Interesting distributional and temporal records from Cuba, winter 2000–2001

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Guy M. Kirwan
G. Michael Flieg
Rob Hume
Sherri LaBar

Abstract: We present interesting ornithological observations of 12 species from Cuba, made during fieldwork in December 2000 and January 2001. Of principal interest are the following: the first January records of Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus), Chestnut-sided (Dendroica pensylvanica) and Blackpoll warblers (D. striata); the fourth and fifth records of Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus); the fifth record of Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa); the first records in the Oriente of White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis) and Spotted Rail (Padirallus maculates); and the first winter record in the West Indies of Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus).

Key words: Anas bahamensis, Anas platyrhynchos, Blackpoll Warbler, Calidris himantopus, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Cuba, Cyanerpes cyaneus, Dendroica pensylvanica, Dendroica striata, Larus fuscus, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Limosa fedoa, Mallard, Marbled Godwit, Padirallus maculates, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Spotted Rail, Stilt
Sandpiper, Thick-billed Vireo, Vireo crassirostris, Vireo gilvus, Warbling Vireo, White-cheeked Pintail, Wilsonia pusilla, Wilson’s Warbler, winter records

Resumen: Registros de distribución y estacionalidad de interés en Cuba, invierno 2000–2001- Presentamos observaciones ornitológicas de interés para 12 especies, resultado de visitas a Cuba en diciembre 2000 y enero 2001, principalmente los primeros registros en enero de Calidris himantopus, Dendroica pensylvanica y D. striata; el quinto y seis registro de Larus fuscus; el quinto registro de Limosa fedoa; el primer registro para la zona oriental de Anas bahamensis y Padirallus maculates; y el primer registro invernal de Vireo gilvus en las Antillas.

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