Clements Checklist

Updates & Corrections – February 2011

2010 UPDATES and CORRECTIONS, to accompany the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet

(Posted February 16, 2011; corrected February 23, 2011)

Page 28, Canada Goose Branta canadensis moffitti
Add a missing range statement: “N Great Plains, Great Basin, and s Canada; southward in winter. Introduced widely.”

Page 28, Upland Goose Chloephaga picta picta
The range of this subspecies is revised from “Mountains of central Argentina and Chile to Tierra del Fuego” to “s Chile and s Argentina; winters n to c Chile and n Argentina.” This revision was implemented in Clements Checklist 6.4 (December 2009), but we failed to mention the change in the associated Updates and Corrections.

Page 29, Green Pygmy-goose Nettapus pulchellus
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus
African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus
 In accord with the capitalization and hyphenation rules proposed by Parkes (1978, A guide to forming and capitalizing compound names of birds in English, Auk 95: 324-326 as used by NACC and elsewhere in Clements (e.g., Pygmy-Owl), we change the capitalization from Pygmy-goose to Pygmy-Goose.

Page 30, Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
Delete the range statement on the line for the species Mottled Duck; the only applicable range statements are the ones for each of the two subspecies (see below).

Page 30, Mottled Duck (Southeast) Anas fulvigula fulvigula
The English name is clarified with a name change from “Mottled Duck (Southeast)” to “Mottled Duck (Florida)” and the range is revised from “se US (Floridae [sic]; introduced n to South Carolina)” to “se US (Florida).”

Page 30, Mottled Duck (Gulf Coast) Anas fulvigula maculosa
Revise range from “Gulf coast of US (Alabama to s Texas) and ne Mexico (Tamaulipas; winters to Veracruz)” to “Gulf coast of US (Alabama to s Texas) and ne Mexico; introduced to South Carolina.”

Page 31, Yellow-billed Pintail (South Georgia) Anas georgica georgica
Add a missing range statement: “South Georgia I.”

Page 30, Anas flavirostris altipetens
Anas flavirostris andium
We announced in the Updates and Corrections of Clements 6.4 that subspecies altipetens and andium were split from Yellow-billed Teal (Anas flavirostris) to form a new species, Andean Teal (Anas andium). In the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet, we erected Andean Teal (Anas andium) as a species, but we failed to change the species name of the two subspecies. This oversight is corrected in Clements Checklist 6.5:
Andean Teal  Anas andium altipetens
                          Anas andium andium

Page 33, Black Scoter (Eurasian) Melanitta nigra nigra
Black Scoter (American) Melanitta nigra americana
In accord with NACC, Black Scoter is split into two species, Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra) and Black Scoter (Melanitta americana).

Page 9, Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata
Revise range from “Breeds Hood (Galapagos Is.) and Isla La Plata off Ecuador” to “Breeds Española (Galapagos Is.) and Isla La Plata off Ecuador”

Page 10, Snow Petrel (Lesser) Pagodroma nivea nivea
Delete extra space at end of English name.

Page 10, Snow Petrel (Greater) Pagodroma nivea confusa
Delete extra space at end of English name.

Page 11, Gould’s Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera
We created two groups in Gould’s Petrel, one for each of the two subspecies. Unfortunately, we misspelled the English name for one of these groups: “Gould’s Petrel (New Calendonia)” should be “Gould’s Petrel (New Caledonia).” We will correct this error in the next edition.

Page 11, Dove Prion Pachyptila desolata
In accord with SACC, RAOU, and OSNZ, change the English name of Pachyptila desolata from “Dove Prion” to “Antarctic Prion.”

Page 12, Greater ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
In accord with NACC and prevailing usage elsewhere around the world (e.g. the BOU), change the English name of Puffinus gravis from Greater Shearwater to Great Shearwater.

Page 14, Leach’s Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Howell et al. (2010, Occurrence and identification of the Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) complex off southern California, North American Birds 63: 540-549) proposed English names for the Leach’s Storm-Petrel complex. We adopt their suggestions for clarity. Thus, we change the following group names:
Oceanodroma leucorhoa leucorhoa
Change from Leach’s Storm-Petrel (leucorhoa) to Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Leach’s)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa cheimomnestes
Change from Leach’s Storm-Petrel (cheimomnestes) to Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Ainley’s)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa chapmani
Change from Leach’s Storm-Petrel
(chapmani) to Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Chapman’s)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa socorroensis
Change from Leach’s Storm-Petrel (soccoroensis) to Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Townsend’s)

Page 14, Oceanodroma tethys tethys
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Pitt, Tower and Redonda)” to “Galapagos Islands (Pitt, Genovesa and Redonda).”

Page 15, tropicbirds, Family Phaethontidae, Order Pelecaniformes
In accord with NACC, tropicbirds are moved to their own order, Phaethontiformes.

Pages 23-24, storks, Family Ciconiidae, Order Ciconiiformes
In earlier editions of Clements Checklist, the order Ciconiiformes included the families Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns), Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills), Scopidae (Hamerkop), Storks (Ciconiidae), and Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill). In accord with NACC, Ciconiiformes is now restricted to include only the family Ciconiidae (Storks). The Ciconiidae is resequenced to follow the new order Phaethontiformes.

Page 18, Fregatidae (Frigatebirds), Order Pelecaniformes
In accord with NACC, the families Fregatidae (Frigatebirds), Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets), Anhingidae (Anhingas), and Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags) are removed from the order Pelecaniformes and placed in the new order Suliformes. The family Fregatidae (Frigatebirds) is resequenced to follow family Ciconiidae (Storks).

Page 16, Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets), Order Pelecaniformes
In accord with NACC, the families Fregatidae (Frigatebirds), Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets), Anhingidae (Anhingas), and Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags) are removed from the order Pelecaniformes and placed in the new order Suliformes. The family Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets) is resequenced to follow the family Fregatidae (Frigatebirds).

Page 16, Abbott’s Booby Sula abbotti
In accord with RAOU, Abbott’s Booby is transferred from the genus Sula to the genus Papasula. Abbott’s Booby should be positioned immediately following Red-footed Booby (Sula sula); we failed to implement this move in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, a mistake that we will correct in the next edition.

Page 16, Brown Booby (Central Pacific) Sula leucogaster plotus
The English name for Sula leucogaster plotus is changed from Brown Booby (Central Pacific) to Brown Booby (Forster’s), to follow prevailing usage for this form.

Page 16, Brown Booby (Colombian) Sula leucogaster etesiaca
New group; revise the range statement from “Islands off Central America and Colombia” to “Pacific islands off Central America and Colombia.”

Pages 16-18, Family Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags), Order Pelecaniformes
In accord with NACC, the families Fregatidae (Frigatebirds), Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets), Anhingidae (Anhingas), and Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags) are removed from the order Pelecaniformes and placed in the new order Suliformes. The family Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags) is resequenced to follow the family Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets).

Page 16, Great Cormorant (Northern) Phalacrocorax carbo carbo
The group name for “Great Cormorant (Northern)” is changed to “Great Cormorant (North Atlantic)” for clarity. This taxon occurs primarily in and near the Atlantic Ocean, while “Great Cormorant (Eurasian)” occurs on inland and saline waters from Europe to east Asia, and Great Cormorant (White-breasted) occurs throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including in the tropical and southern Atlantic Ocean.

Page 18, Family Anhingidae (Anhingas), Order Pelecaniformes
In accord with NACC, the families Fregatidae (Frigatebirds), Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets), Anhingidae (Anhingas), and Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags) are removed from the order Pelecaniformes and placed in the new order Suliformes. The family Anhingidae (Anhingas) follows the family Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags).

Page 18, Darter Anhinga melanogaster
In accord with RAOU, each of the three subspecies of Darter are split and are elevated to species rank:
African Darter (Anhinga rufa)
Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)

Page 24, Family Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill), Order Ciconiiformes
In accord with NACC, the families Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns), Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills), Scopidae (Hamerkop), and Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill) are removed from the Order Ciconiiformes and are transferred to the Order Pelecaniformes. The family Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill) is resequenced to follow the family Pelecanidae (Pelicans).

Page 23, Family Scopidae (Hamerkop), Order Ciconiiformes
In accord with NACC, the families Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns), Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills), Scopidae (Hamerkop), and Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill) are removed from the Order Ciconiiformes and are transferred to the Order Pelecaniformes. The family Scopidae (Hamerkop) is resequenced to follow the family Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill).

Pages 19-23, Family Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns), Order Ciconiiformes
In accord with NACC, the families Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns), Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills), Scopidae (Hamerkop), and Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill) are removed from the Order Ciconiiformes and are transferred to the Order Pelecaniformes. The family Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns) is resequenced to follow the family Scopidae (Hamerkop).

Page 22, Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus dubius
In accord with RAOU, the subspecies dubius is split and is elevated to species rank as Ixobrychus dubius. We follow Rasmussen and Atherton (2005) in adopting Black-backed Bittern as the English name for this species.
Reference:
Rasmussen, P. C., and J. C. Atherton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: the Ripley guide. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington, D.C. and Barcelona, Spain.

Pages 24-25, Family Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills), Order Ciconiiformes
In accord with NACC, the families Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns), Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills), Scopidae (Hamerkop), and Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill) are removed from the Order Ciconiiformes and are transferred to the Order Pelecaniformes. The family Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills) follows the family Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns).

Page 25, Black-faced Ibis (melanopis) Theristicus melanopis melanopis
The range statement for this subspecies (“Coastal Peru, n Chile and Argentina south to Tierra del Fuego”) is missing from the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will add it in the next revision.

Page 25, Black-faced Ibis (branickii) Theristicus melanopis branickii
The range statement for this subspecies (“Andes of Ecuador to extreme n Chile”) is missing from the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will add it in the next revision.

Page 34, Family Cathartidae (New World Vultures), Order Falconiformes
In accord with NACC, the families Cathartidae (New World Vultures), Pandionidae (Osprey),  Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites), and Sagitariidae (Secretary-bird) are removed from the order Falconiformes and placed in the new order Accipitriformes.

Page 34, Family Pandionidae (Osprey), Order Falconiformes
In accord with NACC, the families Cathartidae (New World Vultures), Pandionidae (Osprey), Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites), and Sagitariidae (Secretary-bird) are removed from the order Falconiformes and placed in the new order Accipitriformes.

Pages 34-49, Family Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites), Order Falconiformes
In accord with NACC, the families Cathartidae (New World Vultures), Pandionidae (Osprey),  Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites), and Sagitariidae (Secretary-bBird) are removed from the order Falconiformes and placed in the new order Accipitriformes.

Page 46, Variable Hawk (Variable) Buteo polyosoma polyosoma
This subspecies, inadvertently omitted from Clements Checklist 6.4, is reinstated. The range statement is: “Andes of sw Colombia to Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Islands.”

Page 46, Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
We announced in the Updates and Corrections of Clements Checklist 6.4 that the English name was to be changed to Common Buzzard. We failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet, but we do so in the 2010 spreadsheet.

Page 48, Rufous-bellied Eagle Lophotriochis kienerii
The correct spelling of the genus name is Lophotriorchis.

Page 49, Family Sagitariidae (Secretary-bird), Order Falconiformes
In accord with NACC, the families Cathartidae (New World Vultures), Pandionidae (Osprey), Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites), and Sagitariidae (Secretary-bird) are removed from the order Falconiformes and placed in the new order Accipitriformes.

Page 50, Family Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras), Order Falconiformes
In accord with NACC, the order Falconiformes now is restricted to include only the family Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras).

Page 53, Peregrine Falcon (Continental) Falco peregrinus anatum
For clarity, the English name is changed from “Peregrine Falcon (Continental)” to “Peregrine Falcon (North American).”

Page 53, Peregrine Falcon (Tundra)Falco peregrinus tundrius
The New World subspecies Falco peregrinus tundrius no longer is considered a monotypic group and instead joins F. p. calidus in the group Peregrine Falcon (Tundra).

Pages 75-88, orders Gruiformes and Cariamiformes:
In accord with NACC (see also Ericson et al. 2006 and Hackett et al. 2008), the following families within Gruiformes are removed and are classified in newly-recognized orders:
Otitidae (Bustards), Order Gruiformes is in the new order Otidiformes
Mesitornithidae (Mesites), Order Gruiformes is in the new order Mesitornithiformes
Rhynochetidae (Kagu), Order Gruiformes is in the new order Eurypygiformes
Eurypygidae (Sunbittern), Order Gruiformes is in the new order Eurypygiformes

Cariamiformes is also shuffled in sequence. The intended sequence of families is

Family Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras), Order Falconiformes
Family Otididae (Bustards), Order Otidiformes
Family Mesitornithidae (Mesites), Order Mesitornithiformes
Family Cariamidae (Seriemas), Order Cariamiformes
Family Rhynochetidae (Kagu), Order Eurypygiformes
Family Eurypygidae (Sunbittern), Order Eurypygiformes
Family Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots), Order Gruiformes
Family Heliornithidae (Finfoots), Order Gruiformes
Family Aramidae (Limpkin), Order Gruiformes
Family Psophiidae (Trumpeters), Order Gruiformes
Family Gruidae (Cranes), Order Gruiformes

Unfortunately, the sequence that we implemented in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet is incorrect; the incorrect sequence is

Family Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras), Order Falconiformes
Family Mesitornithidae (Mesites), Order Mesitornithiformes
Family Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots), Order Gruiformes
Family Heliornithidae (Finfoots), Order Gruiformes
Family Rhynochetidae (Kagu), Order Eurypygiformes
Family Eurypygidae (Sunbittern), Order Eurypygiformes
Family Otididae (Bustards), Order Otidiformes
Family Aramidae (Limpkin), Order Gruiformes
Family Psophiidae (Trumpeters), Order Gruiformes
Family Gruidae (Cranes), Order Gruiformes
Family Cariamidae (Seriemas), Order Cariamiformes

In the next round of revisions to Clements Checklist, we will correct the roster of families (and orders!) to match the intended sequence, as described above.
References:
Ericson, P. G. P., C. L. Anderson, T. Britton, A. Elzanowski, U. S. Johansson, M. Källersjö, J. I. Ohlson, T. J. Parsons, D. Zuccon, and G. Mayr. 2006. Diversification of neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils. Biology Letters 2 543-547.

Hackett, S. J, R. T. Kimball, S. Reddy, R. C. K. Bowie, E. L. Braun, M. J. Braun, J. L. Chojnowski, W. A. Cox, K.  Han, J. Harshman, C. J. Huddleston, B. D. Marks, K. J. Miglia, W. S. Moore, F. H. Sheldon, D. W. Steadman, C. C. Witt, and T. Yuri. 2008. A phylogenomic study of birds reveals their evolutionary history. Science 320: 1763-1768.

Page 79, Mayr’s Rail Rallina mayri
Delete extra space deleted at end of scientific name.

Page 79, White-throated Crake (Caribbean) Laterallus albigularis albigularis
White-throated Crake (Pacific) Laterallus albigularis cinereiceps
The English names of these two groups are reversed; the proper arrangement is
White-throated Crake (Pacific) Laterallus albigularis albigularis
White-throated Crake (Caribbean) Laterallus albigularis cinereiceps
We will correct this oversight in the next edition.

Page 85, Common Moorhen (American) Gallinula chloropus [cachinnans Group]
The scientific name for this group name is corrected to Gallinula chloropus [galeata Group].

Page 85, Black-tailed Native-hen Gallinula ventralis
Tasmanian Native-hen Gallinula mortierii
In accord with RAOU, these two species are transferred from the genus Gallinula to the genus Tribonyx. The genus Tribonyx should immediately follow immediately after Gallinula. In the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, however, Samoan Moorhen Gallinula pacifica follows Tribonyx. We will correct this error in the next edition.

Page 91, Great Thick-knee Burhinus recurvirostris
In accord with RAOU,this species is transferred from the genus Burhinus to the genus Esacus.

Page 91, Beach Thick-knee Burhinus magnirostris
In accord with RAOU, this species is transferred from the genus Burhinus to the genus Esacus.

Page 97, Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica menzbieri
This subspecies is transferred from the group Bar-tailed Godwit (European) to the group Bar-tailed Godwit (Siberian). Consequently, Bar-tailed Godwit (European) now consists solely of the subspecies lapponica, whereas Bar-tailed Godwit (Siberian) contains two subspecies, baueri and menzbieri.

Page 107, Brown Skua (Brown) Stercorarius antarcticus lonnbergi
In accord with Shirihai (2008) and other sources, the English name is changed to Brown Skua (Subantarctic).
Reference:
Shirihai, H. 2008. The complete guide to Antarctic wildlife. Second edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Page 107, Brown Skua (Southern) Stercorarius antarcticus antarcticus
In accord with Shirihai (2008) and other sources, the English name is changed to Brown Skua (Falkland).
Reference:
Shirihai, H. 2008. The complete guide to Antarctic wildlife. Second edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Page 107, Brown Skua (hamiltoni) Stercorarius antarcticus hamiltoni
In accord with Shirihai (2008) and other sources, the English name is changed to Brown Skua (Tristan).
Reference:
Shirihai, H. 2008. The complete guide to Antarctic wildlife. Second edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Page 112, Ruddy Pigeon (Berlepsch’s) Patagioenas subvinacea subvincacea/berlepsch—A typographical error from Clements Checklist 6.4 is corrected and the scientific name is changed from Patagioenas subvinacea subvincacea/berlepschi to Patagioenas subvinacea subvinacea/berlepschi.

Page 112, Ruddy Pigeon (Ruddy) Patagioenas subvinacea [subvinacea Group]
Correct the scientific name of the Ruddy Pigeon (Ruddy) group from Patagioenas subvinacea [subvinacea Group] to Patagioenas subvinacea [purpureotincta Group].

Page 116, Crested Pigeon Geophaps lophotes
In accord with RAOU, the Crested Pigeon is transferred from the genus Geophaps to the genus Ocyphaps.

Page 117, Galapagos Dove Zenaida galapagoensis exsul
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Culpepper and Wenman)” to “Galapagos Islands (Darwin and Wolf).”

Page 130, Pink Cockatoo Cacatua leadbeateri
In accord with RAOU, the Pink Cockatoo is transferred to the genus Lophochroa.

Page 136, Mallee Ringneck Barnardius barnardi
Delete the extra space at the end of the scientific name.

Page 136, Yellow Rosella Platycercus flaveolus
Adelaide Rosella Platycercus adelaidae
In accord with RAOU, Yellow Rosella and Adelaide Rosella are lumped into a single species under the name Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans). The two former species continue to be recognized as groups:
Crimson Rosella (Yellow) Platycercus elegans flaveolus
Crimson Rosella (Adelaide) Platycercus elegans adelaidae/subadelaidae

Page 136, Bluebonnet (Yellow-vented) Northiella haematogaster/pallescens
The scientific name of this new group is incorrect; the name should be Northiella haematogaster haematogaster/pallescens. We will correct this error in the next edition.

Page 137, Night Parrot Geopsittacus occidentalis
In accord with RAOU, the Night Parrot is transferred from the genus Geopsittacus to the genus Pezoporus.

Page 139, Alexandra’s Parrot Polytelis alexandrae
In accord with RAOU, the English name is changed to Princess Parrot.

Page 145, Maroon-faced Parakeet (White-eared) Pyrrhura leucotis leucotis
Maroon-faced Parakeet (Gray-breasted) Pyrrhura leucotis griseipectus
In accord with SACC, and reversing an earlier SACC decision from 2008, Maroon-faced Parakeet (Gray-breasted) (Pyrrhura leucotis griseipectus) is elevated again to species rank as Gray-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus).
Consequently, the Maroon-faced Parakeet Pyrrhura leucotis becomes monotypic.
Also note that the English name of Pyrrhura leucotis changed from White-eared Parakeet to Maroon-faced Parakeet in Clements Checklist 6.4. We implemented this change in the spreadsheet, but failed to mention the change in the associated Updates and Corrections (18 December 2009).

Page 147, Dusky-billed Parrotlet Forpus sclateri
In accord with SACC, change the scientific name of Dusky-billed Parrotlet from Forpus sclateri to Forpus modestus. The respective subspecies name changes are:
Forpus sclateri eidos becomes Forpus modestus modestus
Forpus sclateri sclateri
becomes Forpus modestus sclateri

Page 147, Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis
In accord with SACC, the Orange-chinned Parakeet should be moved to a new position in the linear sequence of species of Brotogeris parakeets. We intended to position Orange-chinned Parakeet immediately following Gray-cheeked Parakeet Brotogeris pyrrhoptera, but we failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet.  We will correct this oversight in the next round of revisions to Clements Checklist.

Page 147, Tui Parakeet Brotogeris sanctithomae
In accord with SACC, the Tui Parakeet should be moved to a new position in the linear sequence of species of Brotogeris parakeets. We intended to position Tui Parakeet at the beginning of the genus Brotogeris, but we failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet.  We will correct this oversight in the next round of revisions to Clements Checklist.

Page 152-153, genus Cuculus
In accord with RAOU and with Sorenson and Payne (2005), the following species are transferred from the genus Cuculus to the genus Hierococcyx:
Large Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus sparverioides
Common Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus varius
Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus vagans
Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus nisicolor
Northern Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus hyperythrus
Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus fugax
Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus pectoralis
Reference:
Sorenson, M. D., and R. B. Payne. 2005. A molecular genetic analysis of cuckoo phylogeny. Pages 68-94 in R. B. Payne, The cuckoos. Oxford University Press, New York, New York.

Page 152, Sulawesi Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus crassirostris
The English name is changed to Sulawesi Cuckoo, after “true” hawk-cuckoos are removed to the genus Hierococcyx.

Page 153, Pallid Cuckoo Cuculus pallidus
In accord with RAOU, this species transferred from the genus Cuculus to the genus Cacomantis. We intended to resequence this species to initiate the genus Cacomantis (immediately following the Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus), but we failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet.  We will correct this oversight in the next round of revisions to Clements Checklist.

Page 154, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Golden) Chrysococcyx lucidus lucidus
Revise range from “Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand; winters to n Melanesia” to “New Zealand; winters to n Melanesia.”

Page 154, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus
Insert the previously overlooked subspecies Chrysococcyx lucidus plagosus and recognize it as a subspecies group Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Shining), with range “s Australia and Tasmania; winters to n Melanesia.”

Page 155, White-crowned Koel Caliechthrus leucolophus
In accord with Sorenson and Payne (2005), this species was transferred from the genus Caliechthrus to the genus Cacomantis. We intended to resequence this species to a position near the beginning of the genus Cacomantis (immediately following the Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus and the Pallid Cuckoo Cacomantis pallidus), but we failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet.  We will correct this oversight in the next round of revisions to Clements Checklist.
Reference:
Sorenson, M. D., and R. B. Payne. 2005. A molecular genetic analysis of cuckoo phylogeny. Pages 68-94 in R. B. Payne, The cuckoos. Oxford University Press, New York, New York.

Page 160, Greater Sooty-Owl Tyto tenebricosa
Lesser Sooty-Owl Tyto multipunctata
In accord with RAOU, Greater Sooty-Owl and the Lesser Sooty-Owl are lumped into a single species, Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa). The two former species still are retained as groups:
Sooty Owl (Greater) Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa/arfaki
Sooty Owl (Lesser) Tyto tenebricosa multipunctata

Page 174, Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae
Southern Boobook Ninox boobook
In accord with RAOU, Morepork and Southern Boobook are lumped into a single species, Southern Boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae). The two former species still are retained as groups:
Southern Boobook (Morepork) Ninox novaeseelandiae [novaeseelandiae Group]
Southern Boobook (Boobook) Ninox novaeseelandiae [boobook Group]

Page 180, Whip-poor-will (Eastern) Caprimulgus vociferus vociferus
Whip-poor-will (Mexican) Caprimulgus vociferus [arizonae Group]:
In accord with NACC, Caprimulgus vociferus is split into two species: Eastern Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus) and Mexican Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus arizonae).

Page 180, Band-winged Nightjar (Mocha) Caprimulgus longirostris mochaensis
A newly described subspecies of Band-winged Nightjar (Cleere 2006) is recognized from central Chile, Caprimulgus longirostris mochaensis; we also designate this subspecies as a group and give it the provisional name Band-winged Nightjar (Mocha). The distribution is “Is. Mocha and Ascención, c Chile.”
Reference:
Cleere, N. A new subspecies of Band-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longirostris from central Chile. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 126: 12-19.

Page 181, Little Nightjar Caprimulgus parvulus
The range statement (“E Peru to Brazil s of the Amazon, Uruguay and n Argentina” was dropped inadvertently from Clements Checklist 6.3 and 6.4, but now is reinstated.

Pages 191-211, Family Trochilidae
In accord with SACC, the generic sequence of Trochilidae is extensively revised. This change was announced in the Updates and Corrections of December 2009, but at that time we failed to implement the resequencing of genera in Clements Checklist 6.4; this oversight now is corrected. The new sequence of genera in hummingbirds is:
Topaza
Florisuga
Eutoxeres
Ramphodon
Glaucis
Threnetes
Anopetia
Phaethornis
Doryfera
Schistes
Augastes
Colibri
Androdon
Heliactin
Heliothryx
Polytmus
Avocettula
Chrysolampis
Anthracothorax
Eulampis
Heliangelus
Sephanoides
Discosura
Lophornis
Phlogophilus
Adelomyia
Anthocephala
Aglaiocercus
Sappho
Polyonymus
Taphrolesbia
Oreotrochilus
Opisthoprora
Lesbia
Ramphomicron
Chalcostigma
Oxypogon
Oreonympha
Metallura
Haplophaedia
Eriocnemis
Loddigesia
Aglaeactis
Coeligena
Lafresnaya
Ensifera
Pterophanes
Boissoneaua
Ocreatus
Urochroa
Urosticte
Heliodoxa
Clytolaema
Patagona
Sternoclyta
Hylonympha
Eugenes
Heliomaster
Panterpe
Lampornis
Lamprolaima
Myrtis
Eulidia
Rhodopis
Thaumastura
Chaetocercus
Myrmia
Microstilbon
Doricha
Tilmatura
Calothorax
Calliphlox
Archilochus
Mellisuga
Calypte
Atthis
Selasphorus
Stellula
Chlorostilbon
Chlorestes
Cynanthus
Cyanophaia
Orthorhynchus
Klais
Abeillia
Stephanoxis
Phaeochroa
Campylopterus
Eupetomena
Chalybura
Thalurania
Eupherusa
Elvira
Microchera
Aphantochroa
Taphrospilus
Leucochloris
Leucippus
Amazilia
Chrysuronia
Goethalsia
Goldmania
Trochilus
Lepidopyga
Damophila
Hylocharis

Addition: Tapajos Hermit Phaethornis aethopyga
In accord with SACC, Phaethornis aethopyga is recognized at the species rank. This hummingbird did not appear in earlier editions of Clements Checklist, presumably because at the time it was considered to be a hybrid. The English name is Tapajos Hermit, and the distribution is “Central Amazonian Brazil, east of the Tapajos and Teles Peres rivers.”

Page 198, Green-crowned Woodnymph (Emerald-bellied) Thalurania fannyi [fannyi group/Green-crowned]
The scientific name of this group is corrected to Thalurania fannyi [fannyi Group], and the English name is corrected to Green-crowned Woodnymph (Green-crowned).

Page 213, Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus
In accord with SACC, the Violaceus Trogon is split into two species:
Guianan Trogon Trogon violaceus
Amazonian Trogon Trogon ramonianus (including the subspecies crissalis).

Page 213, Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus ramonianus
Change the range for this subspecies (now part of the Amazonian Trogon Trogon ramonianus) from “Upper Amazonia (w Brazil and e Peru)” to “southwestern Amazonia.”

Page 213, Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus crissalis
Change the range for this subspecies (now part of the Amazonian Trogon Trogon ramonianus) from “E Brazil, n Peru, e Ecuador, Colombia and s Venezuela” to “N Amazonia, s Venezuela, the Guianas; se Amazonian Brazil”.

Page 224, Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota
In accord with SACC, the Blue-crowned Motmot is split into five species:
Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus coeruliceps), including the subspecies coeruliceps, lessonii, goldmani, and exiguus
Whooping Motmot (Momotus subrufescens); including the subspecies spatha,  olivaresi, subrufescens, conexus, reconditus, osgoodi, and argenticinctus
Trinidad Motmot (Momotus bahamensis)
Amazonian Motmot (Momotus momota), including the subspecies microstephanus,  ignobilis, nattereri, pilcomajensis, simplex, parensis, and cametensis
Andean Motmot (Momotus aequatorialis), including the subspecies aequatorialis and chlorolaemus

Page 216, Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea
Bismarck Kingfisher Alcedo websteri
Indigo-banded Kingfisher Alcedo cyanopectus
Silvery Kingfisher Alcedo argentata
Little Kingfisher Alcedo pusilla
In accord with RAOU and with Moyle et al. 2007, these species are transferred to the genus Ceyx. For several species, the species name must be modified accordingly:
Ceyx azureus
Ceyx argentatus
Ceyx pusillus
Reference:
Moyle, R. G., J. Fuchs, E. Pasquet, and B. D. Marks. 2007. Feeding behavior, toe count, and the phylogenetic relationships among alcedinine kingfishers (Alcedininae). Journal of Avian Biology 38: 317-326.

Page 216, Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
Malagasy Kingfisher Alcedo vintsioides
White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster
Following Moyle et al. 2007, these species are transferred to the genus Corythornis. For Malachite Kingfisher, the species name must be modified accordingly to Corythornis cristatus.
Reference:
Moyle, R. G., J. Fuchs, E. Pasquet, and B. D. Marks. 2007. Feeding behavior, toe count, and the phylogenetic relationships among alcedinine kingfishers (Alcedininae). Journal of Avian Biology 38: 317-326.

Page 217, Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina madagascariensis
Following Moyle et al. 2007, this species is transferred to the genus Corythornis.
Reference:
Moyle, R. G., J. Fuchs, E. Pasquet, and B. D. Marks. 2007. Feeding behavior, toe count, and the phylogenetic relationships among alcedinine kingfishers (Alcedininae). Journal of Avian Biology 38: 317-326.

Page 231, Northern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus
In Clements Checklist 6.4, the English name of this species was changed to Northern Ground-Hornbill, but we failed at that time to document this on the associated Updates and Corrections. Both names have been used for this species in the past, but we prefer the name Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill (which also is the name used by the African Bird Club), and revert to this name in Clements Checklist 6.5.

Page 233, Guianan Puffbird Notharchus macrorhynchos
Missing range statement added: “e Venezuela, ne Brazil, the Guianas.”

Page 232, Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Black-chinned) Galbula ruficauda melanogenia
Please ignore the entry in the Change Comment column (“The incorrect English name had been associated with this subspecies group. Change English name from “Rufous-tailed Jacamar [Black-chinned]” to “Rufous-tailed Jacamar [Rufous-tailed]”); the group name in the spreadsheet is correct.

Page 232, Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Rufous-tailed) Galbula ruficauda [ruficauda Group]
Please ignore the entry in the Change Comment column (“The incorrect English name had been associated with this subspecies group. Change English name from “Rufous-tailed Jacamar [Rufous-tailed]” to “Rufous-tailed Jacamar [Black-chinned]”); the group name in the spreadsheet is correct.

Page 239, Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti
In accord with Collar (2006b) and with Feinstein et al. (2008), the Black-browed Barbet is split into four species:
Black-browed Barbet  Megalaima oorti
Indochinese Barbet  Megalaima annamensis
Chinese Barbet  Megalaima faber (includes subspecies sini and faber)
Taiwan Barbet  Megalaima nuchalis
References:
Collar, N. J. 2006b. A taxonomic reappraisal of the Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti. Forktail 22: 170-173
Feinstein, J., X. Yang, and S.-H. Li. 2008. Molecular systematics and historical biogeography of the Black-browed Barbet species complex (Megalaima oorti). Ibis 150: 40-49.

Page 269, Striated Earthcreeper Upucerthia serrana
In accord with SACC, Striated Earthcreeper is transferred to a new genus, Geocerthia, and moved to a new position in the linear sequence of genera, immediately following Crag Chilia Ochetorhynchus melanurus.

Page 269, Bar-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus
In accord with SACC, the Bar-winged Cinclodesis split into three species. From north to south, these are:
Chestnut-winged Cinclodes (C. albidiventris), including subspecies oreobates, heterurus, and albidiventris
Cream-winged Cinclodes (C. albiventris), including subspecies albiventris, tucumanus, rufus, yzurietae, and riojanus
Buff-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes fuscus)

Pages 269-270, cinclodes Cinclodes
In accord with SACC, the sequence of species in the genus Cinclodes is rearranged. The new sequence of species is as follows:
Long-tailed Cinclodes  Cinclodes pabsti
Blackish Cinclodes  Cinclodes antarcticus
Buff-winged Cinclodes  Cinclodes fuscus
Chestnut-winged Cinclodes  Cinclodes albidiventris
Cordoba Cinclodes  Cinclodes comechingonus
Cream-winged Cinclodes  Cinclodes albiventris
Olrog’s Cinclodes  Cinclodes olrogi
Stout-billed Cinclodes  Cinclodes excelsior
Royal Cinclodes  Cinclodes aricomae
White-winged Cinclodes  Cinclodes atacamensis
White-bellied Cinclodes  Cinclodes palliatus
Gray-flanked Cinclodes  Cinclodes oustaleti
Dark-bellied Cinclodes  Cinclodes patagonicus
Surf Cinclodes  Cinclodes taczanowskii
Seaside Cinclodes   Cinclodes nigrofumosus
We failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, however, but we will correct this oversight in the next revision.

Page 270, Pale-legged Hornero (Pacific) Furnarius leucopus cinnamomeus
Revise range from: “SW Ecuador and nw Peru” to “W Ecuador and nw Peru.”

Page 270, Straight-billed Reedhaunter Limnoctites rectirostris
This species was placed in the genus Limnornis in earlier editions of Clements Checklist. It was transferred to the genus Limnotictes in the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet, in accord with SACC, but we did not acknowledge this change in taxonomy in the accompanying Updates and Corrections (December 2009).

Addition: Rio Orinoco Spinetail Synallaxis beverlyae
Hilty and Ascanio (2009) describe this new species of spinetail from the Río Orinoco of Venezuela; insert it immediately following the Pale-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis albescens.
Reference:
Hilty, S. L., and D. Ascanio. 2009. A new species of spinetail (Furnariidae: Synallaxis) from the Río Orinoco of Venezuela. Auk 126: 485-492.

Page 271, Itatiaia Spinetail Oreophylax moreirae
thistletails Schizoeca spp.
In accord with SACC, the Itatiaia Spinetail and the thistletails (Schizoeaca spp.) are transferred to the genus Asthenes, and the linear sequence of species in Asthenes is revised. The current sequence of species in the genus Asthenes is:
Creamy-breasted Canastero  Asthenes dorbignyi
Berlepsch’s Canastero  Asthenes berlepschi
Short-billed Canastero  Asthenes baeri
Cipo Canastero  Asthenes luizae
Hudson’s Canastero  Asthenes hudsoni
Austral Canastero  Asthenes anthoides
Line-fronted Canastero  Asthenes urubambensis
Many-striped Canastero  Asthenes flammulata
Junin Canastero  Asthenes virgata
Scribble-tailed Canastero  Asthenes maculicauda
Streak-backed Canastero  Asthenes wyatti
Puna Canastero  Asthenes sclateri
Streak-throated Canastero  Asthenes humilis
Cordilleran Canastero  Asthenes modesta
Itatiaia Spinetail  Asthenes moreirae
Sharp-billed Canastero  Asthenes pyrrholeuca
Black-throated Thistletail
  Asthenes harterti
Puna Thistletail  Asthenes helleri
Vilcabamba Thistletail  Asthenes vilcabambae
Canyon Canastero  Asthenes pudibunda
Rusty-fronted Canastero  Asthenes ottonis
Maquis Canastero  Asthenes heterura
Eye-ringed Thistletail  Asthenes palpebralis
Ochre-browed Thistletail  Asthenes coryi
Perija Thistletail  Asthenes perijana
White-chinned Thistletail  Asthenes fuliginosa
Mouse-colored Thistletail  Asthenes griseomurina

Pages 276-277, Cactus Canastero Asthenes cactorum
Dusky-tailed Canastero Asthenes humicola
Patagonian Canastero Asthenes patagonica
Steinbach’s Canastero Asthenes steinbachi
In accord with SACC, these species are moved from Asthenes to a new genus (Pseudasthenes). The genus Pseudasthenes should follow immediately after Pearled Treerunner Margarornis squamiger. We failed to place Pseudasthenes in the correct site in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, but we will correct this oversight in the next revision.

Page 284, Spot-throated Woodcreeper Deconychura stictolaema
In accord with SACC, the Spot-throated Woodcreeper is placed in a new genus (Certhiasomus), and is moved to a new position at the head of the linear sequence of genera of woodcreepers, immediately following Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans. Although we correctly revised the names of the species and all subspecies, and we correctly positioned the entry for the species, we “orphaned” the entries for its three subspecies; these remain in the old position in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, immediately following Long-tailed Woodcreeper Deconychura longicauda. We will correct this error in the next revision.

Page 289, Greater Scythebill Campylorhamphus pucherani
In accord with SACC, the Greater Scythebill is transferred to the new genus Drymotoxeres, and placed in a new position in the linear sequence of genera, immediately following the Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus.

Page 290, Undulated Antshrike Frederickena unduligera fulva
In accord with SACC, Frederickena unduligera fulva is elevated to species rank, with the English name Fulvous Antshrike. Fulvous Antshrike is placed immediately after Undulated Antshrike Frederickena unduligera.

Page 291, Barred Antshrike (Caatanga) Thamnophilus doliatus capistratus
We created a new group for this subspecies, but we misspelled its English name, which should be “Barred Antshrike (Caatinga).” We will correct this mistake in the next edition.

Page 292, Mouse-colored Antshrike Thamnophilus murinus murinus
Correct a typographic error in the distribution statement: change “Guians” to “Guianas.”

Page 294, Plumbeous Antvireo (Venezuelan) Dysithamnus plumbeus tucuyensis
Plumbeous Antvireo (White-streaked) Dysithamnus plumbeus leucostictus
In accord with SACC, subspecies leucostictus and tucuyensis are split from Plumbeous Antvireo to form a separate species, White-streaked Antvireo (Dysithamnus leucostictus).

Page 300, Peruvian Warbling-Antbird Hypocnemis peruviana
Delete species range statement (which had been copied from the species line above).

Page 303, Pale-faced Antbird Skutchia borbae
In accord with SACC, the genus Skutchia is transferred to the genus Phlegopsis.

Page 308, Slate-crowned Antpitta Grallaricula nana
In accord with SACC, subspecies cumanensis and pariae are removed from the Slate-crowned Antpitta and are elevated to species status as Sucre Antpitta Grallaricula cumanensis.

Page 310, Merida Tapaculo (Merida) Scytalopus meridianus meridianus
Merida Tapaculo (Lara) Scytalopus meridianus fuscicauda
A typographic error is corrected: meridianus is changed to meridanus.

Page 310, Matorral Tapaculo Scytalopus griseicollis
In accord with SACC, the English name is changed from Matorral Tapaculo to Pale-bellied Tapaculo.

Page 310, Paramo Tapaculo Scytalopus canus
In accord with SACC, Scytalopus canus opacus is elevated to species rank, and retains the English name Paramo Tapaculo. Scytalopus canus, which becomes monotypic, adopts the English name Paramillo Tapaculo. These English names are reversed in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will correct this error in the next round of revisions.

Page 322, Mouse-colored Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina wagae
In the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet, this subspecies also was listed as a group, but did not have an associated English name. Phaeomyias murina wagae is only a subspecies, and belongs to the group Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Mouse-colored) Phaeomyias murina [murina Group].

Page 323, Warbling Doradito Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Change the range statement for this species from “Extreme s Brazil to e Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina and c Chile” to “Extreme s Brazil to e Bolivia, Uruguay, and e Argentina.”

Addition: Ticking Doradito Pseudocolopteryx citreola
In accord with SACC, the Chilean population of Warbling Doradito is elevated to species rank as Ticking Doradito Pseudocolopteryx citreola, with range statement “Breeds c Chile, w Argentina; winters n to Bolivia.”

Addition: Straneck’s Tyrannulet Serpophaga griseicapilla
In accord with SACC, a new species Straneck’s Tyrannulet (Serpophaga griseicapilla) is recognized (Straneck 2007). It is positioned immediately following White-bellied Tyrannulet Serpophaga munda. The range is “w Argentina; winters n to Bolivia, e to Paraguay, Uruguay.” The range statement inadvertently was omitted from the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, but will be added in the next edition.
Reference:
Straneck, R. 2007. Una nueva especie de Serpophaga (Aves: Tyrannidae). Revista FAVE – Ciencias Veterinarias 6: 31-42.

Page 332, Handsome Flycatcher Myiophobus pulcher
Orange-banded Flycatcher Myiophobus lintoni
Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher Myiophobus ochraceiventris
In accord with SACC, these species are transferred to a new genus, Nephelomyias. The new genus is moved to a new position in the linear sequence of genera, immediately following Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea. Although we correctly revised the names for all relevant species and subspecies, and we correctly positioned the entries for these three species, we “orphaned” the entries for the three subspecies of Handsome Flycatcher; these remain in the old position in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, immediately following Roraiman Flycatcher Myiophobus roraimae. We will correct this error in the next revision.

Page 334, Willow Flycatcher (Eastern) Empidonax traillii traillii/campestris
Change the scientific name of this group to Empidonax traillii traillii. The entry for subspecies Empidonax traillii traillii was retained inadvertently in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; this subspecies should be deleted, and its range statement (“Great Plains to ne US and se Canada; winters to nw S America”) should be applied to the group. We will correct this error in the next edition.

Page 336, Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus nanus
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (except Chatham I.)” to “Galapagos Islands (except San Cristóbal).”

Page 336, Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus dubius
Revise range from: “Chatham I. (Galapagos Islands)” to “San Cristóbal I. (Galapagos Islands).”

Page 338, White-headed Marsh-Tyrant Arundinicola leucocephala
In accord with SACC, the English name is changed from White-headed Marsh-Tyrant to White-headed Marsh Tyrant.

Page 340, Short-tailed Field-Tyrant Muscigralla brevicauda
In accord with SACC, the English name is changed from Short-tailed Field-Tyrant to Short-tailed Field Tyrant.

Page 311, Green-and-black Fruiteater (riefferii) Pipreola riefferii [riefferii Group]: The English name for the group Green-and-black Fruiteater (riefferi) is changed to Green-and-black Fruiteater (Green-and-black).

Page 318, Thrush-like Schiffornis (Northern) Schiffornis turdina [veraepacis Group] Change the scientific name of the group to Schiffornis turdina veraepacis/dumicola. The subspecies acrolophites, previously included in the veraepacis Group, is transferred to a new group, Thrush-like Schiffornis (Panamanian) Schiffornis turdina [stenorhyncha Group].

Page 318, Thrush-like Schiffornis (Southern) Schiffornis turdina [turdina Group]
With the recognition of a number of new groups within Thrush-like Schiffornis, the “Southern” group now is restricted to include just three subspecies: steinbachi, intermedia, and turdina.

Page 586, Tooth-billed Catbird Ailuroedus dentirostris
In accord with RAOU, this species is transferred to the genus Scenopoeetes.

Page 586, Golden Bowerbird Prionodura newtoniana
In accord with RAOU, this species is transferred to the genus Amblyornis.

Pages 556-567, Meliphagidae
Following Driskell and Christidis (2004) and Christidis and Boles (2008), the taxonomic sequence of the Meliphagidae is revised substantially. The new sequence of genera is:
Acanthorhynchus
Certhionyx
Pycnopygius
Melitograis
Prosthemadera
Meliphaga
Lichenostomus
Purnella
Guadalcanaria
Oreornis
Manorina
Acanthagenys
Anthochaera
Ramsayornis
Conopophila
Epthianura
Ashbyia
Sugomel
Myzomela
Glycichaera
Gliciphila
Cissomela
Anthornis
Lichmera
Phylidonyris
Trichodere
Foulehaio
Gymnomyza
Melithreptus
Entomyzon
Philemon
Xanthotis
Plectorhyncha
Grantiella
Timeliopsis
Melilestes
Stresemannia
Melipotes
Macgregoria
Melidectes
Ptiloprora
Ptiloprora
Myza
References:
Driskell, A. C., and L. Christidis. 2004. Phylogeny and evolution of the Australo-Papuan honeyeaters (Passeriformes, Meliphagidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 943–960.
Christidis, L. and W. E. Boles. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Page 560, White-lined Honeyeater Meliphaga albilineata fordiana
In accord with RAOU, subspecies fordiana is elevated to species rank, with the English name Kimberley Honeyeater.

Page 565, White-fronted Honeyeater Phylidonyris albifrons
In accord with RAOU, this species is transferred to the genus Purnella.

Page 567, Brush Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera
In accord with RAOU, change the English name to Little Wattlebird.

Page 567, Little Wattlebird Anthochaera lunulata
In accord with RAOU, change the English name to Western Wattlebird.

Page 566, Regent Honeyeater Xanthomyza phrygia
In accord with RAOU, this species is transferred to the genus Anthochaera.

Page 522, Desert Chat Ashbyia lovensis
In a departure from RAOU, we adopt the evocative name Gibber Chat in lieu of the ambiguous name Desert Chat.

Page 559, Black Honeyeater Certhionyx niger
In accord with RAOU, this species is transferred to the genus Sugomel.

Page 566, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater Phylidonyris melanops
In accord with RAOU, this species is transferred to the genus Gliciphila.

Page 559, Banded Honeyeater Certhionyx pectoralis
In accord with RAOU, this species is transferred to the genus Cissomela.

Page 662, Melithreptus lunatus whitlocki  Melithreptus lunatus chloropsis
Melithreptus lunatus whitlocki” obviously is not the English name for this new group; the name should be White-naped Honeyeater (Western). We will correct this mistake in the next edition.

Page 517, Rock Warbler Origma solitaria
In accord with RAOU, change the English name to Rockwarbler.

Page 518, Beccari’s Scrubwren Sericornis beccarii
In accord with RAOU, change the English name to Tropical Scrubwren.

Page 513, Southern Logrunner Orthonyx temminckii
In accord with RAOU, change the English name to Australian Logrunner.

Pages 466-468, Platysteiridae (Wattle-eyes)
Change the English name for the family to “Platysteiridae (Wattle-eyes and Batises).”

Addition: Willard’s Sooty Boubou Laniarius willardi
Voelker et al. (2010) describe a new species of boubou from the Albertine Rift of Africa, which they name Willard’s Sooty Boubou (Laniarius willardi). The range of the new species is “Albertine Rift of Uganda and Burundi.” This range statement inadvertently was omitted from the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, but will be included in the next edition. The new species is inserted immediately following Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus.
Reference:
Voelker, G., R. K. Outlaw, S. Reddy, M. Tobler, J. M. Bates, S. J. Hacektt, C. Kahindo, B. D. Marks, J. C. K. Peterhans, and T. P. Gnoske. 2010. A new species of boubou (Malaconotidae: Laniarius) from the Albertine Rift. Auk 127: 678-698.

Page 581, Black-faced Woodswallow Artamus cinereus
This year we introduce two new groups to Black-faced Woodswallow. Unfortunately, we named these groups incorrectly. The groups in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet are
Black-faced Woodswallow (White-vented) Artamus cinereus [perspicillatus Group] including subspecies normani and dealbatus
Black-faced Woodswallow (Black-vented) Artamus cinereus cinereus/melanops   including subspecies melanops, cinereus, and perspicillatus
The correct arrangement is
Black-faced Woodswallow (White-vented) Artamus cinereus normani/dealbatus  including subspecies normani and dealbatus
Black-faced Woodswallow (Black-vented) Artamus cinereus [perspicillatus Group]including subspecies melanops, cinereus, and perspicillatus
We will correct this error in the next edition.

Page 369, Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike Coracina lineata
In accord with RAOU, change the English name to Barred Cuckoo-shrike.

Page 372, White-shouldered Triller Lalage sueurii
White-winged Triller Lalage tricolor
In accord with RAOU, White-winged and White-shouldered trillers are lumped into a single species, White-winged Triller Lalage sueurii. Both former species still maintain an identity as groups:
White-winged Triller (White-shouldered) Lalage sueurii sueurii
White-winged Triller (White-winged) Lalage sueurii tricolor

Page 375, Gray-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris deignani
Correct a typographic error in the range statement: change “A Vietnam” to “s Vietnam.”

Pages 522-523, Black Sittella Neositta miranda
Varied Sittella Neositta chrysoptera
In accord with RAOU, these species are transferred to the genus Daphoenositta.

Page 523, Varied Sittella (White-headed) Daphoenositta chrysoptera leucocephala
Delete extra space at end of English name.

Page 625, Rufous-browed Peppershrike (Mainland) Cyclarhis gujanensis [gujanensis Group]
Change the English name of this group to Rufous-browed Peppershrike (Northern).

Page 569, Australian Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti
In accord with RAOU, the English name is changed to Australasian Figbird.

Page 579, Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus
In accord with RAOU, the subspecies samarensis, palawanensis, cuyensis, striatus, suluensis,  meeki, and  longirostris are transferred to the Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus).

Page 579, Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus menagei
In accord with Allen (2006), elevate subspecies menagei to species rank, with the English name Tablas Drongo.
Reference:
Allen, D. 2006. New records and other observations of birds on the island of Tablas, Romblon province, Philippines. Forktail 22: 77-84.

Page 474, Elepaio Chasiempis sandwichensis
In accord with NACC, Elepaio is split into three species:
Hawaii Elepaio (Chasiempis sandwichensis), with subspecies sandwichensis, bryani, and ridgwayi
Oahu Elepaio (Chasiempis ibidis)
Kauai Elepaio (Chasiempis sclateri)
Each of the subspecies within the Hawaii Elepaio continues to be recognized as a separate group, but the English names of these three groups now must be revised:
Change Elepaio (Hawaii, Kona coast) to Hawaii Elepaio (Kona coast)
Change Elepaio (Hawaii, Mauna Kea) to Hawaii Elepaio (Mauna Kea)
Change Elepaio (Hawaii, Hilo coast) to Hawaii Elepaio (Hilo coast)
Note that in accord with NACC, the species name associated with the elepaio on Oahu changes from gayi to ibidis. Also, in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet we inadvertently misspelled the name of the Kauai Elepaio as “Kaui Elepaio;” this mistake will be corrected in the next edition of the list.

Page 476, White-naped Monarch Monarcha pileatus
This species is transferred to the genus Carterornis, which immediately precedes the genus Monarcha.

Pages 476-477, White-eared Monarch Monarcha leucotis
Golden Monarch Monarcha chrysomela
In accord with RAOU and Filardi and Smith (2005), these species are transferred to the genus Carterornis, which immediately precedes the genus Monarcha.
Reference:
Filardi, C. E., and C. E. Smith. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics of monarch fycatchers (genus Monarcha) with emphasis on Solomon Island endemics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 776–788.

Pages 475-477, Black Monarch Monarcha axillaris
Spot-winged Monarch Monarcha guttulus
Spectacled Monarch Monarcha trivirgatus
Hooded Monarch Monarcha manadensis
Manus Monarch Monarcha infelix
Black-tailed Monarch Monarcha verticalis
Kulambangra Monarch Monarcha browni
Black-and-white Monarch Monarcha barbatus
In accord with RAOU and Filardi and Smith (2005), these species are transferred to the genus Symposiachrus. This genus follows immediately after Monarcha.
Reference:
Filardi, C. E., and C. E. Smith. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics of monarch fycatchers (genus Monarcha) with emphasis on Solomon Island endemics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 776–788.

Pages 587-590, New World jays
In accord with NACC, the sequence of the genera Calocitta, Cyanocorax, Cyanocitta, Aphelocoma, and Cyanolyca is revised, as is the sequence of species within genera. Additionally, the Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio is transferred to the genus Psilorhinus. The current sequence of the New World jays is:
White-throated Jay  Cyanolyca mirabilis
Dwarf Jay  Cyanolyca nana
Black-throated Jay  Cyanolyca pumilo
Silvery-throated Jay  Cyanolyca argentigula
Azure-hooded Jay  Cyanolyca cucullata
Beautiful Jay  Cyanolyca pulchra
Black-collared Jay  Cyanolyca armillata
Turquoise Jay  Cyanolyca turcosa
White-collared Jay  Cyanolyca viridicyanus
Black-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta colliei
White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa
Brown Jay  Psilorhinus morio
Tufted Jay  Cyanocorax dickeyi
Black-chested Jay  Cyanocorax affinis
Green Jay  Cyanocorax yncas
Bushy-crested Jay  Cyanocorax melanocyaneus
San Blas Jay   Cyanocorax sanblasianus
Yucatan Jay   Cyanocorax yucatanicus
Purplish-backed Jay  Cyanocorax beecheii
Purplish Jay   Cyanocorax cyanomelas
Azure Jay   Cyanocorax caeruleus
Violaceous Jay  Cyanocorax violaceus
Curl-crested Jay  Cyanocorax cristatellus
White-tailed Jay  Cyanocorax mystacalis
Cayenne Jay   Cyanocorax cayanus
Azure-naped Jay  Cyanocorax heilprini
Plush-crested Jay  Cyanocorax chrysops
White-naped Jay  Cyanocorax cyanopogon
Pinyon Jay   Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Steller’s Jay   Cyanocitta stelleri
Blue Jay   Cyanocitta cristata
Florida Scrub-Jay  Aphelocoma coerulescens
Island Scrub-Jay  Aphelocoma insularis
Western Scrub-Jay  Aphelocoma californica
Mexican Jay   Aphelocoma ultramarina
Unicolored Jay  Aphelocoma unicolor

Page 583, Trumpet Manucode Manucodia keraudrenii
In accord with RAOU, this species is transferred to the genus Phonygammus.

Page 583, Trumpet Manucode Manucodia [now Phonygammus] keraudrenii jamesii
Subspecies Phonygammus keraudrenii jamesi is a duplicate of Phonygammus keraudrenii jamesii and is deleted. Revise the range for Phonygammus keraudrenii jamesii to read “Aru Is.; southern New Guinea (Mimika River east to Port Moresby).”

Page 480, Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor
In accord with RAOU, Scarlet Robin is split into two species:
Pacific Robin (Petroica multicolor), including subspecies pusilla, feminina, similis, cognata, ambrynensis, soror, kleinschmidti, taveunensis, becki, polymorpha, septentrionalis, kulambangrae, dennisi, and multicolor; and
Scarlet Robin (Petrioca boodang), including subspecies campbelli, leggii, and boodang.

Page 481, Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis
In accord with RAOU, the English name is changed to Eastern Yellow Robin.

Page 481, Gray-breasted Robin Eopsaltria griseogularis
In accord with RAOU, the English name is changed to Western Yellow Robin.

Page 481, White-browed Robin Poecilodryas superciliosa
In accord with RAOU, the two subspecies of White-browed Robin are elevated to species rank:
White-browed Robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa) and Buff-sided Robin (Poecilodyas cerviniventris).

Page 482, Gray-headed Robin Heteromyias albispecularis
In accord with RAOU, the subspecies cinereifrons is elevated to species rank as Gray-headed Robin Heteromyias cinereifrons. The English name for Gray-headed Robin is changed to Ashy Robin.

Page 361, Rock Martin (Pale Crag-Martin) Ptyonoprogne fuligula [obsoleta Group]
The entries for the subspecies in this group
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta presaharica
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta spatzi
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta buchanani
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta obsoleta
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta perpallida
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta pallida
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta arabica
      should be changed to:
Ptyonoprogne fuligula presaharica
Ptyonoprogne fuligula spatzi
Ptyonoprogne fuligula buchanani
Ptyonoprogne fuligula obsoleta
Ptyonoprogne fuligula perpallida
Ptyonoprogne fuligula pallida
Ptyonoprogne fuligula Arabica
We will correct this error in the next edition of the list.

Page 524, Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus fortuitus
Correct typographic error in range statement: change “Montanea” to “Montana.”

Pages 533-534, Remizidae (Penduline Tits)
Change the English name for this family to Remizidae (Penduline-Tits).

Page 432, Mountain Tailorbird Phyllergates cuculatus
Correct the spelling of the species name to cucullatus.

Page 390-393, wrens Thryothorus spp.
In accord wiith SACC, the large genus Thryothorus is split into four genera, and the sequence of species is rearranged. The new sequence of species is
Sooty-headed Wren  Pheugopedius spadix
Black-bellied Wren  Pheugopedius fasciatoventris
Plain-tailed Wren  Pheugopedius euophrys
Inca Wren   Pheugopedius eisenmanni
Whiskered Wren  Pheugopedius mystacalis
Moustached Wren  Pheugopedius genibarbis
Coraya Wren   Pheugopedius coraya
Rufous-breasted Wren Pheugopedius rutilus
Spot-breasted Wren  Pheugopedius maculipectus
Speckle-breasted Wren Pheugopedius sclateri
Happy Wren   Pheugopedius felix
Black-throated Wren  Pheugopedius atrogularis
Sinaloa Wren   Thryophilus sinaloa
Banded Wren   Thryophilus pleurostictus
Rufous-and-white Wren Thryophilus rufalbus
Niceforo’s Wren  Thryophilus nicefori
Stripe-breasted Wren Cantorchilus thoracicus
Stripe-throated Wren Cantorchilus leucopogon
Plain Wren   Cantorchilus modestus
Riverside Wren  Cantorchilus semibadius
Bay Wren   Cantorchilus nigricapillus
Superciliated Wren  Cantorchilus superciliaris
Buff-breasted Wren  Cantorchilus leucotis
Long-billed Wren  Cantorchilus longirostris
Fawn-breasted Wren Cantorchilus guarayanus
Gray Wren   Cantorchilus griseus
Carolina Wren  Thryothorus ludovicianus

Page 393, Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
In accord with NACC, the Winter Wren is split into three species:
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus
Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
The Eurasian Wren corresponds to the previous group Winter Wren (Eurasian) Troglodytes troglodytes [troglodytes Group]. The Pacific Wren includes two groups, Pacific Wren (Alaskan islands) and Pacific Wren (Western) Troglodytes pacificus [pacificus Group]. The Winter Wren corresponds to the previous group Winter Wren (Eastern) Troglodytes troglodytes hiemalis/pullus.

Addition: Bare-faced Bulbul Pycnonotus hualon
Woxvold et al. (2009) describe this new species of bulbul from the limestone karst of Laos; the range statement is “limestone karst of central Laos; perhaps also west central Vietnam.” Insert the new species immediately following Spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus erythropthalmos.
Reference:
Woxvold, I. A., J. W. Duckworth, and R. J. Timmins. 2009. An unusual new bulbul (Passeriformes: Pycnonotidae) from the limestone karst of Lao PDR. Forktail 25: 1-12.

Page 437, Common Chiffchaff (abietinus) Phylloscopus collybita abietinus
Change the name for this single-subspecies group to Common Chiffchaff (Scandinavian).

Addition: Limestone Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus calciatilis
Alström et al. (2010) describe this new species of Phylloscopus warbler from Vietnam and Laos. The range statement is “northern and central Laos, northern and central Vietnam.” Insert the new species immediately following White-tailed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus davisoni.
Reference:
Alström, P., P. Davidson, J. W. Duckworth, J. C. Eames, T. T. Le, C. Nguyen, U. Olsson, C. Robson, and R. Timmins. 2010. Description of a new species of Phylloscopus warbler from Vietnam and Laos. Ibis 152: 145-168.

Page 434, Burnt-neck Eremomela Eremomela usticollis usticolli
Correct the spelling of the nominate subspecies to usticollis: Eremomela usticollis usticollis. This entry is correct in Clements Checklist 6th edition; the error is in the spreadsheet Clements Checklist 6.4 (December 2009).

Page 444, Supalpine Warbler (moltonii) Sylvia cantillans moltonii
Typographical error in English name is corrected to Subalpine.

Page 511, Gray-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis gularis margaritae
In accord with Collar (2006a), elevate Paradoxornis gularis margaritae to species rank with English name Black-headed Parrotbill.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 452, Island Flycatcher Eumyias panayensis sanghirensis
Delete this subspecies, as was described in the 2009 Updates and Corrections of December 2009. We did not implement this revision in the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet, but now correct this oversight.

Page 404, Russet-tailed Thrush Zoothera heinei papuenis
Correct the spelling of the New Guinea subspecies to papuensis. This name does not appear in the 6th edition of Clements Checklist; it was added to Clements Checklist in the Updates and Corrections of December 2009. We spelled the name correctly in the Updates and Corrections, but misspelled the name in the Clements Checklist spreadsheet 6.4 (December 2009).

Page 700, Bonin Thrush Zoothera terrestrs
Correct the spelling of the species name to terrestris.

Page 700, Amaui Myadestes oahensis
In accord with NACC, the scientific name is changed to Myadestis woahensis.

Page 410, Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis
The range statement for this species inadvertently was omitted from the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet: E Russia to w Siberia; winters to n India and China.

Page 410, Red-legged Thrush (Western) Turdus plumbeus [plumbeus Group]
With the recognition of an additional group, Red-legged Thrush (West Cuban) Turdus plumbeus rubripes/coryi, the western group now is restricted to just two subspecies: Red-legged Thrush (Western) Turdus plumbeus plumbeus/schistaceus.

Page 404, Forest Thrush Turdus lherminieri
In accord with NACC, Forest Thrush is transferred from the genus Cichlherminia to the genus Turdus. This change was introduced in the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet, but we neglected to mention the change in the associated Updates and Corrections of December 2009.

Page 489, White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis ruficeps
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax albogularis ruficeps is elevated to species rank, with English name Rufous-crowned Laughingthrush. (Laughingthrush is misspelled in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet! We will correct this typographic error in the next edition.)
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 489, White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus bicolor
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax leucolophus bicolor is elevated to species rank, with English name Sumatran Laughingthrush.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 489, Black Laughingthrush Garrulax lugubris calvus
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax lugubris calvus is elevated to species rank, with English name Bare-headed Laughingthrush.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 489, White-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax strepitans ferrarius
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax strepitans ferrarius is elevated to species rank, with English name Cambodian Laughingthrush. Also, correct the range statement from “SE Thailand” to “sw Cambodia.”
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 490, Gray Laughingthrush Garrulax maesi castanotis
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax maesi castanotis is elevated to species rank, with English name Rufous-cheeked Laughingthrush. Subspecies Garrulax maesi varennei also should be transferred to Garrula castanotis, but we failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will correct this mistake in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 490, Yellow-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax galbanus courtoisi
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax galbanus courtoisi is elevated to species rank, with English name Blue-crowned Laughingthrush. Subspecies Garrulax galbanus simaoensis also should be transferred to Garrula courtoisi, but we failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will correct this mistake in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 491, Rusty Laughingthrush Garrulax poecilorhynchus berthemyi
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax poecilorhynchus berthemyi is elevated to species rank, with English name Buffy Laughingthrush. Subspecies Garrulax poecilorhynchus ricinus also should be transferred to Garrula berthemyi (or even is a synonym of berthemyi), but we failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will correct this mistake in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 491, Spot-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax merulinus annamensis
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax merulinus annamensis is elevated to species rank, with English name Orange-breasted Laughingthrush.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 491, Hwamei Garrulax canorus
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax canorus taewanus is elevated to species rank, with English name Taiwan Hwamei. Consequently, the English name for Garrulax canorus is changed to Chinese Hwamei.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22:
85-112.

Page 491, Streaked Laughingthrush Garrulax lineatus imbricatus
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Garrulax lineatus imbricatus is elevated to species rank, with English name Bhutan Laughingthrush.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 492, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Garrulax erythrocephalus
In accord with Collar (2006a), this highly polytypic species is split into four species:
— Subspecies Garrulax erythrocephalus chrysopterus is elevated to species rank, with English name Assam Laughingthrush. Subspecies godwini and erythrolaemus also now are transferred to Assam Laughingthrush.
— Subspecies Garrulax erythrocephalus melanostigma is elevated to species rank, with English name Silver-eared Laughingthrush. Subspecies connectens,  subconnectens, schistaceus, and ramsayi also now are transferred to Silver-eared Laughingthrush.
— Subspecies Garrulax erythrocephalus peninsulae is elevated to species rank, with English name Malayan Laughingthrush.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 494, Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps indictinctum
Correct a typographical error in the scientific name: change “indictinctum” to “indistinctum.”

Page 496, Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis
In accord with Collar (2006a), this highly polytypic species is split into four species:
— Subspecies Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis mcclellandi is elevated to species rank, with English name Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler.
— Subspecies Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis gravivox is elevated to species rank, with English name Black-streaked Scimitar-Babbler. Subspecies odicus, decarlei, dedekensi, and cowensae also now are transferred to Black-streaked Scimitar-Babbler.
— Subspecies Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis swinhoei is elevated to species rank, with English name Gray-sided Scimitar-Babbler; subspecies abbreviatus also is included in Gray-sided Scimitar-Babbler.

In addition, subspecies ferrugilatus and haringtoni are transferred from Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis to the Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys.  We also add the two following subspecies of Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler, both of which inadvertently had been omitted from previous editions of Clements Checklist:
Pomatorhinus erythrogenys imberbis     Karenni, e Myanmar
Pomatorhinus erythrogenys celatus         Shan States, e Myanmar and nw Thailand

As a result of these revisions, Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis becomes a monotypic species, and the English name is changed to Black-necklaced Scimitar-Babbler.

The sequence of these species is:
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys
Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus mcclellandi
Black-streaked Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus gravivox
Gray-sided Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus swinhoei
Black-necklaced Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 496, Indian Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Pomatorhinus horsfieldii melanurus is elevated to species rank, with English name Sri Lanka Scimitar-Babbler.
 Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 497, Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Pomatorhinus ruficollis musicus is elevated to species rank, with English name Taiwan Scimitar-Babbler.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 497, Long-billed Wren-Babbler Rimator malacoptilus
In accord with Collar (2006a), this species is split into three species:
— Subspecies Rimator malacoptilus pasquieri is elevated to species rank, with English name White-throated Wren-Babbler.
— Subspecies Rimator malacoptilus albostriatus is elevated to species rank, with English name Sumatran Wren-Babbler.
Rimator malacoptilus becomes monotypic, and retains the English name Long-billed Wren-Babbler. The range statement for Long-billed Wren-Babbler – E Himalayas (Sikkim to e Assam and ne Myanmar) – inadvertently was omitted from the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will reinstate the range statement in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 498, Large Wren-Babbler Napothera macrodactyla
Rusty-breasted Wren-Babbler Napothera rufipectus
Black-throated Wren-Babbler Napothera atrigularis
Marbled Wren-Babbler Napothera marmorata
In accord with Collar (2006a), these four species all are transferred to the genus Turdinus. Please note that for one of these species we failed to change the spelling of the species name: Turdinus macrodactyla should be Turdinus macrodactylus. We will correct this oversight in the next edition.
Reference: Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 498, Limestone Wren-Babbler Napothera crispifrons
In accord with Collar (2006a), Napothera crispifrons is transferred to the genus Gypsophila.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 498, Luzon Wren-Babbler Napothera rabori
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Napothera rabori sorsogonensis is elevated to species rank, with English name Gray-banded Babbler. Subspecies Napothera rabori mesoluzonica also should be transferred to Napothera sorsogonensis, but we failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will correct this mistake in the next edition.
Additionally, in accord with Collar (2006a), the two Philippine species of Napothera are transferred to a newly-described genus, Robsonius. Finally, Collar also recommended changing the English name of Robsonius rabori to “Rusty-faced Babbler.” We failed to implement this change to the English name in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will correct this oversight in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 499, Pygmy Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Pnoepyga pusilla formosana is elevated to species rank, with English name Taiwan Wren-Babbler ; it also is repositioned to follow Scaly-breasted Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 499, Mishmi Wren-Babbler Spelaeornis badeigularis
In accord with Inskipp et al. (1996), Rasmussen and Atherton (2005), Collar (2006a), and many other sources, the English name is changed from Mishmi Wren-Babbler to Rusty-throated Wren-Babbler.
References:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.
Inskipp, T., N. Lindsey, and W. Duckworth. 1996. An annotated checklist of the birds of the Oriental region. Oriental Bird Club, Sandy, United Kingdom.
Rasmussen, P. C., and J. C. Atherton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: the Ripley guide. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona, Spain.

Page 499, Long-tailed Wren-Babbler Spelaeornis chocolatinus
In accord with Collar (2006a), the Long-tailed Wren-Babbler is split into four species.
— Subspecies Spelaeornis chocolatinus oatesi is elevated to species rank, with English name Chin Hills Wren-Babbler.
— Subspecies Spelaeornis chocolatinus reptatus is elevated to species rank, with English name Gray-bellied Wren-Babbler.
— Subspecies Spelaeornis chocolatinus kinneari is elevated to species rank, with English name Pale-throated Wren-Babbler.
Spelaeornis chocolatinus becomes monotypic, and retains the English name Long-tailed Wren-Babbler.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 499, Wedge-billed Wren-Babbler Sphenocichla humei
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Sphenocichla humei roberti is elevated to species rank, with English name Chevron-breasted Babbler. Sphenocichla humei becomes monotypic, and the English name is changed to Blackish-breasted Babbler.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 500, Pygmy Babbler Stachyris plateni
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Stachyris plateni pygmaea is elevated to species rank, with English name Visayan Pygmy-Babbler. Stachyris plateni becomes monotypic, and the English name changes to Mindanao Pygmy-Babbler.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 502, Striped Tit-Babbler Macronous gularis
In accord with Collar (2006a), elevate the bornensis group of subspecies (zopherus, zaperissus, everetti, ruficoma, javanicus, montanus, bornensis, argenteus, and cagayanensis) to species rank, as Bold-striped Tit-Babbler Macronous bornensis. The remaining subspecies are retained in Macronous gularis, but the English name changes to Pin-striped Tit-Babbler. Subspecies Macronous bornensis javanicus, which previously did not exist in the Clements Checklist in the gularis/bornensis complex, is a new addition; but we later realized that Macronous flavicollis javanicus surely represents the same taxon. We will resolve this discrepancy in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 502, Miniature Tit-Babbler Micromacronus leytensis
In accord with Collar (2006a), elevate subspecies Micromacronus leytensis sordidus to species rank, with English name Mindanao Miniature-Babbler. Micromacronus leytensis becomes monotypic, and the English name changes to Visayan Miniature-Babbler. We inadvertently used a different name, Visayan Tit-Babbler, in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will correct this error in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 443, Wrentit Chamaea fasciata
In accord with NACC, Wrentit is transferred from the Timaliidae to the Sylviidae. The correct position of Wrentit is between the genera Rhopophilus and Conostoma. We changed the family name for Wrentit to Sylviidae, but failed to resequence it to its proper position within Sylviidae; we will correct this mistake in the next edition.

Page 505, Cutia Cutia nipalensis
In accord with Collar (2006a), Vietnamese Cutia (Cutia legalleni), including subspecies legalleni and hoae, is split from Cutia. Change the English name of Cutia nipalensis from “Cutia” to “Himalayan Cutia.” Note that in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, “Cutia legalleni” is misspelled as “Cutua legalleni.” We will correct this mistake in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 506, White-hooded Babbler Gampsorhynchus rufulus torquatus
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Gampsorhynchus rufulus torquatus is elevated to species rank, with English name Collared Babbler. Subspecies Gampsorhynchus rufulus saturatior also should be transferred to Gampsorhynchus torquatus (thus leaving White-hooded Babbler Gampsorhynchus rufulus as monotypic), but we failed to implement this change in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; we will correct this mistake in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 507, Rufous-winged Fulvetta Alcippe castaneceps klossi
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies Alcippe castaneceps klossi is elevated to species rank, with English name Black-crowned Fulvetta.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 508, Spectacled Fulvetta Alcippe ruficapilla
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies danisi and bidoupensis are removed from Alcippe ruficapilla to form the separate species Alcippe danisi, with English name Indochinese Fulvetta.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 508, Streak-throated Fulvetta Alcippe cinereiceps
In accord with Collar (2006a), subspecies manipurensis and tonkinensis are removed from Alcippe cinereiceps to form the separate species Alcippe manipurensis. The correct new English names are Gray-hooded Fulvetta (Alcippe cinereiceps) and Streak-throated Fulvetta (Alcippe manipurensis); we have these names reversed in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, but we will correct this in the next edition.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 508, Streak-throated Fulvetta Alcippe cinereiceps formosana
In accord with Collar (2006a), elevate Alcippe cinereiceps formosana to species rank, with English name Taiwan Fulvetta.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 509, Mountain Fulvetta Alcippe peracensis
In accord with Collar (2006a), remove subspecies grotei and eremita from Alcippe peracensis to form the separate species Alcippe grotei, with English name Black-browed Fulvetta.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 509, Black-backed Sibia Heterophasia melanoleuca
In accord with Collar (2006a), the subspecies tonkinensis, engelbachi, kingi, and robinsoni are transferred from Heterophasia melanoleuca to Black-headed Sibia Heterophasia desgodinsi.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 510, 549-556, yuhinas Yuhina¸ white-eyes Zosterops, and related genera
In accord with NACC, the yuhinas (Yuhina), white-eyes (Zosterops) and related genera are removed from Timaliidae and the family Zosteropidae is reinstated.

Pages 510, Striated Yuhina Yuhina castaniceps torqueola
In accord with Collar (2006a), elevate subspecies Yuhina castaniceps torqueola to species rank, with English name Indochinese Yuhina.
Reference:
Collar, N. J. 2006a. A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.

Page 551, Bridled White-eye Zosterops conspicillatus rotensis
In accord with Slikas et al. (2000), elevate subspecies Zosterops conspicillatus rotensis to species rank, with English name Rota White-eye.
Reference:
Slikas, B., I. B. Jones, S. R. Derrickson, and R. C. Fleischer. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships of Micronesian white-eyes based on mitochondrial sequence data. Auk 117: 355-365.

Page 700, Slender-billed White-eye Zosterops tenuirostris stenurus
In accord with RAOU, subspecies Zosterops tenuirostris strenuus is elevated to species rank, with English name Robust White-eye. This species is extinct; the year of extinction is 1923. Also note that the spelling of the species name is “strenuus,” not “stenurus;” we will correct this error in the next edition.

Page 562, Bonin Honeyeater Apalopteron familiare
This species is a member of the white-eye radiation, and is not a honeyeater. Consequently it is transferred from Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters) to Zosteropidae (White-eyes), and the English name is changed to Bonin White-eye.
Reference:
Springer, M. S., H. Higuchi, K. Ueda, J. Minton, and C. G. Sibley. 1995. Molecular evidence that the Bonin Islands “honeyeater” is a white-eye. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology 27: 66-77.

Page 398, Galapagos Mockingbird Mimus parvulus barringtoni
Revise range from “Barrington (Galapagos Islands)” to “Santa Fé I. (Galapagos Islands).”

Page 398, Galapagos Mockingbird Mimus parvulus personatus
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Abingdon, Bindloe, James and Jervis)” to “Galapagos Islands (Pinta, Marchena, Santiago and Rábida).”

Page 398, Galapagos Mockingbird Mimus parvulus wenmani
Revise range from “Wenman (Galapagos Islands)” to “Wolf I. (Galapagos Islands).”

Page 398, Galapagos Mockingbird Mimus parvulus hulli
Revise range from “Culpepper (Galapagos Islands)” to “Darwin I. (Galapagos Islands).”

Page 398, Galapagos Mockingbird Mimus parvulus bauri
Revise range from “Tower (Galapagos Islands)” to “Genovesa I. (Galapagos Islands).”

Page 398, Española Mockingbird Mimus macdonaldi
Revise range from “Hood and adjacent se Galapagos Islands” to “Española I. and adjacent se Galapagos Islands.”

Page 386, Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis jerdoni
Delete subspecies Chloropsis cochinchinensis jerdoni; this is the same taxon as Jerdon’s Leafbird Chloropsis jerdoni.

Page 386, Bornean Leafbird Chloropsis kinabaluensis
Jerdon’s Leafbird Chloropsis jerdoni
Resequence these species to follow immediately after Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis. This was the sequence of species that we described in the 2009 Updates and Corrections, but we failed to implement it properly in the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet.

Page 541, Souimanga Sunbird Cinnyris souimanga souimanga
Distribution statememt corrected from ” Îles Glorieuses and n Madagascar” to ” Îles Glorieuses and Madagascar (except sw).”

Page 365, Chaco Pipit Anthus chacoensis
In accord with SACC, the English name of Anthus chacoensis is changed from Chaco Pipit to Pampas Pipit.

Page 687, longspurs (Calcarius) and buntings (Plectrophenax)
In accord with NACC, the four species of longspurs and the two species of snow buntings are removed from the family Emberizidae (Buntings, Sparrows and Allies) and are transferred to the new family Calcariidae (Longspurs and Snow Buntings). Calcariidae is placed at the base of the nine-primaried oscines, immediately following Peucedramidae (Olive Warbler). McCown’s Longpsur is transferred from the genus Calcarius to the genus Rhynchophanes. The sequence of species of longspurs is revised to:
Lapland Longspur  Calcarius lapponicus
Chestnut-collared Longspur  Calcarius ornatus
Smith’s Longspur  Calcarius pictus
McCown’s Longspur  Rhynchophanes mccownii

Page 639, Blue-winged Warbler  Vermivora pinus
In accord with NACC, the scientific name is revised to Vermivora cyanoptera.

Page 639, Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
Virginia’s Warbler Vermivora virginiae
Colima Warbler Vermivora crissalis
Lucy’s Warbler Vermivora luciae
Flame-throated Warbler Parula gutturalis
Crescent-chested Warbler Parula superciliosa
In accord with NACC, most species of Vermivora (except for Bachman’s Warbler Vermivora bachmanii, Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera, and Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera), and Flame-throated Warbler and Crescent-chested warblers, are transferred to the genus Oreothlypis.

Page 640, Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia ruficapilla
This subspecies is moved from the Yellow Warbler (Mangrove) group Dendroica petechia [erithachorides Group] to the Yellow Warbler (Golden) group Dendroica petechia [petechia Group].

Page 642, Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
In accord with NACC, the two waterthrushes are transferred from the genus Seiurus to the genus Parkesia.

Page 644, Tepui Redstart  Myioborus castaneocapillus
The 2009 Updates and Corrections reported that in accord with SACC , the species name should be spelled castaneocapillus. The correct spelling is castaneocapilla, however, and so the name reverts back to that spelling.

Pages 649-650, bush-tanagers Chlorospingus
In accord with SACC, the Chlorospingus bush-tanagers are transferred from Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies) to Emberizidae (Buntings, Sparrows and Allies). Although we changed their family affiliation in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet, we failed to resequence these species to their proper position in the list, which is immediately following the juncos (Junco). We will correct this mistake in the next edition.

Page 669, Gray-throated Warbling-Finch Poospiza cabanisi
In accord with SACC, subspecies Poospiza lateralis cabanisi is elevated to species rank, with English name Gray-throated Warbling-Finch. This change was introduced in the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet, but we neglected to mention the change in the associated Updates and Corrections of December 2009.

Page 672, Paramo Seedeater Catamenia homochroa oreophila
Delete two spaces after the scientific name.

Page 688, Green Warbler-Finch Certhidea olivacea
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (James, Jervis, Seymour, Duncan, Isabela, Fernandina Is.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Santiago, Rábida, Pinzón, Isabela, Fernandina, and Santa Cruz Is.).”

Page 688, Gray Warbler-Finch Certhidea fusca becki
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Culpepper and Wenman Is.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Darwin and Wolf Is.).”

Page 688, Gray Warbler-Finch Certhidea fusca mentalis
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Tower I.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Genovesa I.).”

Page 688, Gray Warbler-Finch Certhidea fusca fusca
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Abingdon and Marchena Is.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Pinta and Marchena Is.).”

Page 688, Gray Warbler-Finch Certhidea fusca bifasciata
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Barrington I.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Santa Fé I.).”

Page 688, Gray Warbler-Finch Certhidea fusca cinerascens
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Hood I.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Española I.).”

Page 688, Woodpecker Finch Camarhynchus pallidus pallidus
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (James, Jervis, Seymour, Duncan, Santa Cruz, Floreana Is.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Santiago, Rábida, Seymour, Pinzón, Santa Cruz, Floreana Is.).”

Page 688, Large Tree-Finch Camarhynchus psittacula habeli
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Abingdon and Marchena Is.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Pinta and Marchena Is.).”

Page 688, Large Tree-Finch Camarhynchus psittacula psittacula
Revise range from “Seymour, Barrington, Santa Cruz, Floreana, Duncan, Jervis, James” to “Galapagos Islands (Seymour, Barrington, Santa Cruz, Floreana, Pinzón, Rábida, Santiago Is.).”

Page 688, Small Tree-Finch Camarhynchus parvulus salvini
Revise range from “Chatham I. (Galapagos Islands)” to “San Cristóbal I. (Galapagos Islands).”

Page 687, Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch Geospiza difficilis septentrionalis
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Culpepper and Wenman)” to “Galapagos Islands (Darwin and Wolf Is.).”

Page 687, Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch Geospiza difficilis difficilis
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Tower and Abingdon)” to “Galapagos Islands (Genovesa and Pinta Is.).”

Page 687, Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch Geospiza difficilis debilirostris
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (James, Isabela and Fernandina)” to “Galapagos Islands (Santiago, Isabela and Fernandina Is.).”

Page 687, Common Cactus-Finch Geospiza scandens scandens
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (James and Jervis)” to “Galapagos Islands (Santiago and Rábida Is.).”

Page 687, Common Cactus-Finch Geospiza scandens intermedia
Revise range from “Galapagos Is. (Barrington, Floreana, Duncan, Santa Cruz, Isabela)” to “Galapagos Is. (Santa Fé, Floreana, Pinzón, Santa Cruz, Isabela Is.).”

Page 687, Common Cactus-Finch Geospiza scandens abingdoni
Revise range from “Abingdon I. (Galapagos Islands)” to “Pinta I. (Galapagos Islands).”

Page 687, Large Cactus-Finch Geospiza conirostris darwinii
Revise range from “Galapagos Islands (Culpepper and Wenman)” to “Galapagos Islands (Darwin and Wolf Is.).”

Page 687, Large Cactus-Finch Geospiza conirostris conirostris
Revise range from “Hood I. (Galapagos Islands)” to “Española I. (Galapagos Islands).”

Page 687, Large Cactus-Finch Geospiza conirostris propinqua
Revise range from “Tower I. (Galapagos Islands)” to “Genovesa I. (Galapagos Islands).”

Page 674, flowerpiercers Diglossa
In accord with SACC, the sequence of species in genus Diglossa is rearranged. The species Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula, Slaty Flowerpiercer Diglossa plumbea, and Rusty Flowerpiercer Diglossa sittoides are moved from the beginning to the genus, and are inserted immediately following Indigo Flowerpierer Diglossa indigotica.

Pages 664-682, Emberizidae (Buntings, Sparrows and Allies)
In accord with NACC, the sequence the genera of emberizids between the cardinals (Paroaria) and Striped Sparrow (Oriturus superciliosus) is revised. The current sequence of genera is as follows; note that this list includes several new genera, which are explained in additional notes below:
Charitospiza
Coryphaspiza
Coryphospingus
Rhodospingus
Oreothraupis
Pselliophorus
Pezopetes
Arremon
Arremonops
Atlapetes
Pipilo
Aimophila
Melozone
Peucaea
Rhynchospiza

Page 679, Stripe-headed Brush-Finch (Phelp’s) Arremon torquatus perijanus
This is one of six new groups that we erected within Stripe-headed Brush-Finch. The English name for this group is incorrect, however; it should be Stripe-headed Brush-Finch (Phelps’s). We will correct this error in the next edition.

Page 681, White-throated Towhee Pipilo albicollis
Canyon Towhee Pipilo fuscus
California Towhee Pipilo crissalis
Abert’s Towhee Pipilo aberti
In accord with NACC, the four species of brown towhees (White-throated Towhee, Canyon Towhee, California Towhee, and Abert’s Towhee) are transferred from the genus Pipilo to the genus Melozone. The sequence of species within Melozone also is revised, as follows:
White-eared Ground-Sparrow Melozone leucotis
Prevost’s Ground-Sparrow Melozone biarcuata
Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow Melozone kieneri
Canyon Towhee Melozone fusca
White-throated Towhee Melozone albicollis
California Towhee Melozone crissalis
Abert’s Towhee Melozone aberti
 Also, several specific and subspecies names are changed as well. The names (Canyon Towhee) fuscus, mesoleucus, intermedius, mesatus, texanus, perpallidus, and potosinus become fusca, mesoleuca, intermedia, mesata, texana, perpallida, and potosina.

Pages 681-682, sparrows Aimophila
In accord with NACC and DaCosta et al. (2009), the sparrows of the genus Aimophila are split between four different genera. Three species remain in Aimophila, which now is positioned between the rufous-sided towhees (Pipilo) and the brown towhees and ground-sparrows (Melozone); the sequence of these three species also is revised:
Rusty Sparrow  Aimophila rufescens
Rufous-crowned Sparrow  Aimophila ruficeps
Oaxaca Sparrow  Aimophila notosticta
The majority of the species are transferred to the genus Peucaea, which follows the brown towhees and ground-sparrows (Melozone); the sequence of these species also is revised:
Cinnamon-tailed Sparrow  Peucaea sumichrasti
Rufous-winged Sparrow  Peucaea carpalis
Stripe-headed Sparrow  Peucaea ruficauda
Black-chested Sparrow  Peucaea humeralis
Bridled Sparrow   Peucaea mystacalis
Botteri’s Sparrow  Peucaea botterii
Cassin’s Sparrow   Peucaea cassinii
Bachman’s Sparrow   Peucaea aestivalis
The two South American species, Tumbes Sparrow and Stripe-capped Sparrow, are transferred to the genus Rhynchospiza, which immediately follows Peucaea.
Finally, the Five-striped Sparrow is transferred to the genus Amphispiza; it is positioned immediately following Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus.

Page 686, Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis perezchinchillae
In the 2009 Updates and Corrections, we reported that the correct spelling of the subspecies name is perezchinchillorum. We failed to implement this change, however, in the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet; this error now is corrected.

Page 696, Greater Antillean Oriole Icterus dominicensis
In accord with NACC, each of the four subspecies of Greater Antillean Oriole is elevated to species rank:
Hispaniolan Oriole  Icterus dominicensis
Cuban Oriole   Icterus melanopsis
Bahama Oriole  Icterus northtropi
Puerto Rican Oriole  Icterus portoricensis

Page 695, Epaulet Oriole Icterus cayanensis
In accord with SACC, the four southern subspecies of Epaulet Oriole are elevated to species rank, as Icterus pyrrhopterus, with English name Variable Oriole and also including the subspecies tibialis, periporphyrus, and valenciobuenoi. As a consequence, the group Epaulet Oriole (Epaulet) Icterus cayanensis [cayanensis Group] now includes only a single subspecies, and the group scientific name changes to Icterus cayanensis cayanensis.

Page 696, Streak-backed Oriole (Mainland) Icterus pustulatus [pustulatus Group]
Change the English name of this group to Streak-backed Oriole (West Mexican).

Page 631, Red Crossbill (South Hills) Loxia curvirostra sinescuria
Correct the spelling of the subspecies name to Loxia curvirostra sinesciurius.

Page 701, Greater Akialoa Hemignathus ellisianus
Range statements are added for the three subspecies of this extinct species:
Hemignathus ellisianus ellisianus: Formerly Hawaiian Islands (Oahu)
Hemignathus ellisianus lanaiensis: Formerly Hawaiian Islands (Lanai)
Hemignathus ellisianus stejnegeri: Formerly Hawaiian Islands (Kauai)

Page 602, Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
Delete the entry for the subspecies Passer hispaniolensis italiae; this entry is an error that was introduced into Clements Checklist during the preparation of the sixth edition. All Spanish Sparrows in north Africa belong to the subspecies hispaniolensis. The name italiae has no formal taxonomic status in Clements Checklist; instead, we adopt the consensus view that “italiae” represents a (more or less stable) hybrid population between Spanish Sparrow and House Sparrow Passer domesticus.

Page 608, Cinnamon Weaver Ploceus badius
Correct a typographic error in the range statement and change ” Sudan (Nile tributaries south to Uganda birder)” (!) to ” Sudan (Nile tributaries south to Uganda border).”

Page 609, Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi
Correct the range statement from “Evergreen mossy forests of n, w and s Madagascar” to “Evergreen mossy forests of n, e and s Madagascar.”

Page 613, Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild niansae
An error in the scientific name is remedied as “niansae” [sic = nyansae] is corrected to “adesma,” as the name nyansae is preoccupied under current concepts of the genus Estrilda; see Peters Check-list volume XIV: 342 and Howard & Moore, 3rd edition: 730.

Page 616, Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata
Chestnut-eared Finch Taeniopygia castanotis
In accord with RAOU, Zebra Finch and Chestnut-eared Finch are lumped into a single species under the name Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata). The two former species are maintained as groups, but the English names of the group names are based on geography, as follows:
Zebra Finch (Lesser Sundas) Taeniopygia guttata guttata
Zebra Finch (Australian)  Taeniopygia guttata castanotis

Page 617, Gouldian Finch Chloebia gouldiae
In accord with RAOU, transferred to the genus Erythrura

Page 618, Indian Silverbill Euodice malabarica
In accord with NACC, following Rasmussen and Anderton (2005), change the English name of this species from White-throated Munia to Indian Silverbill. This change was implemented in the Clements Checklist 6.4 spreadsheet, but we failed to document this in the associated Updates and Corrections of December 2009.
Reference:
Rasmussen, P. C., and J. C. Atherton. 2005. Birds of south Asia. The Ripley guide. Volume 2: attributes and status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington DC and Barcelona.

Page 620, Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora
Timor Sparrow Padda fuscata
In accord with SACC, RAOU, and OSNZ, Java Sparrow and Timor Sparrow are transferred from Padda to the genus Lonchura. They should be positioned at the end of Lonchura, immediately following Bismark Munia Lonchura melaena. Pictorella Munia Heteromunia pectoralis should follow Lonchura, rather than intercede between Bismark Munia Lonchura melaena and Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora; we will correct this error in the next edition.

The sequence of families in Clements Checklist
The 223 families accepted by Clements Checklist are listed below (with the names of the two newly recognized families in bold). This list reflects the sequence of the families in the Clements Checklist 6.5 spreadsheet; as noted above, there are some errors in this sequence, which will be corrected in the next edition of the list.
Struthionidae   Ostrich
Rheidae   Rheas
Casuariidae   Cassowaries
Dromaiidae   Emu
Apterygidae   Kiwis
Tinamidae   Tinamous
Anhimidae   Screamers
Anatidae   Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl
Megapodiidae   Megapodes
Cracidae   Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows
Numididae   Guineafowl
Odontophoridae   New World Quail
Phasianidae   Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies
Gaviidae   Loons
Podicipedidae   Grebes
Phoenicopteridae  Flamingos
Spheniscidae   Penguins
Diomedeidae   Albatrosses
Procellariidae   Shearwaters and Petrels
Hydrobatidae   Storm-Petrels
Pelecanoididae   Diving-Petrels
Phaethontidae   Tropicbirds
Ciconiidae   Storks
Fregatidae   Frigatebirds
Sulidae    Boobies and Gannets
Phalacrocoracidae  Cormorants and Shags
Anhingidae   Anhingas
Pelecanidae   Pelicans
Balaenicipitidae   Shoebill
Scopidae Hamerkop
Ardeidae   Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
Threskiornithidae  Ibises and Spoonbills
Cathartidae   New World Vultures
Pandionidae   Osprey
Accipitridae   Hawks, Eagles, and Kites
Sagittariidae   Secretary-bird
Falconidae   Falcons and Caracaras
Mesitornithidae   Mesites
Rallidae   Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
Heliornithidae   Finfoots
Rhynochetidae   Kagu
Eurypygidae   Sunbittern
Otididae   Bustards
Aramidae   Limpkin
Psophiidae   Trumpeters
Gruidae    Cranes
Cariamidae   Seriemas
Burhinidae   Thick-knees
Chionidae   Sheathbills
Charadriidae   Plovers and Lapwings
Pluvianellidae   Magellanic Plover
Dromadidae   Crab Plover
Haematopodidae  Oystercatchers
Ibidorhynchidae   Ibisbill
Recurvirostridae  Stilts and Avocets
Jacanidae   Jacanas
Scolopacidae   Sandpipers and Allies
Turnicidae   Buttonquail
Glareolidae   Pratincoles and Coursers
Pedionomidae   Plains-wanderer
Thinocoridae   Seedsnipes
Rostratulidae   Painted-Snipes
Laridae    Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers
Stercorariidae   Skuas and Jaegers
Alcidae    Auks, Murres, and Puffins
Pteroclidae   Sandgrouse
Columbidae   Pigeons and Doves
Strigopidae   New Zealand Parrots
Cacatuidae   Cockatoos
Psittacidae   Parrots
Musophagidae   Turacos
Opisthocomidae  Hoatzin
Cuculidae   Cuckoos
Tytonidae   Barn-Owls
Strigidae   Owls
Aegothelidae   Owlet-Nightjars
Podargidae   Frogmouths
Caprimulgidae    Nightjars and allies
Nyctibiidae   Potoos
Steatornithidae   Oilbird
Apodidae   Swifts
Hemiprocnidae   Treeswifts
Trochilidae   Hummingbirds
Coliidae   Mousebirds
Trogonidae   Trogons
Todidae   Todies
Momotidae   Motmots
Alcedinidae   Kingfishers
Meropidae   Bee-eaters
Coraciidae   Rollers
Brachypteraciidae  Ground-Rollers
Leptosomidae   Cuckoo-Roller
Upupidae   Hoopoes
Phoeniculidae   Woodhoopoes and Scimitar-bills
Bucerotidae   Hornbills
Bucconidae   Puffbirds
Galbulidae   Jacamars
Lybiidae   African Barbets
Megalaimidae   Asian Barbets
Capitonidae   New World Barbets
Semnornithidae   Toucan-Barbets
Ramphastidae   Toucans
Indicatoridae   Honeyguides
Picidae    Woodpeckers
Acanthisittidae   New Zealand Wrens
Eurylaimidae   Broadbills
Philepittidae   Asities
Pittidae    Pittas
Furnariidae   Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers
Thamnophilidae   Typical Antbirds
Formicariidae   Antthrushes
Grallariidae   Antpittas
Conopophagidae  Gnateaters
Rhinocryptidae   Tapaculos
Melanopareiidae  Crescentchests
Tyrannidae   Tyrant Flycatchers
Oxyruncidae   Sharpbill
Cotingidae   Cotingas
Pipridae   Manakins
Tityridae   Tityras and allies
Menuridae   Lyrebirds
Atrichornithidae   Scrub-birds
Ptilonorhynchidae  Bowerbirds
Climacteridae   Australasian Treecreepers
Maluridae   Fairywrens
Meliphagidae   Honeyeaters
Dasyornithidae  Bristlebirds
Pardalotidae   Pardalotes
Acanthizidae   Thornbills and Allies
Pomatostomidae  Pseudo-Babblers
Orthonychidae   Logrunners
Cnemophilidae   Satinbirds
Melanocharitidae  Berrypeckers and Longbills
Paramythiidae   Tit Berrypecker, Crested Berrypecker
Callaeidae   Wattlebirds
Notiomystidae   Stitchbird
Psophodidae   Whipbirds and Wedgebills
Cinclosomatidae  Quail-thrushes and Jewel-babblers
Platysteiridae   Wattle-eyes and Batises
Prionopidae   Helmetshrikes and Allies
Malaconotidae   Bushshrikes and Allies
Machaerirhynchidae  Boatbills
Vangidae   Vangas
Artamidae   Woodswallows
Cracticidae   Bellmagpies and Allies
Pityriasidae   Bristlehead
Aegithinidae   Ioras
Campephagidae  Cuckoo-shrikes
Neosittidae   Sitellas
Pachycephalidae  Whistlers and Allies
Laniidae   Shrikes
Vireonidae   Vireos
Oriolidae   Old World Orioles
Dicruridae   Drongos
Rhipiduridae   Fantails
Monarchidae   Monarch Flycatchers
Corvidae   Crows, Jays, and Magpies
Corcoracidae   White-winged Chough and Apostlebird
Paradisaeidae   Birds-of-paradise
Petroicidae   Australasian Robins
Picathartidae   Rockfowl
Chaetopidae   Rockjumpers
Eupetidae   Rail-babbler and Ifrita
Panuridae   Bearded Reedling
Nicatoridae   Nicators
Alaudidae   Larks
Hirundinidae   Swallows
Stenostiridae   Fairy Flycatchers
Paridae    Chickadees and Tits
Remizidae   Penduline-Tits
Cettiidae   Bush-Warblers and Allies
Aegithalidae   Long-tailed Tits
Sittidae    Nuthatches
Tichodromidae   Wallcreeper
Certhiidae   Creepers
Troglodytidae   Wrens
Polioptilidae   Gnatcatchers
Cinclidae   Dippers
Pycnonotidae   Bulbuls
Regulidae   Kinglets
Phylloscopidae  Leaf-Warblers
Acrocephalidae  Reed-Warblers and Allies
Megaluridae   Grassbirds and Allies
Donacobiidae   Donacobius
Bernieridae   Malagasy Warblers
Cisticolidae   Cisticolas and Allies
Sylviidae   Old World Warblers
Promeropidae   Sugarbirds
Irenidae   Fairy-bluebirds
Hyliotidae   Hyliotas
Muscicapidae   Old World Flycatchers
Turdidae   Thrushes and Allies
Timaliidae   Babblers
Zosteropidae    White-eyes
Mimidae   Mockingbirds and Thrashers
Sturnidae   Starlings
Rhabdornithidae  Philippine Creepers
Buphagidae   Oxpeckers
Chloropseidae   Leafbirds
Dicaeidae   Flowerpeckers
Nectariniidae   Sunbirds
Prunellidae   Accentors
Motacillidae   Wagtails and Pipits
Urocynchramidae  Przewalski’s Rosefinch
Bombycillidae   Waxwings
Mohoidae   Hawaiian Honeyeaters
Ptilogonatidae   Silky-flycatchers
Dulidae    Palmchat
Hylocitreidae   Hylocitrea
Hypocoliidae   Hypocolius
Peucedramidae   Olive Warbler
Calcariidae Longspurs and Snow Buntings
Parulidae   New World Warblers
Coerebidae   Bananaquit
Thraupidae   Tanagers and Allies
Emberizidae   Buntings, Sparrows and Allies
Cardinalidae   Cardinals and Allies
Icteridae   Troupials and Allies
Fringillidae   Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies
Passeridae   Old World Sparrows
Ploceidae   Weavers and Allies
Estrildidae   Waxbills and Allies
Viduidae   Indigobirds