"Red-breasted Snipe" have been assigned to the one species, ~Limnodromus griseus, recognised by American ornithologists (see A.O.U. Check-list 1931; Peters 1934). However, the excellent work of Rowan (1932) first called attention to evidence that there were really two species of dowitchers in the N e w World and subsequent studies have supported and extended his conclusions (Pitelka 1950, especially...

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