Western Birds

Vol. 42, No. 4

December 2011

Western Field Ornithologists



Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

Arizona Bird Committee Report, 20052009 Records
Gary H. Rosenberg, Kurt Radamaker, and Mark M. Stevenson

Mitochondrial DNA and Meteorological Data Suggest a Caribbean Origin
for New Mexico
s First Sooty Tern
Andrew B. Johnson, Sabrina M. McNew, Matthew S. Graus, and Christopher C. Witt


Northerly Extension of the Breeding Range of the Roseate Spoonbill in Sonora, Mexico Abram B. Fleishman and Naomi S. Blinick

Male-Plumaged Anna’s Hummingbird Feeds Chicks
Elizabeth A. Mohr

Severe Bill Deformity of an American Kestrel Wintering in California
William M. Iko and Robert J. Dusek

Book Review Mike McDonald

Featured Photo: First Evidence for Eccentric Prealternate Molt in the Indigo Bunting: Possible Implications for Adaptive Molt Strategies Jared Wolfe and Peter Pyle

Index Daniel D. Gibson

Front cover photo by © Charles W. Melton of Hereford, Arizona: Fan-tailed Warbler (Euthlypis lachrymosa), Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, 24 May 2011.

Back cover “Featured Photos” by © Peter Pyle of Point Reyes Station, California: Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) more than one year old, captured 18 April 2011 in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, following eccentric prealternate molt (top); Indigo Bunting more than one year old, captured 8 March 2010 in Oaxaca, Mexico, in definitive basic plumage (bottom).