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Brewer(attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Brewer's ..."
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The area supports a number of species locally threatened or at their biogeographic limits, including golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, prairie falcon Falco mexicanus, ferruginous hawk Buteo regalis, loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus, merlin Falco columbarius, Brewers sparrow Spizella breweri and grasshopper sparrow Ammodramus savannarum.
Indeed the only taxon found by Klicka & Zink (1997) to be a novelty of this sort is the Timberline sparrow* Spizella taverneri: it seems to have diverged from S. breweri about 35,000 years ago.
In the next family, the Bee-eaters, is another equally isolated bird, Meropogon forsteni, which combines the characters of African and Indian Bee-eaters, and whose only near ally, Meropogon breweri, was discovered by M.
The only definite records obtained by Burleigh and Lowery (1942: 209) of _S.b. breweri_ are those of a female and a male taken "near Saltillo" on April 16 and 18.
Miller, Friedmann, Griscom, and Moore (1957: 389) recorded _S.b. breweri_ from 25 mi.
Bee-eaters, and whose only near ally, Meropogon breweri, was discovered by M.