Fifteen new bird species in Guadeloupe (F.W.I.)

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Anthony Levesque
Marie-Eve Jaffard

Abstract: This paper reports the first records in Guadeloupe (F.W.I.) for the following 12 species: Double-Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus, Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea, Black Tern Chlidonias niger, Collared Plover Charadrius collaris, Piping Plover Charadrius melodus, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola, Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii, Fork-Tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana, Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor, Bare-Eyed Robin Turdus nudigenis, Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum, and Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina. We also mention three further species (Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, and Yellow-Throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons) which have been sight recorded but unconfirmed.

Keywords : Guadeloupe birds, identification, migrant, Pointe des Châteaux, Petite Terre, natural reserve

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