First observations of Adelaide’s Warblers (<em>Setophaga adelaidae</em>) outside of Puerto Rico, in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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Sean M. Rune
LeAnn M. Conlon

Abstract: Adelaide’s Warblers (Setophaga adelaidae) are considered to be endemic to the islands of Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra. We report the first confirmed sightings of Adelaide’s Warblers in St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, where we observed Adelaide’s Warblers 11 times from March 2012 through January 2013.


Keywords: Adelaide’s Warbler, Culebra, endemic, first record, Puerto Rico, St. John, St. Thomas, Setophaga adelaidae, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vieques


Resumen: Reinitas Mariposeras (Setophaga adelaidae) son consideradas endémicas a las islas de Puerto Rico, Vieques y Culebra. Reportamos las primeras observaciónes confirmadas de Reinitas Mariposeras en Santo Tomás y San Juan, Islas Vírgenes estadounidenses, donde observamos Reinitas Mariposeras 11 veces desde marzo del 2012 hasta enero del 2013.


Palabras clave: Culebra, endémico, Islas Vírgenes estadounidenses, primer registro, Puerto Rico, Reinita Mariposera, San Juan, Santo Tomás, Setophaga adelaidae, Vieques


Résumé: La Paruline d'Adélaïde (Setophaga adelaidae) est considérée comme endémique des îles de Porto Rico, de Vieques et de Culebra. Nous rapportons ici les premières observations confirmées de Paruline d'Adélaïde à St-Thomas et St-John (Îles Vierges américaines), où nous avons observé l’espèce 11 fois de mars 2012 à janvier 2013.


Mots clés: Culebra, endémique, Îles Vierges américaines, Paruline d'Adélaïde, Porto Rico, première mention, St-John, St-Thomas, Setophaga adelaidae, Vieques

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