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Thanks, Allan - 
 
So if you do see the flicker, how do you tell the difference between a Northern and Yellow-shafted?
 
What about the Junco issue?
 
ruth
 
 
 
> Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:14:24 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ebird question
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> Hi Ruth,
> 
> If you know with certainty that the bird you saw represented a 
> particular subspecies, eBird allows you to enter that "form". So, if 
> you knew that your flicker was "yellow-shafted", then you could enter 
> that in eBird. But, if you heard a flicker calling and couldn't say for 
> sure what subspecies it was, then Northern Flicker would be the choice. 
> Obviously in VT where we (typically) only have one subspecies of 
> flicker, you could enter "yellow-shafted" every time and no one would 
> know the difference. However, if we are interested in documenting the 
> distribution of particular subspecies...case in point, the "Common Teal" 
> (currently Green-winged Teal subspecies) in the Connecticut R. Valley, 
> this information becomes valuable. Bottom line...if you are certain, 
> enter subspecies. If unsure, enter the more general species name.
> 
> Allan
> 
> Ruth Stewart wrote:
> > Kent, perhaps you can answer this question which is one several of us are asking..
> >
> > 
> >
> > On the VTebird species list, do we check
> >
> > 
> >
> > Dark eyed Junco OR Slate-colored Junco
> >
> > 
> >
> > Northern Flicker OR Yellow-shafted Flicker??
> >
> > 
> >
> > 
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > ruth stewart
> >
> > e dorset
> > 
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