transoceanic migration of the blackpoll warbler:summary of scientific evidence and response tocriticisms by murray

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The hypothesis that Blackpoll Warblers (Dendroica striata) make transoceanicflights in autumn from the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada to South Americahas been proposed or supported in more than 25 papers by many authors, using manytechniques.M urray (1989; unpubl.) has criticized this hypothesis, but cited only a few ofthese papers and misrepresented much of the information that he did cite. Murray misstatedinformation on the location of the western fringe of the SSE flights, the importance ofmisidentifications, and the phenology of departures.

IAN C. T. NISBET & al., j. Field Ornithol., 66(4):612-622

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