Three new migratory bird species reported from Hispaniola

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Miguel A. Landestoy
Pedro G. Rodríguez
Steven C. Latta

Abstract: We report the occurrence of three species of migratory birds new to the island of Hispaniola, including Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), and Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens). All were seen and photographed during the fall migration period in southwestern Dominican Republic. Other vagrants seen during the same time period are also mentioned.


Keywords: Catharus ustulatus, Contopus virens, Dominican Republic, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Hispaniola, Piranga olivacea, Scarlet Tanager, Swainson’s Thrush


Resumen: Tres especies de aves migratorias registradas en la Hispaniola- Divulgamos sobre la ocurrencia de tres especies de aves migratorias nuevas a la isla de la Hispaniola, incluyendo Catharus ustulatus, Piranga olivacea, y Contopus virens. Todas fueron vistas y fotografiadas durante el período de la migración de otoño en el sudoeste de la República Dominicana. Mencionamos otras especies raras tambien que vimos durante el mismo período.


Palabras clave: Catharus ustulatus, Contopus virens, Hispaniola, Piranga olivacea, República Dominicana


Résumé: Observation de trois nouvelles espèces d’oiseaux migrateurs à Hispaniola- Nous rapportons la présence de 3 nouvelles espèces d’oiseaux migrateurs pour l’île d’Hispaniola: la Grive à dos olive (Catharus ustulatus), le Tangara écarlate (Piranga olivacea) et le Pioui de l’Est (Contopus virens). Elles ont toutes étaient observées et photographiée pendant la migration d’automne au sud-ouest de la République Dominicaine. D’autres espèces accidentelles observées à la même époque sont mentionnées.


Mots clés: Catharus ustulatus, Contopus virens, Grive à dos olive, Pioui de l’Est, Hispaniola, Piranga olivacea, Republique Dominicaine, Tangara écarlate

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