[Tweeters] Fwd: Redwing (Turdus iliacus) comments on records

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Tue Dec 21 18:46:50 PST 2004


Angus Wilson wrote:

>

> ...confirmed that Redwing is listed as an accidental in Japan,

> the more eastern birds do continue eastwards? This might be

> reminiscent of the Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat at

> Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, birds that are from central Asia,

> rather than the more proximal Far-East.

>

> All other North American records have been from the northeastern

> coastal states/provinces (New York, Mass, Newfoundland, New

> Brunswick), right? Is this likely to be the first example of the

> nominate subspecies (assuming the others were the Icelandic-Faeroese

> subspecies T. i. coburni)?

>

> Angus Wilson

> New York City


and

Angus Wilson wrote:

>

> ....the on-line Sibley and Monroe Checklist

> states that Redwing breeds as far as the Lena and Kolyma Rivers and

> Lake Baikal. This is similar to Fieldfare (Lena R., Lake Baikal and

> Sayan Mts.). Presumably these eastern birds are pretty long-distance

> migrants (next Q: where do they winter? Iran?) and so might be

> considered very good candidates for vagrancy.

>

> Angus Wilson

> New York City


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