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Everyone:

At its annual meeting on September 23, the Missouri Bird Records 
Committee accepted Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) as a new 
species for the state, based on an observation of one bird at Salem, 
Dent County, on May 23-24, 2006, by David Plank and Loretta McClure. 
Although there is no physical evidence (photograph, audio recording, 
or specimen), the report meets the alternate criterion of having two 
written documentations that were "independently written and 
independently acceptable," as stated in the bylaws. Both descriptions 
were thorough and diagnostic, and Plank's documentation included 
excellent drawings of the bird.

The status of Gray Kingbird is (of course) T a, or accidental 
transient. It will be added to the state checklist to be found on 
line at www.mobirds.org.

Bill Rowe
Secretary, MBRC
St. Louis

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