[CT Birds] yellow-rumped warblers

Chris Elphick elphick at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 1 19:09:30 EDT 2016

Hi Paul,
Yellow-rumped warblers are still considered to be a single species.  But, there was a paper that just came out that includes a genome-wide analysis of the different forms and adds to the growing evidence that the species should be split.
The abstract for the paper is here:http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-61.1

And, there's a summary of the key points here:https://www.allaboutbirds.org/goodbye-yellow-rump-will-we-see-a-return-to-myrtle-and-audubons-warblers/
My take is that it's just a matter of time ....

 Chris Elphick @ssts 
Storrs, CT 
elphick at sbcglobal.net

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