Three new species for Aruba, with notes on other significant sightings

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Steven Mlodinow

Abstract: A visit to Aruba during April 2013 yielded three species previously unrecorded there: Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis), Swainson’s Flycatcher (Myiarchus swainsoni), and Veery (Catharus fuscescens). Seven other species with fewer than five an­tecedent records from the island were detected plus another not seen since 1980. All documentation and photographs are on file at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Zoology.


Keywords: Aruba, Catharus fuscescens, Ixobrychus exilis, Least Bittern, Myiarchus swainsoni, Swainson’s Flycatcher, Veery


Resumen: Tres nuevas especies para Aruba, con notas sobre otros avistamientos significativos—Durante una visita a Aruba en abril del 2013 se registraron tres especies nunca antes observadas aquí: Ixobrychus exilis, Myiarchus swainsoni y Catharus fuscescens. También fueron detectadas otras siete especies con menos de cinco registros anteriores en la isla; además de otra que no se observaba desde 1980. Toda la documentación y las fotografías están en un archivo en el Departamento de Zoología de la Universidad de Amsterdam.


Palabras clave: Aruba, Catharus fuscescens, Ixobrychus exilis, Myiarchus swainsoni


Résumé: Observation de trois nouvelles espèces pour Aruba et autres observations importantes—Trois espèces ont été obser­vées pour la première fois à Aruba en avril 2013 : le Petit Blongios (Ixobrychus exilis), le Tyran de Swainson (Myiarchus swainsoni) et la Grive fauve (Catharus fuscescens). Sept autres espèces mentionnées moins de cinq fois sur l'île ont également été détec­tées, ainsi qu’une espèce n’ayant pas été observée depuis 1980. La documentation et les photographies relatives à ces observa­tions sont conservées au Département de Zoologie de l'Université d'Amsterdam.


Mots clés: Aruba, Catharus fuscescens, Grive fauve, Ixobrychus exilis, Myiarchus swainsoni, Petit Blongios, Tyran de Swainson

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