings of Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) at Leoni Meadows, El Dorado Co., California, 2 July 2015—nestlings fed by an American Robin (Turdus migratorius) as well as their own parents.

Back cover: “Featured Photos” by © Ryan P. O’Donnell of Flagstaff, Arizona: (center) hybrid Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) × Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) at Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area, Cache Co., Utah, 7 April 2013, and © Paul Higgins of Roy, Utah: (top) Dusky Grouse in Weber Co., Utah, 10 March 2012, and (bottom) Sharp-tailed Grouse in Box Elder Co., Utah, 31 March 2012.