Friday, April 3, 2009

"Cincinnati Warbler"

In 1880 in the village of Madisonville in greater Cincinnati, Dr. Frank Langdon discovered, what he thought, was a new species of warbler which he named the Cincinnati Warbler (Helminthophaga cincinnatiensis).

It was later determined that the "Cincinnati Warbler" was in fact a hybrid between a Kentucky Warbler and a Blue-winged Warbler.

You can find an excellent essay about the "Cincinnati Warbler" at the Birding in Cincinnati website.