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> on 7/8/03 Robert Fisher wrote:
>
>
> > Trumpeter Swan is on the Missouri Checklist, so it's a countable species
> in
> > this state. Alas! It may be necessary to hold your nose while you do it,
> > because most of the Trumpeter Swans that we see here have not been wild
> for
> > more than one generation, if that. If you see a Trumpeter Swan with a
band
> > and/or a neck collar, whether to include it in COMAL is arguable either
> way.
> > I don't take COMAL that seriously, so I include them.
>
> Dear Bob (and others)
> With all due respect........
> If you look at the listing on the 1998 Annotated check-list of MO Birds
and
> according to the summary at the end of the list, bracketed species (i.e.
> [Barnacle Goose] ) are hypothetical species. Species noted with an
asterisk
> are birds formerly occurring in MO.
> Trumpeter Swan is presented as such: Trumpeter Swan *SR [WR]
> MY interpretation of this is...... this species was a Summer Resident (SR)
> that formerly occurred in MO. In Winter it is a bracketed species,
therefore
> a hypothetical Winter Resident.
>
> I would think that this makes both hypothetical species, therefore both
not
> countable according to the MBRC and ABA rules.
Any others opinion on this interpretation? :-)
>
> Thanks greatly to all that have contributed to this discussion.
>
>
> Good birding,
> Charlene Malone
> Chesterfield, MO
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>

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