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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 47, No. 4
November 2016
Western Field Ornithologists

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Fonseca Mangrove Rail: A New Subspecies from Honduras
James M. Maley, John E. McCormack, Whitney L. E. Tsai, Emiko M. Schwab, John van Dort, Roselvy C. Juárez, and Matthew D. Carling

Nevada Bird Records Committee Report for 2015
Jeanne Tinsman and Martin Meyers

The 40th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2014 Records
Daniel S. Singer, Jon L. Dunn, Lauren B. Harter, and Guy McCaskie

The Pin-tailed Whydah as a Brood Parasite of the Scaly-breasted Munia in Southern California
John F. Garrett and Kimball L. Garrett

Book Review
Lauren B. Harter

Thanks to Western Birds’ Reviewers and Associate Editors

Featured Photo: Common Black Hawk × Red-shouldered Hawk
in California
Lisa Hug

Daniel D. Gibson

Front cover photo by © Tom Grey of Stanford, California: Salvin’s Albatross (Thalassarche salvini) off San Mateo County, California, 26 July 2014, representing the second known occurrence of this species in North America and the first for California, following one photographed near the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, in 2003, and reidentification of one off Point Reyes, California, on 27 July 2001 as a Chatham Albatross (T. eremita), as described by Daniel S. Singer, Jon L. Dunn, Lauren B. Harter, and Guy McCaskie in this issue’s report of the California Bird Records Committee.

Back cover: “Featured Photos” by © Lisa Hug of Sebastopol, California: Juvenile hybrid Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) × Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) near Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, representing the first known hybridization of these species, far to the northwest of the Common Black Hawk’s normal range, as reported in this issue by Lisa Hug. Ventral view, 29 July 2012; dorsal view, 7 August 2012.