First observations of Adelaide’s Warblers (Setophaga adelaidae) outside of Puerto Rico, in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Sean M. Rune, LeAnn M. Conlon

Abstract


Adelaide’s Warblers (Setophaga adelaidae) are considered to be endemic to the islands of Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra. We report the first confirmed sightings of Adelaide’s Warblers in St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, where we observed Adelaide’s Warblers 11 times from March 2012 through January 2013.

Reinitas Mariposeras (Setophaga adelaidae) son consideradas endémicas a las islas de Puerto Rico, Vieques y Culebra. Reportamos las primeras observaciónes confirmadas de Reinitas Mariposeras en Santo Tomás y San Juan, Islas Vírgenes estadounidenses, donde observamos Reinitas Mariposeras 11 veces desde marzo del 2012 hasta enero del 2013.

La Paruline d'Adélaïde (Setophaga adelaidae) est considérée comme endémique des îles de Porto Rico, de Vieques et de Culebra. Nous rapportons ici les premières observations confirmées de Paruline d'Adélaïde à St-Thomas et St-John (Îles Vierges américaines), où nous avons observé l’espèce 11 fois de mars 2012 à janvier 2013.

 


Keywords


Adelaide’s Warbler; Culebra; Endemic; First record; Puerto Rico; St. John; St. Thomas; Setophaga adelaidae; U.S. Virgin Islands; Vieques

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