Clements Checklist

Updates & Corrections – August 2016

2016 UPDATES and CORRECTIONS, to accompany the eBird/Clements Checklist v2016 spreadsheet
Posted 9 August 2016

The Updates and Corrections are grouped into four sections. Within each section, items are listed in the order in which they are encountered in the eBird/Clements Checklist v2016 spreadsheet, although we also continue to reference by page number the relevant entry in the last published edition of the Clements Checklist (sixth edition, 2007).

The four sections are

Species – gains and losses   (posted 9 August 2016)

Orders and Families – gains, losses, and changes to order or family composition or nomenclature   (posted 9 August 2016)

Standard Updates and Correction – all other changes, listed in sequence as they occur in the spreadsheet (posted April 2018).

Groups – a list of new groups   (posted 9 August 2016)

SPECIES

SPECIES GAINS (splits and newly discovered species) 

page 10, Great-winged Petrel  Pterodroma macroptera

Each of the two monotypic groups of Great-winged Petrel is elevated to species rank, based on differences in mitochondrial DNA, vocalizations, plumage, morphometrics, and in other aspects of their biology (Wood et al. 2016; see also Onley and Scofield 2007 and Howell 2012): Great-winged Petrel (Great-winged) Pterodroma macroptera macroptera becomes Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera, and Great-winged Petrel (Gray-faced) Pterodroma macroptera gouldi becomes Gray-faced Petrel Pterodroma gouldi.

Revise the range description of Great-winged Petrel from “Breeds and ranges islands and seas in southern oceans” to “breeds on islands in southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans (Tristan da Cunha, Gough, Marion, Crozet and Kerguelen Islands, and off southwestern Australia); primarily ranges from southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans to Tasman Sea.”

Revise the range description of Gray-faced Petrel from “Breeds on islands off North I. (New Zealand) and sw Australia” to “breeds on islands off North Island (New Zealand); ranges in Tasman Sea and southwestern Pacific Ocean.”

References:

Howell, S.N.G. 2012. Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels of North America: a photographic guide. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Onley, D., and P. Scofield. 2007. Albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters of the world. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Wood, J.R., H.A. Lawrence, R.P. Scofield, G.A. Taylor, P.O’B. Lyver, and D.M. Gleeson. 2016. Morphological, behavioural, and genetic evidence supports reinstatement of full species status for the grey-faced petrel, Pterodroma macroptera gouldi (Procellariiformes: Procellariidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 

page 14, Leach’s Storm-Petrel  Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Leach’s Storm-Petrel is split into three species:

The monotypic group Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Townsend’s) Oceanodroma leucorhoa socorroensis is elevated to species rank as Townsend’s Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma socorrensis. This split is in accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), based on overlap of breeding range with Ainley’s Storm-Petrel (although with little seasonal overlap in the timing of breeding), and on differences in vocalizations and morphology, as documented by Ainley (1980). Revise the range description for Townsend’s Storm-Petrel from “Summer breeder on Guadalupe I. (off w Mexico)” to “summer breeder on islets off Guadalupe I. (western Mexico); ranges in eastern Pacific north to southern California and south to ca 10º N.”

Similarly, the monotypic group Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Ainley’s) Oceanodroma leucorhoa cheimomnestes is elevated to species rank as Ainley’s Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma cheimomnestes. This split is in accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), based on overlap of breeding range with Townsend’s Storm-Petrel (although with little seasonal overlap in the timing of breeding), and on differences in vocalizations and morphology, as documented by Ainley (1980). Revise the range description for Ainley’s Storm-Petrel from “Winter breeder on Guadalupe I. (off w Mexico)” to “winter breeder on islets off Guadalupe I. (western Mexico); nonbreeding range poorly known, but apparently disperses south in eastern Pacific, to at least as far as the Galapagos Island.”

Following the split, Leach’s Storm-Petrel now contains only two subspecies, each of which is recognized as a monotypic group: Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Leach’s) Oceanodroma leucorhoa leucorhoa and Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Chapman’s) Oceanodroma leucorhoa chapmani.

References:

Ainley, D.G. 1980. Geographic variation in Leach’s Storm-Petrel. Auk 97: 837-853.

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

page 82, Gray-necked Wood-Rail  Aramides cajaneus

In accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), Gray-necked Wood-Rail Aramides cajaneus is split into two species: Russet-naped Wood-Rail Aramides albiventris, and Gray-cowled Wood-Rail Aramides cajaneus. This action is based on Marcones and Silveira (2015), who documented significant vocal differences, and less obvious but still consistent plumage differences, between the two species; they also pointed out that these two species appear to be parapatric, replacing one another rather abruptly. Following Marcones and Silveira (2015) Russet-naped Wood-Rail is considered to be monotypic; subspecies mexicanus, vanrossemi, pacificus, and plumbeiceps all are considered to by junior synonyms of albiventris, and are deleted. Revise the range description of albiventris from “Yucatán Peninsula, Cozumel I., Belize and adj. n Guatemala” to “Mexico (north to southern Oaxaca and southern Tamaulipas) south on both slopes to Nicaragua and northeastern Costa Rica.” Again following Marcones and Silveira (2015), subspecies latens and morrisoni are considered to be junior synoynms of nominate cajaneus, and are deleted. Revise the range description of cajaneus from “Costa Rica to n Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and the Guianas” to “Costa Rica south to northwestern Colombia (including islands off of Panama) and, east of the Andes, to the Guianas and northeastern Brazil south to northern Argentina and Uruguay.”

Following nominate cajaneus, insert a previously overlooked subspecies, avicenniae (Stotz 1992), with range “mangroves of southeastern Brazil (São Paulo south at least to Paraná, and possibly to Santa Catarina)”. We also recognize avicenniae as a new monotypic group, Gray-cowled Wood-Rail (Gray-backed).

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Marcondes, R.S., and L.F. Silveira. 2015. A taxonomic review of Aramides cajaneus (Aves, Gruiformes, Rallidae) with notes on morphological variation in other species of the genus. ZooKeys 500: 111-140.

Stotz, D.F. 1992. A new subspecies of Aramides cajanea from Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 112: 231-234.

page 114, Dusky Cuckoo-Dove  Macropygia magna

Based primarily on vocal differences, Dusky Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia magna is split into three species (Ng et al. 2016): a polytypic Flores Sea Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia macassariensis, including subspecies macassariensis and longa; a monotypic Timor Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia magna; and a monotypic Tanimbar Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia timorlaoensis.

Reference:

Ng, E.Y.X., J.A. Eaton, P. Verbelen, R.O. Hutchinson, and F.E. Rheindt. 2016. Using bioacoustic data to test species limits in an Indo-Pacific island radiation of Macropygia cuckoo doves. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 786-812.

page 114, Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove  Macropygia amboinensis

Based primarily on vocal differences, Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia amboinensis split into two species (Ng et al. 2016): a polytypic Amboyna Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia amboinensis, including subspecies amboinensis, keyensis, maforensis, griseinucha, kerstingi, meeki, admiralitatis, hueskeri, carteretia, goldiei, cinereiceps, and cunctata; and a polytypic Sultan’s Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia doreya, including subspecies sanghirensis, albicapilla, atrata, sedecima, albiceps, doreya, and balim. The sequence of subspecies within Amboyna Cuckoo-Dove is revised, to reflect the order in which they are listed above.

Revise the range description of subspecies maforensis from “Numfor I. (Geelvink Bay off n New Guinea)” to “Numfor I. (Geelvink Bay off n New Guinea); population on Biak Island is not identified to subspecies, but vocally is similar to maforensis, and birds on Yapen Island presumably are the same subspecies as birds on Biak” (Ng et al. 2016).

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, admiralitatis Mayr 1937 (Ng et al. 2016), with range “Admiralty Islands, Bismarck Archipelago.” Insert subspecies almiralitatis immediately following subspecies meeki.

Revise the range description for subspecies carteretia from “Bismarck Archipelago (except New Hanover) and Lihir Is.” to “Bismarck Archipelago (except Admiralty Islands and New Hanover) and Lihir Is.”

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, atrata Ripley 1941 (White and Bruce 1986, Ng et al. 2016), with range “Togian Island (off Sulawesi).”

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, sedecima Neumann 1939 (White and Bruce 1986, Ng et al. 2016), with range “Sula Islands.”

Change the name of the subspecies of the northern Moluccas from batchianensis to the older available name albiceps (Mees 1982).

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, balim Rand 1941 (Ng et al. 2016), with range “Balim Valley, western New Guinea.”

References:

Mayr, E. 1937. Birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition, XXXVI. Notes on New Guinea birds 3. American Museum Novitates number 947.

Mees, G.F. 1982. Bird records from the Moluccas. Zoologische Mededelingen 56: 91-111.

Newman, O. 1939. A new species and eight new races from Peleng and Talaiboe. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 59: 89-94.

Ng, E.Y.X., J.A. Eaton, P. Verbelen, R.O. Hutchinson, and F.E. Rheindt. 2016. Using bioacoustic data to test species limits in an Indo-Pacific island radiation of Macropygia cuckoo doves. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 786-812.

Ripley, S.D. 1941. Notes on a collection of birds from northern Celebes. Occasional Papers of the Boston Society of Natural History 8: 343-358.

White, C.M.N., and M.D. Bruce. 1986. The Birds of Wallacea. (Sulawesi, The Moluccas & Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia). British Ornithologists’ Union Check-list number 7. British Ornithologists’ Union, London.

page 114, Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove  Macropygia emiliana

Based primarily on vocal differences, Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia emiliana is split into three species (Ng et al. 2016): a polytypic Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia emiliana, including subspecies emiliana and megala; a monotypic Enggano Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia cinnamomea; and a polytypic Barusan Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia modiglianii, including subspecies hypopercna, modiglianii, and elassa.

Reference:

Ng, E.Y.X., J.A. Eaton, P. Verbelen, R.O. Hutchinson, and F.E. Rheindt. 2016. Using bioacoustic data to test species limits in an Indo-Pacific island radiation of Macropygia cuckoo doves. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 786-812.

page 115, White-faced Cuckoo-Dove  Turacoena manadensis

White-faced Cuckoo-Dove is not monotypic; sulaensis Forbes and Robinson 1900, long considered to be a junior synomym of nominate manadensis, is vocally distinct (Ng and Rheindt 2016). Therefore, White-faced Cuckoo-Dove is split into two species: White-faced Cuckoo-Dove Turacoena manadensis, with range “Sulawesi and the Togian Islands”; and Sula Cuckoo-Dove Turacoena sulaensis, with range “Banggai Islands and Sula Islands.”

Reference:

Ng, N.S.R., and F.E. Rheindt. 2016. Species delimitation in the White‑faced Cuckoo‑dove (Turacoena manadensis) based on bioacoustic data. Avian Research 7: 2.

page 115, Emerald Dove  Chalcophaps indica

Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica is split into two species (Rasmussen and Anderton 2005, Beehler and Pratt 2016): a polytypic Asian Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica, with subspecies indica, robinsoni, natalis, minima, and augusta; and a polytypic Pacific Emerald Dove Chalcophaps longirostris, with subspecies rogersi, longirostris, and sandwichensis.

Revise the range description of subspecies indica from “India to Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and w Papuan islands” to “India to southeastern China, south to the Philippines, Indonesia and western Papuan islands.”

References:

Beehler, B.M., and T.K. Pratt. 2016. Birds of New Guinea: distribution, taxonomy, and systematics. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley guide. Volume 2: attributes and status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.

page 125, Crimson-crowned Fruit-Dove  Ptilinopus porphyraceus

Crimson-crowned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus porphyraceus is split into three species (Cibois et al. 2014, Hayes et al. 2016, Pratt and Mittermeier 2016): a monotypic Purple-capped Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus ponapensis; a monotypic Kosrae Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus hernsheimi; and a polytypic Crimson-crowned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus porphyraceus, with subspecies porphyraceus and fasciatus.

References:

Cibois, A., J.-C. Thibault, C. Bonillo, C.E. Filardi, D. Watling, and E. Pasquet. 2014. Phylogeny and biogeography of the fruit doves (Aves: Columbidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 442-453.

Hayes, F.E., H.D. Pratt, and C.J. Cianchini. 2016. The avifauna of Kosrae, Micronesia: history, status, and taxonomy. Pacific Science 70: 91–127.

Pratt, H.D., and J.C. Mittermeier. 2016. Notes on the natural history, taxonomy, and conservation of the endemic avifaua of the Samoan Archipelago. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128: 217-241.

page 155, Yellowbill  Ceuthmochares aereus

Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus is split into two species (Payne 2005): the polytypic group Yellowbill (Blue) Ceuthmochares aereus aereus/flavirostris becomes Blue Malkoha Ceuthmochares aereus, with subspecies aereus and flavirostris; and the monotypic group Yellowbill (Green) Ceuthmochares aereus australis becomes Green Malkoha Ceuthmochares australis.

Reference:

Payne, R.B. 2005. The cuckoos. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, United Kingdom.

page 152, Large Hawk-Cuckoo  Hierococcyx sparverioides

Each of the two monotypic groups of Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides is recognized as a separate species (Sorenson and Payne 2005, Payne 2005): Large Hawk-Cuckoo (Large) Hierococcyx sparverioides sparverioides becomes Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides, and Large Hawk-Cuckoo (Dark) Hierococcyx sparverioides bocki becomes Dark Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx bocki. Revise the range description of Large Hawk-Cuckoo from “N Pakistan to India, s China, Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina” to “breeds from northern Pakistan to India, southern China, Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina; winters to southern India (Eastern and Western Ghats), Bangladesh, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Bali, the Philippines, Borneo, and Sulawesi”.

References:

Payne, R.B. 2005. The cuckoos. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, United Kingdom.

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

page 180, Band-winged Nightjar  Systellura longirostris

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 677), the monotypic group Band-winged Nightjar (Tschudi’s) Systellura longirostris decussatus is elevated to species rank as Tschudi’s Nightjar Systellura decussata (note the correction in the spelling of the scientific name, from decussatus to decussata; Dickinson and Remsen 2013). This change is based on the revelation that the vocally distinct Tschudi’s Nightjar is not closely related to Band-winged Nightjar (Sigurdsson and Cracraft 2014). Our adoption of the English name “Tschudi’s Nightjar” is provisional, as AOU-SACC has not yet addressed the question of an English name for decussata (although “Tschudi’s Nightjar” already is in use by some, e.g. Cleere 2010). The retention of decussata in Systellura also is provisional. There is a mismatch between the genetic evidence on relationships among New World nightjars, and the genus level names currently in use by AOU-SACC; this is another issue that awaits review by AOU-SACC.

References:

Cleere, N. 2010. Nightjars: potoos, frogmouths, Oilbird and owlet-nightjars of the world. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Dickinson, E.C., and J.V. Remsen, Jr. (editors). 2013. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 1. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Sigurdsson, S. and J. Cracraft. 2014. Deciphering the diversity and history of New World nightjars (Aves: Caprimulgidae) using molecular phylogenetics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 506-545.

page 195, Green Violetear  Colibri thalassinus

Green Violetear Colibri thalassinus is split into two species, a monotypic Mexican Violetear Colibri thalassinus, which is equivalent to the former eBird group Green Violetear (Northern) Colibri thalassinus thalassinus; and the polytypic Lesser Violetear Colibri cyanotus, which includes the eBird groups Green Violetear (Costa Rican) Colibri thalassinus cabanidis and Green Violetear (Andean) Colibri thalassinus cyanotus/crissalis. This split follows actions by AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016); see also Remsen et al. (2015).

With the split of Green Violetear into two species, change the names of the monotypic group Green Violetear (Costa Rican) Colibri thalassinus cabanidis to Lesser Violetear (Costa Rican) Colibri cyanotus cabanidis; and change the names of the polytypic group Green Violetear (Andean) Colibri thalassinus cyanotus/crissalis to Lesser Violetear (Andean) Colibri cyanotus cyanotus/crissalis.

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Remsen, J.V., Jr., F.G. Stiles, and J.A. McGuire. 2015. Classification of the Polytminae (Aves: Trochilidae). Zootaxa 3957: 143-150.

page 224, Blue-crowned Motmot  Momotus coeruliceps

In accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus coeruliceps is split into two species. The monotypic group Blue-crowned Motmot (Blue-crowned) Momotus coeruliceps coeruliceps is elevated to species rank as Blue-capped Motmot Momotus coeruliceps; and the remaining taxa, of the polytypic group Blue-crowned Motmot (Lesson’s) Momotus coeruliceps [lessonii Group], become Lesson’s Motmot Momotus lessonii, which includes the subspecies lessonii, goldmani, and exiguus. “Momotus coeruliceps is treated as separate from M. lessonii on the basis of strong differences in plumage maintained in apparent parapatry” (Chesser et al. 2016).

Reference:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

page 144, Hispaniolan Parakeet  Psittacara chloropterus

In accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), the extinct subspecies maugei, which formerly occurred on Mona Island and on adjacent Puerto Rico, is split as a separate species, Puerto Rican Parakeet Psittacara maugei. This split follows Olson (2015), who argued that maugei and chloropterus differ “in plumage and particularly in bill morphology, such that a probable difference in diet is suggested”. With this split, Hispaniolan Parakeet becomes monotypic.

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Olson, S.L. 2015. History, morphology, and fossil record of the extinct Puerto Rican Parakeet Psittacara maugei Souancé. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127: 1-12.

page 295, Stipple-throated Antwren  Epinecrophylla haematonota

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 589), each of the three subspecies of Stipple-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla haematonota is elevated to species rank, following Whitney et al. (2013): the monotypic group Stipple-throated Antwren (Negro) Epinecrophylla haematonota pyrrhonota becomes Fulvous-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla pyrrhonota; the monotypic group Stipple-throated Antwren (Napo) Epinecrophylla haematonota haematonota becomes Rufous-backed Antwren Epinecrophylla haematonota; and the monotypic group Stipple-throated Antwren (Madeira) Epinecrophylla haematonota amazonica becomes Madeira Antwren Epinecrophylla amazonica. All of these English names are provisional, pending a final decision on this issue by AOU-SACC (see Proposal 696).

Reference:

Whitney, B.M., M.L. Isler, G.A. Bravo, N. Aristizábal, F. Schunck, L.F. Silveira, and V. de Q. Piacentini. 2013. A new species of Epinecrophylla antwren from the Aripuanã-Machado interfluvium in central Amazonian Brazil with revision of the “stipple-throated antwren” complex. Pages 263-267 in J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, and D. Christie (editors), Handbook of the birds of the world. Special volume. New species and global index. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

page 308, Rufous Gnateater  Conopophaga lineata

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 684), the monotypic group Rufous Gnateater (Ceara) Conopophaga lineata cearae is elevated to species rank as Ceara Gnateater Conopophaga cearae. This split long was anticipated, based on vocal differences between cearae and other subspecies of Rufous Gnateater (Whitney 2003), and was confirmed with genetic data showing that Ceara Gnateater is more closely related to Ash-throated Gnateater (Conopophaga peruviana) than it is to Rufous Gnateater (Batalha-Filho et al. 2014).

References:

Batalha-Filho, H., R.O. Pessoa, P.-H. Fabre, J. Fjeldså, M. Irestedt, P.G.P. Ericson, L.F. Silveira, and C.Y. Miyaki. 2014. Phylogeny and historical biogeography of gnateaters (Passeriformes, Conopophagidae) in the South America forests. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 79: 422-432.

Whitney, B.M. 2003. Family Conopophagidae (Gnateaters).Pages 732-747 in J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and D. Christie (editors), Handbook of the birds of the world. Volume 8. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

addition (2016), Perija Tapaculo  Scytalopus perijanus

Yet another new species of tapaculo was described by Avendaño et al. (2015), and was endorsed by AOU-SACC (Proposal 670) as Perija Tapaculo Scytalopus perijanus, with range “Sierra de Perijá, Colombia (and Venezuela?)”. Insert Perija Tapaculo immediately following Brown-rumped Tapaculo Scytalopus latebricola.

Reference:

Avendaño, J.E., A.M. Cuervo, J.P. López-O., N. Gutiérrez-Pinto, A. Cortés-Diago, and C.D. Cadena. 2015. A new species of tapaculo (Rhinocryptidae: Scytalopus) from the Serranía de Perijá of Colombia and Venezuela. Auk 132: 450-466.

page 271, Vilcabamba Thistletail  Asthenes vilcabambae

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 697), the monotypic group Vilcabamba Thistletail (Ayacucho) Asthenes vilcabambae ayacuchensis is elevated to species rank as Ayacucho Thistletail Asthenes ayacuchensis, based on vocal and genetic differences (Hosner et al. 2015).

Reference:

Hosner, P.A., L. Cueto-Aparicio, G. Ferro-Meza, D. Miranda, and M.B. Robbins. 2015. Vocal and molecular phylogenetic evidence for recognition of a thistletail species (Furnariidae: Asthenes) endemic to the elfin forests of Ayacucho, Peru. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127: 724-765.

page 320, Lesser Elaenia  Elaenia chiriquensis

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 686), Elaenia chiriquensis brachyptera is elevated to species rank as Coopmans’s Elaenia (Elaenia brachyptera). This split is based primarily on vocal differences between Coopmans’s and Lesser elaenias, as well as on a relatively deep genetic divergence between Coopmans’s Elaenia and the two other subspecies of Lesser Elaenia (Rheindt et al. 2015). Also, revise the range description of brachyptera from “Pacific slope of sw Colombia (Nariño) and nw Ecuador” to “Pacific slope of southwestern Colombia (Nariño) and northwestern Ecuador; also east slope of the Andes of Ecuador.”

Reference:

Rheindt, F.E., N. Krabbe, A.K.S. Wee, and L. Christidis. 2015. Cryptic speciation in the Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis (Aves: Passeriformes: Tyrannidae). Zootaxa 4032: 251-263.

page 585, White-eared Catbird  Ailuroedus buccoides

White-eared Catbird Ailuroedus buccoides is split into three species (Irestedt et al. 2016): White-eared Catbird Ailuroedus buccoides, which is monotypic; Ochre-breasted Catbird Ailurodeus stonii, which includes subspecies stonii and cinnamomeus; and Tan-capped Catbird Ailuroedus geislerorum, which includes geislerorum and a newly added subspecies, molestus. Following Irestedt et al. (2016), we recognize subspecies molestus, with range “lowlands of southeastern New Guinea (north side of Owen Stanley Range)”; described in 1929, molestus previously was considered to be a junior synonym of geislerorum. Subspecies oorti, with range “W Papuan islands and w New Guinea”, is merged with buccoides (Mees 1964, Beehler and Pratt 2016). Revise the range of buccoides from “S New Guinea (Triton Bay to upper Fly River)” to “western Papuan Islands and northwestern New Guinea, east through southern lowlands to upper Kikori River”.

References:

Beehler, B.M., and T.K. Pratt. 2016. Birds of New Guinea: distribution, taxonomy, and systematics. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Irestedt, M., H. Batalha-Filho, C.S. Roselaar, L. Christidis, and P.G.P. Ericson. 2016. Contrasting phylogeographic signatures in two Australo-Papuan bowerbird species complexes (Aves: Ailuroedus). Zoologica Scripta 45: 365-379.

Mees, G.F. 1964. Four new subspecies of birds from the Moluccas and New Guinea. Zoologische Mededelingen 40: 125-130.

pages 585-586, Spotted Catbird  Ailuroedus melanotis

Spotted Catbird Ailuroedus melanotis is split into six species (Irestedt et al. 2016): Spotted Catbird Ailuroedus maculosus, which is monotypic; Huon Catbird Ailurodeus astigmaticus, which is monotypic; Black-capped Catbird Ailuroedus melanocephalus, which is monotypic; Northern Catbird Ailuroedus jobiensis, which is monotypic; Arfak Catbird Ailuroedus arfakianus, which includes subspecies arfakianus and misoliensis; and Black-eared Catbird Ailuroedus melanotis, which includes the subspecies melanotis, facialis, and joanae. Subspecies guttaticollis is considered to be a junior synonym of jobiensis (Beehler and Pratt 2016, Irestedt et al. 2016), and is deleted. Revise the range description of jobiensis from “New Guinea (Weyland and Adelbert mountains)” to “north central New Guinea (north slope of Western, Border, and Eastern Ranges, and coastal ranges from Foja Mountains east to Adelbert Mountains)”. Note that the scientific name associated with the English name Spotted Catbird has changed from Ailuroedus melanotis (now Black-eared Catbird) to Ailuroedus maculosus.

References:

Beehler, B.M., and T.K. Pratt. 2016. Birds of New Guinea: distribution, taxonomy, and systematics. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Irestedt, M., H. Batalha-Filho, C.S. Roselaar, L. Christidis, and P.G.P. Ericson. 2016. Contrasting phylogeographic signatures in two Australo-Papuan bowerbird species complexes (Aves: Ailuroedus). Zoologica Scripta 45: 365-379.

page 517, Striated Grasswren  Amytornis striatus

Striated Grasswren Amytornis striatus is split into four species, following Christidis et al. (2013): Pilbara Grasswren Amytornis whitei; Sandhill Grasswren Amytornis oweni; Rusty Grasswren Amytornis rowleyi; and Striated Grasswren Amytornis striatus. Sandhill Grasswren Amytornis oweni is a newly added taxon; described in 1911, we previously included oweni in nominate striatus. The range of Sandhill Grasswren is “central western Australia, from Western Australia to southwestern Northern Territory and south central South Australia”.  Revise the range of Striated Grasswren from “Sand plains of central Australia to nw Victoria and c NSW” to “southeastern Australia (southeastern South Australia, northwestern Victoria, and New South Wales)”. These species are resquenced, in the order listed above.

Reference:

Christidis, L., F.E. Rheindt, W.E. Boles, and J.A. Norman. 2013. A re-appraisal of species diversity within the Australian grasswrens Amytornis (Aves: Maluridae). Australian Zoologist 36: 429-437.

page 516, Thick-billed Grasswren  Amytornis textilis

Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis textilis is split into two species, following Black et al. (2010) and Christidis et al. (2013): Western Grasswren Amytornis textilis, including subspecies textilis and myall; and Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis modestus, which includes subspecies modestus and six newly added subspecies:indulkanna, cowarie, raglessi, curnamona, obscurior, and inexpectatus.

References:

Black, A.B., L. Joseph, L.P. Pedler, and G.A. Carpenter. 2010. A taxonomic framework for interpreting evolution within the Amytornis textilis–modestus complex of grasswrens. Emu 110: 358-363.

Christidis, L., F.E. Rheindt, W.E. Boles, and J.A. Norman. 2013. A re-appraisal of species diversity within the Australian grasswrens Amytornis (Aves: Maluridae). Australian Zoologist 36: 429-437.

page 485, Golden Whistler  Pachycephala pectoralis

The monotypic group Golden Whistler (Balim Valley) Pachycephala pectoralis balim is elevated to species rank as Baliem Whistler Pachycephala balim, following Andersen et al. (2014) and Beehler and Pratt (2016). Correct range statement from “N New Guinea (Balim and Bele valleys)” to “N New Guinea (Baliem and Bele valleys).”

References:

Andersen, M.J., Á.S. Nyári, I. Mason, L. Joseph, J.P. Dumbacher, C.E. Filardi, and R.G. Moyle. 2014.             Molecular systematics of the world’s most polytypic bird: the Pachycephala pectoralis/melanura (Aves: Pachycephalidae) species complex. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 566–588.

Beehler, B.M., and T.K. Pratt. 2016. Birds of New Guinea: distribution, taxonomy, and systematics. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

page 485, Golden Whistler  Pachycephala pectoralis

Joseph et al. (2014) documented that the monotypic group Golden Whistler (Western) Pachycephala pectoralis fuliginosa in fact contained two taxa: “true” Pachycephala pectoralis fuliginosa of south central Australia, which is closely related to members of the polytypic group Golden Whistler (Golden) Pachycephala pectoralis [pectoralis Group]; and a cryptic species in southwestern Australia, for which the name occidentalis is available. As a result, we change the English name of the monotypic group Pachycephala pectoralis fuliginosa from Golden Whistler (Western) to Golden Whistler (fuliginosa); we revise the range of fuliginosa from “SW Western Australia to se South Australia and w Victoria” to “south central Australia (southeastern South Australia and western Victoria)”; and we add a newly recognized species, Western Whistler Pachycephala occidentalis, with range “southwestern Australia (southwestern West Australia).”

Reference:

Joseph, L., Á.S. Nyári, and M.J. Andersen. 2014. Taxonomic consequences of cryptic speciation in the Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis complex in mainland southern Australia. Zootaxa 3900: 294–300.

page 478, Blue-crested Flycatcher  Myiagra azureocapilla

Following Andersen et al. (2015), Blue-crested Flycatcher Myiagra azureocapilla is split into two species, a monotypic Azure-crested Flycatcher Myiagra azureocapilla and a polytypic Chestnut-throated Flycatcher Myiagra castaneigularis, including subspecies castaneigularis and whitneyi.

Reference:

Andersen, M.J., P.A. Hosner, C.E Filardi, and R.G. Moyle. 2015. Phylogeny of the monarch flycatchers reveals extensive paraphyly and novel relationships within a major Australo-Pacific radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67: 336–347.

page 589, Western Scrub-Jay  Aphelocoma californica

In accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica is split into two species: California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica, which is equivalent to the former eBird group Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) Aphelocoma californica [californica Group] (subspecies immanis, caurina, oocleptica, californica, cana, obscura, and hypoleuca), and Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma woodhouseii, which includes the eBird groups Western Scrub-Jay (Woodhouse’s) Aphelocoma californica [woodhouseii Group] (subspecies nevadae, woodhouseii, texana, grisea, and cyanotis), and Western Scrub-Jay (Sumichrast’s) Aphelocoma californica sumichrasti/remota (subspecies sumichrasti and remota). Change the names of the polytypic group Western Scrub-Jay (Woodhouse’s) Aphelocoma californica [woodhouseii Group] to Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Woodhouse’s) Aphelocoma woodhouseii [woodhouseii Group]; and change the names of the polytypic group Western Scrub-Jay (Sumichrast’s) Aphelocoma californica sumichrasti/remota to Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Sumichrast’s) Aphelocoma woodhouseii sumichrasti/remota.This split is based on “differences in ecology, morphology, genetics, and vocalizations; although the two species do interbreed, the hybrid zone is narrow, and there is evidence for selection against hybrids” (Chesser et al. 2016).

Subspecies cana, which we had included in the poylypic group Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Woodhouse’s) Aphelocoma woodhouseii [woodhouseii Group], properly belongs with California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica (Pitelka 1951). Change the name from Aphelocoma woodhouseii cana to Aphelocoma californica cana, and position this subspecies immediately following Aphelocoma californica californica.

References

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Pitelka, F.A. 1951. Speciation and ecological distribution of American jays of the genus Aphelocoma. University of California Publications in Zoology 50: 195-464.

 

page 353, Greater Short-toed Lark  Calandrella brachydactyla

Subspecies dukhunensis is more closely related to Hume’s Lark Calandrella acutirostris than it is to other subspecies of Greater Short-toed Lark (Stervander et al. 2016), and so is elevated to species rank as Syke’s Short-toed Lark Calandrella acutirostris.

Reference:

Stervander, M., P. Alström, U. Olsson, U. Ottosson, B. Hansson, and Staffan Bensch. 2016. Multiple instances of paraphyletic species and cryptic taxa revealed by mitochondrial and nuclear RAD data for Calandrella larks (Aves: Alaudidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102: 233–245.

page 354, Lesser Short-toed Lark  Calandrella rufescens

The genus Calandrella is not monophyletic (Alström et al. 2013); change the generic name of all members of the Lesser Short-toed Lark complex from Calandrella to Alaudala. Lesser Short-toed Lark is split into two species, Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens and Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis (Dickinson and Decker 2001, Alström et al. 2013). The assignment of subspecies to each species is not entirely resolved; we follow Dickinson and Decker (2001) and Dickinson et al. (2001) in associating cheleensis, leucophaea, kukunoorensis, seebohmi, beicki, stegmanni, and tangutica with Alaudala cheleensis, and remaining taxa with Alaudala rufescens.

References:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

Dickinson, E.C., and R.W.R.J. Decker. 2001. Systematic notes on Asian birds. 11. A preliminary review of the Alaudidae. Preliminary review of the Alaudidae. Zoologische Verhandeligen 335: 61-84.

Dickinson, E.C., R.W.R.J. Dekker, S. Eck, and S. Somadikarta. 2001. Systematic notes on Asian birds. 12. Types of the Alaudidae. Zoologische Verhandeligen 335: 85-126.

pages 355-356, Crested Lark  Galerida cristata

The polytypic group Crested Lark (Maghreb) Galerida cristata macrorhyncha/randoni is elevated to species rank as Maghreb Lark Galerida macrorhyncha, based on genetic and morphological divergence, with evidence of assortative mating at a narrow contact zone (Sangster et el. 2016b, following Guilaumet et al. 2006, 2008). Consequently the polytypic group Crested Lark (Crested) Galerida cristata [cristata Group] is deleted.

References:

Guillaumet, A., J.-M. Pons, B. Godelle, and P.-A. Crochet. 2006. History of the Crested Lark in the Mediterranean region as revealed by mtDNA sequences and morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39: 645–656.

Guillaumet, A., P.-A. Crochet, and J.-M. Pons. 2008. Climate-driven diversification in two widespread Galerida larks. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008 8: 32.

Sangster, G., J.M. Collinson, P.-A. Crochet, G.M. Kirwan, A.G. Knox, D.T. Parkin, and S.C. Votier. 2016b. Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palaearctic birds: 11th report. Ibis 158: 206-212.

page 528, Varied Tit  Sittiparus varius

Varied Tit Sittiparus varius is split into four species (McKay et al. 2014): Chestnut-bellied Tit Sittiparus castaneoventris; Iriomote Tit Sittiparus olivaceus; Varied Tit Sittiparus varius, which includes subspecies varius, sunsunpi, yajushimensis, amamii, orii, and namiyei; and Owston’s Tit Sittiparus owstoni. As a result, the polytypic group Varied Tit (Varied) Sittiparus varius [varius Group] is deleted.

Reference:

McKay, B.D., H.L. Mays Jr., C.T. Yao, D. Wan, H. Higuchi, and I. Nishiumi. 2014. Incorporating color into integrative taxonomy: analysis of the Varied Tit (Sittiparus varius) complex in East Asia. Systematic Biology 63: 505-517.

page 392, Plain Wren  Cantorchilus modestus

Plain Wren is split into three species, in accord with NACC (Chesser et al. 2016): Cabanis’s Wren Cantorchilus modestus, Canebrake Wren Cantorchilus zeledoni, and Isthmian Wren Cantorchilus elutus. This split is based on differences in vocalizations and on genetic divergence (Mann et al. 2003, Saucier et al. 2015). Each species is monotypic; subspecies roberti (with range “Caribbean lowlands of Honduras”) and vanrossemi (with range “Pacific lowlands of El Salvador”) are considered to be synonyms of modestus (Saucier et al. 2015). Revise the range of Cabanis’s Wren from “S Mexico (Oaxaca) to Guatemala and n Nicaragua” to “southern Mexico (Oaxaca) south on the Pacific slope to northwestern Costa Rica; locally on the Caribbean slope from southern Mexico (Chiapas) to Honduras.”

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Mann, N.I., L. Marshall-Ball, and P.J.B. Slater. 2003. The complex song duet of the Plain Wren. Condor 105: 672–682.

Saucier, J.R., C. Sánchez, and M.D. Carling. 2015. Patterns of genetic and morphological divergence reveal a species complex in the Plain Wren (Cantorchilus modestus). Auk 132: 795-807.

page 396, Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  Henicorhina leucophrys

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 700), the monotypic group Gray-breasted Wood-Wren (anachoreta) Henicorhina leucophrys anachoreta is elevated to species rank as Santa Marta Wood-Wren Henicorhina anachoreta. Our use of the English name “Santa Marta” is provisional, as AOU-SACC has not yet addressed this issue. “Santa Marta” already is in use for this species (McMullan and Donegan 2014), although note that Cadena et al. (2015) suggested the name Hermit Wood-Wren. Position Santa Marta Wood-Wren to follow Gray-breasted Wood-Wren.

References:

Cadena, C.D., L.M. Caro, P.C. Caycedo, A.M. Cuervo, R.C.K. Bowie, and H. Slabbekoorn. 2015. Henicorhina anachoreta (Troglodytidae), another endemic bird species for the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Ornitología Colombiana 15: 68-74.

McMullan, M., and T. Donegan. 2014. Field guide to the birds of Colombia. Second edition. Fundación ProAves de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

page 403, Plain-backed Thrush  Zoothera mollissima

Plain-backed Thrush Zoothera mollissima is split into three species, one of which is newly described: Alpine Thrush Zoothera mollissima; the newly described Himalayan Thrush Zoothera salimalii; and Sichuan Thrush Zoothera griseiceps (Alström et al. 2016). Subspecies whiteheadi is a junior synonym of mollissima, and is deleted; as a result, Alpine Thrush becomes monotypic. Revise the range description for Alpine Thrush from “E Himalayas to se Tibet; winters to Myanmar and Indochina” to “breeds in the Himalayas from northern Pakistan to southcentral China (Sichuan); winters at lower elevations, south to northern Myanmar and Yunnan (China).”

The range of Himalayan Thrush is “breeds in the eastern Himalayas from eastern Nepal to southcentral China (Sichuan and Yunnan); winter range poorly known, but reported from northeastern India to northern Vietnam (Tonkin)”.

Revise the range description of Sichuan Thrush from “SW China (Sichuan and Yunnan) to n Vietnam (Tonkin)” to “breeds southcentral China (central Sichuan); winter range poorly known, but reported from northern Vietnam (Tonkin)”.

Reference:

Alström, P., P.C. Rasmussen, C. Zhao, J. Xu, S. Dalvi, T. Cai, Y. Guan, R. Zhang, M.V. Kalyakin, F. Lei, and U. Olsson. 2016. Integrative taxonomy of the Plain‑backed Thrush (Zoothera mollissima) complex (Aves,Turdidae) reveals cryptic species, including a new species. Avian Research 7:1

page 646, Three-striped Warbler  Basileuterus tristriatus

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Three-striped Warbler (Costa Rican) from Basileuterus tristriatus chitrensis to Basileuterus tristriatus melanotis (Wetmore et al. 1984). In accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), this group is elevated to species rank as Costa Rican Warbler Basileuterus melanotis; this action is based “on differences in genetics and vocalizations (Gutiérrez-Pinto et al. 2012, Donegan 2014)” (Chesser et al. 2016).

In accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), the monotypic group Three-striped Warbler (Tacarcuna) Basileuterus tristriatus tacarcunae also is elevated to species rank as Tacarcuna Warbler Basileuterus tacarcunae.

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Donegan, T.M. 2014. Geographical variation in morphology and voice of Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 134: 79-109.

Gutiérrez-Pinto, N., A.M. Cuervo, J. Miranda, J.L. Pérez-Emán, R.T. Brumfield, and C.D. Cadena. 2012. Non-monophyly and deep genetic differentiation across low-elevation barriers in a Neotropical montane bird (Basileuterus tristriatus; Aves: Parulidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 156-165.

Wetmore, A., R.F. Pasquier, and S.L. Olson. 1984. The birds of the Republic of Panamá. Part 4. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 150, Part 4.

SPECIES LOSSES (lumps and other deletions)

 page 69, Vietnam Partridge  Arborophila merlini

Vietnam Partridge is lumped with Scaly-breasted Partridge Arborophila chloropus (Davison 1992 Chen et al. 2015); the two subspecies change from Arborophila merlini merlini to Arborophila chloropus merlini and from Arborophila merlini vivida to Arborophila chloropus vivida. Position these two subspecies immediately following Arborophila chloropus tonkinensis.

References:

Chen, D., Y. Liu, G.W.H. Davison, L. Dong, J. Chang, S. Gao, S.-H. Li, and Z. Zhang. 2015. Revival of the genus Tropicoperdix Blyth 1859 (Phasianidae, Aves) using multilocus sequence data. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175: 429-438.

Davison, G.W.H. 1992. Systematics within the genus Arborophila Hodgson. Federation Museums Journal 27: 125-134.

page 86, Caribbean Coot  Fulica caribaea

Caribbean Coot Fulica caribaea is lumped with American Coot Fulica americana, in accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016); this action is “based on evidence of non-assortative mating (McNair and Cramer-Burke 2006) and lack of diagnosable morphological (Roberson and Baptista 1988) or vocal (Bond 1961) differences” (Chesser et al. 2016). As AOU-NACC now treats caribaea as a junior synonym of americana, caribaea now longer is recognized as a valid taxon. Revise the range description of nominate americana from “Alaska to nw Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica and Grand Cayman I.” to “North America (southern Alaska south to northwestern Costa Rica), the Caribbean (Greater and Lesser Antilles), and northern South America (northern Venezuela).”

Reference:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

page 111, Forest Dove  Columba simplex

Forest Dove Columba simplex is lumped with Lemon Dove Columba larvata (Serle 1959, Urban et al. 1986). We recognize simplex as a monotypic group, Lemon Dove (Sao Tome) Columba larvata simplex. Position simplex immediately following the entry for Lemon Dove (Principe) Columba larvata principalis.

References:

Serle, W. 1959. The west African races of the Lemon-Dove Aplopelia larvata (Temm. and Knip). Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 79: 38-41.

Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry, and S. Keith. 1986. The birds of Africa. Volume II. Academic Press, London.

page 53, Barbary Falcon  Falco pelegrinoides

Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides is lumped with Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (White et al. 2013a, 2013b), although we continue to recognize this taxon as a monotypic group, Peregrine Falcon (Barbary) Falco peregrinus pelegrinoides. Reposition pelegrinoides to follow Peregrine Falcon (Mediterranean) Falco peregrinus brookei.

References:

White, C.M., T.J. Cade, and J.H. Enderson. 2013a. Peregrine Falcons of the world. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

White, C.M., S.A. Sonsthagen, G.K. Sage, C. Anderson, and S.L. Talbot. 2013b. Genetic relationships among some subspecies of the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus L.), inferred from mitochondrial DNA control-region sequences. Auk 130: 78-87.

page 136, Port Lincoln Parrot  Barnardius zonarius

page 136, Mallee Ringneck  Barnardius barnardi

Port Lincoln Parrot Barnardius zonarius and Mallee Ringneck Barnardius barnardi are lumped as a single species, Australian Ringneck Barnardius zonarius (Schodde, in Schodde and Mason 1997, Christidis and Boles 2008).

Change the English name of the group Barnardius zonarius semitorquatus from Port Lincoln Parrot (Twenty-eight) to Australian Ringneck (Twenty-eight).

Change the English name of the group Port Lincoln Parrot (Port Lincoln) to Australian Ringneck (Port Lincoln). Subspecies occidentalis is considered to be a junior synonym of zonarius (Schodde, in Schodde and Mason 1997), and is deleted. Change the scientific name of the group Australian Ringneck (Port Lincoln) from Barnardius zonarius zonarius/occidentalis to Barnardius zonarius zonarius. Revise the range of zonarius from “W Australia to s-c Northern Territory and s-c South Australia” to “west central Western Australia east to south central Northern Territory and south central South Australia.”

Change the English name of the group Barnardius barnardi barnardi/whitei from Mallee Ringneck (Mallee) to Australian Ringneck (Mallee). Subspecies whitei is considered to apply to intergrades between Australian Ringneck (Port Lincoln) Barnardius zonarius zonarius and Australian Ringneck (Mallee) Barnardius zonarius barnardi, and not to a valid taxon (Schodde, in Schodde and Mason 1997), and is deleted. Change the scientific name of the group Australian Ringneck (Mallee) from Barnardius barnardi barnardi/whitei to Barnardius zonarius barnardi. Revise the range of barnardi from “Interior of se Australia (except in range of whitei)” to “interior of southeastern Australia.”

Change the English name of the monotypic group Mallee Ringneck (Cloncurry) to Australian Ringneck (Cloncurry), and the scientific name of this group from Barnardius barnardi macgillivrayi to Barnardius zonarius macgillivrayi.

References:

Christidis, L. and W.E. Boles. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Schodde, R., and I.J. Mason. 1997. Aves (Columbidae to Coraciidae). Volume 37.2 in W.W.K. Houston and A. Wells (editors), Zoological Catalogue of Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

page 267, Sulu Pitta  Erythropitta yairocho

page 267, Talaud Pitta  Erythropitta inspeculata

The poorly known Sulu Pitta Erythropitta yairocho is lumped with Blue-breasted Pitta Erythropitta erythrogaster (Collar et al. 2015), and becomes Pitta erythrogaster yairocho.

With the lump of Sulu Pitta into Blue-breasted Pitta, Talaud Pitta Erythropitta inspeculata then is embedded within Blue-breasted Pitta (Irestedt et al. 2013), and so it also is lumped with Blue-breasted. This subspecies retains recognition, however, as a monotypic group, Blue-breasted Pitta (Talaud) Erythropitta erythrogaster inspeculata.

References:

Collar, N.J., J. del Hoyo, and F. Jutglar. 2015. The number of species and subspecies in the Red-bellied Antpitta Erythropitta erythrogaster complex: a quantitative analysis of morphological characters. Forktail 31: 13-23.

Irestedt, M., P.-H. Fabre, H. Batalha-Filho, K.A. Jønsson, C.S. Roselaar, G. Sangster, and P.G.P. Ericson. 2013. The spatio-temporal colonization and diversification across the Indo-Pacific by a ‘great speciator’ (Aves, Erythropitta erythrogaster). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20130309.

page 267, Buru Pitta  Erythropitta rubrinucha

page 267, Seram Pitta  Erythropitta piroensis

Buru Pitta Erythropitta rubrinucha and Seram Pitta Erythropitta piroensis are lumped as South Moluccan Pitta Erythropitta rubrinucha (Collar et al. 2015).

Reference:

Collar, N.J., J. del Hoyo, and F. Jutglar. 2015. The number of species and subspecies in the Red-bellied Antpitta Erythropitta erythrogaster complex: a quantitative analysis of morphological characters. Forktail 31: 13-23.

page 267, Habenicht’s Pitta  Erythropitta habenichti

page 267, D’Entrecasteaux Pitta  Erythropitta finschii

Habenicht’s Pitta Erythropitta habenichti and D’Entrecasteaux Pitta Erythropitta finschii are lumped with Papuan Pitta Erythropitta macklotii, and become Erythropitta macklotii habenichti and Erythropitta macklotii finschii, respectively (Collar et al. 2015). Reposition Erythropitta macklotii habenichti to come between the species heading and Erythropitta macklotii macklotii. Reposition Erythropitta macklotii finschii to follow Erythropitta macklotii loriae.

Reference:

Collar, N.J., J. del Hoyo, and F. Jutglar. 2015. The number of species and subspecies in the Red-bellied Antpitta Erythropitta erythrogaster complex: a quantitative analysis of morphological characters. Forktail 31: 13-23.

page addition (2013), Roosevelt Antwren  Epinecrophylla dentei

Roosevelt Antwren Epinecrophylla dentei is a recently described species (Whitney et al. 2013) that was added, provisionally, to eBird/Clements Checklist 6.8, pending review by AOU-SACC of this proposed new species. Based on current information, AOU-SACC has voted to not recognize dentei as a species (AOU-SACC Proposal 589), opting instead to consider dentei as a subspecies of the recently split Madeira Antwren Epinecrophylla amazonica. Consequently we follow AOU-SACC in treating dentei as a subspecies, although we recognize it as a monotypic group, Madeira Antwren (Roosevelt) Epinecrophylla amazonica dentei.

Reference:

Whitney, B.M., M.L. Isler, G.A. Bravo, N. Aristizábal, F. Schunck, L.F. Silveira, and V. de Q. Piacentini. 2013.   A new species of Epinecrophylla antwren from the Aripuanã-Machado interfluvium in central Amazonian Brazil with revision of the “stipple-throated antwren” complex. Pages 263-267 in J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, and D. Christie (editors), Handbook of the birds of the world. Special volume. New species and global index. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

page 586, Sanford’s Bowerbird  Archboldia sanfordi

Sanford’s Bowerbird Archboldia sanfordi is lumped with Archbold’s Bowerbird Archboldia papuensis (Frith et al. 1995, Beehler and Pratt 2016), and becomes Archboldia papuensis sanfordi.

References:

Beehler, B.M., and T.K. Pratt. 2016. Birds of New Guinea: distribution, taxonomy, and systematics. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Frith, C.B., D. Gibbs, and K. Turner. 1995. The taxonomic status of populations of Archbold’s Bowerbird Archboldia papuensis in New Guinea. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 115: 109-114.

SPECIES RATIFICATION

addition (2013), Western Puffbird  Nystalus obamai

We provisionally added Western Puffbird Nystalus obamai to the eBird/Clements Checklist 6.8 (August 2013), although at that time this proposed new species had not yet been accepted by AOU-SACC. Ratification of this species was accomplished in AOU-SACC Proposal 679. Change the English name from Western Puffbird to Western Striolated-Puffbird, following AOU-SACC Proposal 701. Reposition Western Striolated-Puffbird to precede, rather than follow, Eastern Striolated-Puffbird Nystalus striolatus.

addition (2013), Chico’s Tyrannulet  Zimmerius chicomendesi

We provisionally added Chico’s Tyrannulet Zimmerius chicomendesi to the eBird/Clements Checklist 6.8 (August 2013), although at that time this proposed new species had not yet been accepted by AOU-SACC. Ratification of this species was accomplished in AOU-SACC Proposal 698.

ORDERS AND FAMILIES

ORDERS (newly recognized orders)

page 74, Cuculiformes   Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)

The enigmatic Hoatzin is removed from Cuculiformes and is placed in a newly recognized order, Opisthocomiformes (Cracraft 2013, Winkler et al. 2015). The phylogenetic affinities of Hoatzin have been difficult to resolve, but it may be basal to a large assemblage of clades of landbird (Prum et al. 2015). For the moment, we follow AOU-SACC in positioning Hoatzin between Columbiformes and Cuculiformes.

References:

Cracraft, J. 2013. Avian higher-level relationships and classification: nonpasserines. Pages xxi-xliii in E.C. Dickinson and J.V. Remsen, Jr. (editors), The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 1. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Prum, R.O., J.S. Berv, A. Dornburg, D.J. Field, J.P. Townsend, E.M. Lemmon, and A.R. Lemmon. 2015. A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing. Nature 526: 569-573.

Winkler, D.W., S.M. Billerman, and I.J. Lovette. 2015. Bird families of the world. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

ORDERS (lumps and other deletions)

pages 184-191, Apodiformes  Apodidae (Swifts)

page 191, Apodiformes  Hemiprocnidae (Treeswifts)

pages 191-211, Apodiformes  Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Genetic evidence consistently indicates that Apodiformes are embedded within Caprimulgiformes (Hackett et al. 2008, Prum et al. 2015). Among the nomenclatural solutions to this revelation, one option is to preserve Apodiformes, by raising each of the families of Caprimulgiformes to the level of order. This route recently was enacted by AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016; see also AOU-SACC Proposal 703). Another solution is to subsume Apodiformes into an expanded Caprimulgiformes (Cracraft 2013, Winkler et al. 2015). We have adopted the latter approach: we delete Apodiformes, and include its three families – Apodidae, Hemiprocnidae, and Trochilidae – in Caprimulgiformes.

References:

Cracraft, J. 2013. Avian higher-level relationships and classification: nonpasserines. Pages xxi-xliii in E.C. Dickinson and J.V. Remsen, Jr. (editors), The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 1. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

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.-L. 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.

Prum, R.O., J.S. Berv, A. Dornburg, D.J. Field, J.P. Townsend, E.M. Lemmon, and A.R. Lemmon. 2015. A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing. Nature 526: 569-573.

Winkler, D.W., S.M. Billerman, and I.J. Lovette. 2015. Bird families of the world. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

 FAMILIES (newly recognized families)

Eulacestomatidae (Ploughbill)

page 488, Wattled Ploughbill  Eulacestoma nigropectus

The enigmatic Wattled Ploughbill is removed from Pachycephalidae (Whistlers and Allies) and is recognized as a new monotypic family, Eulacestomatidae (Ploughbill) (Jønsson et al. 2011, 2016, Aggerbeck et al. 2014, Schodde and Christidis 2014).

References:

Aggerbeck, M., J. Fjeldså, L. Christidis, P.-H. Fabre, and K.A. Jønsson. 2014. Resolving deep lineage divergences in core corvoid passerine birds supports a proto-Papuan island origin. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 272-285.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, R.E. Ricklefs, and J. Fjeldså. 2011. Major global radiation of corvoid birds originated in the proto-Papuan archipelago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108: 2328–2333.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, J.D. Kennedy, B.G. Holt, M.K. Borregaard, C. Rahbek, and J. Fjeldså. 2016. A supermatrix phylogeny of corvoid passerine birds (Aves: Corvides). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 87–94.

Schodde, R., and L. Christidis. 2014. Relicts from Tertiary Australasia: undescribed families and subfamilies of songbirds (Passeriformes) and their zoogeographic signal. Zootaxa 3786: 501-522.

Falcunculidae (Shrike-tit)

page 483, Crested Shrike-tit  Falcunculus frontatus

Crested Shrike-tit is removed from Pachycephalidae (Whistlers and Allies) and is recognized as a new monotypic family, Falcunculidae (Shrike-tit) (Jønsson et al. 2011, 2016, Aggerbeck et al. 2014).

References:

Aggerbeck, M., J. Fjeldså, L. Christidis, P.-H. Fabre, and K.A. Jønsson. 2014. Resolving deep lineage divergences in core corvoid passerine birds supports a proto-Papuan island origin. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 272-285.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, R.E. Ricklefs, and J. Fjeldså. 2011. Major global radiation of corvoid birds originated in the proto-Papuan archipelago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108: 2328–2333.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, J.D. Kennedy, B.G. Holt, M.K. Borregaard, C. Rahbek, and J. Fjeldså. 2016. A supermatrix phylogeny of corvoid passerine birds (Aves: Corvides). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 87–94.

Rhagologidae (Mottled Berryhunter)

page 483, Mottled Berryhunter  Rhagologus leucostigma

Mottled Berryhunter is removed from Pachycephalidae (Whistlers and Allies) and is recognized as a new monotypic family, Rhagologidae (Mottled Berryhunter) (Jønsson et al. 2011, 2016, Aggerbeck et al. 2014, Schodde and Christidis 2014).

References:

Aggerbeck, M., J. Fjeldså, L. Christidis, P.-H. Fabre, and K.A. Jønsson. 2014. Resolving deep lineage divergences in core corvoid passerine birds supports a proto-Papuan island origin. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 272-285.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, R.E. Ricklefs, and J. Fjeldså. 2011. Major global radiation of corvoid birds originated in the proto-Papuan archipelago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108: 2328–2333.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, J.D. Kennedy, B.G. Holt, M.K. Borregaard, C. Rahbek, and J. Fjeldså. 2016. A supermatrix phylogeny of corvoid passerine birds (Aves: Corvides). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 87–94.

Schodde, R., and L. Christidis. 2014. Relicts from Tertiary Australasia: undescribed families and subfamilies of songbirds (Passeriformes) and their zoogeographic signal. Zootaxa 3786: 501-522.

Ifritidae (Ifrita)

page 514, Blue-capped Ifrita  Ifrita kowaldi

Blue-capped Ifrita is removed from Monarchidae (Monarch Flycatchers) and is recognized as a new monotypic family, Ifritidae (Ifrita) (Jønsson et al. 2011, 2016, Aggerbeck et al. 2014, Schodde and Christidis).

References:

Aggerbeck, M., J. Fjeldså, L. Christidis, P.-H. Fabre, and K.A. Jønsson. 2014. Resolving deep lineage divergences in core corvoid passerine birds supports a proto-Papuan island origin. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 272-285.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, R.E. Ricklefs, and J. Fjeldså. 2011. Major global radiation of corvoid birds originated in the proto-Papuan archipelago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108: 2328–2333.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, J.D. Kennedy, B.G. Holt, M.K. Borregaard, C. Rahbek, and J. Fjeldså. 2016. A supermatrix phylogeny of corvoid passerine birds (Aves: Corvides). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 87–94.

Schodde, R., and L. Christidis. 2014. Relicts from Tertiary Australasia: undescribed families and subfamilies of songbirds (Passeriformes) and their zoogeographic signal. Zootaxa 3786: 501-522.

Melampittidae (Melampittas)         

page 585, Lesser Melampitta  Melampitta lugubris

page 585, Greater Melampitta Melampitta gigantea

The two species of melampitta removed from Paradisaeidae (Birds-of-Paradise) and are recognized as a new family, Melampittidae (Melampittas) (Jønsson et al. 2011, 2016, Aggerbeck et al. 2014, Schodde and Christidis 2014).

References:

Aggerbeck, M., J. Fjeldså, L. Christidis, P.-H. Fabre, and K.A. Jønsson. 2014. Resolving deep lineage divergences in core corvoid passerine birds supports a proto-Papuan island origin. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 272-285.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, R.E. Ricklefs, and J. Fjeldså. 2011. Major global radiation of corvoid birds originated in the proto-Papuan archipelago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108: 2328–2333.

Jønsson, K.A., P.-H. Fabre, J.D. Kennedy, B.G. Holt, M.K. Borregaard, C. Rahbek, and J. Fjeldså. 2016. A supermatrix phylogeny of corvoid passerine birds (Aves: Corvides). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 87–94.

Schodde, R., and L. Christidis. 2014. Relicts from Tertiary Australasia: undescribed families and subfamilies of songbirds (Passeriformes) and their zoogeographic signal. Zootaxa 3786: 501-522.

FAMILIES (lumps and other deletions)

 page 2, Dromaiidae  (Emu)

The family Dromaiidae (Emu) is merged into the family Casuariidae (Cassowaries) Christidis and Boles 2008, Hackett et al. 2008, Dickinson and Remsen 2013, Prum et al. 2015). Change the English name of Casuariidae from Cassowaries to Cassowaries and Emu.

References:

Christidis, L. and W.E. Boles. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Dickinson, E.C., and J.V. Remsen, Jr. (editors). 2013. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 1. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

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.-L. 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.

Prum, R.O., J.S. Berv, A. Dornburg, D.J. Field, J.P. Townsend, E.M. Lemmon, and A.R. Lemmon. 2015. A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing. Nature 526: 569-573.

page 14, Pelecanoididae  (Diving-Petrels)

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 687), the family Pelecanoididae (Diving-Petrels) is merged into the family Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels). This change in status is based on the results of several phylogenetic studies, most recently Prum et al. (2015), indicating that diving-petrels are embedded within Procellariidae; see Proposal 687 for a brief survey of this research. Provisionally, the four species of diving-petrels are placed at the end of Procellariidae.

Reference:

Prum, R.O., J.S. Berv, A. Dornburg, D.J. Field, J.P. Townsend, E.M. Lemmon, and A.R. Lemmon. 2015. A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing. Nature 526: 569-573.

STANDARD UPDATES and CORRECTIONS 

page 2, Struthionidae Ostrich

Correct the English name of the family from Ostrich to Ostriches.

 

page 2, Okarito Brown Kiwi Apteryx rowi

Correct a typographic error in the range description, and change “Okarito Forest (west coast of

South I. (New Zealand)” to “Okarito Forest (west coast of South Island, New Zealand)”.

 

page 29, White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata

White-winged Duck is not a member of the genus Cairina (Gonzalez et al. 2009). Change the scientific name from Cairina scutulata to Asarcornis scutulata. Position White-winged Duck immediately following Pink-headed Duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea.

Reference:

Gonzalez, J., H. Düttmann, and M. Wink. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships based on two mitochondrial genes and hybridization patterns in Anatidae. Journal of Zoology 279: 310-318.

 

page 33, Common Merganser Mergus merganser

Revise the range description for the monotypic group Common Merganser (North American) Mergus merganser americanus from “Widespread North America” to “breeds southern and central Alaska east to eastern Canada, and south to northern California, Colorado, and the north central and northeastern United States; winters southern Alaska and Maritime Provinces (Canada) south to north central Mexico”.

 

page 56, Red-throated Piping-Guan Pipile cujubi

Change the English name of the monotypic group Pipile cujubi cujubi from Red-throated Piping-Guan (White-crested) to Red-throated Piping-Guan (Gray-crested).

Change the English name of the monotypic group Pipile cujubi nattereri from Red-throated Piping-Guan (Gray-crested) to Red-throated Piping-Guan (White-crested).

 

page 67, Black Partridge Melanoperdix niger

Black Partridge is moved to a new position, immediately following Crested Partridge Rollulus rouloul (Hosner et al. 2016).

Reference:

Hosner, P.A., B.C. Faircloth, T.C. Glenn, E.L. Braun, and R.T. Kimball. 2016. Avoiding missing data biases in phylogenomic inference: an empirical study in the landfowl (Aves: Galliformes). Molecular Biology and Evolution doi:10.1093/molbev/msv347.

 

page 68, White-necklaced Partridge Arborophila gingica

Insert subspecies guangxiensis Zhou and Jiang 2008, with range “southeastern China (very local in northern and central Guangxi)”, immediately following the entry for the species.

Revise the range of nominate gingica from “Montane forests of se China” to “southeastern China (east central Guangxi to Zhejiang)”.

Reference:

Zhou, F., and A.-W. Jiang. 2008. A new subspecies of the Collard [sic] Hill-Partridge. Acta

Zootaxonomica Sinica 33: 806.

 

page 70, Taiwan Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola sonorivox

Correct a typographic error, and change the English name of Bambusicola sonorivox from Taiwan Bamboo-Partidge to Taiwan Bamboo-Partridge.

 

page 63, Szechenyi’s Partridge Tetraophasis szechenyii

Revise the range description from “Mountains of e Tibet, sw China and extreme ne India” to “mountains of eastern Tibet and southwestern China” (Rasmussen and Anderton 2005, Praveen J. et al. 2016).

Reference:

Praveen, J., R. Jayapal, and A. Pittie. 2016. A checklist of the birds of India. Indian Birds 11: 113-170.

Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley guide. Volume 2: attributes and status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.

 

page 72, Crested Fireback Lophura ignita

Revise the range description of the monotypic group Crested Fireback (Malay) Lophura ignita rufa from “Malay Peninsula and Sumatra (except for range of macartneyi)” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra”.

 

page 7, Common Loon Gavia immer

Correct a typographic error in the range description, and change “Canda” to “Canada”.

 

page 10, Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis

Change the English name of the group Fulmarus glacialis rodgersii from Northern Fulmar (Pacific) to Northern Fulmar (rodgersii). This is part of a suite of changes to the English names of groups, adopted to avoid providing overly simplistic (or suggestive) geographical names, and to use the scientific epithet as a name, to be intentionally cautionary to birders who may wish to assign taxa to subspecies group.

 

pages 16-18, 699, Cormorants and Shags Phalacrocoracidae

The sequence of species of cormorants and shags is revised, following Kennedy and Spencer (2014); this also is in accord, for New World taxa, with AOU-SACC (Proposal 648).

Additionally, the “micro cormorants” are removed from Phalacrocorax (e.g., Christidis and Boles 2008, Kennedy and Spencer 2014):

change the scientific name of Little Pied Cormorant from Phalacrocorax melanoleucos to Microcarbo melanoleucos.

change the scientific name of Long-tailed Cormorant from Phalacrocorax africanus to Microcarbo africanus.

change the scientific name of Crowned Cormorant from Phalacrocorax coronatus to Microcarbo coronatus.

change the scientific name of Little Cormorant from Phalacrocorax niger to Microcarbo niger.

change the scientific name of Little Pied Cormorant from Phalacrocorax pygmeus to Microcarbo pygmeus.

The sequence of species that we adopt is as follows:

Little Pied Cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos

Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus

Crowned Cormorant Microcarbo coronatus

Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger

Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmeus

Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi

Brandt’s Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Red-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax urile

Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Pallas’s Cormorant Phalacrocorax perspicillatus

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Japanese Cormorant Phalacrocorax capillatus

Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis

Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus

Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis

Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus

Pitt Island Shag Phalacrocorax featherstoni

Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius

Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens

European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Flightless Cormorant Phalacrocorax harrisi

Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Magellanic Cormorant Phalacrocorax magellanicus

Guanay Cormorant Phalacrocorax bougainvillii

Bounty Islands Shag Phalacrocorax ranfurlyi

New Zealand King Shag Phalacrocorax carunculatus

Stewart Island Shag Phalacrocorax chalconotus

Chatham Islands Shag Phalacrocorax onslowi

Auckland Islands Shag Phalacrocorax colensoi

Campbell Islands Shag Phalacrocorax campbelli

South Georgia Shag Phalacrocorax georgianus

Imperial Cormorant Phalacrocorax atriceps

Antarctic Shag Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis

Crozet Shag Phalacrocorax melanogenis

Kerguelen Shag Phalacrocorax verrucosus

Heard Island Shag Phalacrocorax nivalis

Macquarie Shag Phalacrocorax purpurascens

References:

Christidis, L. and W.E. Boles. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO

Publishing, Melbourne.

Kennedy, M., and H.G. Spencer. 2014. Classification of the cormorants of the world. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 79: 249-257.

 

page 16, Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

The two previously recognized groups, Double-crested Cormorant (Dark-crested) Phalacrocorax auritis auritus/floridanus and Double-crested Cormorant (White-crested) Phalacrocorax auritus albociliatus/cincinatus, are deleted since the two groups are not considered reliably field identifiable. Although the color of the crest in high breeding plumage does tend to be dark in the former, eastern group and white in the latter, western group, exceptions occur in both populations and can be fairly frequent in some populations. The lack of other known field identifiable characteristics means that identification by crest color is not reliable; as the two groups not reliably field identifiable, their retention is not justifiable.

 

page 15, Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Revise the range description of the monotypic group Brown Pelican (Atlantic) Pelecanus occidentalis carolinensis from “Locally on Atlantic coast of tropical America” to “breeds coastally in eastern United States (Maryland south to Florida and Texas), eastern Mexico, Belize, and Honduras; and on Pacific coasts of Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama. Disperses north on Atlantic coast and south to eastern Brazil; and on Pacific coast, north to southern Mexico and south to Peru”.

Revise the range description of the monotypic group Brown Pelican (California) Pelecanus occidentalis californicus from “Anacapa I. and islands off Baja and in Gulf of California” to “breeds from southern California (Channel Islands) south locally to northwestern Mexico (south to Sinaloa); disperses north and south along the coast”.

Revise the range description of subspecies murphyi from “Pacific coast of nw South America from Colombia to Peru” to “breeds on the Pacific coast of northwestern South America (Colombia and Ecuador); disperses south to northern Chile”.

 

page 19, Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Revise the range description of subspecies purpurea from “SW Palearctic to Iran, Africa s of the Sahara and Cape Verde Is.” to “southwestern Palearctic east to Iran, and Africa south of the Sahara”.

 

page 20, Little Egret Egretta garzetta

The group Little Egret (Little), which previously was polytpic, now is restricted nominate garzetta, and becomes a monotypic group, Egretta garzetta garzetta. Change the English name of this group from Little Egret (Little) to Little Egret (Western).

Subspecies immaculata is considered to be a junior synonym of nigripes (Payne 1979), and is deleted. Subspecies nigripes (including immaculata) is removed from the polytypic group Egretta garzetta [garzetta Group], and is recognized as a new monotypic group, Little Egret (Australasian) Egretta garzetta nigripes. Revise the range of nigripes from “Java and Philippines to New Guinea” to “Indonesia and Philippines to New Guinea, and northern and eastern Australia”.

Reference:

Payne, R.B. 1979. Family Ardeidae. Pages 193-244 in E. Mayr and G.W. Cottrell (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume I, second edition. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 37, Rueppell’s Griffon Gyps rueppelli

In accord with widespread usage (e.g., Brown et al. 1982, Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001), change the English name of Gyps rueppelli from Rueppell’s Griffon to Rüppell’s Griffon.

References:

Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban, and K. Newman. 1982. The birds of Africa. Volume I. Academic Press, London.

Ferguson-Lees, J., and D.A. Christie. 2001. Raptors of the world. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York.

 

page 49, Crowned Hawk-Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus

With the change in the English name of the Neotropical species Buteogallus coronatus from Crowned Eagle to Chaco Eagle (AOU-SACC Proposal 681), there no longer is conflict with the widespread use of Crowned Eagle for Stephanoaetus coronatus (e.g., Brown and Amadon, Britton 1980, Brown et al. 1982, Borrow and Demey 2001). Therefore change the English name of Stephanoaetus coronatus from Crowned Hawk-Eagle to Crowned Eagle.

References:

Borrow, N., and R. Demey. 2001. A guide to birds of western Africa. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Britton, P.L. (editor). 1980. Birds of east Africa. East Africa Natural History Society, Nairobi.

Brown, L., and D. Amadon. 1968. Eagles, hawks and falcons of the world. McGraw Hill, New York, New York.

Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban, and K. Newman. 1982. The birds of Africa. Volume I. Academic Press, London.

 

page 39, Eurasian Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus

In the range description of subspecies aeruginosus, change “subSuharan” to “sub-Saharan”.

 

page 45, Crowned Eagle Buteogallus coronatus

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 681), change the English name of Buteogallus coronatus from Crowned Eagle to Chaco Eagle.

 

page 46, Himalayan Buzzard Buteo refectus

Revise the range description for Himalayan Buzzard from “Himalayas and w China” to “breeds from the western Himalayas in northern India east to montane south central China (Sichuan, Gansu); winters to southeast Asia”.

 

page 46, Eastern Buzzard Buteo japonicus

Revise the range description for subspecies japonicus from “Central Asia to Japan and Tibet; winters India to Japan” to “breeds from central Siberia east to Japan, northern Korea, and perhaps northeastern China; winters Japan and Korea south to southeast Asia”.

 

page 88, Rueppell’s Bustard Eupodotis rueppelii

In accord with long-standing usage (e.g., Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1983, Urban et al. 1986), change the English name of Eupodotis rueppelii from Rueppell’s Bustard to Rüppell’s Bustard.

References:

Dowsett, R.J., and A.D. Forbes-Watson. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Volume 1: species limits and distribution. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.

Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry, and S. Keith. 1986. The birds of Africa. Volume II. Academic Press, London.

 

page 84, Yellow-breasted Crake Hapalocrex flaviventer

Recent genetic evidence reveals that many genera of rallids are not monophyletic, and that the traditional classifications do not reflect the phylogenetic relationships among the genera (e.g., Slikas et al. 2002, Garcia-R. et al. 2014). In accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), change the scientific name of Yellow-breasted Crake from Porzana flaviventer to Hapalocrex flaviventer. Provisionally, we also reposition Yellow-breasted Crake to come just before Rusty-flanked Crake Laterallus levraudi.

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Garcia-R., J.C., G.C. Gibb, and S.A. Trewick. 2014. Deep global evolutionary radiation in birds: diversification and trait evolution in the cosmopolitan bird family Rallidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 81: 96–108.

Slikas, B., S.L. Olson, and R.C. Fleischer. 2002. Rapid, independent evolution of flightlessness in four species of Pacific Island rails (Rallidae): an analysis based on mitochondrial sequence data. Journal of Avian Biology 33: 5-14.

 

page 81, Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus

Revise the range description of subspecies gularis from “Malaysia to Indochina, Sumatra, Java and s Borneo” to “Vietnam, Laos, and the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java and southern Borneo”.

 

page 84, White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea

The genus Porzana is not monophyletic (Slikas et al. 2002, Garcia-R. et al. 2014). In accord with Dickinson and Remsen (2013), change the scientific name of White-browed Crake from Porzana cinerea to Amaurornis cinerea. Reposition White-browed Crake to immediately follow Rufous-tailed Bush-hen Amaurornis moluccana. Revise the range description from “Malaysia and Philippines to coastal n Australia and sw Oceania” to “southern Thailand, Indochina, and the Philippines to coastal northern Australia and southwestern Oceania”.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., and J.V. Remsen, Jr. (editors). 2013. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 1. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Garcia-R., J.C., G.C. Gibb, and S.A. Trewick. 2014. Deep global evolutionary radiation in birds: diversification and trait evolution in the cosmopolitan bird family Rallidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 81: 96–108.

Slikas, B., S.L. Olson, and R.C. Fleischer. 2002. Rapid, independent evolution of flightlessness in four species of Pacific Island rails (Rallidae): an analysis based on mitochondrial sequence data. Journal of Avian Biology 33: 5-14.

 

page 84, Striped Crake Aenigmatolimnas marginalis

Striped Crake is closely related to species currently assigned to the genus Amaurornis (Slikas et al. 2002). In accord with Dickinson and Remsen (2013), change the scientific name of Striped Crake from Aenigmatolimnas marginalis to Amaurornis marginalis. Reposition Striped Crake to immediately follow Rufous-tailed Bush-hen Amaurornis moluccana and White-browed Crake Amaurornis cinerea.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., and J.V. Remsen, Jr. (editors). 2013. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 1. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Slikas, B., S.L. Olson, and R.C. Fleischer. 2002. Rapid, independent evolution of flightlessness in four species of Pacific Island rails (Rallidae): an analysis based on mitochondrial sequence data. Journal of Avian Biology 33: 5-14.

 

page 83, crakes genus Porzana

The genus Porzana is not monophyletic (Slikas et al. 2002, Garcia-R. et al. 2014). Many species are removed from Porzana and assigned to other genera, and the sequence of species in Porzana is revised. The sequence of species that we adopt for the species that remain in Porzana is:

Sora Porzana carolina

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana

Australian Crake Porzana fluminea

Dot-winged Crake Porzana spiloptera

References:

Garcia-R., J.C., G.C. Gibb, and S.A. Trewick. 2014. Deep global evolutionary radiation in birds: diversification and trait evolution in the cosmopolitan bird family Rallidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 81: 96–108.

Slikas, B., S.L. Olson, and R.C. Fleischer. 2002. Rapid, independent evolution of flightlessness in four species of Pacific Island rails (Rallidae): an analysis based on mitochondrial sequence data. Journal of Avian Biology 33: 5-14.

 

page 83, Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca

page 83, Band-bellied Crake Porzana paykullii

page 83, Brown Crake Amaurornis akool

page 83, Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra

page 83, Little Crake Porzana parva

page 83, Baillon’s Crake Porzana pusilla

page 699, Laysan Rail Porzana palmeri

page 83, Sakalava Rail Amaurornis olivieri

page 83, Black-tailed Crake Amaurornis bicolor

page 699, Hawaiian Rail Porzana sandwichensis

page 84, Henderson Island Crake Porzana atra

page 84, Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis

page 699, Kosrae Crake Porzana monasa

The genus Porzana is not monophyletic (Slikas et al. 2002, Garcia-R. et al. 2014). Many species of Porzana are transferred to Zapornia. Similarly, Amaurornis is not monophyletic; some members of Amaurornis are more closely related to a group of species formerly included in Porzana, and so these species also are transferred to Zapornia. The sequence of species in Zapornia is revised, following Slikas et al. (2002) and Dickinson and Remsen (2013).

Change the scientific name of Ruddy-breasted Crake from Porzana fusca to Zapornia fusca. Revise the range description for subspecies fusca from “Pakistan and India to Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines” to “Pakistan and India to the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Indonesia and Philippines”.

Change the scientific name of Band-bellied Crake from Porzana paykullii to Zapornia paykullii.

Change the scientific name of Brown Crake from Amaurornis akool to Zapornia akool.

Change the scientific name of Black Crake from Amaurornis flavirostra to Zapornia flavirostra.

Change the scientific name of Little Crake from Porzana parva to Zapornia parva.

Change the scientific name of Baillon’s Crake from Porzana pusilla to Zapornia pusilla.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Baillon’s Crake (Western) from Porzana pusilla intermedia to Zapornia pusilla intermedia.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Baillon’s Crake (Eastern) from Porzana pusilla pusilla to Zapornia pusilla pusilla.

Change the scientific name of the polytypic group Baillon’s Crake (Australasian) from Porzana pusilla [palustris Group] to Zapornia pusilla [palustris Group].

Change the scientific name of Laysan Rail from Porzana pusilla to Zapornia pusilla.

Change the scientific name of Sakalava Rail from Amaurornis olivieri to Zapornia olivieri.

Change the scientific name of Black-tailed Crake from Amaurornis bicolor to Zapornia bicolor.

Change the scientific name of Hawaiian Rail from Porzana sandwichensis to Zapornia sandwichensis.

Change the scientific name of Henderson Island Crake from Porzana atra to Zapornia atra.

Change the scientific name of Spotless Crake from Porzana tabuensis to Zapornia tabuensis.

Change the scientific name of Kosrae Crake from Porzana monasa to Zapornia monasa.

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Dickinson, E.C., and J.V. Remsen, Jr. (editors). 2013. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 1. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Garcia-R., J.C., G.C. Gibb, and S.A. Trewick. 2014. Deep global evolutionary radiation in birds: diversification and trait evolution in the cosmopolitan bird family Rallidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 81: 96–108.

Slikas, B., S.L. Olson, and R.C. Fleischer. 2002. Rapid, independent evolution of flightlessness in four species of Pacific Island rails (Rallidae): an analysis based on mitochondrial sequence data. Journal of Avian Biology 33: 5-14.

 

page 699, Samoan Moorhen Gallinula pacifica

Revise the date of extinction of Samoan Moorhen from 1908 to 1873 (Pratt and Mittermeier 2016).

Reference:

Pratt, H.D., and J.C. Mittermeier. 2016. Notes on the natural history, taxonomy, and conservation of the endemic avifaua of the Samoan Archipelago. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128: 217-241.

 

page 76, Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus

Change the scientific name of Siberian Crane from Grus leucogeranus to Leucogeranus leucogeranus (Krajewski et al. 2010).

Reference:

Krajewski, C., J.T. Sipiorski, and F.E. Anderson. 2010. Complete mitochondrial genome sequences and the phylogeny of cranes (Gruiformes: Gruidae). Auk 127: 440-452.

 

page 77, Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis

page 77, Sarus Crane Grus antigone

page 77, Brolga Grus rubicunda

page 77, White-naped Crane Grus vipio

In accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), based on Krajewski et al. (2010), change the scientific name of Sandhill Crane from Grus canadensis to Antigone canadensis.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Sandhill Crane (canadensis) from Grus canadensis canadensis to Antigone canadensis canadensis.

Change the scientific name of the polytypic group Sandhill Crane (tabida/rowani) from Grus canadensis tabida/rowani to Antigone canadensis tabida/rowani.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Sandhill Crane (pulla) from Grus canadensis pulla to Antigone canadensis pulla.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Sandhill Crane (pratensis) from Grus canadensis pratensis to Antigone canadensis pratensis.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Sandhill Crane (nesiotes) from Grus canadensis nesiotes to Antigone canadensis nesiotes.

Change the scientific name of Sarus Crane from Grus antigone to Antigone antigone (Krajewski et al. 2010).

Change the scientific name of Brolga from Grus antigone to Antigone antigone (Krajewski et al. 2010).

Change the scientific name of White-naped Crane from Grus vipio to Antigone vipio (Krajewski et al. 2010).

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Krajewski, C., J.T. Sipiorski, and F.E. Anderson. 2010. Complete mitochondrial genome sequences and the phylogeny of cranes (Gruiformes: Gruidae). Auk 127: 440-452.

 

page 93, Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Revise the range description of subspecies atronuchalis from “NE India and Myanmar to n Malaysia and Indochina” to “northeastern India and Myanmar to Vietnam and the Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

pages 95-99, Sandpipers and Allies Scolopacidae

In accord with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), the sequence of species in Scolopacidae is revived, primarily based on Gibson and Baker (2012). The sequence of species that we adopt is as follows:

Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda

Little Curlew Numenius minutus

Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis

Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis

Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Kiritimati Sandpiper Prosobonia cancellata

White-winged Sandpiper Prosobonia leucoptera

Moorea Sandpiper Prosobonia ellisi

Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia parvirostris

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Red Knot Calidris canutus

Surfbird Calidris virgata

Ruff Calidris pugnax

Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata

Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea

Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii

Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmea

Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis

Sanderling Calidris alba

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Rock Sandpiper Calidris ptilocnemis

Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima

Baird’s Sandpiper Calidris bairdii

Little Stint Calidris minuta

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla

Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri

Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus

Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus

North Island Snipe Coenocorypha barrierensis

South Island Snipe Coenocorypha iredalei

Forbes’s Snipe Coenocorypha chathamica

Chatham Islands Snipe Coenocorypha pusilla

Snares Island Snipe Coenocorypha huegeli

Subantarctic Snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria

Latham’s Snipe Gallinago hardwickii

Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola

Great Snipe Gallinago media

Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae

Puna Snipe Gallinago andina

Noble Snipe Gallinago nobilis

Giant Snipe Gallinago undulata

Jameson’s Snipe Gallinago jamesoni

Fuegian Snipe Gallinago stricklandii

Imperial Snipe Gallinago imperialis

Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura

Swinhoe’s Snipe Gallinago megala

African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis

Madagascar Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola

Amami Woodcock Scolopax mira

Bukidnon Woodcock Scolopax bukidnonensis

Javan Woodcock Scolopax saturata

New Guinea Woodcock Scolopax rosenbergii

Sulawesi Woodcock Scolopax celebensis

Moluccan Woodcock Scolopax rochussenii

American Woodcock Scolopax minor

Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus

Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria

Gray-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes

Wandering Tattler Tringa incana

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

Nordmann’s Greenshank Tringa guttifer

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

Common Redshank Tringa totanus

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Gibson, R., and A. Baker. 2012. Multiple gene sequences resolve phylogenetic relationships in the shorebird suborder Scolopaci (Aves: Charadriiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 66–72.

 

page 97, Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Subspecies alboaxillaris, previously included in the group Whimbrel (European), now is recognized as a new monotypic group, Whimbrel (Steppe) Numenius phaeopus alboaxillaris. As a result, group Whimbrel (European) now also is monotypic; change the scientific name of this group from Numenius phaeopus phaeopus/alboaxillaris to Numenius phaeopus phaeopus.

Change the English name for the monotypic group Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus from Whimbrel (American) to Whimbrel (Hudsonian) to match prevailing usage.

 

page addition (2014), Moorea Sandpiper Prosobonia ellisi

Revise the range description from “extinct; formerly Moorea (Society Islands)” to “Extinct. Formerly Moorea (Society Islands); not reported since it was discovered in 1777” (Walters 1991).

Reference:

Walters, M. 1991. Prosobonia ellisi, an extinct species of sandpiper from Moorea, Society Islands. Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali Torino 9: 217-226.

 

page 96, Jameson’s Snipe Gallinago jamesoni

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 683), change the English name of Gallinago jamesoni from Andean Snipe to Jameson’s Snipe.

 

page 75, Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator

Subspecies interrumpens, with range “Peninsular Myanmar and Thailand”, is considered to be a junior synonym of atrogularis (Deignan 1963), and is deleted. Revise the range description of atrogularis from “Peninsular Malaysia” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Reference:

Deignan, H.G. 1963. Checklist of the birds of Thailand. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 226.

 

page 103, Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla

In the range description, correct “Saragossa” to “Sargasso”.

 

page 104, Fairy Tern Sternula nereis

To reduce confusion with White Tern Gygis alba, which formerly also was known as Fairy Tern, change the English name of Sternula nereis from Fairy Tern to Australian Fairy Tern.

 

page 105, Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida

Subspecies swinhoei, with range “Transbaikalia to e China and Taiwan”, and subspecies indicus, with range “E Iran and Pakistan to n India”, are considered to be junior synonyms of nominate hybrida (Mees 1977), and are deleted. Revise the range description of hybrida from “SW Europe to Kazakhstan; winters Africa and sw Asia” to “breeds northwestern Africa and central and southern Europe to southeastern Siberia, eastern China and south to Pakistan and northern India; winters Africa and southern and southeastern Asia to Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sulawesi, and the Philippines” (Mees 1977, White and Bruce 1986, Dickinson et al. 1991).

Subspecies sclateri, with range “South Africa and Madagascar”, is considered to be a junior synonym of delalandii (Mees 1977), and is deleted. Revise the range description of delalandii from “Kenya to Tanzania” to “eastern and southern Africa, and Madagascar”.

Subspecies fluviatilis, with range “Australia; disperses to New Guinea and Moluccas”, is considered to be a junior synonym of javanicus (Mees 1977), and is deleted. Revise the range description of javanicus from “NE India and Sri Lanka; winters Malaysia and Indonesia” to “breeds Australia; winters northern Australia north to New Guinea, the Sunda Islands, and the Philippines”. Reposition javanicus to follow subspecies delalandei.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., R.S. Kennedy, and K.C. Parkes. 1991. The birds of the Philippines. An annotated check-list. British Ornithologists’ Union Check-list number 12. British Ornithologists’ Union, London.

Mees, G.F. 1977. The subspecies of Chlidonias hybridus (Pallas), their breeding, distribution and migrations. Zoologische Verhandelingen 157: 1-64.

White, C.M.N., and M.D. Bruce. 1986. The Birds of Wallacea. (Sulawesi, The Moluccas & Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia). British Ornithologists’ Union Check-list number 7. British Ornithologists’ Union, London.

 

page 105, Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana

Revise the range description of subspecies sumatrana from “Andaman and Nicobar is. to Japan, Malaysia and Australasia” to “Andaman and Nicobar islands east to eastern China and southern Japan, south through southeast Asia to the Philippines, the Sunda Islands, New Guinea and northern Australia, Micronesia, Melanesia, and west central Polynesia (east to Samoa)”.

 

page 106, Great Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii

Subspecies enigma, with range “Islands off Mozambique, Zambezi River delta and Madagascar”, is treated as a junior synonym of nominate bergii (Hockey et al. 2005) and is deleted. Revise the range description of bergii from “Namibia to South Africa; disperses to Mozambique” to “coastal southern Africa (Namibia to Mozambique)”.

Revise the range description of subspecies thalassinus from “Tanzania, Seychelles, Aldabra and Rodrigues I.” to “breeds Tanzania, Seychelles, Aldabra, Rodrigues I., and northern Madagascar; disperes north to Somalia, and south to southern Madagascar” (Safford and Hawkins 2013).

Subspecies gwendolenae, with range “W and nw Australia”, is considered to be a junior synonym of subspecies cristatus (Mees 1982b), and is deleted. Revise the range description of cristatus from “Malaysia to Philippines and Ryukyus; e Australia to Society Is.” to “Ryukyu Islands and southeastern China to the Phillipines, the Sunda Islands, Wallacea, New Guinea, Australia, and the tropical Pacific Ocean (to southeastern Polynesia)”.

References:

Hockey, P.A.R., W.R.J. Dean, and P.G. Ryan (editors). 2005. Roberts Birds of southern Africa. Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town.

Mees, G.F. 1982. Birds from the lowlands of southern New Guinea (Merauke and Koembe). Zoologische Verhandelingen 191: 1-188.

Safford, R., and F. Hawkins (editors). 2013. The birds of Africa. Volume VIII. The Malagasy region. Christopher Helm, London.

 

page 112, Ruddy Pigeon Patagioenas subvinacea

Add a trailing parenthesis to the end of the range description of subspecies ruberrima.

 

page 114, Philippine Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia tenuirostris

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, septentrionalis Hachisuka 1930 (Dickinson et al. 1991), with range “Lanyu Island (off Taiwan) and Itbayat, Batan and Sabtang Islands (north Philippines)”.

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, phaea McGregor 1904 (Dickinson et al. 1991), with range “Calayan Island (north Philippines)”.

Revise the range description for nominate tenuirostris from “Philippines, Taiwan and Lan-yü I.” to “Philippines”.

Subspecies borneensis, previously listed as a subspecies of Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia emiliana, properly belongs with Philippine Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia tenuirostris.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., R.S. Kennedy, and K.C. Parkes. 1991. The birds of the Philippines. An annotated check-list. British Ornithologists’ Union Check-list number 12. British Ornithologists’ Union, London.

 

page 116, Zebra Dove Geopelia striata

Revise the range description from “S Myanmar to Malaysia, Sumatra and Java” to “southern Myanmar through the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java, and Lombok. Also the Philippines (native or introduced?), and many feral populations, e.g. the Seychelles, the Mascarenes, Indochina, Borneo, Hawaii, and Tahiti, among others”.

 

page 123, Yellow-vented Pigeon Treron seimundi

Revise the range description of subspecies seimundi from “Mountains of Malay Peninsula” to “locally in Thailand, and mountains of Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 123, African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus

Revise the range description of subspecies calvus from “eastern Nigeria and Principe Island to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and central Angola” to “eastern Nigeria to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and central Angola”.

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, virescens Amadon, with range “Principe Island (Gulf of Guinea)”. Insert virescens immediately following subspecies poensis.

Revise the range description of subspecies salvadorii from “eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi” to “eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southwestern Tanzania, Zambia, northern Malawi, and Mozambique” (White 1965).

Subspecies granviki, with range “W Kenya and nw Tanzania”, is considered to be a junior synonym of a subspecies that we previously did not recognize, gibberifrons Madarasz 1915 (White 1965, Urban et al. 1986). Assign the range “southeastern South Sudan south to the Lake Victoria Basin in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, western Kenya, and northwestern Tanzania” to gibberifrons.

Subspecies chobiensis, with range “SW Zimbabwe and n Botswana”, and subspecies damarensis, with range “NE Namibia and nw Botswana”, are considered to be junior synonyms of schalowi (White 1965, Urban et al. 1986), and are deleted. Revise the range description of schalowi from “southern Democratic Republic of the Congo to southern Zambia (Victoria Falls)” to “eastern Angola, northeastern Namibia, northern Botswana, and northwestern Zimbabwe”.

References:

Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry, and S. Keith. 1986. The birds of Africa. Volume II. Academic Press, London.

White, C.M.N. 1965. A revised check-list of African non-passerine birds. Government printer, Lusaka, Zambia.

 

page 126, Dwarf Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus nainus

Subspecies minimus, with range “W Papuan islands (Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misol)”, is considered to be a junior synonym of nainus (Beehler and Pratt 2016), and is deleted. The species thus becomes monotypic. Revise the range description for the species to ” lowlands of New Guinea (except for northwestern New Guinea, and north coast of southeastern New Guinea), also Raja Ampat islands off northwestern New Guinea”.

Reference:

Beehler, B.M., and T.K. Pratt. 2016. Birds of New Guinea: distribution, taxonomy, and systematics. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

 

page 128, Pinon Imperial-Pigeon Ducula pinon

Change the English name of Ducula pinon from Pinon Imperial-Pigeon to Pinon’s Imperial-Pigeon (Jobling 1991).

Change the English name of the polytypic group Ducula pinon [pinon Group] from Pinon Imperial-Pigeon (Gray-headed) to Pinon’s Imperial-Pigeon (Gray-headed).

Change the English name of the monotypic group Ducula pinon salvadorii from Pinon Imperial-Pigeon (Pink-headed) to Pinon’s Imperial-Pigeon (Pink-headed).

Reference:

Jobling, J.A. 1991. A dictionary of scientific bird names. Oxford University Press, New York, New York.

 

pages 152-160, Cuckoos Cuculidae

The sequence of genera in cuckoos Cuculidae is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of genera is as follows:

Guira

Crotophaga

Tapera

Dromococcyx

Morococcyx

Geococcyx

Neomorphus

Carpococcyx

Coua

Centropus

Rhinortha

Ceuthmochares

Taccocua

Zanclostomus

Phaenicophaeus

Rhamphococcyx

Dasylophus

Clamator

Coccycua

Piaya

Coccyzus

Pachycoccyx

Microdynamis

Eudynamys

Urodynamis

Scythropse

Chrysococcyx

Cacomantis

Cercococcyx

Surniculus

Hierococcyx

Cuculus

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

pages 156-157, 700, couas genus Coua

The sequence of species of coua (Coua) is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Crested Coua Coua cristata

Verreaux’s Coua Coua verreauxi

Blue Coua Coua caerulea

Red-capped Coua Coua ruficeps

Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii

Coquerel’s Coua Coua coquereli

Running Coua Coua cursor

Giant Coua Coua gigas

Snail-eating Coua Coua delalandei

Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

pages 157-158, coucals genus Centropus

The sequence of species of coucals (Centropus) is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Buff-headed Coucal Centropus milo

Pied Coucal Centropus ateralbus

Biak Coucal Centropus chalybeus

Greater Black Coucal Centropus menbeki

Rufous Coucal Centropus unirufus

Green-billed Coucal Centropus chlororhynchos

Black-faced Coucal Centropus melanops

Short-toed Coucal Centropus rectunguis

Black-hooded Coucal Centropus steerii

Bay Coucal Centropus celebensis

Gabon Coucal Centropus anselli

Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster

Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis

Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus

Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus

White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus

Sunda Coucal Centropus nigrorufus

Andaman Coucal Centropus andamanensis

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

Goliath Coucal Centropus goliath

Madagascar Coucal Centropus toulou

Black Coucal Centropus grillii

Philippine Coucal Centropus viridis

Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis

Violaceous Coucal Centropus violaceus

Lesser Black Coucal Centropus bernsteini

Pheasant Coucal Centropus phasianinus

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 158, Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus

Revise the range description for nominate monachus from “Ethiopia to central Kenya” to “Eritrea and Ethiopia to central Kenya”.

 

page 158, White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus

Subspecies sokotrae is considered to be a junior synonym of nominate superciliosus (Kirwan 2007), and is deleted. Revise the range of superciliosus from “E Sudan to Ethiopia, w Somalia, Kenya, ne Uganda, ne Tanzania” to “eastern Sudan to Ethiopia, western and central Somalia, Kenya, northeastern Uganda, and northeastern Tanzania; also Socotra Island and southwest Arabia”.

With the deletion of subspecies sokotrae, change the scientific name of the group White-browed Coucal (White-browed) from Centropus superciliosus [superciliosus Group] to Centropus superciliosus superciliosus/loandae.

We add subspecies fasciipygialis Reichenow 1908, previously considered to be a junior synonym of burchellii (Peters 1940), but now widely recognized (Fry et al. 1988, Payne 2005). Insert fasciipygialis immediately following the header for the group White-browed Coucal (Burchell’s). The range of fasciipygialis is “eastern Tanzania to eastern Zimbabwe and Mozambique”.

With the addition of subspecies fasciipygialis, the group White-browed Coucal (Burchell’s) becomes polytypic; change the scientific name from Centropus superciliosus burchellii to Centropus superciliosus burchellii/fasciipygialis.

Revise the range description for subspecies burchellii from “E Botswana to s Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa” to “southern Malawi, southern Zambia, southern Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and South Africa”.

References:

Fry, C.H., S. Keith, and E.K. Urban (editors). 1988. The birds of Africa. Volume III. Academic Press, London.

Kirwan, G.M. 2007. Studies of Socotran birds IV. Synonymization of six endemic bird taxa, with comments on the name Onychognathus blythii creaghi. Sandgrouse 29: 135–148.

Payne, R.B. 2005. The cuckoos. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, United Kingdom.

Peters, J.L. 1940. Check-list of birds of the world. Volume IV. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 156, malkohas genus Phaenicophaeus

The sequence of species of Phaenicophaeus is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

Chestnut-bellied Malkoha Phaenicophaeus sumatranus

Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus

Blue-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus viridirostris

Black-bellied Malkoha Phaenicophaeus diardi

Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 156, Raffles’s Malkoha Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus

Raffles’s Malkoha is not congeneric with other species of Phaenicophaeus, and is transferred to the genus Rhinortha (Sorenson and Payne 2005); change the scientific name from Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus to Rhinortha chlorophaea.

Raffles’s Malkoha is monotypic (Payne 2005); delete subspecies fuscigularis, and revise the range of the species to “southern Myanmar to southern Thailand, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo”.

References:

Payne, R.B. 2005. The cuckoos. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, United Kingdom.

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 156, Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii

Sirkeer Malkoha is removed from Phaenicophaeus, and is transferred to the genus Taccocua (Sorenson and Payne 2005); change the scientific name from Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii to Taccocua leschenaultii.

Change the spelling of the subspecies name infuscatus to infuscata.

References:

Payne, R.B. 2005. The cuckoos. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, United Kingdom.

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 156, Red-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus javanicus

Red-billed Malkoha is removed from Phaenicophaeus, and is transferred to the genus Zanclostomus (Sorenson and Payne 2005); change the scientific name from Phaenicophaeus javanicus to Zanclostomus javanicus.

References:

Payne, R.B. 2005. The cuckoos. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, United Kingdom.

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 156, Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis

Revise the range description of subspecies longicaudatus from “S Myanmar, s Thailand, s Indochina and Malaysia” to “southern Indochina and the Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 156, Yellow-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus calyorhynchus

Yellow-billed Malkoha is not congeneric with other species of Phaenicophaeus, and is transferred to the genus Rhamphococcyx (Sorenson and Payne 2005); change the scientific name from Phaenicophaeus calyorhynchus to Rhamphococcyx calyorhynchus.

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

page 156, Red-crested Malkoha Phaenicophaeus superciliosus

Red-crested Malkoha is not congeneric with other species of Phaenicophaeus, and is transferred to the genus Dasylophus (Sorenson and Payne 2005); change the scientific name from Phaenicophaeus superciliosus to Dasylophus superciliosus.

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 156, Scale-feathered Malkoha Phaenicophaeus cumingi

Scale-feathered Malkoha is not congeneric with other species of Phaenicophaeus, and is transferred to the genus Dasylophus (Sorenson and Payne 2005); change the scientific name from Phaenicophaeus cumingi to Dasylophus cumingi.

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 152, cuckoos genus Clamator

The sequence of species in Clamator is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus

Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius

Levaillant’s Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 155, koels genus Eudynamys

The sequence of species of Eudynamys is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus

Black-billed Koel Eudynamys melanorhynchus

Pacific Koel Eudynamys orientalis

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 155, Long-tailed Koel Eudynamys taitensis

Long-tailed Koel is not congeneric with other species of Eudynamys, and is transferred to the genus Dasylophus (Sorenson and Payne 2005); change the scientific name from Eudynamys taitensis to Urodynamis taitensis.

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

pages 154-155, cuckoos genus Chrysococcyx

The sequence of species of Chrysococcyx is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus

Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus

Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius

Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas

Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis

African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus

Long-billed Cuckoo Chrysococcyx megarhynchus

Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis

Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans

Rufous-throated Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx ruficollis

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus

White-eared Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx meyerii

Little Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx minutillus

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 155, Long-billed Cuckoo Rhamphomantis megarhynchus

Long-billed Cuckoo is merged into the genus Chrysococcyx (Sorenson and Payne 2005); change the scientific name from Rhamphomantis megarhynchus to Chrysococcyx megarhynchus.

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

pages 153-154, cuckoos genus Cacomantis

The sequence of species in Cacomantis is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Pallid Cuckoo Cacomantis pallidus

White-crowned Koel Cacomantis leucolophus

Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo Cacomantis castaneiventris

Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis

Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii

Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus

Gray-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus

Moluccan Cuckoo Cacomantis aeruginosus

Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

Page 155, drongo-cuckoos genus Surniculus

The sequence of species in Surniculus is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005); the sequence that we adopt is:

Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus dicruroides

Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus velutinus

Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris

Moluccan Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus musschenbroeki

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

pages 152-153, cuckoos genus Hierococcyx

The sequence of species in Hierococcyx is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx vagans

Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides

Dark Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx bocki

Common Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius

Northern Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx hyperythrus

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx pectoralis

Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx nisicolor

Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx fugax

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

pages 152-153, cuckoos genus Cuculus

The sequence of species in Cuculus is revised, following Sorenson and Payne (2005). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus

Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius

Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus

Sulawesi Cuckoo Cuculus crassirostris

Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus

African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis

Madagascar Cuckoo Cuculus rochii

Himalayan Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus

Sunda Cuckoo Cuculus lepidus

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus optatus

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, and Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

page 163, Oriental Scops-Owl Otus sunia

The sequence of subspecies of Oriental Scops-Owl is revised, as follows:

Otus sunia sunia

Otus sunia rufipennis

Otus sunia leggei

Otus sunia nicobaricus

Otus sunia japonicus

Otus sunia stictonotus

Otus sunia malayanus

Otus sunia distans

Otus sunia modestus

We recognize subspecies nicobaricus Hume 1876 (Marshall 1978), with range “Nicobar Islands”. Position subspecies nicobaricus immediately following subspecies leggei.

Revise the range description of subspecies japonicus from “Japan” to “breeds Japan; at least partially migratory, but winter range not well documented”.

Revise the range description of subspecies stictonotus from “SE Siberia to ne China, Sakhalin I. and n Korea” to “breeds southeastern Siberia to northeastern China, Sakhalin I. and northern Korea; winters southeastern China south at least to southern Thailand” (Deignan 1963, Wells 1999).

Revise the range description of subspecies malayanus from “S China (Yunnan to e Guangdong)” to “southern China (Yunnan to e Guangdong); at least partially migratory, wintering to the southern Malay Peninsula and perhaps to northern Sumatra” (Marshall 1978, Wells 1999).

We recognize subspecies distans Friedmann and Deignan 1939 (Marshall 1978), with range “northern and eastern Thailand and Indochina”. Position subspecies distans immediately following subspecies malayanus.

Restrict the range of subspecies modestus from “Assam to Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina; Andaman, Nicobar is.” to “Andaman Islands”. We recognize modestus as a new monotypic group, Oriental Scops-Owl (Walden’s) Otus sunia modestus.

References:

Deignan, H.G. 1963. Checklist of the birds of Thailand. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 226.

Marshall, J.T. 1978. Systematics of smaller Asian night birds based on voice. Ornithological Monographs number 25. American Ornithologists’ Union.

Wells, D.R. 1999. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Volume One. Academic Press, London.

 

page 165, Cloud-forest Screech-Owl Megascops marshalli

Revise the range description from “Cloud forests of central Peru (Pasco and Cuzco)” to “cloud forests of east slope of Andes from central Peru (Pasco) south to central Bolivia (Cochabamba)” (Herzog et al. 2009, Robbins et al. 2013).

References:

Herzog, S.K., S.R. Ewing, K.L. Evans, A. Maccormick, T. Valqui, R. Bryce, M. Kessler, and R. MacLeod. 2009. Vocalizations, distribution, and ecology of the Cloud-forest Screech-Owl (I). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 240-252.

Robbins, M.B., T.S. Schulenberg, D.F. Lane, A.M. Cuervo, L.C. Binford, Á.S. Nyári, M. Combe, E. Arbeláez-Cortés, W. Wehtje, and A. Lira-Noreiga. 2013. Abra Maruncunca, dpto. Puno, Peru, revisted: vegetation cover and avifauna changes over a 30-year period. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 133: 31-51.

 

page 170, Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei

Change the scientific name of subspecies peritum to the older available name sylvaticum (Mees 1967).

Reference:

Mees, G.F. 1967. Zur nomenklatur einiger Raubvogel und Eulen. Zoologische Mededelingen 42: 143-146.

 

page (addition 2014), Omani Owl Strix butleri

Revise the range description from “central Al Hajar mountains, northern Oman” to “distribution poorly known; documented from northeastern United Arab Emirates, northern Oman, northeastern Iran, and southwestern Pakistan” (Robb et al. 2016).

Reference:

Robb, M.S., G. Sangster, M. Aliabadian, A.B. van den Berg, M. Constantine, M. Irestedt, A. Khani, S.B. Musavi, J.M.G. Nunes, M.S. Willson, and A.J. Walsh. 2016. The rediscovery of Strix butleri (Hume, 1878) in Oman and Iran, with molecular resolution of the identity of Strix omanensis Robb, van den Berg and Constantine, 2013. Avian Research 7: 7.

 

page 174, Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae

Revise the range description for subspecies plesseni from “Alor (north of Timor)” to “Pandar and Alor, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia”.

 

page 177, Large Frogmouth Batrachostomus auritus

Revise the range description from “S Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, N Natuna and Labuan is.” to “central and southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Natuna Islands, and Borneo”.

 

page 177, Blyth’s Frogmouth Batrachostomus affinis

Revise the range description of the monotypic group Blyth’s Frogmouth (Blyth’s) Batrachostomus affinis affinis from “southeastern peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

 

page 179, Malaysian Nightjar Lyncornis temminckii

Revise the range description from “S Thailand to Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and adjacent islands” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and adjacent islands”.

 

page 180, Band-winged Nightjar Systellura longirostris

The polytypic group Band-winged Nightjar (Band-winged) Systellura longirostris [longirostris Group] is broken up, and results in a total of four groups: the monotypic group Band-winged Nightjar (Rufous-naped) Systellura longirostris ruficervix; the monotypic group Band-winged Nightjar (atripunctata) Systellura longirostris atripunctata; a polytypic group Band-winged Nightjar (Austral) Systellura longirostris bifasciata/patagonica; and a monotypic Band-winged Nightjar (longirostris) Systellura longirostris longirostris.

 

page 178, Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus

Revise the range description for subspecies panamensis from “Nicaragua and sw Costa Rica to nw Venezuela and w Ecuador” to “eastern Nicaragua, and southwestern Costa Rica, south to Panama and northwestern South America, west of the Andes to northwestern Peru, and east to northwestern Venezuela”.

 

pages 176-177, Owlet-nightjars Aegothelidae

Owlet-nightjars are more closely related to swifts (Apodidae, Hemiprocnidae) and hummingbirds (Trochilidae) than to other members of Caprimulgiformes (Hackett et al. 2008, Prum et al. 2015), and so are relocated to come immediately before Apodidae.

References:

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.-L. 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.

Prum, R.O., J.S. Berv, A. Dornburg, D.J. Field, J.P. Townsend, E.M. Lemmon, and A.R. Lemmon. 2015. A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing. Nature 526: 569-573.

 

page 187, Philippine Needletail Mearnsia picina

Change the English name of Mearnsia picina from Philippine Needletail to Philippine Spinetailed Swift.

 

page 188, Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia

Correct a typographic error in the range description: change “northeasern” to “northeastern”.

 

page 188, Gray-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris

Subspecies phaeopygos and occidentalis are removed from the polytpic group Gray-rumped Swift (Ash-rumped) Chaetura cinereiventris [sclateri Group], and each now is recognized as a separate monotypic group: Gray-rumped Swift (phaeopygos) Chaetura cinereiventris phaeopygos and Gray-rumped Swift (occidentalis) Chaetura cinereiventris occidentalis.

 

page 185, Waterfall Swift Hydrochous gigas

Revise the range description from “Mts. of peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and w Java” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo”.

 

page 191, Pacific Swift Apus pacificus

Revise the range description of subspecies kurodae from “e China, s Japan and Taiwan; winters in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia” to “breeds southern Japan, eastern China, Taiwan, and northern Philippines (Batan Islands); winters in southeastern Asia”.

 

page 191, Gray-rumped Treeswift Hemiprocne longipennis

Revise the range description of subspecies harterti from “S Myanmar to sw Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo” to “southern Myanmar through the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

 

page 203, Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys

Insert subspecies sabinae, with range “west slope of the Eastern Andes of Colombia (Santander and Boyacá)” (Chaves and Smith 2011, Donegan and Avendaño 2015), immediately following subspecies cervina.

Revise the range description of subspecies melanogenys from “E Andes of Colombia and w Venezuela to s-central Peru” to “Andes of Venezuela and east slope of the Andes from Colombia to northern Peru” (Chaves and Smith 2011).

Revise the range description of subspecies connectens from “S Colombia (Huila)” to “southern Colombia (upper Madgalena Valley in Huila)”.

Revise the range description of subspecies debellardiana from “Mts. of Venezuela (Lara, Trujillo, Mérida, Táchira, Perijá)” to “Serranía de Perijá (Colombia/Venezuela border)”.

Revise the range description of subspecies aeneosticta from “Mountains of central and n Venezuela” to “coastal mountains of northern Venezuela”.

Revise the range description of subspecies chlorospila from “Andes of se Peru” to “Andes of eastern Peru (Amazonas to Cuzco)” (Chaves and Smith 2011).

Revise the range description of subspecies maculata from “Andes of Ecuador and n Peru” to “west slope of the Andes of southwestern Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru”.

Revise the range description of subspecies inornata from “Yungas of Bolivia and adj. nw Argentina (Jujuy and Salta)” to “Andes of southeastern Peru (Puno), Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina (Jujuy and Salta)”.

References:

Chaves, J.A., and T.B. Smith. 2011. Evolutionary patterns of diversification in the Andean hummingbird genus Adelomyia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60: 207–218.

Donegan, T.M., and J.E. Avedaño. 2015. ‘Bogotá’ type specimens of the hummingbird genus Adelomyia, with diagnosis of an overlooked subspecies from the East Andes of Colombia. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 135: 195-215.

 

page 196, Violet-crowned Plovercrest Stephanoxis loddigesii

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 672), change the English name of Stephanoxis loddigesii from Violet-crowned Plovercrest to Purple-crowned Plovercrest.

 

pages 228-229, Black Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus aterrimus

Common Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas

Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor

In accord with near univeral usage (e.g. Parkes 1978, Fry et al. 1988, Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1993, Dickinson and Remsen 2013), change the English group name from scimitar-bill to scimitarbill.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., and J.V. Remsen, Jr. (editors). 2013. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 1. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Dowsett, R.J., and A.D. Forbes-Watson. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Volume 1: species limits and distribution. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.

Fry, C.H., S. Keith, and E.K. Urban (editors). 1988. The birds of Africa. Volume III. Academic Press, London.

Parkes, K.C. 1978. A guide to forming and capitalizing compound names of birds in English. Auk 95: 324-326.

 

page 231, Plain-pouched Hornbill Rhyticeros subruficollis

Revise the range description from “S Myanmar, sw and s Thailand and n Malaysia” to “southern Myanmar, southwestern and southern Thailand, and northern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 227, Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis

Subspecies deignani, with range “N Thailand; winters to Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Java”, is considered to be a junior synomym of nominate orientalis (White and Bruce 1986, Fry and Fry 1992) and is deleted. Revise the range desciption of orientalis from “S Himalayas to SE Asia, Ryukyu Islands and Indonesian Arch.” to “breeds from the southern Himalayas to the Ryukyu Islands and southeastern Asia, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, the Philippines, and Borneo; winters to southeastern India, the Philippines, Sulawesi, and Helmahera”.

References:

Fry, C.H., and K. Fry. 1992. Kingfishers, bee-eaters & rollers. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

White, C.M.N., and M.D. Bruce. 1986. The Birds of Wallacea. (Sulawesi, The Moluccas & Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia). British Ornithologists’ Union Check-list number 7. British Ornithologists’ Union, London.

 

page 233, Striolated Puffbird Nystalus striolatus

Change the English name of Nystalus striolatus from Striolated Puffbird to Eastern Striolated-Puffbird (AOU-SACC Proposal 701). Reposition Eastern Striolated-Puffbird to follow, rather than precede, Western Striolated-Puffbird Nystalus obamai.

Change the English name of the monotypic group Nystalus striolatus striolatus from Striolated Puffbird (Natterer’s) to Eastern Striolated-Puffbird (Natterer’s).

Change the English name of the monotypic group Nystalus striolatus torridus from Striolated Puffbird (Eastern) to Eastern Striolated-Puffbird (torridus).

 

page 236, Green Barbet Stactolaema olivacea

In accord with nomenclatural priority, change the scientific name for the polytypic group Green Barbet (Malawi) from Stactolaema olivacea rungweensis/belcheri to Stactolaema olivacea belcheri/rungweensis.

 

page 240, Scarlet-banded Barbet Capito wallacei

Revise the range description for the monotypic group Scarlet-banded Barbet (Scarlet-banded) Capito wallacei wallacei from “N-central Peru e of Andes nw of Contamana at 1350-1500 m” to “northern Peru: very local on ridge crests of Cordillera Azul (eastern San Martín and southwestern Loreto)”.

 

page 245, Arrowhead Piculet Picumnus minutissimus

Revise the range description from “Coastal lowlands from Guyana to Suriname and French Guiana” to “coastal lowlands of Suriname; possibly also in adjacent Guyana and French Guiana”.

 

page 247, Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Change the English name of the monotypic group Melanerpes formicivorus angustifrons from Acorn Woodpecker (San Lucas) to Acorn Woodpecker (Narrow-fronted) to match the scientific name, historical usage, and the most prominent feature of this subspecies, which is the face pattern and limited pale on the forehead.

 

page 247, Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

Subspecies grateloupensis belongs with the group Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Velasquez’s) Melanerpes aurifrons [santacruzi Group], and not with the group Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern) Melanerpes aurifrons [aurifrons Group] (García-Trejo et al. 2009).

Subspecies veraecrucis belongs with the group Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Velasquez’s) Melanerpes aurifrons [santacruzi Group], and not with the group Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern) Melanerpes aurifrons [aurifrons Group] (García-Trejo et al. 2009).

With the transfer of subspecies grateloupensis and veraecrucis to the group Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Velasquez’s) Melanerpes aurifrons [santacruzi Group], the group Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern) becomes monotypic; change its scientific name from Melanerpes aurifrons [aurifrons Group] to Melanerpes aurifrons aurifrons.

Change the English name of the group Melanerpes aurifrons [santacruzi Group] from Golden-fronted Woodpecker (East Mexico) to Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Velasquez’s).

Reference:

García-Trejo, E.A., A. Espinosa de los Monteros, M. del Coro Arizmendi, and A.G. Navarro-Sigüenza. 2009. Molecular systematics of the Red-bellied and Golden-fronted woodpeckers. Condor 111: 442-452.

 

pages 256-257, woodpeckers genus Celeus

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 688), we revise the sequence of species in Celeus; this revision is based on the phylogenetic studies by Benz and Robbins (2011) and Benz et al. (2015). The sequence of species that we adopt is

Cinnamon Woodpecker Celeus loricatus

Ringed Woodpecker Celeus torquatus

Helmeted Woodpecker Celeus galeatus

Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus

Scale-breasted Woodpecker Celeus grammicus

Waved Woodpecker Celeus undatus

Cream-colored Woodpecker Celeus flavus

Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis

Kaempfer’s Woodpecker Celeus obrieni

Chestnut Woodpecker Celeus elegans

Pale-crested Woodpecker Celeus lugubris

Blond-crested Woodpecker Celeus flavescens

References:

Benz, B.W., and M.B. Robbins. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics, vocalizations, and species limits in Celeus Woodpeckers (Aves: Picidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 29–44.

Benz, B.W., M.B. Robbins, and K.J. Zimmer. 2015. Phylogenetic relationships of the Helmeted Woodpecker (Dryocopus galeatus): a case of interspecific mimicry? Auk 132: 938-950.

 

page 257, Helmeted Woodpecker Dryocopus galeatus

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 689), transfer Helmeted Woodpecker from the genus Dryocopus to Celeus; this change is supported by several genetic studies (Benz et al. 2015, Lammertink et al. 2016, Dufort 2016). Reposition Helmeted Woodpecker to immediately follow Ringed Woodpecker (Celeus torquatus).

References:

Benz, B.W., M.B. Robbins, and K.J. Zimmer. 2015. Phylogenetic relationships of the Helmeted Woodpecker (Dryocopus galeatus): a case of interspecific mimicry? Auk 132: 938-950.

Dufort, M.J. 2016. An augmented supermatrix phylogeny of the avian family Picidae reveals uncertainty deep in the family tree. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 313-326.

Lammertink, M., C. Kopuchian, H.B. Brandl, P.L. Tubaro, and H. Winkler. 2016. A striking case of deceptive woodpecker colouration: the threatened Helmeted Woodpecker Dryocopus galeatus belongs in the genus Celeus. Journal of Ornithology 157: 109-116.

 

page 258, Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus

Revise the range description of subspecies rodgeri from “Highlands of w Malaysia” to “highlands of southern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 259, Gray-headed Woodpecker Picus canus

Revise the range description of subspecies robinsoni from “Malaysia (Gunung Tahan and Cameron Highlands)” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula (Gunung Tahan and Cameron Highlands)”.

 

page 53, Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Reposition the polytypic group Peregrine Falcon (Eurasian) Falco peregrinus [peregrinus Group] to follow Peregrine Falcon (South American) Falco peregrinus cassini.

 

page 142, Rueppell’s Parrot Poicephalus rueppellii

In accord with long-standing usage (e.g., Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1983, Fry et al. 1988, Juniper and Parr 1988), change the English name of Poicephalus rueppellii from Rueppell’s Parrot to Rüppell’s Parrot.

References:

Dowsett, R.J., and A.D. Forbes-Watson. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Volume 1: species limits and distribution. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.

Fry, C.H., S. Keith, and E.K. Urban (editors). 1988. The birds of Africa. Volume III.

Academic Press, London.

Juniper, T., and M. Parr. 1998. Parrots: a guide to parrots of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut.

 

page 143, Golden Parakeet Guaroubaa guaruba

In accord with AOU-SACC, correct the spelling of the genus name from Guarouba to Guaruba, following David et al. (2009a).

Reference:

David, N., E.C. Dickinson, and S.M.S. Gregory. 2009a. Contributions to a list of first reviser actions: ornithology. Zootaxa 2085: 1-24.

 

page 267, Moluccan Pitta Erythropitta rufiventris

With the lump of Buru Pitta Erythropitta rubrinucha and Seram Pitta Erythropitta piroensis to form a species known as South Moluccan Pitta Erythropitta rubrinucha, change the English name of Erythropitta rufiventris from Moluccan Pitta to North Moluccan Pitta.

 

page 267, Louisiade Pitta Erythropitta meeki

Reposition Louisiade Pitta Erythropitta meeki to follow New Britain Pitta Erythropitta gazellae.

 

page 265, Rusty-naped Pitta Hydrornis oatesi

Revise the range description of subspecies deborah from “C Peninsular Malaysia” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 266, Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida

Revise the range description of subspecies mulleri from “Extreme s Thailand, n Malay Pen., Greater Sundas and w Sulu Is.” to “Greater Sundas and western Sulu Islands” (Wells 2007).

Reference:

Wells, D.R. 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Volume Two. Christopher Helm, London.

 

page 295, Fulvous-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla pyrrhonota

Revise the range description from “SE Colombia to s Venezuela, ne Peru and nw Brazil” to “southeastern Colombia to southern Venezuela, northeastern Peru (north of the Amazon and east of the Napo), and northwestern Brazil”.

 

page 295, Rufous-backed Antwren Epinecrophylla haematonota

Revise the range description from “E Peru (Loreto to Madre de Dios) and w Brazil (Amazonas, Acre)” to “eastern Peru, south of the Amazon and west of the Napo, south at least to Ucayali, and western Brazil south of the Amazon (western Amazonas, Acre)”.

 

page 295, Madeira Antwren Epinecrophylla amazonica

Revise the range description of nominate amazonica from “south central Amazonian Brazil (west of the Madeira River) and northern Bolivia (Pando)” to “southeastern Peru (Madre de Dios), northern Bolivia, and central Amazonian Brazil (Purus and Madeira River drainages)”.

 

page 300, Slate-colored Antbird Schistocichla schistacea

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Slate-colored Antbird from Schistocichla schistacea to Myrmelastes schistaceus. The sequence of species within Myrmelastes is revised.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 300, Roraiman Antbird Schistocichla saturata

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Roraiman Antbird from Schistocichla saturata to Myrmelastes saturatus.

Change the spelling of the nominate subspecies from saturata to saturatus.

Change the spelling of the subspecies name obscura to obscurus.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Plumbeous Antbird Myrmeciza hyperythra

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Plumbeous Antbird from Myrmeciza hyperythra to Myrmelastes hyperythrus. Reposition Plumbeous Antbird to follow Roraiman Antbird Myrmelastes saturatus.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 300, Spot-winged Antbird Schistocichla leucostigma

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Spot-winged Antbird from Schistocichla leucostigma to Myrmelastes leucostigma.

Change the spelling of the subspecies name infuscata to infuscatus.

Change the spelling of the subspecies name subplumbea to subplumbeus.

Change the spelling of the subspecies name intensa to intensus.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 300, Humaita Antbird Schistocichla humaythae

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Humaita Antbird from Schistocichla humaythae to Myrmelastes humaythae.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 300, Brownish-headed Antbird Schistocichla brunneiceps

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Brownish-headed Antbird from Schistocichla brunneiceps to Myrmelastes brunneiceps.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 300, Rufous-faced Antbird Schistocichla rufifacies

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Rufous-faced Antbird from Schistocichla rufifacies to Myrmelastes rufifacies.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Caura Antbird Schistocichla caurensis

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Caura Antbird from Schistocichla caurensis to Myrmelastes caurensis.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Chestnut-backed Antbird from Myrmeciza exsul to Poliocrania exsul.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 302, Gray-headed Antbird Myrmeciza griseiceps

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Gray-headed Antbird from Myrmeciza griseiceps to Ampelornis griseiceps. Reposition Gray-headed Antbird to follow Chestnut-backed Antbird Poliocrania exsul.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Dull-mantled Antbird Myrmeciza laemosticta

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Dull-mantled Antbird from Myrmeciza laemosticta to Sipia laemosticta. Reposition Dull-mantled Antbird to follow Gray-headed Antbird Ampelornis griseiceps.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Magdalena Antbird Myrmeciza palliata

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Magdalena Antbird from Myrmeciza palliata to Sipia palliata.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Esmeraldas Antbird Myrmeciza nigricauda

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Esmeraldas Antbird from Myrmeciza nigricauda to Sipia nigricauda.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Stub-tailed Antbird Myrmeciza berlepschi

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Stub-tailed Antbird from Myrmeciza berlepschi to Sipia berlepschi.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Chestnut-tailed Antbird Sciaphylax hemimelaena

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Chestnut-tailed Antbird from Myrmeciza hemimelaena to Sciaphylax hemimelaena. Reposition Chestnut-tailed Antbird to follow Stub-tailed Antbird Sipia berlepschi.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Chestnut-tailed Antbird (hemimelaena) from Myrmeciza hemimelaena hemimelaena to Sciaphylax hemimelaena hemimelaena.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Chestnut-tailed Antbird (pallens) from Myrmeciza hemimelaena pallens to Sciaphylax hemimelaena pallens.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Zimmer’s Antbird Sciaphylax castanea

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Zimmer’s Antbird from Myrmeciza castanea to Sciaphylax castanea.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Ferruginous-backed Antbird Myrmeciza ferruginea

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Ferruginous-backed Antbird from Myrmeciza ferruginea to Myrmoderus ferrugineus. Reposition Ferruginous-backed Antbird to follow Zimmer’s Antbird Sciaphylax castanea.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Scalloped Antbird Myrmeciza ruficauda

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Scalloped Antbird from Myrmeciza ruficauda to Myrmoderus ruficauda.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, White-bibbed Antbird Myrmoderus loricatus

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of White-bibbed Antbird from Myrmeciza loricata to Myrmoderus loricatus.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Squamate Antbird Myrmoderus squamosus

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Squamate Antbird Myrmeciza squamosa to Myrmoderus squamosus.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, White-shouldered Antbird Myrmeciza melanoceps

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of White-shouldered Antbird from Myrmeciza melanoceps to Akletos melanoceps. Reposition White-shouldered Antbird to follow Squamate Antbird Myrmoderus squamosus.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Goeldi’s Antbird Myrmeciza goeldii

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Goeldi’s Antbird from Myrmeciza goeldii to Akletos goeldii.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 302, Sooty Antbird Myrmeciza fortis

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Sooty Antbird from Myrmeciza fortis to Hafferia fortis. Reposition Sooty Antbird to follow Goeldi’s Antbird Akletos goeldii.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 302, Zeledon’s Antbird Myrmeciza zeledoni

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Zeledon’s Antbird from Myrmeciza zeledoni to Hafferia zeledoni.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Zeledon’s Antbird (Zeledon’s) from Myrmeciza zeledoni zeledoni to Hafferia zeledoni zeledoni.

With Stub-tailed Antbird Sipia berlepschi and Zeledon’s Antbird Hafferia zeledoni now in separate genera (rather than united in Myrmeciza), the subspecies name macrorhyncha reverts to the older available name, berlepschi (Donegan 2012). Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Zeledon’s Antbird (Choco) from Myrmeciza zeledoni macrorhyncha to Hafferia zeledoni berlepschi.

References:

Donegan, T.M. 2012. Geographical variation in Immaculate Antbird Myrmeciza immaculata, with a new subspecies from the Central Andes of Colombia. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 132: 3–40.

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 302, Blue-lored Antbird Myrmeciza immaculata

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Blue-lored Antbird Myrmeciza immaculata to Hafferia immaculata.

Subspecies brunnea is considered to be a junior synonym of nominate immaculata (Donegan 2012), and is deleted. Change the scientific name of the group Blue-lored Antbird (Andean) from Myrmeciza immaculata immaculata/brunnea to Hafferia immaculata immaculata. Revise the range description of immaculata from “Locally in central and E Andes of Colombia to w Venezuela” to “eastern Andes of Colombia, Serranía de perijá in Venezuela (and Colombia?), and Andes of Venezuela”.

Change the scientific name of the group Blue-lored Antbird (Concepcion) from Myrmeciza immaculata concepcion to Hafferia immaculata concepcion.

References:

Donegan, T.M. 2012. Geographical variation in Immaculate Antbird Myrmeciza immaculata, with a new subspecies from the Central Andes of Colombia. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 132: 3–40.

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 302, Yapacana Antbird Myrmeciza disjuncta

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Yapacana Antbird from Myrmeciza disjuncta to Aprositornis disjuncta.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Black-throated Antbird Myrmeciza atrothorax

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Black-throated Antbird from Myrmeciza atrothorax to Myrmophylax atrothorax. Reposition Black-throated Antbird to follow Yapacana Antbird Aprositornis disjuncta.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

page 301, Gray-bellied Antbird Myrmeciza pelzelni

The traditional genus Myrmeciza is not monophyletic. In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 628), based on Isler et al. (2013), change the scientific name of Gray-bellied Antbird from Myrmeciza pelzeni to Ammonastes pelzelni. Reposition Gray-bellied Antbird to follow Black-throated Antbird Myrmophylax atrothorax.

Reference:

Isler, M.L., G.A. Bravo, and R.T. Brumfield. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data. Zootaxa 3717: 469-497.

 

pages 305, 308, Gnateaters Conopophagidae

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 685), Pittasoma is repositioned to precede (rather than follow) Conopophaga.

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 685), revise the linear sequence of species of Conopophaga gnateaters, based on Batalha-Filho et al. (2014). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Black-bellied Gnateater Conopophaga melanogaster

Black-cheeked Gnateater Conopophaga melanops

Chestnut-belted Gnateater Conopophaga aurita

Ash-throated Gnateater Conopophaga peruviana

Ceara Gnateater Conopophaga cearae

Hooded Gnateater Conopophaga roberti

Rufous Gnateater Conopophaga lineata

Chestnut-crowned Gnateater Conopophaga castaneiceps

Slaty Gnateater Conopophaga ardesiaca

Reference:

Batalha-Filho, H., R.O. Pessoa, P.-H. Fabre, J. Fjeldså, M. Irestedt, P.G.P. Ericson, L.F. Silveira, and C.Y. Miyaki. 2014. Phylogeny and historical biogeography of gnateaters (Passeriformes, Conopophagidae) in the South America forests. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 79: 422-432.

 

page 287, Cocoa Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus susurrans

Correct the scientific name for the polytypic group Cocoa Woodcreeper (Lawrence’s) from Xiphorhynchus susurrans [nanus Group] to Xiphorhynchus susurrans [nana Group].

 

page 280, Bolivian Recurvebill Syndactyla striatus

Correct the spelling of the species name from striatus to striata (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 281, Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus

Revise the range description for the monotypic group Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner (Mexican) Automolus ochrolaemus cervinigularis from “Gulf-Caribbean slope of s Mexico to Belize and Nicaragua” to “southeastern Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala” (Howell 1957, Monroe 1968).

References:

Howell, T.R. 1957. Birds of a second-growth rain forest area of Nicaragua. Condor 59: 73-111.

Monroe, B.L., Jr. 1968. A distributional survey of the birds of Honduras. Ornithological Monographs number 7. American Ornithologists’ Union.

 

page 276, Streak-backed Canastero Asthenes wyatti

Change the name of subspecies perijana to phelpsi, to resolve the conflict within Asthenes with the scientific name of Perija Thistletail (Asthenes perijana, formerly Schizoeaca perijana) (Chesser 2016).

Reference:

Chesser, R.T. 2016. A replacement name for Asthenes wyatti perijanus Phelps 1977. Zootaxa 4067: 599.

 

page 272, Bahia Spinetail Synallaxis whitneyi

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 692), change the scientific name of Bahia Spinetail from Synallaxis whitneyi to Synallaxis cinerea; this change is based primarily on Bauernfeind et al. (2014). The scientific name of Bahia Spinetail has been unusually unstable, as outlined in AOU-SACC Proposal 692 and the earlier Proposal 223; time will tell whether this issue has been settled at last.

Reference:

Bauernfeind, E., E.C. Dickinson, and F.D. Steinheimer. 2014. Contested spinetail systematics: nomenclature and the Code to the rescue. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 134: 70-76.

 

page 273, Ochre-cheeked Spinetail Synallaxis scutata

Revise the range description of subspecies whitii from “E Bolivia to sw Brazil (Mato Grosso) and nw Argentina” to “eastern Bolivia to southwestern Brazil (Mato Grosso) and northwestern Argentina; an isolated population in southeastern Peru (Puno) may represent an undescribed subspecies” (Robbins et al. 2013).

Reference:

Robbins, M.B., T.S. Schulenberg, D.F. Lane, A.M. Cuervo, L.C. Binford, Á.S. Nyári, M. Combe, E. Arbeláez-Cortés, W. Wehtje, and A. Lira-Noreiga. 2013. Abra Maruncunca, dpto. Puno, Peru, revisted: vegetation cover and avifauna changes over a 30-year period. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 133: 31-51.

 

page 321, Suiriri Flycatcher Suiriri suiriri

Chapada Flycatcher Suiriri islerorum

A recent major surprise was the decription in 2001 of a cryptic new species of flycatcher (Chapada Flycatcher Suiriri islerorum), similar to the widespread Suiriri Flycatcher (Suiriri suiriri). No less surprising was the later discovery that the type specimen of Suiriri suiriri affinis in fact is an example of Chapada Flycatcher (Kirwan et al. 2014)! Therefore, in accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 671), change the scientific name of Chapada Flycatcher from Suiriri islerorum to Suiriri affinis. Change the name of the subspecies of Suiriri Flycatcher with range “Chaco of Suriname; e Brazil (Pará) to nw Bolivia” from affinis to burmeisteri (Kirwan et al. 2014).

Reference:

Kirwan, G.M., F.D. Steinheimer, M.A. Raposo, and K.J. Zimmer. 2014. Nomenclatural corrections, neotype designation and new subspecies description in the genus Suiriri (Aves: Passeriformes: Tyrannidae). Zootaxa 3784: 224-240.

 

page 322, Mouse-colored Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina

Subspecies eremonoma and incomta are removed from the group Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Mouse-colored) to form a new group, Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Mouse-colored) Phaeomyias murina incomta/eremonoma. Therefore, change the scientific name of the group Phaeomyias murina [murina Group] to Phaeomyias murina murina/wagae; and change the English name of this group from Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Mouse-colored) to Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Amazonian).

Revise the range description for subspecies eremonoma from “Pacific lowlands of Panama (Chiriquí to e Panama Province)” to “Pacific lowlands of southwestern Costa Rica and Panama (Chiriquí to eastern Panama Province)”.

Revise the range description of nominate murina from “S Bolivia to Paraguay, nw Argentina and se Brazil” to “southern Bolivia to Paraguay, northwestern Argentina, and southeastern Brazil; northern distributional limit not certain, may occur farther north in eastern South America”.

Revise the range description for the monotypic group Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Marañon) Phaeomyias murina maranonica from “N Peru (arid tropical Marañón Valley)” to “northwestern Peru (west slope of the Andes in Piura and Cajamarca, and the arid tropical Marañón Valley)”.

 

page 324, Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops

Correct the English name of the polytypic group Zimmerius chrysops minimus/cumanensis from Golden-faced Tyrannulet (Coopman’s) to Golden-faced Tyrannulet (Coopmans’s).

 

page 327, Yungas Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus spodiops

Revise the range description from “Yungas of Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba and s Beni)” to “yungas of southeastern Peru (Puno) and Bolivia (south to western Santa Cruz)” (Robbins et al. 2013).

Reference:

Robbins, M.B., T.S. Schulenberg, D.F. Lane, A.M. Cuervo, L.C. Binford, Á.S. Nyári, M. Combe, E. Arbeláez-Cortés, W. Wehtje, and A. Lira-Noreiga. 2013. Abra Maruncunca, dpto. Puno, Peru, revisted: vegetation cover and avifauna changes over a 30-year period. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 133: 31-51.

 

page 336, Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus

The polytypic group Vermilion Flycatcher (obscurus Group) Pyrocephalus rubinus [obscurus Group] is split into three groups: a polytypic group Vermilion Flycatcher (Northern) Pyrocephalus rubinus [mexicanus Group], containing subspecies flammeus, mexicanus, blatteus, and pinicola; a monotypic group Vermilion Flycatcher (saturatus) Pyrocephalus rubinus saturatus; and a polytypic Vermilion Flycatcher (obscurus Group) Pyrocephalus rubinus [obscurus Group], containing subspecies piurae, ardens, obscurus, cocachacrae, and major.

Change the English name of the group Pyrocephalus rubinus rubinus from Vermilion Flycatcher (rubinus) to Vermilion Flycatcher (Austral). Revise the range description from “Extreme se Brazil to se Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, ne Argentina” to “breeds northern Argentina and Uruguay to southern Brazil, Paraguay, and southeastern Bolivia; winters from southeastern Colombia and eastern Ecuador to eastern Bolivia and central and eastern Brazil”.

The polytypic group Vermilion Flycatcher (Galapagos) Pyrocephalus rubinus nanus/dubius is split into two monotypic groups, Vermilion Flycatcher (Galapagos) Pyrocephalus rubinus nanus and Vermilion Flycatcher (San Cristobal) Pyrocephalus rubinus dubius. Revise the range description of dubius from “San Cristóbal I. (Galapagos Islands)’ to “extinct; formerly San Cristóbal I. (Galapagos Islands); last reported 1987” (Vargas 1996).

Reference:

Vargas, H. 1996. What is happening with the avifauna of San Cristóbal? Noticias de Galápagos 57: 23-24.

 

page 318, Olivaceous Schiffornis Schiffornis olivacea

Revise the range description from “Tropical se Venezuela (Bolívar) and adjacent Guyana” to “eastern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northeastern Brazil north of the Amazon”.

 

page 318, Brown-winged Schiffornis Schiffornis turdina

Revise the range description of subspecies wallacii from “Tropical French Guiana, Suriname and ne Brazil” to “eastern Amazonian Brazil, south of the Amazon”.

 

page 516, Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis textilis

Following the split of Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis textilis into two species, change the English name of the monotypic group Amytornis textilis textilis from Thick-billed Grasswren (Western) to Western Grasswren (Western); and change the English name of the monotypic group Amytornis textilis myall from Thick-billed Grasswren (Gawler Range) to Western Grasswren (Gawler Range).

 

page 516, Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis modestus

Revise the range description for nominate modestus from “Central Australia (Alice Springs, N. Territory to central NSW)” to “Extinct (last reported 1936). Formerly central Australia (southern Northern Territory)” (Black 2012).

Insert a newly added subspecies, indulkanna Matthews 1916, immediately following nominate modestus, with range “western Lake Eyre Basin, south central Australia” (Black et al. 2010, Austin et al. 2013).

Insert a newly described subspecies, cowarie Black 2016, immediately following subspecies indulkanna, with range “northeastern South Australia (southern Sturt Stony Desert)” (Black 2016).

Insert a newly added subspecies, raglessi Black 2011, immediately following subspecies cowarie, with range “east central South Australia (northern periphery of the Flinders Ranges)” (Black 2011).

Insert a newly added subspecies, curnamona Black 2011, immediately following subspecies raglessi, with range “east central South Australia (southwestern Lake Frome Basin)” (Black 2011).

Insert a newly added subspecies, obscurior Matthews 1923, immediately following subspecies curnamona, with range “southeastern Australia (Grey Range periphery, northwestern New South Wales)” (Black 2011).

Insert a newly added subspecies, inexpectatus Matthews 1912 (Black 2011), immediately following subspecies obscurior, with range “Extinct; last reported 1898. Formerly southwestern and north central New South Wales” (Parker 1972).

References:

Black, A. 2011. Subspecies of the Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis modestus (Aves-Maluridae). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 135: 26-38.

Black, A.B. 2012. Distribution of the Thick-billed Grasswren in the Northern Territory. Australian Field Ornithology 29: 15-22.

Black, A.B. 2016. Reappraisal of plumage and morphometric diversity in Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis modestus (North, 1902), with description of a new subspecies. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club 136: 58–68.

Parker, S.A. 1972. Remarks on the distribution and taxonomy of the grass-wrens Amytornis textilis, modestus and purnelli. Emu 72: 157-166.

 

page 558, Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis

The sequence of subspecies in the new polytypic group Cardinal Myzomela (Cardinal) Myzomela cardinalis [cardinalis Group] is revised, as follows:

Myzomela cardinalis sanfordi

Myzomela cardinalis pulcherrima

Myzomela cardinalis sanctaecrucis

Myzomela cardinalis tucopiae

Myzomela cardinalis tenuis

Myzomela cardinalis cardinalis

 

page 520, Slender-billed Thornbill Acanthiza iredalei

Correct the range description of subspecies rosinae from “South Australia (Adelaide ares to head of Gulf of St. Vincent)” to “South Australia (Adelaide area to head of Gulf of St. Vincent)”.

 

page 576, Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis virgatus

Revise the range description of subspecies annectens from “N peninsular Thailand and n Malaysia” to “northern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Revise the range description of subspecies fretensis from “S peninsular Thailand, Malaysia and n Sumatra” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra”.

 

page 375, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus

Revise the range description of subspecies intermedius from “Peninsular Thailand to nw Malaysia, Sumatra and ne Borneo” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

 

page 573, Marsh Tchagra Tchagra minutus

In accord with nomenclatural priority, change the scientific name for the polytypic group Marsh Tchagra (Anchieta’s) from Tchagra minutus reichenowi/anchietae to Tchagra minutus anchietae/reichenowi.

 

page 573, Somali Boubou Laniarius erlangeri

The name nigerrimus, previously considered to be a junior synonym of sublacteus (Rand 1960), now is believed to be an older name for erlangeri (Turner et al. 2011); consequently, change the scientific name of Somali Boubou from Laniarius erlangeri to Laniarius nigerrimus, and change the English name to Coastal Boubou. Revise the range description of Coastal Boubou from “S Somalia (lower Shabeelle and Jubba valleys)” to “southern Somalia (lower Shabeelle and Jubba valleys) and coastal northeastern Kenya (south to the Tana River)”.

References:

Rand, A.L. 1960. Family Laniidae, shrikes and allies. Pages 309–365 in E. Mayr and J.C. Greenway, Jr. (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume IX. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Turner, D.A., B.W. Finch, and N.D. Hunter. 2011. Remarks concerning the all-black coastal boubous (Laniarius spp.) of Kenya and southern Somalia. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 131: 125-128.

 

page 386, Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

Revise the range description of subspecies horizoptera from “S Myanmar to Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and adj. islands” to “southern Myanmar to Thailand, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and adjacent islands”.

 

page 387, White-tailed Iora Aegithina nigrolutea

Revise the range description from “Lowlands of n Pakistan and nw India” to “northwestern and southern India, and Sri Lanka”.

 

page 387, Great Iora Aegithina lafresnayei

Revise the range description of subspecies lafresnayei from “S Thailand and Malaysia” to “southern Thailand and Thai-Malay Peninsula”. Reposition subspecies lafresnayei to follow subspecies xanthotis.

 

page 369, Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike Coracina striata

Revise the range description of subspecies sumatrensis from “S peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo” to “central and southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

 

page 368, Javan Cuckooshrike Coracina javensis

Correct the range description from “Malay Peninsula, Java and Bali” to “Java and Bali”.

 

pages 484-485, Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis

Change the English name of the polytypic group Pachycephala pectoralis [pectoralis Group] from Golden Whistler (Eastern) to Golden Whistler (Golden).

 

page 571, Gray-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitoroides

Reversing (!) a change made in Clements Checklist 6.8 (2013), following David et al. (2009b), change the species name from excubitorius back to excubitoroides (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Change the subspecies name excubitorius to excubitoroides (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

References:

David, N., E.C. Dickinson, and S.M.S. Gregory. 2009. Contributions to a list of first reviser actions: ornithology. Zootaxa 2085: 1-24.

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis (editors). 2014. The Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Passerines. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 572, White-rumped Shrike Eurocephalus ruppelli

Correct the spelling of the species name from rueppelli to ruppelli (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis (editors). 2014. The Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Passerines. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

pages 621-625, Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis Vireonidae

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 661) and AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), the sequence of genera and species of New World Vireonidae is revised, following Slager et al. (2014). The new sequence is as follows:

Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis

Black-billed Peppershrike Cyclarhis nigrirostris

Gray-eyed Greenlet Hylophilus amaurocephalus

Rufous-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus poicilotis

Olivaceous Greenlet Hylophilus olivaceus

Ashy-headed Greenlet Hylophilus pectoralis

Scrub Greenlet Hylophilus flavipes

Gray-chested Greenlet Hylophilus semicinereus

Brown-headed Greenlet Hylophilus brunneiceps

Lemon-chested Greenlet Hylophilus thoracicus

Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys

Green Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius pulchellus

Yellow-browed Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius eximius

Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius leucotis

Tawny-crowned Greenlet Tunchiornis ochraceiceps

Lesser Greenlet Pachysylvia decurtata

Dusky-capped Greenlet Pachysylvia hypoxantha

Buff-cheeked Greenlet Pachysylvia muscicapina

Golden-fronted Greenlet Pachysylvia aurantiifrons

Rufous-naped Greenlet Pachysylvia semibrunnea

Golden Vireo Vireo hypochryseus

Blue Mountain Vireo Vireo osburni

Slaty Vireo Vireo brevipennis

Black-capped Vireo Vireo atricapilla

Dwarf Vireo Vireo nelsoni

White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus

Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris

Mangrove Vireo Vireo pallens

Cozumel Vireo Vireo bairdi

San Andres Vireo Vireo caribaeus

Jamaican Vireo Vireo modestus

Cuban Vireo Vireo gundlachii

Puerto Rican Vireo Vireo latimeri

Flat-billed Vireo Vireo nanus

Bell’s Vireo Vireo bellii

Gray Vireo Vireo vicinior

Hutton’s Vireo Vireo huttoni

Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons

Yellow-winged Vireo Vireo carmioli

Choco Vireo Vireo masteri

Cassin’s Vireo Vireo cassinii

Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius

Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus

Tepui Vireo Vireo sclateri

Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus

Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus

Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys

Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus

Noronha Vireo Vireo gracilirostris

Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis

Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus

Yucatan Vireo Vireo magister

References:

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

Slager, D.L., C.J. Battey, R.W. Bryson, Jr., G. Voelker, and J. Klicka. 2014. A multilocus phylogeny of a major New World avian radiation: the Vireonidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 80: 95-104.

 

page 567, Dark-throated Oriole Oriolus xanthonotus

Revise the range description of nominate xanthonotus from “S Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, sw Borneo and Java” to “southern Myanmar, Thailand, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and southwestern Borneo”.

 

page 568, Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis

Revise the range description of the monotypic group Black-naped Oriole (East Asian) Oriolus chinensis diffusus from “E Asia; > to India, Malaysia and Indochina” to “breeds east Asia; winters from India to Indochina and the Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Change the spelling of subspecies broderipii to the correct original spelling broderipi (Dickinson et al. 2004).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., R.W.R.J. Dekker, S. Eck, and S. Somadikarta. 2004. Systematic notes on Asian birds. 43. Types of the Oriolidae. Zoologische Verhandeligen 350: 65-84.

 

page 568, Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrhynchus

Correct the spelling of the species name from brachyrhynchus to brachyrynchus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Correct the spelling of the name of the nominate subspecies from brachyrhynchus to brachyrynchus.

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis (editors). 2014. The Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Passerines. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 569, Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus

Revise the range description of subspecies xanthornus from “N India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indochina and Sumatra” to “northern India to Myanmar, Thailand, and northwestern Thay-Malay Peninsula; winters to Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra”.

 

page 578, Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Revise the range description of subspecies cathoecus from “China, n Myanmar, n Thailand, Laos, n Vietnam and Malaysia” to “breeds central and eastern China, Myanmar, northern Thailand, and northen Indochina; northern populations migrate south to southeastern China, Indochina, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, northwestern Borneo, and Sumatra”.

 

page 578, Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus

Revise the range description of subspecies nigrescens from “Extreme s Myanmar, s Thailand and Malaysia” to “extreme southern Myanmar, southern Thailand, and the Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Correct the scientific name for the polytypic group Ashy Drongo (Island White-faced) from Dicrurus leucophaeus periophthalmicus/siberu to Dicrurus leucophaeus [periophthalmicus Group].

 

page 578, Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus

Revise the range description of subspecies aeneus from “India to Myanmar, s China, Thailand, Malaysia and Indochina” to “India to southwestern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina, and the Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Revise the range description of subspecies malayensis from “S Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo” to “southern Thai- Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

 

page 580, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus

Revise the range description of subspecies hypoballus from “N Malaysia” to “northern Thai-Malay Peninsula; broadly intergrades with platurus”.

Revise the range description of subspecies platurus from “N Malaysia” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and adjacent islands”.

 

page 479, Silktail Lamprolia victoriae

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name kleinschmidti to klinesmithi (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis (editors). 2014. The Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Passerines. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 469, Cockerell’s Fantail Rhipidura cockerelli

Revise the range description for the monotypic group Cockerell’s Fantail (Black-breasted) Rhipidura cockerelli albina from “Solomon Islands (Kulambangra and Rendova)” to “Solomon Islands (Kolombangra and Rendova)”.

 

pages 472-473, Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea

Revise the range description of subspecies prophata from “S Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo” to “southern Thailand, Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

Revise the range description of subspecies abbotti from “Babi and Masia islands (Malaysia)” to “Babi and Lasia islands (west of Sumatra)”.

 

page 474, Amur Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone incei

Revise the range description from “China, Manchuria and Japan; > to Malaysia and Sumatra” to “breeds China, Manchuria and Japan; winters to Thailand, Indochina, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, and Sumatra”.

 

page 474, Indian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

Reassign subspecies saturatior from Indian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi to Blyth’s Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone affinis (Salomonson 1933, Rasmussen and Anderton 2012); saturatior belongs in the polytypic group Blyth’s Paradise-Flycatcher (Blyth’s) Terpsiphone affinis [affinis Group], immediately following the heading for this group.

Revise the range description of saturatior from “E Himalayas, Assam and Bangladesh; > to Malaysia” to “breeds in the eastern Himalayas, northeastern India (Assam), and Bangladesh. winters at lower elevations, but nonbreeding range poorly known: often reported to winter to Malay Peninsula, but perhaps only a vagrant that far south” (Wells 2007).

References:

Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2012. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley guide. Volume 2: attributes and status. Second edition. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.

Salomonsen, F. 1933. Revision of the group Tchitrea affinis Blyth. Ibis 75: 730-745.

Wells, D.R. 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Volume Two. Christopher Helm, London.

 

page 475, Island Monarch Monarcha cinerascens

Subspecies commutatus, “jabobii” (sic! – the correct spelling is jacobii), disjunctus, intercedens, kisserensis, harterti, and brunneus all are considered to be junior synonyms of cinerascens (White and Bruce 1986), and are deleted. Revise the range description of subspecies cinerascens from “Lesser Sundas (Timor, Wetar and Romang)” to “Wallacea (Sulawesi and adjacent islands, Moluccas, and Lesser Sundas)”.

Reference:

White, C.M.N., and M.D. Bruce. 1986. The Birds of Wallacea. (Sulawesi, The Moluccas & Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia). British Ornithologists’ Union Check-list number 7. British Ornithologists’ Union, London.

 

page 477, Kulambangra Monarch Symposiachrus browni

Change the spelling of the English name of Symposiachrus browni from Kulambangra Monarch to Kolombangra Monarch (Dutson 2011).

Revise the range description for subspecies browni from “Kulambangra (New Georgia Group of Solomon Islands)” to “Kolombangra, Vonavona, Kohinggo, New Georgia, and Vangunu (Solomon Islands)” (Dutson 2011).

Reference:

Dutson, G. 2011. Birds of Melanesia. The Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Christopher Helm, London.

 

page 580, Torrent-lark Grallina bruijnii

Correct the spelling of the species name from bruijni to bruijnii (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis (editors). 2014. The Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Passerines. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 588, Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas

Delete subspecies cozumelae, with range “Cozumel I.”. This supposed subspecies is known only from 19th century two specimens said to have come from Cozumel; the specimens are not distinguishable from specimens of maya (Paynter 1955), and in the absence of any further records of Green Jay from Cozumel, they are assumed to be mis-labelled (Phillips 1986).

References:

Paynter, R.A., Jr. 1955. The ornithogeography of the Yucatán Peninsula. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, Bulletin 9.

Phillips, A.R. 1986. The known birds of North and Middle America. Part I. Privately published, Denver, Colorado.

 

page 591, Red-billed Blue-Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha

Correct the spelling of the species name from erythrorhyncha to erythroryncha (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Correct the spelling of the name of the nominate subspecies from erythrorhyncha to erythroryncha.

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis (editors). 2014. The Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Passerines. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 591, Common Green-Magpie Cissa chinensis

Revise the range description of subspecies robinsoni from “Malaysia” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 591, Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, bristoli Paynter (Paynter 1961, Ripley 1982), with range “northeastern Pakistan and northwestern India to western Nepal” (Steinheimer 2009).

The name pallida does not apply to birds from northwestern India, but instead refers to the population in southeastern India that formerly was called vernayi (Steinheimer 2009). A replacement name for the population in northwestern India is behni (Steinheimer 2009). Revise the range description of behni from “W Himalayas and nw India” to “western India (Rajasthan, western Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat south to Karnataka)” (Ripley 1982, Steinheimer 2009).

References:

Paynter, R.A., Jr. 1961. Notes on some Corvidae from Nepal, Pakistan, and India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 58: 379-386.

Ripley, S.D. 1982. A synopsis of the birds of India and Pakistan together with those of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangldesh and Srki Lanka. Bombay Natural History Society, Bombay.

Ripley, S.D. 1982. A synopsis of the birds of India and Pakistan together with those of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangldesh and Srki Lanka. Bombay Natural History Society, Bombay.

Steinheimer, F.D. 2009. The type specimens of Corvidae (Aves) in the Museum für Naturkunde at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, with the description of a new subspecies of Dendrocitta vagabunda. Zootaxa 2149: 1-49.

 

page 593, House Crow Corvus splendens

Change the spelling of the subspecies name maldevicus to maledivicus.

 

page 593, Slender-billed Crow Corvus enca

Revise the range description of subspecies compilator from “Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Riau Arch. and w Sumatran islands” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra and associated islands, and Borneo”.

 

page 595, Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

Revise the range description of nominate macrorhynchos from “Malaysia, s Indochina, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Lesser Sundas” to “southern Indochina, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and the Lesser Sundas”.

 

pages 348-357, Larks Alaudidae

The sequence of genera of larks (Alaudidae) is revised, following Alström et al. (2013). The sequence of genera that we adopt is:

Alaemon

Chersomanes

Ammomanopsis

Certhilauda

Pinarocorys

Ramphocoris

Ammomanes

Eremopterix

Cherealendulauda

Heteromirafra

Mirafra

Eremophila

Calandrella

Melanocorypha

Chersophilus

Eremalauda

Alaudala

Lullula

Spizocorys

Alauda

Galerida

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 351, larks genus Certhilauda

The sequence of species of Certhilauda is revised, following Alström et al. (2013). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Short-clawed Lark Certhilauda chuana

Karoo Long-billed Lark Certhilauda subcoronata

Benguela Lark Certhilauda benguelensis

Eastern Long-billed Lark Certhilauda semitorquata

Cape Lark Certhilauda curvirostris

Agulhas Lark Certhilauda brevirostris

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 348, Madagascar Lark Mirafra hova

Madagascar Lark is not congeneric with other species of Mirafra, but instead is embedded in the genus Eremopterix (Alström et al. 2013). Change the scientific name from Mirafra hova to Eremopterix hova.

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

Pages 348, 352, larks genus Eremopterix

The sequence of species of Eremopterix is revised, following Alström et al. (2013). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Black-eared Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix australis

Madagascar Lark Eremopterix hova

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps

Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix griseus

Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix signatus

Gray-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix verticalis

Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucopareia

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

pages 350-351, larks genus Calendulauda

The sequence of species of Calendulauda is revised, following Alström et al. (2013). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Sabota Lark Calendulauda sabota

Pink-breasted Lark Calendulauda poecilosterna

Fawn-colored Lark Calendulauda africanoides

Foxy Lark Calendulauda alopex

Karoo Lark Calendulauda albescens

Red Lark Calendulauda burra

Barlow’s Lark Calendulauda barlowi

Dune Lark Calendulauda erythrochlamys

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

pages 348-350, larks genus Mirafra

The sequence of species of Mirafra is revised, following Alström et al. (2013). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Cape Clapper Lark Mirafra apiata

Eastern Clapper Lark Mirafra fasciolata

Collared Lark Mirafra collaris

Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra

Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana

Ash’s Lark Mirafra ashi

Somali Long-billed Lark Mirafra somalica

Angola Lark Mirafra angolensis

Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea

Kordofan Lark Mirafra cordofanica

Williams’s Lark Mirafra williamsi

Friedmann’s Lark Mirafra pulpa

Monotonous Lark Mirafra passerina

White-tailed Lark Mirafra albicauda

Latakoo Lark Mirafra cheniana

Australasian Bushlark Mirafra javanica

Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans

Burmese Bushlark Mirafra microptera

Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica

Indochinese Bushlark Mirafra erythrocephala

Jerdon’s Bushlark Mirafra affinis

Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera

Rusty Lark Mirafra rufa

Gillett’s Lark Mirafra gilletti

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 355, Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

In accord with nomenclatural priority, change the scientific name for the polytypic group Horned Lark (Tibetan) from Eremophila alpestris [elwesi Group] to Eremophila alpestris [longirostris Group].

 

pages 353-354, larks genus Calandrella

The sequence of species of Calandrella is revised, following Stervanger et al. (2016). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Blanford’s Lark Calandrella blanfordi

Erlanger’s Lark Calandrella erlangeri

Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea

Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla

Syke’s Short-toed Lark Calandrella dukhunensis

Hume’s Lark Calandrella acutirostris

Reference:

Stervander, M., P. Alström, U. Olsson, U. Ottosson, B. Hansson, and Staffan Bensch. 2016. Multiple instances of paraphyletic species and cryptic taxa revealed by mitochondrial and nuclear RAD data for Calandrella larks (Aves: Alaudidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102: 233–245.

 

page 353, larks genus Melanocorypha

The sequence of species of Melanocorypha is revised, following Alström et al. (2013). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra

Tibetan Lark Melanocorypha maxima

Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 354, Somali Short-toed Lark Calandrella somalica

The genus Calandrella is not monophyletic (Alström et al. 2013); change the scientific name of Somali Short-toed Lark from Calandrella somalica to Alaudala somalica.

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 354, Sand Lark Calandrella raytal

The genus Calandrella is not monophyletic (Alström et al. 2013); change the scientific name of Sand Lark from Calandrella raytal to Alaudala raytal.

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 354, larks genus Alaudala

The sequence of species of Alaudala is revised, following Alström et al. (2013). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Somali Short-toed Lark Alaudala somalica

Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis

Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens

Sand Lark Alaudala raytal

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 354, Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens

The breeding short-toed larks of central Turkey belong with Lesser Short-toed Lark, not with Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis (Kirwan et al. 2008). Provisionally we continue to use the name niethammeri for this population, although Kirwan et al. (2008) further suggest that niethammeri is a junior synonym of aharonii, a subspecies that currently we do not recognize. Reposition niethammeri to immediately follow subspecies nicolli.

Reference:

Kirwan, G.M., K.A. Boyla, P. Castell, B. Demirci, M. Özen, H. Welch, and T. Marlow. 2008. The birds of Turkey. Christopher Helm, London.

 

page 355, Short-tailed Lark Pseudalaemon fremantlii

Short-tailed Lark is embedded within the genus Spizocorys (Alström et al. 2013). Change the scientific name from Pseudalaemon fremantlii to Spizocorys fremantlii.

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 355, larks genus Spizocorys

The sequence of species of Spizocorys is revised, following Alström et al. (2013). The sequence of species that we adopt is

Stark’s Lark Spizocorys starki

Sclater’s Lark Spizocorys sclateri

Short-tailed Lark Spizocorys fremantlii

Pink-billed Lark Spizocorys conirostris

Botha’s Lark Spizocorys fringillaris

Obbia Lark Spizocorys obbiensis

Masked Lark Spizocorys personata

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 353, White-winged Lark Melanocorypha leucoptera

White-winged Lark apparently is not at all closely related to other species of Melanocorypha, and instead is closer to skylarks (Alström et al. 2013). Change the scientific name of White-winged Lark from Melanocorypha leucoptera to Alauda leucoptera. Position White-winged Lark at the beginning of Alauda, immediately following Masked Lark Spizocorys personata.

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 357, Sky Lark Alauda arvensis

In accord with widespread useage (e.g., British Ornithologists’ Union 2013) and with AOU-NACC (Chesser et al. 2016), change the English name of Alauda arvensis from Sky Lark to Eurasian Skylark.

Change the English name of the polytypic group Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group] from Sky Lark (European) to Eurasian Skylark (European).

Change the English name of the polytypic group Alauda arvensis [japonica Group] from Sky Lark (Asian) to Eurasian Skylark (Asian).

References:

British Ornithologists’ Union. 2013. The British list: a checklist of birds of Britain (8th edition). Ibis 155: 635-676.

Chesser, R.T., K.J. Burns, C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, I.J. Lovette, P.C. Rasmussen, J.V. Remsen, Jr., J.D. Rising, D.F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2016. Fifty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. Auk 133: 544-560.

 

pages 356-357, larks genus Galerida

The sequence of species of Galerida is revised, following Alström et al. (2013). The sequence of species that we adopt is:

Sun Lark Galerida modesta

Large-billed Lark Galerida magnirostris

Thekla Lark Galerida theklae

Crested Lark Galerida cristata

Maghreb Lark Galerida macrorhyncha

Malabar Lark Galerida malabarica

Reference:

Alström, P., K.N. Barnes, U. Olsson, F.K. Barker, P. Bloomer, A.A. Khan, M.A Qureshi, A. Guillaumet, P.-A. Crochet, and P.G. Ryan. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1043–1056.

 

page 362, Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Correct the English name of the polytypic group Petrochelidon pyrrhonota [pyrrhonota Group] from Cliff Swallow (pyrrhonota/ganieri) to Cliff Swallow (pyrrhonota Group).

 

page 362, Asian House-Martin Delichon dasypus

Change the spelling of the subspecies name cashmiriensis to cashmiriense (David and Gosselin 2002b).

Reference:

David, N., and M. Gosselin. 2002. The grammatical gender of avian genera. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 122: 257-282.

 

page 454, Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis

Revise the range description of subspecies calochrysea from “Pakistan to n India, s China, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indochina” to “breeds northern Pakistan and northern India to southern China, Myanmar, and Indochina; winters to central India”.

Revise the range description of subspecies ceylonensis from “S India and Sri Lanka to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Palawan” to “southern India and Sri Lanka”.

Add subspecies antioxantha, previously considered to represent a population of intergrades between calochrysea and ceylonensis (Watson et al. 1986b), but recognized as valid by Wells (2007). Insert anitoxantha immediately following nominate ceylonesis, and assign to antioxantha the range “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and Bali”.

References:

Watson, G.E., M.A. Traylor, Jr., and E. Mayr. 1986b. Family Muscicapidae (sensu stricto), Old World flycatchers. Pages 295-375 in E. Mayr and G.W. Cottrell (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume XI. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Wells, D.R. 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Volume Two. Christopher Helm, London.

 

page 528, Varied Tit Sittiparus varius

Subspecies orii is believed to be extinct, as it was not detected during visits to these islands in 1984 and 1986 (Brazil 1990). Revise the range description from “Daito Is. (Kita-Daito-jima, Minami-Daito-jima and Daito-jima)” to “extinct; formerly Daito Is. (Kita-Daito-jima, Minami-Daito-jima and Daito-jima)”.

Reference:

Brazil, M.A. 1990. The birds of Japan. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.

 

page 527, Cinereous Tit Parus cinereus

Revise the range description of subspecies templorum from “NE Thailand to s Laos and s Vietnam” to “northeastern Thailand southeast to southern Laos, northern Cambodia, and southern Vietnam”.

 

page 527, Japanese Tit Parus minor

Revise the range description of subspecies commixtus from “S China (south of the Yangtze) to Hong Kong and e Tonkin” to “southern China (south of the Yangtze) to Hong Kong central Vietnam (eastern Tonkin and coastal central Annam)”.

 

page 514, Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus

Subspecies iredalei is removed from the group Black-throated Tit (Black-throated) Aegithalos concinnus [concinnus Group] and is recognized as a new monotypic group, Black-throated Tit (Red-headed) Aegithalos concinnus iredalei. Reposition Black-throated Tit (Red-headed) Aegithalos concinnus iredalei immediately following the entry for Aegithalos concinnus pulchellus.

 

page 515, Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Subspecies californicus belongs with the group Bushtit (Pacific) Psaltriparus minimus [minimus Group], and not in the group Bushtit (Interior) Psaltriparus minimus [plumbeus Group]. Reposition californicus to immediately follow minimus.

Subspecies sociabilis is considered to be a junior synonym of plumbeus (A.M. Rea, in Phillips 1986), and is deleted. Consequently the group Bushtit (Interior) becomes monotypic; change the scientific name of this group from Psaltriparus minimus [plumbeus Group] to Psaltriparus minimus plumbeus. Revise the range of plumbeus from “E Oregon to Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, w Texas” to “eastern Oregon and eastern California to Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas”.

Change the English name of the polytypic group Psaltriparus minimus [melanotis Group]

from Bushtit (Black-eared) to Bushtit (melanotis Group).

Reference:

Phillips, A.R. 1986. The known birds of North and Middle America. Part I. Privately published, Denver, Colorado.

 

page 530, Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea

Change the subspecies name rosellia to the correct original spelling, roselia.

Delete subspecies nebulosa, with range “S China (lowlands of s Yunnan)”; this is a junior synonym of nagaensis, a subspecies of Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis (Greenway 1967).

Reference:

Greenway, J.C., Jr. 1967. Family Sittidae. Pages 125-149 in R.A. Paynter, Jr. (editor), Check-list of the birds of the world. Volume XII. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 530, White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

In accord with nomenclatural priority, change the scientific name for the polytypic group White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West) from Sitta carolinensis [mexicana Group] to Sitta carolinensis [lagunae Group].

 

page 530, Krueper’s Nuthatch Sitta krueperi

In accord with long-standing usage (e.g., Cramp and Perrins 1993, Harrap and Quinn 1995), change the English name of Sitta krueperi from Krueper’s Nuthatch to Krüper’s Nuthatch.

References:

Cramp, S., and C.M. Perrins (editors). 1993. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. The birds of the Western Palearctic. Volume 7. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, United Kingdom.

Harrap, S., and D. Quinn. 1995. Chickadees, tits, nuthatches & treecreepers. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

 

page 531, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis

Revise the range description of subspecies saturatior from “S peninsular Thailand to Malaysia and n Sumatra; Simeulue I.” to “southern peninsular Thailand through the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, and Simeulue Island, off the west coast of Sumatra”.

Change the subspecies name corralipes to the correct original spelling, corallipes.

 

page 532, Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla

Change the subspecies name megarhyncha to the correct original spelling, megarhynchos.

 

page 393, Bewick’s Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Subspecies leucophrys last was reported in 1941; change the extinction date from xxxx to 1941. Revise the range description from “San Clemente I. (off s California). Extinct” to “Formerly San Clemente I. (off southern California). Extinct; last reported in 1941” (Jorgensen and Ferguson 1984, Sullivan and Kershner 2005).

References:

Jorgensen, P.D., and H.L. Ferguson. 1984. The birds of San Clemente Island. Western Birds 15: 111-130.

Sullivan, B.L., and E.L. Kerschner. 2005. The birds of San Clemente Island. Western Birds 36: 158-273.

 

page 389, Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha

Subspecies nigricaudatus, previously included in the polytypic group Rufous-naped Wren (West Mexico) Campylorhynchus rufinucha humilis/nigricaudatus, properly belongs with the polytypic group Rufous-naped Wren (Rufous-backed) Campylorhynchus rufinucha [capistratus Group]. Reposition nigricaudatus to immediately follow the heading for this group. The group Rufous-naped Wren (West Mexico) becomes monotypic; change the scientific name of this group to Campylorhynchus rufinucha humilis, and change the English name to Rufous-naped Wren (Sclater’s).

Change the English name of the polytypic group Campylorhynchus rufinucha [capistratus Group] from Rufous-naped Wren (Guatemalan) to Rufous-naped Wren (Rufous-backed).

Change the spelling of the subspecies name xerophilum to xerophilus.

 

page 389, Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

Subspecies purus is considered to be a junior synonym of affinis (A.M. Rea, in Phillips 1986), and is deleted. Revise the range description of affinis from “S Baja California (south of 25º N to Cabo San Lucas)” to “central and southern Baja California”.

Reference:

Phillips, A.R. 1986. The known birds of North and Middle America. Part I. Privately published, Denver, Colorado.

 

page 396, White-bellied Wren Uropsila leucogastra

Add a newly recognized subspecies, grisescens Griscom (Phillips 1986), with range “northeastern Mexico (southern Tamaulipas south at least to eastern San Luis Potosí)”; this subspecies previously was considered to be a junior synonym of nominate leucogastra (Paynter and Vaurie 1960). Insert grisescens immediately following the heading for the polytypic group White-bellied Wren (Middle America) Uropsila leucogastra [leucogastra Group].

Add a newly described subspecies, centralis Phillips (Phillips 1986), with range “south central Mexico (northern Puebla to central Veracruz)”. Insert centralis immediately following the newly added subspecies grisescens.

Subspecies musica, with range “Coastal plain of s Mexico (Tabasco and n Chiapas), n Guatemala”, is considered to be a junior synonym of nominate leucogastra (Phillips 1986), and is deleted. Revise the range description of leucogastra from “Gulf lowlands of e Mexico (s Tamaulipas to n Oaxaca)” to “southeastern Mexico (southeastern Veracruz, northern Oaxaca, Tabasco, and northern Chiapas)”.

Add a newly described subspecies, restricta Phillips (Phillips 1986), with range “northwestern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico”. Insert restricta immediately following nominate leucogastra.

Revise the range description for subspecies brachyura from “Yucatán Pen. and Belize” to “central and southern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico”.

Subspecies hawkinsi is considered to be a junior synonym of australis (Phillips 1986; see also Dickerman and Parkes 1997); australis itself previously was considered to be a junior synonym of brachyura (Paynter and Vaurie 1960). Revise the range description of australis from “Honduras (Yoro)” to “southeastern Mexico (southern Quintana Roo) and Belize; also local in northern Honduras”.

References:

Dickerman, R.W., and K.C.Parkes. 1997. Taxa described by Allan R. Phillips, 1939-1994: a critical list. Pages 211-234 in Dickerman, R.W. (editor). 1997. The era of Allan R. Phillips: a festchrift. Horizon Communications, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Paynter, R.A., Jr., and C. Vaurie. 1960. Family Troglodytidae, wrens. Pages 379-440 in E. Mayr and J.C. Greenway, Jr. (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume IX. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Phillips, A.R. 1986. The known birds of North and Middle America. Part I. Privately published, Denver, Colorado.

 

page 396, White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta

Subspecies darienensis is transferred from the group White-breasted Wood-Wren (Cherrie’s) to the group White-breasted Wood-Wren (Black-capped); and two subspecies, eucharis and inornata, are removed from the group White-breasted Wood-Wren (Black-capped) to form a new group, White-breasted Wood-Wren (Choco) Henicorhina leucosticta inornata/eucharis.

Change the scientific name of the group White-breasted Wood-Wren (Cherrie’s) from Henicorhina leucosticta [pittieri Group] to Henicorhina leucosticta pittieri/costaricensis.

 

page 396, Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys

Subspecies hilaris is removed from the polytypic group Gray-breasted Wood-Wren (Andean) Henicorhina leucophrys [leucophrys Group] and is recognized as a new monotypic group, Gray-breasted Wood-Wren (hilaris) Henicorhina leucophrys hilaris.

Change the scientific name of the group Gray-breasted Wood-Wren (Andean) from Henicorhina leucophrys [leucophrys Group] to Henicorhina leucophrys leucophrys/boliviana.

 

page 382, Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus

Revise the range description from “Senegambia to Ghana and Ivory Coast” to “eastern Sierra Leone to southwestern Ghana” (Barlow and Wacher 1997, Borrow and Demey 2001).

References:

Barlow, C., and T. Wacher. 1997. A field guide to birds of The Gambia and Senegal. Yale University Press. New Haven, Connecticut, and London.

Borrow, N., and R. Demey. 2001. A guide to birds of western Africa. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

 

page 379, Gray Greenbul Eurillas gracilis

Change the spelling of the scientific name of subspecies extremus to extrema (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 379, Little Greenbul Eurillas virens

Change the spelling of the scientific name of subspecies erythropterus to erythroptera (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Subspecies holochlorus, with range “Lowland forests of w Uganda”, is considered to be a junior synonym of nominate virens (Keith et al. 1992), and is deleted. Revise the range description of virens from “Cameroon to Gabon, Angola, s Sudan and w Kenya; Bioko” to “Cameroon to Gabon, Angola, southern South Sudan, Uganda, and southwestern Kenya; Bioko”.

Subspecies marwitzi, with range “Kenya/Tanzania border (coast to Usambara, Kilimanjaro Mts.)”, is considered to be a junior synonym of zombensis (Keith et al. 1992), and is deleted. Revise the range description of zombensis from “SE Democratic Republic of the Congo to e Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique; Mafia I.” to “southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo amd northern Zambia to eastern Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and Mozambique; Mafia Island”. Subspecies hallae, with range “Single specimen from e Democratic Republic of the Congo (probable melanistic A. v. virens)”, also is deleted; in the absence of additional reports of this taxon, it is assumed to be a melanistic specimen of Little Greenbul (Keith et al. 1992).

Change the spelling of the scientific name of subspecies zanzibaricus to zanzibarica (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

References:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Keith, S., E.K. Urban, and C.H. Fry (editors). 1992. The birds of Africa. Volume IV. Academic Press, London.

 

page 375, Black-and-white Bulbul Pycnonotus melanoleucos

Revise the range description from “Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Siberut I. and Borneo” to “peninsular Thailand, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Siberut Island, and Borneo”.

 

page 377, Puff-backed Bulbul Pycnonotus eutilotus

Revise the range description from “S Myanmar, Malaya, Sumatra, Bangka I. and Borneo” to “the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Bangka Island, and Borneo”.

 

page 377, Orange-spotted Bulbul Pycnonotus bimaculatus

Correct the scientific name for the polytypic group Orange-spotted Bulbul (Orange-spotted) from Pycnonotus bimaculatus bimaculatus/barat to Pycnonotus bimaculatus bimaculatus/tenggerensis.

 

page 378, Streak-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus blanfordi

Subspecies robinsoni, with range “Central Malaysia”, is considered to be a junior synonym of conradi (Rand and Deignan 1960), and is deleted. Revise the range description of conradi from “Thailand to n Malaysia and s Indochina” to “Thailand, southern Indochina, and the northern and central Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Reference:

Rand, A.L., and H.G. Deignan. 1960. Family Pycnonotidae. Pages 221-300 in E. Mayr and J.C. Greenway, Jr. (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume IX. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 384, Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala

Correct the spelling of subspecies name hildebrandti to hildebrandi.

 

page 384, Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii

Revise the range description of subspecies peracensis from “Peninsular Thailand to n Malaysia (Selangor and Pahang)” to “central and southern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 436, Brown Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name mackensianus to the correct original spelling mackenzianus.

 

page 439, Island Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus poliocephalus

Change the species name from poliocephalus to the older available name maforensis (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Island Leaf Warbler (Halmahera) from Phylloscopus poliocephalus henrietta to Phylloscopus maforensis henrietta.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Island Leaf Warbler (Bacan) from Phylloscopus poliocephalus waterstradti to Phylloscopus maforensis waterstradti.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Island Leaf Warbler (Buru) from Phylloscopus poliocephalus everetti to Phylloscopus maforensis everetti.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Island Leaf Warbler (Seram) from Phylloscopus poliocephalus ceramensis to Phylloscopus maforensis ceramensis.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Island Leaf Warbler (Kai) from Phylloscopus poliocephalus avicola to Phylloscopus maforensis avicola.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Island Leaf Warbler (Numfor) from Phylloscopus poliocephalus maforensis to Phylloscopus maforensis maforensis.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Island Leaf Warbler (Biak) from Phylloscopus poliocephalus misoriensis to Phylloscopus maforensis misoriensis.

Change the scientific name of the polytypic group Island Leaf Warbler (New Guinea) from Phylloscopus poliocephalus [poliocephalus Group] to Phylloscopus maforensis [poliocephalus Group].

Change the scientific name of the polytypic group Island Leaf Warbler (South Pacific) from Phylloscopus poliocephalus [matthiae Group] to Phylloscopus maforensis [matthiae Group].

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 440, Kulambangra Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus amoenus

Change the spelling of the English name from Kulambangra Leaf Warbler to Kolombangra Leaf Warbler (Dutson 2011). Revise the range description from “Montane forests of Kulambangra (central Solomon Islands)” to “montane forests of Kolombangra (central Solomon Islands)”.

Reference:

Dutson, G. 2011. Birds of Melanesia. The Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Christopher Helm, London.

 

page 431, Thick-billed Warbler Iduna aedon

With Thick-billed Warbler no longer classified in Acrocephalus, change subspecies name stegmanni to the older available name rufescens (which is preoccupied in Acrocephalus).

 

page 417, Piping Cisticola Cisticola fulvicapilla

Change the spelling of subspecies name silberbaueri to the original spelling, silberbauer.

 

page 418, Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Revise the range description of subspecies malaya from “S Myanmar to Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and w Java” to “Nicobar Islands, southern Myanmar and Thailand through the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Java”.

Revise the range description for subspecies terrestris from “Rio Muni to central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and s Tanzania” to “southern Africa, from Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and southern Tanzania south to southern South Africa”.

 

page 433, Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis

Revise the range description of nominate atrogularis from “Malaysia to Sumatra, Bangka I., Belitung I. and Borneo” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Bangka Island, Belitung Island, and southern Borneo”.

 

page 433, Visayan Tailorbird Orthotomus castaneiceps

In recognition that Orthotomus castaneiceps is not widespread across the Philippine Islands, change the English name from Philippine Tailorbird to Visayan Tailorbird.

 

page 419, Hill Prinia Prinia superciliaris

Revise the range description of subspecies waterstradti from “Highlands of e Malaysia (Gunong Tahan)” to “Mount Tahan, southern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 444, Rueppell’s Warbler Sylvia ruppeli

Change the English name from Rueppell’s Warbler to Rüppell’s Warbler (Shirihai et al. 2001, British Ornithologists’ Union 2013). Correct the spelling of the species name from rueppelli to ruppeli (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

References:

British Ornithologists’ Union. 2013. The British List: A Checklist of Birds of Britain (8th edition). Ibis 155: 635-676.

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Shirihai, H., G. Gargallo, and A.J. Helbig. 2001. Sylvia warblers. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

 

page 507, Golden-breasted Fulvetta Lioparus chrysotis

Change the spelling of subspecies name albilineata to albilineatus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Change the spelling of subspecies name amoena to amoenus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 503, Jerdon’s Babbler Chrysomma altirostre

Change the spelling of subspecies name scindica to scindicum (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Change the spelling of subspecies name griseigularis to griseigulare (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 511, Great Parrotbill Conostoma aemodium

Correct the spelling of the species name from oemodium to aemodium (David et al. 2009a).

Reference:

David, N., E.C. Dickinson, and S.M.S. Gregory. 2009a. Contributions to a list of first reviser actions: ornithology.      Zootaxa 2085: 1-24.

 

page 510, Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name omiensis to omeiensis.

 

page 549, Principe Speirops Zosterops leucophaeus

Correct the spelling of the species name from leucophoeus to leucophaeus (Hartlaub 1857: 71, Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

References:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Hartlaub, G. 1857. System der Ornithologie Westafrica’s. C. Schünemann, Bremen.

 

page 551, Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

Revise the range description of subspecies williamsoni from “S Thailand and Malay Peninsula” to “southern Thailand and east coast of northern and central Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Revise the range description of subspecies auriventer from “S Myanmar to Malaysia, w Borneo, s Natuna and Bangka islands” to “southern Myanmar, west coast and southeastern coast of Thai-Malays Peninsula, Natuna and Bangka Islands, and western Borneo”.

 

page 551, Caroline Islands White-eye Zosterops semperi

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name takasukasai to the correct original spelling, takatsukasai.

 

page 551, Everett’s White-eye Zosterops everetti

Revise the range description of subspecies tahanensis from “Peninsular Thailand to Malaysia and n Borneo” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula and northern Borneo”.

 

page 552, Yellowish White-eye Zosterops nigrorum

Revise the range description of subspecies aureiloris from “N Philippines (Mts. of n Luzon)” to “northern Philippines (northwestern Luzon)”.

Change the name of the most widespread subspecies on Luzon from sierramadrensis to the older available name, innominatus (Dickinson et al. 1991). Revise the range description from “N Philippines (Cagayan Province on s Luzon)” to “northern Philippines (northeastern and central Luzon)”.

Correct the subspecies name catamarensis to the correct original spelling, catarmanensis.

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., R.S. Kennedy, and K.C. Parkes. 1991. The birds of the Philippines. An annotated check-list. British Ornithologists’ Union Check-list number 12. British Ornithologists’ Union, London.

 

page 552, Black-crowned White-eye Zosterops atrifrons

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name surda to surdus (David and Gosselin 2002).

Reference:

David, N., and M. Gosselin. 2002. The grammatical gender of avian genera. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 122: 257-282.

 

page addition (2007), Togian White-eye Zosterops somadikartai

Revise the range description from “Togian Islands, Sulawesi, Indonesia” to “Togian Islands (off of Sulawesi)”.

 

page 554, Kulambangra White-eye Zosterops murphyi

Change the spelling of the English name from Kulambangra White-eye to Kolombangra White-eye (Dutson 2011). Revise the range description from “Kulambangra I. (central Solomon Is.)” to “Kolombangra (central Solomon Islands)”.

Reference:

Dutson, G. 2011. Birds of Melanesia. The Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Christopher Helm, London.

 

page 554, Santa Cruz White-eye Zosterops santaecrucis

Correct the spelling of the species name from santaecrucis to sanctaecrucis (Tristram 1894).

Reference:

Tristram, H.B. 1894. On some birds from Bugotu, Solomon Islands, and Santa Cruz. Ibis sixth series, number 21: 28-31.

 

page 502, Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra

Subspecies navarroi, with range “W India”, is considered to be a junior synonym of albogularis (Ripley 1982, Rasmussen and Anderton 2005), and is deleted. Revise the range description of albogularis from “southern India (Aravalli Mountains to Western and Eastern Ghats)” to “India (Rajasthan and eastern Gujarat southeast to the Krishna River, south to southern India)”.

References:

Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley guide. Volume 2: attributes and status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.

Ripley, S.D. 1982. A synopsis of the birds of India and Pakistan together with those of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangldesh and Srki Lanka. Bombay Natural History Society, Bombay.

 

page 497, Coral-billed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ferruginosus

Subspecies formosus is a junior synonym of phayrei (Reddy and Moyle 2011) and is deleted. Revise the range description of phayrei from “Hill forests of sw Myanmar (Chin Hills and Arakan Yoma Mts.)” to “northeastern India (southern Assam and Manipur) and southwestern Myanmar (Chin Hills and Arakan Yoma Mts.)”

Subspecies mariae is a junior synonym of albogularis (Reddy and Moyle 2011) and is deleted. Revise the range description of albogularis from “E Myanmar to nw Thailand” to “eastern and southeastern Myanmar to northwestern Thailand”.

Reference:

Reddy, S., and R.G. Moyle. 2011. Systematics of the scimitar babblers (Pomatorhinus: Timaliidae): phylogeny, biogeography, and species-limits of four species complexes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102: 846–869.

 

page 496, Black-streaked Scimitar-Babbler Megapomatorhinus gravivox

Change the spelling of subspecies name dedekeni to the original spelling, dedekensi (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 501, Spot-necked Babbler Stachyris strialata

Correct the spelling of the species name from striolata to strialata (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Correct the spelling of the nominae subspecies from striolata to strialata (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 498, Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler Napothera epilepidota

Change the spelling of subspecies name amyea to the original spelling, amyae.

 

page 503, Striated Babbler Turdoides earlei

Change the spelling of subspecies name sonivius to sonivia (David and Gosselin 2002b).

Reference:

David, N., and M. Gosselin. 2002. The grammatical gender of avian genera. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 122: 257-282.

 

page 503, Rufous Chatterer Turdoides rubiginosa

The subspecies name sharpii Ogilvie-Grant and Reid 1901 is preoccupied in Turdoides by sharpei Reichenow 1891, and is replaced by the name bowdleri (Deignan 1964).

Reference:

Deignan, H.G. 1964. Subfamily Timaliinae, Babblers. Pages 240-427 in E. Mayr and R.A. Paynter, Jr. (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume X. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 504, Yellow-billed Babbler Turdoides affinis

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name taprobana to taprobanus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 505, Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii

Change the spelling of subspecies name tamalakanae to the original spelling, tamalakanei.

 

page 505, Tibetan Babax Ianthocincla koslowi

Change the spelling of subspecies name yuguensis to the original spelling, yuquensis.

 

page 492, Elliot’s Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii

Change the spelling of subspecies name przewalskii to the original spelling, prjevalskii.

 

page 492, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Trochalopteron erythrocephalum

Subspecies imprudens, with range “Hill forests of Assam (north and east of the Brahmaputra)”, is merged into nigrimentum (Ripley 1982). Revise the range of nigrimentum from “Himalayas from Nepal to northeastern India (Assam) and southeastern Tibet”.

Reference:

Ripley, S.D. 1982. A synopsis of the birds of India and Pakistan together with those of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangldesh and Srki Lanka. Bombay Natural History Society, Bombay.

 

page 492, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Trochalopteron erythrocephalum

Subspecies woodi is transferred to Assam Laughingthrush Trochalopteron chrysopterum, following Collar and Robson (2007) and Collar (2011). Reposition subspecies woodi immediately following subspecies erythrolaemum.

References:

Collar, N.J., and C. Robson. 2007. Family Timaliidae (babblers). Pages 70-291 in J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and D.A. Christie (editors), Handbook of the birds of the world. Volume 12. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Collar, N.J. 2011. Taxonomic notes on some Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 27: 100-102.

 

page 492, Assam Laughingthrush Trochalopteron chrysopterum

Add a new subspecies, ailaoshanense, with range “southern China (Ailao Shan, Yunnan)”. Described as Garrulax erythrocephalus ailaoshanensis Yang 2002, this name is spelled ailaoshanense when placed in the genus Trochalopteron (Dickinson and Christidis 2014). Insert subspecies ailaoshanense as the final subspecies of Assam Laughingthrush, immediately preceding Silver-eared Laughingthrush Trochalopteron melanostigma.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Yang, L. 2002. A new subspecies of Chestnut‐crowned Laughingthrush (Garrulax erythrocephalus) (Passeriformes: Muscicapidae: Timaliinae). Zoological Research 23: 311‐314.

 

page 493, Dapple-throat Arcanator orostruthus

Change the spelling of the subspecies name armani to the correct original spelling, amani.

 

page 569, Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella

Revise the range description of subspecies malayensis from “Malaysia” to “central and southern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Change the spelling of the subspecies name tweeddalei to the correct original spelling, tweeddalii.

 

page 441, Usambara Hyliota Hylioa usambarae

Correct the spelling of the species name from usambarae to usambara (Sclater 1932).

Reference:

Sclater, W.L. 1932. [description of a new subspecies of Hyliota]. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 52: 104.

 

pages 446-450, 459, muscicapine flycatchers Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)

The sequence of genera of muscicapine flycatchers is revised, based on Voelker et al. (2016). The sequence we adopt is:

Muscicapa

Bradornis

Agricola

Fraseria

Melaenornis

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

pages 448-449, muscicapine flycatchers genus Muscicapa

The sequence of species of Muscicapa is revised, based on Voelker et al. (2016). The sequence we adopt is:

Gray-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta

Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica

Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea

Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica

Ashy-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa randi

Sumba Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa segregata

Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui

Sulawesi Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa sodhii

Brown-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa williamsoni

Dusky-brown Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta

Little Flycatcher Muscicapa epulata

Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata

Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae

Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica

Cassin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 448, Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica

Revise the range description of subspecies rothschildi from “Mts. of w China to n Myanmar; > to Malaysia and Indochina” to “breeds in mountains of western China and northern Myanmar; winters in southern China, Indochina, and the Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 448, Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa latirostris

We reverse the change that we made in eBird/Clements Checklist 6.7 (September 2012), based on Mlíkovský (2012), and follow Dickinson et al. (2014) is restoring the species name from latirostris to dauurica. We hope that this issue now is settled (and that we will not have to make yet another change down the line!).

With the change in the species name, the nominate subspecies also changes from latirostris to dauurica.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., R. Schodde, S. Kullander, P.A. Crochet, A. Elliott, and G.M. Kirwan. 2014. Correcting the “correct” name for the Asian Brown Flycatcher (Aves: Passeriformes, Muscicapidae, Muscicapa). Zootaxa 3869: 343-347.

Mlíkovský, J. 2012. Correct name for the Asian Brown Flycatcher (Aves: Muscicapidae, Muscicapa). Zootaxa 3393: 53-56.

 

page (addition 2015), Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa sodhi

Correct the spelling of the species name from sodhi to sodhii.

Change the English name from Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher to Sulawesi Brown Flycatcher.

 

pages 447, 449, muscicapine flycatchers genus Bradornis

The sequence of species of Bradornis is revised, based on Voelker et al. (2016). The sequence we adopt is:

Boehm’s Flycatcher Bradornis boehmi

Ussher’s Flycatcher Bradornis ussheri

Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis fuliginosus

Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitatus

Mariqua Flycatcher Bradornis mariquensis

Grayish Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 449, Boehm’s Flycatcher Muscicapa boehmi

The genus Muscicapa is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and so Boehm’s Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Bradornis. Change the scientific name from Muscicapa boehmi to Bradornis boehmi. Position Boehm’s Flycatcher immediately following Cassin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 449, Ussher’s Flycatcher Muscicapa ussheri

The genus Muscicapa is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and so Ussher’s Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Bradornis. Change the scientific name from Muscicapa ussheri to Bradornis ussheri. Position Ussher’s Flycatcher immediately following Boehm’s Flycatcher Bradornis boehmi.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 449, Sooty Flycatcher Muscicapa infuscata

The genus Muscicapa is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and so Sooty Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Bradornis. This species originally was described as Artomyias fuliginosa, but the species name was changed to infuscata to avoid conflict in Muscicapa (Watson et al. 1986b). With this species now in a different genus, the species name reverts to the original. Change the scientific name from Muscicapa infuscata to Bradornis fuliginosus. Position Sooty Flycatcher immediately following Ussher’s Flycatcher Bradornis ussheri.

Change the subspecies name infuscata to fuliginosus.

Change the spelling of subspecies name minuscula to minusculus.

References:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

Watson, G.E., M.A. Traylor, Jr., and E. Mayr. 1986b. Family Muscicapidae (sensu stricto), Old World flycatchers. Pages 295-375 in E. Mayr and G.W. Cottrell (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume XI. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 449, Dusky-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa comitata

The genus Muscicapa is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and so Dusky-blue Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Bradornis. Change the scientific name from Muscicapa comitata to Bradornis comitatus. Position Dusky-blue Flycatcher immediately following Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis fuliginosus.

Change the spelling of the nominate subspecies name from comitata to comitatus.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 446, Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus

The genus Bradornis is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and so Pale Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Agricola (Vaurie 1953). Change the scientific name from Bradornis pallidus to Agricola pallidus. Position Pale Flycatcher immediately following Grayish Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus.

Change the scientific name of the polytypic group Pale Flycatcher (Pale) from Bradornis pallidus [pallidus Group] to Agricola pallidus [pallidus Group].

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Pale Flycatcher (Wajire) from Bradornis pallidus bafirawari to Agricola pallidus bafirawari.

Change the scientific name of the polytypic group Pale Flycatcher (East Coast) from Bradornis pallidus subalaris/erlangeri to Agricola pallidus subalaris/erlangeri.

References:

Vaurie, C. 1953. A generic classification of flycatchers of the tribe Muscicapini. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 100: 453-538.

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 446, Chat Flycatcher Bradornis infuscatus

The genus Bradornis is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and so Chat Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Agricola (Vaurie 1953). Change the scientific name from Bradornis infuscatus to Agricola infuscatus. Position Chat Flycatcher immediately following Pale Flycatcher Agricola pallidus.

References:

Vaurie, C. 1953. A generic classification of flycatchers of the tribe Muscicapini. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 100: 453-538.

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

pages 447, 449-450, muscicapine flycatchers genus Fraseria

The sequence of species of Fraseria is revised, based on Voelker et al. (2016). The sequence we adopt is:

White-browed Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens

African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata

Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis

Gray Tit-Flycatcher Fraseria plumbea

Olivaceous Flycatcher Fraseria olivascens

Chapin’s Flycatcher Fraseria lendu

Ashy Flycatcher Fraseria caerulescens

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 450, Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus griseigularis

The genus Myioparus is embedded in the genus Fraseria (Voelker et al. 2016), and so Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Fraseria. Change the scientific name from Myioparus griseigularis to Fraseria griseigularis. Position Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher immediately following African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 450, Gray Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus

The genus Myioparus is embedded in the genus Fraseria (Voelker et al. 2016), and so Gray Tit-Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Fraseria. Change the scientific name from Myioparus plumbeus to Fraseria plumbea. Position Gray Tit-Flycatcher immediately following Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher Fraseria griseogularis.

Change the spelling of the nominate subspecies name from plumbeus to plumbea.

Change the spelling of the subspecies name catoleucum to catoleuca.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 449, Olivaceous Flycatcher Muscicapa olivascens

The genus Muscicapa is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and Olivaceous Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Fraseria. Change the scientific name from Muscicapa olivascens to Fraseria olivascens. Position Olivaceous Flycatcher immediately following Gray Tit-Flycatcher Fraseria plumbeus.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Olivaceous Flycatcher (Olivaceous) from Muscicapa olivascens olivascens to Fraseria olivascens olivascens.

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Olivaceous Flycatcher (Mt. Nimba) from Muscicapa olivascens nimbae to Fraseria olivascens nimbae.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 449, Chapin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu

The genus Muscicapa is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and Chapin’s Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Fraseria. Change the scientific name from Muscicapa lendu to Fraseria lendu. Position Chapin’s Flycatcher immediately following Olivaceous Flycatcher Fraseria olivascens.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 449, Tessmann’s Flycatcher Muscicapa tessmanni

The genus Muscicapa is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and Tessmann’s Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Fraseria. Change the scientific name from Muscicapa tessmanni to Fraseria tessmanni. Position Tessmann’s Flycatcher immediately following Chapin’s Flycatcher Fraseria lendu.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 449, Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens

The genus Muscicapa is not monophyletic (Voelker et al. 2016), and Ashy Flycatcher is transferred to the genus Fraseria. Change the scientific name from Muscicapa caerulescens to Fraseria caerulescens. Position Ashy Flycatcher immediately following Tessmann’s Flycatcher Fraseria tessmanni.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

pages 446-447, 459, muscicapine flycatchers genus Melaenornis

The sequence of species of Melaenornis is revised, based on Voelker et al. (2016). The sequence we adopt is:

Herero Chat Melaenornis herero

Silverbird Melaenornis semipartitus

Fiscal Flycatcher Melaenornis silens

Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus

Nimba Flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae

Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides

Southern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri

Angola Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis brunneus

Abyssinian Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis chocolatinus

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 459, Herero Chat Namibornis herero

Herero Chat is more closely related to Melaenornis flycatchers (Voelker et al. 2016), and is transferred to the genus Melaenornis. Change the scientific name from Namibornis herero to Melaenornis herero. Position Herero Chat immediately following Ashy Flycatcher Fraseria caerulescens.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 446, Silverbird Empidornis semipartitus

Silverbird is more closely related to Melaenornis flycatchers (Voelker et al. 2016), and is transferred to the genus Melaenornis. Change the scientific name from Empidornis semipartitus to Melaenornis semipartitus. Position Silverbird immediately following Herero Chat Melaenornis herero.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 447, Fiscal Flycatcher Sigelus silens

Fiscal Flycatcher is more closely related to Melaenornis flycatchers (Voelker et al. 2016), and is transferred to the genus Melaenornis. Change the scientific name from Sigelus silens to Melaenornis silens. Position Fiscal Flycatcher immediately following Silverbird Melaenornis semipartitus.

Reference:

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 459, Karoo Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas coryphaeus

Correct the spelling of the species name from coryphaeus to coryphoeus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Correct the spelling of the nominae subspecies from coryphaeus to coryphoeus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 459, Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas galactotes

Correct the spelling of subspecies name syriacus to syriaca (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 459, Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis

Subspecies erimelas, with range “NE India to Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina”, and subspecies prosthopellus, with range “S China (Sichuan to mouth of Yangtze River and Hainan)”, both are considered to be junior synonyms of nominate saularis, and are deleted. Revise the range description of saularis from “Lowlands of Pakistan to n and w India” to “northeastern Pakistan, Nepal, and northern India to eastern and southern China, Hainan Island, Thailand, and Indochina”.

Subspecies javensis, with range “W Java”, and subspecies problematicus, with range “SW and w Borneo”, both are considered to be junior synonyms of musicus (Mees 1986), and are deleted. Similarly, subspecies zacnecus, with range “Simeulue I. (off Sumatra)”; subspecies nesiarchus, with range “Nias I. (off Sumatra)”; subspecies masculus, with range “Batu Islands (Pini, Tello and Tana Massa)”; and subspecies pagiensis, with range “Mentawi Archipelago, Siberut and Sipoura islands (off Sumatra)”, all are considered to be junior synonyums of musicus (Collar 2005), and are deleted. Revise the range description of musicus from “Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia and Sumatra” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula (perhaps an area of introgression between saularis and musicus?), Sumatra and associated islands (Simeulue, the Batu Islands, Nias, and the Mentawai Islands), and western Java; intergrades with amoenus in central Java”.

References:

Collar, N.J. 2005. Family Turdidae (thrushes). Pages 514-807 in J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and D.A. Christie (editors), Handbook of the birds of the world. Volume 10. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Mees, G.F. 1986. A list of the birds recorded from Bangka Island, Indonesia. Zoologische Verhandelingen number 232.

 

page 460, Rufous-tailed Shama Copsychus pyrropygus

Revise the range description from “S Peninsular Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra and Borneo” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

 

page 451, Rufous-browed Flycatcher Anthipes solitaris

Change the subspecies name submonileger to the correct original spelling, submoniliger.

 

page 453, Hill Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis banyumas

The subspecies name coeruleatus, attributed by Watson et al. (1986b) to Büttikofer 1900, is a misspelling of caeruleata Bonaparte 1857, which refers to a different species. Change the name of this subspecies to the next available name, montanus Robinson and Kinnear 1928.

Reference:

Watson, G.E., M.A. Traylor, Jr., and E. Mayr. 1986b. Family Muscicapidae (sensu stricto), Old World flycatchers. Pages 295-375 in E. Mayr and G.W. Cottrell (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume XI. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 454, Malaysian Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis turcosus

Subspecies rupatensis, with range “Lowland forests of Malaysia, Sumatra and w Borneo”, is considered to be a junior synonym of turcosus, with range “Lowland forests of central and e Borneo” (Wells 2007), and is deleted. Thus, this species becomes monotypic; revise the range description to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

Reference:

Wells, D.R. 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Volume Two. Christopher Helm, London.

 

page 454, Tickell’s Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae

Revise the range description of subspecies sumatrensis from “S peninsular Thailand to Malaysia and ne Sumatra” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula and northeastern Sumatra”.

 

page 454, Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis rufigastra

Change to name of subspecies lepidulus to longipennis (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name philippensis to the correct original spelling, philippinensis.

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 447, Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher Cyornis brunneatus

Revise the range description from “Breeds se China; > to Malaysia, Thailand and Nicobar Is.” to “breeds southeastern China; winters in southwestern Thailand and the Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 448, Gray-chested Jungle-Flycatcher Cyornis umbratilis

Revise the range description from “S pen. Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java; N Natuna Is.” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, North Natuna Islands, and Borneo”.

 

page 452, Large Niltava Niltava grandis

Revise the range description of subspecies decipiens from “Peninsular Thailand to Malaysia and Sumatra” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra”.

 

page 452, Zappey’s Flycatcher Cyanoptila cumatilis

Revise the range description from “breeds central China (Shaanxi east to Beijing, and south to northwest Hubei); wintering range very poorly known, but recorded south to Malaysia” to “breeds central China (Shaanxi east to Beijing, and south to northwest Hubei); wintering range very poorly known, but recorded south to the Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 457, Rueppell’s Robin-Chat Cossypha semirufa

In accord with long-standing usage (e.g., Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1983, Keith et al. 1992), change the English name of Cossypha semirufa from Rueppell’s Robin-Chat to Rüppell’s Robin-Chat.

References:

Dowsett, R.J., and A.D. Forbes-Watson. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Volume 1: species limits and distribution. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.

Keith, S., E.K. Urban, and C.H. Fry (editors). 1992. The birds of Africa. Volume IV. Academic Press, London.

 

page 413, Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophrys

Correct the spelling of the species name from leucophrys to leucophris (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Revise the range description of subspecies wrayi from “Mountains of Malaysia” to “mountains of Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Correct the spelling of the nominate subspecies from leucophrys to leucophris.

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 456, Siberian Blue Robin Larvivora cyane

Revise the range description of subspecies bochaiensis from “E Siberia to ne China, Korea and Japan; > to Malaysia” to “breeds eastern Siberia to northeastern China, Korea and Japan; winters to Indochina, Thai-Malay Peninsula, and Borneo, possibly also the Greater Sundas”.

 

page 456, Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

Change the name of subspecies przewalskii to the correct original spelling, przevalskii.

 

page 420, Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus

Revise the range description of subspecies crassirostris from “Peninsular and extreme se Thailand to n Malaysia” to “northern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

Revise the range description of subspecies dichrorhynchus from “Central and s Malaysia; foothills of w Sumatra” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra”.

 

page 461, White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti

Revise the range description of subspecies frontalis from “Malaysia, Sumatra, Nias I. and lowlands of Borneo” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Nias Island, and lowlands of Borneo”.

 

page 461, White-tailed Robin Cinclidium leucurum

Revise the range description of nominate leucurum from “Mts. of Nepal to Myanmar, sw China, Indochina and Malaysia” to “mountains of Nepal to Myanmar, southwestern China, Indochina, and Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 451, Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni

Revise the range description of nominate westermanni from “S Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and Mindanao” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Mindanao, Sulawesi, Bacan, Seram, and Mindanao”.

 

page 449, Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda

Rusty-tailed Flycatcher is not a member of the genus Muscicapa (Voelker et al. 2016), and instead is embedded in the genus Ficedula (Hooper et al. 2016). Change the scientific name from Muscicapa ruficauda to Ficedula ruficauda. Reposition Rusty-tailed Flycatcher to immediately follow Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris.

References:

Hooper, D.M., U. Olsson, and P. Alström. 2016. The Rusty-tailed Flycatcher (Muscicapa ruficauda; Aves: Muscicapidae) is a member of the genus Ficedula. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102: 56-61.

Voelker, G., J.W. Huntley, J.V. Peñalba, and R.C.K. Bowie. 2016. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty and historical biogeographic patterns in Muscicapa flycatchers and their allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 618-625.

 

page 451, Rufous-chested Flycatcher Ficedula dumetoria

Revise the range description of subspecies muelleri from “Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

 

page 460, Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus caeruleocephala

Correct the spelling of the species name from caeruleocephala to coeruleocephala (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 401, Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius

Change the scientific name of the polytypic group Blue Rock-Thrush (solitarius Group) from Monticola solitarius [solitarius Group] to Monticola solitarius solitarius/longirostris.

Revise the range description of the monotypic group Blue Rock-Thrush (pandoo) Monticola solitarius pandoo from “Central Asia and Himalayas; winters to Malaysia and Indonesia” to “breeds from northeastern Afghanistan and western China east through Himalayas to central and southeastern China; winters to India and southeastern Asia, south to the Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra”.

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 401, Miombo Rock-Thrush Monticola angolensis

Change the spelling of subspecies name hylophila to hylophilus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

 

page 462, Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus

Change the English name of the monotypic group Saxicola maurus przewalskii from Siberian Stonechat (Przewalksi’s) to Siberian Stonechat (Przevalski’s).

 

page 463, Jerdon’s Bushchat Saxicola jerdoni

Subspecies harringtoni, previously listed as a subspecies of Jerdon’s Bushchat Saxicola jerdoni, properly belongs with Gray Bushchat Saxicola ferreus (Ripley 1964, Dickinson and Christidis 2014). As a result, Jerdon’s Bushchat becomes monotypic. Revise the range of Jerdon’s Bushchat from “S Tibet to sw China (s Yunnan)” to “eastern India and Bangladesh east to south central China (western Yunnan), northeastern Laos and northern Vietnam”.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Ripley, S.D. 1964. Subfamily Turdinae, Thrushes. Pages 13-227 in E. Mayr and R.A. Paynter, Jr. (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume X. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 463, Gray Bushchat Saxicola ferreus

Subspecies harringtoni, previously listed as a subspecies of Jerdon’s Bushchat Saxicola jerdoni, properly belongs with Gray Bushchat (Ripley 1964, Dickinson and Christidis 2014). As a result, Gray Bushchat has two subspecies, harringtoni and ferreus. Revise the range of harringtoni from “Afghanistan to Nepal, Myanmar, s China and n Indochina” to “southeastern China (north to Gansu and Shaanxi east to Shanghai), Myanmar, and northern Indochina”.

Revise the range of ferreus from “N Pakistan to s Tibet, se China, Myanmar and n Indochina” to “northwestern Pakistan east to south central China (Yunnan)”.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Ripley, S.D. 1964. Subfamily Turdinae, Thrushes. Pages 13-227 in E. Mayr and R.A. Paynter, Jr. (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume X. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 465, Rueppell’s Chat Myrmecocichla melaena

In accord with long-standing usage (e.g., Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1983, Keith et al. 1992), change the English name of Myrmecocichla melaena from Rueppell’s Chat to Rüppell’s Chat.

References:

Dowsett, R.J., and A.D. Forbes-Watson. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Volume 1: species limits and distribution. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.

Keith, S., E.K. Urban, and C.H. Fry (editors). 1992. The birds of Africa. Volume IV. Academic Press, London.

 

page 463, White-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga

In accord with widespread usage (e.g. Beaman and Madge 1998), change the English name of Oenanthe leucopyga from White-tailed Wheatear to White-crowned Wheatear.

Reference:

Beaman, M., and S. Madge. 1998. The handbook of bird identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

 

page 401, Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush Neocossyphus fraseri

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name vulpine to vulpinus.

 

page 402, Chestnut-capped Thrush Geokichla interpres

Revise the range description from “S Thailand, Malaysia, Greater and Lesser Sundas and s Philippines” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, southwestern Philippines (Sulu Archipelago), and Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa, and Flores)”.

 

page 402, Orange-headed Thrush Geokichla citrina

Revise the range description of subspecies innotata from “S Myanmar to s China and Indochina; winters to Malaysia” to “breeds from southern Myanmar to southern China and Indochina; winters on Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 404, Olive-tailed Thrush Zoothera lunulata

Change the English name of Zoothera lunulata from Olive-tailed Thrush to Bassian Thrush (Schodde and Mason 1999, Chrisitidis and Boles 2008).

References:

Christidis, L. and W.E. Boles. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Schodde, R., and I.J. Mason. 1999. The directory of Australian birds. Passerines. CSIRO Publishing, Canberra.

 

page 404, Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Subspecies grata (with range “S peninsular Florida”) and episcopus (with range “S coastal Texas (Rockport) to e Mexico (s Tamaulipas)”) are deleted, as synonyms of nominate sialis (Phillips 1991). (Some sources continue to recognize grata, including Phillips 1991!, but even Phillips suggested that it was a very marginal subspecies.) Revise the range of nominate sialis from “S-central and e Canada to se US; winters to n Mexico and Cuba” to “breeds in eastern North America, from southern Canada to northeastern Mexico (southern Tamaulipas); winters from eastern United States to northern Mexico, rarely to Cuba”.

Insert subspecies bermudensis, with range “Bermuda”, immediately following nominate sialis (Phillips 1991).

With the deletion of two subspecies, and the addition of another subspecies, change the scientific name of the polytypic group Eastern Bluebird (Eastern) from Sialia sialis [sialis Group] to Sialia sialis sialis/bermudensis.

Insert subspecies nidificans, with range “Mexico (southwestern Tamaulipas to central Veracruz)”, immediately following subspecies fulva (Phillips 1991).

Revise the range of subspecies guatemalae from “Mts. of se Mexico (s Tamaulipas to Chiapas) and Guatemala” to “southern Mexico (Chiapas) and Guatemala” (Phillips 1991).

Revise the range of subspecies meridionalis from “Mountains of El Salvador to ne Nicaragua” to “northern El Salvador, central and western Honduras, and north central Nicaragua; birds from western Belize probably also this subspecies” (Phillips 1991).

Insert subspecies caribaea, with range “eastern Honduras and northeastern Nicaragua”, immediately following subspecies meridionalis (Howell 1965, Phillips 1991).

References:

Howell, T.R. 1965. New subspecies of birds from the lowland pine savanna of northeastern Nicaragua. Auk 82: 438-464.

Phillips, A.R. 1991. The known birds of North and Middle America. Part II. Privately published, Denver, Colorado.

 

page 405, Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis

Subspecies cinereus, with range “Mts. of Mexico (se Sonora to Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Durango)”, is a junior synonym of nominate occidentalis (Phillips 1991); and subspecies deignani, with range “Mountains of s Mexico (Oaxaca and s Chiapas)”, perhaps also is not separable from occidentalis (Phillips 1991). These two subspecies are merged into occidentalis. Revise the range of occidentalis from “Mts. of w Mexico (Nayarit to Guerrero, w Oaxaca and Morelos)” to “mountains of western Mexico (Sonora south to Oaxaca)”.

Revise the range of subspecies oberholseri from “Mts. of s Mexico to Guatemala, El Salvador and central Honduras” to “mountains from northeastern Mexico south to Guatemala, El Salvador and central Honduras”.

Reference:

Phillips, A.R. 1991. The known birds of North and Middle America. Part II. Privately published, Denver, Colorado.

 

page 406, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris

Change the subspecies name phaeoplurus to the correct original spelling, phaeopleurus.

 

page 407, Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustulatus

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, phillipsi Ramos 1991, with range “breeds on the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada; winters from Mexico to northern Nicaragua” (Ramos, in Phillips 1991). Insert phillipsi immediately following nominate ustulatus.

Revise the range description of subspecies oedicus from “N Washington to s California; winters to s Mexico” to “breeds in California (coast ranges east to the west slope of the Sierra Nevada); winters from northwestern Mexico south to Nicaragua”.

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, incanus Godfrey 1951 (= 1952), with range “breeds in central and eastern Alaska and northwestern Canada (south to northern British Columbia and north central Alberta; winters in South America (Colombia to Peru)” (Ramos, in Phillips 1991). Insert incanus immediately following the heading for the polytypic group Swainson’s Thrush (Olive-backed) Catharus ustulatus [swainsoni Group].

Add a previously overlooked subspecies, appalachiensis Ramos 1991, with range “breeds in the northeastern United States (New Hampshire and central New York south to Virginia; winters in South America (Colombia to Peru)” (Ramos, in Phillips 1991). Insert appalachiensis immediately following subspecies incanus.

Delete subspecies almae, previously listed as a member of the polytypic group Swainson’s Thrush (Russet-backed) Catharus ustulatus [ustulatus Group], and with range “S Alaska and w Canada; winters to Gulf Coast of s US”. (Note that that winter range is completely incorrect!) Subspecies almae is considered to be a junior synonym of subspecies swainsoni (Godfrey 1951). Revise the range of swainsoni from “E Canada to e US; winters to West Indies and n Argentina” to “breeds from western Canada (British Columbia and Alberta) south to Great Basin region and north central and northeastern northern United States (north of the range of appalachiensis) and east to eastern Canada; winters from Panama south to Bolivia and northwestern Argentina” (M.A. Ramos, in Phillips 1991).

With the addition of two new subspecies, the group Swainson’s Thrush (Olive-backed) becomes polytypic; change the scientific name from Catharus ustulatus swainsoni to Catharus ustulatus [swainsoni Group].

Reference:

Phillips, A.R. 1991. The known birds of North and Middle America. Part II. Bombycillidae; Sylviidae to Sturnidae; Vireonidae. Privately published, Denver, Colorado.

 

page 405, Rufous-brown Solitaire Cichlopsis leucogenys

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name peruvianus to peruviana.

 

page 408, Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana

Change the subspecies name verreauxi to the correct original spelling, verreauxii.

 

page 409, Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus

In accord with nomenclatural priority, change the scientific name for the polytypic group Island Thrush (Stresemann’s) from Turdus poliocephalus stresemanni/whiteheadi to Turdus poliocephalus whiteheadi/stresemanni.

Change the spelling of the English name of the monotypic group Turdus poliocephalus kulambangrae from Island Thrush (Kulambangra) to Island Thrush (Kolombangra). Revise the range description from “Kulambangra (Solomon Islands)” to “Kolombangra (Solomon Islands)”.

 

page 410, Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus

Change the subspecies name gouldi to the correct original spelling, gouldii.

 

page 407, Yellow-legged Thrush Turdus flavipes

Correct the spelling of subspecies name xanthoscela to xanthoscelus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Correct the spelling of subspecies name polionota to polionotus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 412, Black-billed Thrush Turdus ignobilis

Revise the range description for subspecies arthuri (now recognized as a monotypic group, Black-billed Thrush (Campina) Turdus ignobilis arthuri) from “SE Venezuela (Mt. Duida), adjacent Guyana and French Guiana” to “southern Venezuela and Guyana south locally to central Amazonian Brazil, from the east bank of the Rio Madeira to the east bank of the Rio Tapajós”.

 

page 596, Long-tailed Starling Aplonis magna

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name brevicaudus to brevicauda.

 

page 596, Brown-winged Starling Aplonis grandis

Change the subspecies name malaita to the correct original spelling, malaitae.

 

page 596, Rusty-winged Starling Aplonis zelandica

Change the subspecies name maxwelli to the correct original spelling, maxwellii.

 

page 596, Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis

Revise the range description of subspecies strigata from “S Thailand to Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and w Borneo” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and western Borneo”.

 

page 597, Micronesian Starling Aplonis opaca

Change the subspecies name angus to the correct original spelling, anga.

Change the subspecies name kurodae to the correct original spelling, kurodai.

Change the subspecies name aeneus to the correct original spelling, aenea.

 

page 597, Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name tenebrosus to tenebrosa (Amadon 1962).

Change the subspecies name pachyrampha to the correct original spelling, pachyrhampha.

Reference:

Amadon, D. 1962. Family Sturnidae, starlings. Pages 75-121 in E. Mayr and J.C. Greenway, Jr. (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume XV. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

page 597, Golden Myna Mino anais

Change the subspecies name robertsoni to the correct original spelling, robertsonii (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 598, Golden-crested Myna Ampeliceps coronatus

Revise the range description from “NE India to Myanmar, n Malaya, Thailand and Indochina” to “northeastern India to Myanmar, Thailand (including the northern Thai-Malay Peninsula), and Indochina”.

 

page 598, Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa

The sequence of subspecies is revised. The sequence that we adopt is:

Gracula religiosa peninsularis

Gracula religiosa intermedia

Gracula religiosa andamanensis

Gracula religiosa religiosa

Gracula religiosa batuensis

Gracula religiosa palawanensis

Gracula religiosa venerata

Revise the range description of subspecies religiosa from “Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and Bangka I.” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Bangka Island, Java, Bali, and Borneo”.

 

page 598, Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

Revise the range description of subspecies torquatus from “Myanmar to n and central Malaysia” to “Myanmar to Thai-Malay Peninsula (except for southern tip)”.

 

page 598, Javan Myna Acridotheres javanicus

Revise the range description from “Java and Bali” to “Java and Bali; widely introduced elsewhere (southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Flores, Sumba, Honshu, Taiwan)”.

 

page 600, Rueppell’s Starling Lamprotornis purpuroptera

In accord with long-standing usage (e.g., Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1983, Fry and Keith 2000), change the English name of Lamprotornis purpuroptera from Rueppell’s Starling to Rüppell’s Starling.

References:

Dowsett, R.J., and A.D. Forbes-Watson. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Volume 1: species limits and distribution. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.

Fry, C.H., and S. Keith (editors). 2000. The birds of Africa. Volume VI. Academic Press, London.

 

page 386, Greater Green Leafbird Chloropsis sonnerati

Revise the range description of subspecies zosterops from “Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo” to “Myanmar, Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

 

page 386, Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon

Revise the range description of nominate cyanopogon from “S Myanmar, n pen. Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

Revise the range description of subspecies septentrionalis from “S peninsular Thailand” to “northern Thai-Malay Peninsula”.

 

page 545, Olive-backed Flowerpecker Prionochilus olivaceus

Correct the spelling of the subspecies name parsoni to the original spelling, parsonsi.

 

page 546, Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile

The polytypic group Thick-billed Flowerpecker (Thick-billed) Dicaeum agile [agile Group] is broken into two groups: Thick-billed Flowerpecker (Indian) Dicaeum agile agile/zeylonicum, with subspecies agile and zeylonicum; and Thick-billed Flowerpecker (obsoletum Group) Dicaeum agile [obsoletum Group], with subspecies modestum, pallescens, atjehense, finschi, tinctum, and obsoletum.

 

page 546, Red-striped Flowerpecker Dicaeum australe

Change the English name of Dicaeum australe from Red-striped Flowerpecker to Red-keeled Flowerpecker (Dickinson et al. 1991, Kennedy et al. 2000).

References:

Dowsett, R.J., and A.D. Forbes-Watson. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Volume 1: species limits and distribution. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.

Fry, C.H., and S. Keith (editors). 2000. The birds of Africa. Volume VI. Academic Press, London.

 

page 546, Red-keeled Flowerpecker Dicaeum haematostictum

Change the English name of Dicaeum haematostictum from Red-keeled Flowerpecker to Black-belted Flowerpecker (Cheke and Mann 2001).

Reference:

Cheke, R.A., and C.F. Mann. 2001. Sunbirds: a guide to the sunbirds, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters and sugarbirds of the world. Yale University Press. New Haven, Connecticut, and London.

 

page 546, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma

Revise the range description of subspecies rubropygium from “NE India (Assam) to s Myanmar and peninsular Thailand” to “southern Bangladesh to southern Myanmar and peninsular Thailand” (J. et al. 2016).

Reference:

J., P., R. Jayapal, and A. Pittie. 2016. A checklist of the birds of India. Indian Birds 11: 113-170.

 

page 547, White-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum hypoleucum

Change the spelling of the subspecies name cagayanensis to cagayanense (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 547, Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum minullum

Revise the range description of subspecies olivaceum from “Indian subcontinent, China, Myanmar, Thailand and n pen. Malaysia” to “Indian subcontinent, southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, and northern and central Indochina”.

Revise the range description of subspecies borneanum from “Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and North Natuna Is.” to “southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, North Natuna Islands, and Borneo”.

 

page 547, Pygmy Flowerpecker Dicaeum pygmaeum

Change the spelling of the subspecies name fugaensis to fugaense (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 548, Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum

Change the subspecies name kiense to the correct original spelling, keiense.

 

page 534, Plain-throated Sunbird Anthreptes malacensis

Change subspecies name cagayensis to the correct original spelling, cagayanensis.

 

page 536, Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis

Change the subspecies name boehndorffi to the correct original spelling, bohndorffi.

 

page 537, Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis

Change the subspecies name cruentata to the older available name, proteus.

 

page 537, Purple-throated Sunbird Leptocoma sperata

Revise the range description of subspecies henkei from “Philippines (Luzon, Babuyan Claro, Calayan, Camiguin Norte)” to “Philippines (northern Luzon and adjacent islets)”.

Revise the range description of nominate sperata from “N Philippines (Luzon, Polillo, Catanduanes and Marinduque)” to “Philippines (central and southern Luzon, Polillo, and Catanduanes; intergrades with henkei in central Luzon)”.

Insert a previously overlooked subspecies, trochilus, immediately following subspecies sperata, with range “southern Philippines (Mindoro east to Samar, south to Palawan and eastern Mindanao” (Parkes 1991, Dickinson et al. 1991).

Revise the range description of subspecies juliae from “S Philippines (w Mindanao, Basilan and Sulu Archipelago)” to “southern Philippines (central and western Mindanao, Basilan and Sulu Archipelago; intergrades with trochilus in central Mindanao)”.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., R.S. Kennedy, and K.C. Parkes. 1991. The birds of the Philippines. An annotated check-list. British Ornithologists’ Union Check-list number 12. British Ornithologists’ Union, London.

Parkes, K.C. 1971. Taxonomic and distributional notes on Philippine birds. Nemouria number 4.

 

page 538, Bocage’s Sunbird Nectarinia bocagei

Correct the spelling of the species name from bocagei to bocagii (Shelley 1879: 21).

Reference:

Shelley, G.E. 1879. A monograph of the Nectariniidae, or family of sun-birds. Published by the author, London.

 

page 538, Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni

Change the subspecies name salvadorii to the older available name nyikensis (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 541, Souimanga Sunbird Cinnyris souimanga

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Souimanga Sunbird (Sooty-bellied) from Cinnyris souimanga aldabrensis to Cinnyris sovimanga aldabrensis (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Souimanga Sunbird (Yellow-bellied) from Cinnyris souimanga souimanga to Cinnyris sovimanga sovimanga (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Change the scientific name of the monotypic group Souimanga Sunbird (White-bellied) from Cinnyris souimanga apolis to Cinnyris sovimanga apolis (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Change the scientific name of the polytypic group Souimanga Sunbird (Abbott’s) from Cinnyris souimanga abbotti/buchenorum to Cinnyris sovimanga abbotti/buchenorum (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 542, Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis

Correct the subspecies name horsfieldii to the correct original spelling, horsfieldi (Dickinson 2003).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C. (editor). 2003. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Third edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

 

page 543, Naked-faced Spiderhunter Arachnothera clarae

Correct the subspecies name philippensis to the correct original spelling, philippinensis.

 

page 543, Spectacled Spiderhunter Arachnothera flavigaster

Revise the range description from “Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo” to “Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo”.

 

page 367, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

In accord with nomenclatural priority, change the names for this polytypic group from Western Yellow Wagtail (flavissima/lutea) Motacilla flava flavissima/lutea to Western Yellow Wagtail (lutea/flavissima) Motacilla flava lutea/flavissima.

 

page 368, Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Revise the range description for nominate cinerea from “Eurasia; N. Africa, se Asia, New Guinea” to “breeds in Eurasia, from the Canary Islands, Europe, and north Africa (Atlas Mountains) east to Siberia and Japan; winters to north and east Africa, southern Asia, and southeastern Asia”.

 

page 364, Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis

In accord with nomenclatural priority, change the scientific name for the polytypic group Long-billed Pipit (Persian) from Anthus similis decaptus/jerdoni to Anthus similis jerdoni/decaptus.

 

page 664, Przevalski’s Rosefinch Urocynchramus pylzowi

Urocynchramus pylzowi, the sole species in Urocynchramidae, is not a rosefinch (Fringillidae). Consequently we change the English name from Przevalski’s Rosefinch to a birder name that focuses on a distinctive feature of this enigmatic species, Przevalski’s Pinktail.

 

page 642, Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

In accord with nomenclatural priority, change the names for a polytypic group from Common Yellowthroat (occidentalis Group) Geothlypis trichas [occidentalis Group] to Common Yellowthroat (melanops Group) to Geothlypis trichas [melanops Group].

 

page 646, Black-cheeked Warbler Basileuterus melanogenys

Change the subspecies name eximus to the correct original spelling, eximius.

 

page 646, Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli

Change the subspecies name suboscurus to the correct original spelling, subobscurus.

 

page 645, Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus

Change the subspecies name brasherii to the original spelling, brasierii (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Change the spelling of the subspecies name auricapillus to auricapilla (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 646, Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus

Immediately following the species heading, insert a newly described subspecies, Basileuterus tristriatus sanlucasensis (Salaman 2015), with range “Serrania de San Lucas (Bolívar, north central Colombia)”. We also recognize this subspecies as a new monotypic group, Three-striped Warbler (San Lucas) Basileuterus tristriatus sanlucasensis.

Reference:

Salaman, P. 2015. A new subspecies of Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus in the Serranía de San Lucas, Colombia. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 135: 84-86.

 

page 651, Black-eared Hemispingus Hemispingus melanotis

Revise the range description of nominate melanotis from “Andes of Colombia to sw Venezuela and e Ecuador” to “southern Venezuelan Andes, Andes of Colombia, and east slope of the Andes of Ecuador and northernmost Peru”.

 

page 658, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus igniventris

Change the subspecies name erythronotus to the correct original spelling, erythrotus.

 

page 658, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus somptuosus

Change the subspecies name flavinuchus to the original spelling, flavinucha (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 689, Rufous-bellied Saltator Saltator rufiventris

Rufous-bellied Saltator is not a member of the genus Saltator, but instead is closely related to the thraupid genus Dubusia (Klicka et al. 2007). In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 722), Rufous-bellied Saltator is placed in the monotypic genus Pseudosaltator (Burns et al. 2016), as Pseudosaltator rufiventris. Change the English name to Rufous-bellied Mountain-Tanager. Position Rufous-belled Mountain-Tanager to immediately follow Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager Dubusia castaneoventris.

References:

Burns, K.J., P. Unitt, and N.A. Mason. 2016. A genus-level classification of the family Thraupidae (Class Aves: Order Passeriformes). Zootaxa 4088: 329-354.

Klicka, J., K. Burns, and G.M. Spellman. 2007. Defining a monophyletic Cardinalini: A molecular perspective. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 1014–1032.

 

page 655, Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus

Change the subspecies name caesita to the correct original spelling, caesitia.

 

page 656, Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum

Revise the range description for subspecies melanoptera from “E Colombia to n Bolivia, the Guianas and Amazonian Brazil” to “eastern Colombia south to northern Bolivia, and east to Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas, and Amazonian Brazil”.

 

page 659, Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis

Change the subspecies name coelicolor to the correct original spelling, caelicolor.

 

page 663, Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana

Change the subspecies name coerbicolor to the correct original spelling, caerebicolor.

 

page 663, Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza

Change the spelling of the subspecies name arguta to argutus (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 651, Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira

Change the subspecies name forsteri to the correct original spelling, fosteri.

 

page 671, Great-billed Seed-Finch Sporophila maximiliani

Subspecies magnirostris belongs with Great-billed Seed-Finch, and not with Large-billed Seed-Finch (Sporophila crassirostris). The name magnirostris is preoccupied in Sporophila, and so the name for this subspecies changes to parkesi (Olson 1981a, Dickinson and Christidis 2014). Revise the range description for parkesi from “E Venezuela (Delta Amacuro and n Bolívar) and Trinidad” to “eastern Venezuela (northern Bolívar, southeastern Sucre, and Delta Amacuro), Trinidad, Guyana, and French Guiana; populations in eastern Brazil (Amapa and northern Pará) probably also this subspecies”.

Revise the range description for subspecies maximiliani from “e Colombia east to Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, and ne Brazil; and from e Bolivia east to south central and se Brazil” to “south central and southeastern Brazil”.

References:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Olson, S.L. 1981a. A revision of the subspecies of Sporophila (“Oryzoborus“) angolensis (Aves: Emberizinae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94: 43-51.

 

page 671, Large-billed Seed-Finch Sporophila crassirostris

Subspecies magnirostris belongs with Great-billed Seed-Finch (Sporophila maximiliani), and not with Large-billed Seed-Finch.

 

page 671, Black-billed Seed-Finch Sporophila atrirostris

Revise the range description for subspecies atrirostris from “E slope of Andes of n Peru (Loreto and San Martín)” to “southern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and northern Peru (San Martín); populations in central Peru probably also atrirostris“.

Revise the range description for subspecies gigantirostris from “N Bolivia (Beni)” to “southeastern Peru and northern Bolivia (Beni)”.

 

page 670, Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina

Change the subspecies name hoffmannii to the correct original spelling, hoffmanni.

 

page 672, Band-tailed Seedeater Catamenia analis

Change the subspecies name soederstromi to soderstromi (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 647, Bananaquit Coereba flaveola

Change the subspecies name bonariensis to the correct original spelling, bonairensis.

 

page 688, Woodpecker Finch Camarhynchus pallidus

Change the subspecies name striatipectus to striatipecta (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 687, Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch Geospiza difficilis

We have applied the name difficilis to the populations of Sharp-billed Ground-Finch on two islands, Genovesa and Pinta, but these two populations are genetically distinct (Lamichhaney et al. 2015). As the type locality of difficilis is Pinta, the population on Genovesa requires a different name; the name acutirostris is available. Change the range of subspecies acutirostris from “Galapagos Islands (Genovesa and Pinta Is.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Genovesa Island)”.

We have applied the name difficilis to the populations of Sharp-billed Ground-Finch on two islands, Genovesa and Pinta, but these two populations are genetically distinct (Lamichhaney et al. 2015). The population in Genovesa is unique, while the population on Pinta is closely related to the populations on Santiago, Isabela, and Fernandina islands, all of which we formerly called debilirostris. As the type locality of difficilis is Pinta, we consider debilirostris to be a junior synonym. Change the range description for difficilis from “Galapagos Islands (Santiago, Isabela and Fernandina Is.)” to “Galapagos Islands (Pinta, Fernandina, Isabela, and Santiago Is.)”.

Reference:

Lamichhaney, S., J. Berglund, M. Sällman Almén, K. Maqbool, M. Grabherr, A. Martinez-Barrio, M. Promerová, C.-J. Rubin, C. Wang, C., N. Zamani, B.R. Grant, P.R., Grant, M.T. Webster, and L. Andersson. 2015. Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks revealed by genome sequencing. Nature 518: 371–375.

 

page 687, Large Cactus-Finch Geospiza conirostris

Revise the range description of subspecies darwinii from “Galapagos Islands (Darwin and Wolf Is.)” to “Galapagos Islands (reportedly Darwin and Wolf Is.); it is not certain that currently there is a population on either island, and perhaps not a valid subspecies” (Wiedenfeld 2006).

Reference:

Wiedenfeld, D.A. 2006. Aves, The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Check List 2: 1-27.

 

page 652, Eastern Chat-Tanager Calyptophilus frugivorus

Change the subspecies name neibei to the correct original spelling, neibae.

 

page 688, Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens

Change the subspecies name richardsoni van Rossem 1938 to the older available name plumbiceps Baird 1867 (Ludwig 1998).

Reference:

Ludwig, C.A. 1998. Type locality and taxonomic status of Saltator plumbiceps “Baird, MS.” Lawrence, 1867 (Aves: Passeriformes: Cardinalidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 111: 418-419.

 

page 649, Common Chlorospingus Chlorospingus flavopectus

Change the subspecies name jaqueti to the correct original spelling, jacqueti.

Revise the range description for the monotypic group Common Chlorospingus (cinereocephalus) Chlorospingus flavopectus cinereocephalus from “Subtropical central Peru (Junín)” to “east slope of the Andes of central Peru (Pasco to western Cuzco)”.

Revise the range description for the monotypic group Common Chlorospingus (Southern Peru) Chlorospingus flavopectus peruvianus from “Subtropical s Peru (Puno)” to “east slope of the Andes of southern Peru (easterm Cuzco to Puno)”.

 

page 682, Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Change the subspecies name atremaeus to atremaea (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 679, White-browed Brushfinch Arremon torquatus

Change the subspecies name borelli to the correct original spelling, borellii.

 

page 686, Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis

Change the subspecies name macconelli to the correct original spelling, macconnelli.

 

page 682, Rusty Sparrow Aimophila rufescens

Change the subspecies name hypaethrus to hypaethra (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 677, Slaty Brushfinch Atlapetes schistaceus

Correct the English name of the monotypic group Atlapetes schistaceus taczanowskii from Slaty Brushfinch (Taczanowki’s) to Slaty Brushfinch (Taczanowski’s).

 

page 654, Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Habia rubica

Change the subspecies name mesoptamia to the correct original spelling, mesopotamia.

 

page 691, Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides

Change the subspecies name toddi to the older available name caerulescens.

 

page 693, Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Change the subspecies name inexpectata to the correct original spelling, inexspectata (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 693, Long-tailed Meadowlark Sturnella loyca

Change the subspecies name falklandicus to falklandica.

 

page 693, Scrub Blackbird Dives warczewiczi

In accord with AOU-SACC (Proposal 678), correct the spelling of the species name from warszewiczi to the original spelling, warczewiczi.

Change the spelling of the nominate subspecies from warszewiczi to warczewiczi.

 

page 626, Violaceous Euphonia Euphonia violacea

Change the subspecies name auranticollis to the correct original spelling, aurantiicollis.

 

page 627, Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster

We add a previously overlooked subspecies, oressinoma Olson 1981b, with range “eastern Panama (Darien) and western Colombia (both slopes of the Western Andes, the west slope of the Central Andes, and, locally, on the west slope of the Eastern Andes)”. Insert oressinoma immediately following the species heading, before subspecies chocoensis.

Revise the range description of subspecies chocoensis from “Humid e Panama (Darién) to nw Colombia and nw Ecuador” to “lowlands of western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador”.

Subspecies lecroyana Aveledo and Perez 1994 reportedly is a junior synonym of badissima Olson 1981b (Lentino, in Rodner et al. 2000). Change the name to badissima, and revise the range description from “W Venezuela (Táchira, Mérida, Lara, Barinas and Zulia)” to “Serranía de Perijá (Colombia/Venezuela border), east slope of Eastern Andes of Colombia (south to Boyaca), and Andes of Venezuela”.

Reference:

Olson, S.L. 1981b. A revision of the northern forms of Euphonia xanthogaster (Aves: Thraupidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94: 101-106.

 

page 637, Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus

Revise the range description of the monotypic group Crimson-winged Finch (Eurasian) Rhodopechys sanguineus sanguineus from “Mts. of Turkey to Caucasus, Iran, n Afghanistan and nw India” to “mountains of Turkey to Caucasus, Iran, northern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan” (Rasmussen and Anderton 2005, Praveen J. et al. 2016).

References:

Praveen, J., R. Jayapal, and A. Pittie. 2016. A checklist of the birds of India. Indian Birds 11: 113-170.

Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley guide. Volume 2: attributes and status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.

 

page 636, Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis

Change the subspecies name uchidae to the correct original spelling, uchidai.

 

page 630, Spot-winged Rosefinch Carpodacus rodopeplus

Change the spelling of the species name from rhodopeplus to the original spelling rodopeplus (Vigors 1831: 23).

Reference:

Vigors, N.A. 1831. [descriptions of new species from the Himalayan Mountains] Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London. Part I: 22-23.

 

page 628, Tawny-headed Mountain-Finch Leucosticte sillemi

The poorly known Tawny-headed Mountain-Finch is not a Leucosticte, but instead is embedded in the genus Carpodacus (Sangster et al. 2016a). Change the scientific name from Leucosticte sillemi to Carpodacus sillemi. Change the English name from Tawny-headed Mountain-Finch to Sillem’s Rosefinch. Reposition Sillem’s Rosefinch to immediately follow Tibetan Rosefinch Carpodacus roborowskii.

Reference:

Sangster, G., C.S. Roselaar, M. Irestedt, and P.G.P. Ericson. 2016a. Sillem’s Mountain Finch Leucosticte sillemi is a valid species of rosefinch (Carpodacus, Fringillidae). Ibis 158: 184-189.

 

page 633, European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

Change the spelling of the subspecies name colchicus to colchica (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 635, Thick-billed Seedeater Serinus burtoni

Change the subspecies name tanganijicae to the correct original spelling, tanganjicae.

 

page 606, Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps

Change the subspecies name leuconotus to the correct original spelling, leuconotos.

 

page 607, Rueppell’s Weaver Ploceus galbula

In accord with long-standing usage (e.g., Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1983, Fry and Keith 2004), change the English name of Ploceus galbula from Rueppell’s Weaver to Rüppell’s Weaver.

References:

Dowsett, R.J., and A.D. Forbes-Watson. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Volume 1: species limits and distribution. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.

Fry, C.H., and S. Keith (editors). 2004. The birds of Africa. Volume VII. Academic Press, London.

 

page 609, Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

Change the subspecies name travencoreensis to the correct original spelling, travancoreensis (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 609, Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea

Change the subspecies name lathami to the correct original spelling, lathamii.

 

page 610, Yellow-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes macroura

To conform to local usage (Britton et al. 1980, Zimmerman et al. 1996, Borrow and Demey 2001, Stevenson and Fanshawe 2002, Fry and Keith 2004), change the English name of Euplectes macroura from Yellow-shouldered Widowbird to Yellow-mantled Widowbird.

Change the spelling of the subspecies name macrocerca to macrocercus (Moreau and Greenway 1962, Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

References:

Borrow, N., and R. Demey. 2001. A guide to birds of western Africa. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Britton, P.L. (editor). 1980. Birds of east Africa. East Africa Natural History Society, Nairobi.

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

Fry, C.H., and S. Keith (editors). 2004. The birds of Africa. Volume VII. Academic Press, London.

Moreau, R.E., and J.C. Greenway, Jr. 1962. Family Ploceidae. Pages 3-75 in E. Mayr and J.C Greenway, Jr. (editors), Check-list of birds of the world. Volume XV. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Stevenson, R., and J. Fanshawe. 2002. Field guide to the birds of East Africa. T & A D Poyser, London.

Zimmerman, D.A., D.A. Turner, and D.J. Pearson. 1996. Birds of northern Kenya and northern Tanzania. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

 

page 611, Buff-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes psammocromius

Correct the spelling of the species name from psammocromius to psammacromius (Dickinson and Christidis 2014).

Reference:

Dickinson, E.C., and L. Christidis. 2014. The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. Fourth edition. Volume 2. Aves Press, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

 

page 613, Black-headed Waxbill Estrilda atricapilla

Change the subspecies name marunguensis to the correct original spelling, marungensis.

 

page 613, Kandt’s Waxbill Estrilda kandti

Revise the range description from “Rift Valley mts. of e Zaïre, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya” to “Rift Valley mountains of extreme eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and Kenya”.

 

pages 613-614, Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus

Change the subspecies name ugogoensis to the original spelling, ugogensis.

 

page 620, Exclamatory Paradise-Whydah Vidua interjecta

Revise the range description from “Mali to s Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Rep. and ne Democratic Republic of the Congo” to “Senegal and Gambia east through southern Mali, northern Ivory Coast and northern Nigeria to the Central African Republic, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, south Sudan, and Ethiopia”.

 

GROUPS

GROUPS – newly created groups

Brown Tinamou (castaneus) Crypturellus obsoletus castaneus

Brown Tinamou (Brown) Crypturellus obsoletus [obsoletus Group]

White-capped Albatross (cauta) Thalassarche cauta cauta

White-capped Albatross (steadi) Thalassarche cauta steadi

Little Egret (Australasian) Egretta garzetta nigripes

Gray-cowled Wood-Rail (Gray-cowled) Aramides cajaneus cajaneus

Gray-cowled Wood-Rail (Gray-backed) Aramides cajaneus avicenniae

Eurasian Oystercatcher (Western) Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus/longipes

Eurasian Oystercatcher (Far Eastern) Haematopus ostralegus osculans

Whimbrel (Steppe) Numenius phaeopus alboaxillaris

Lemon Dove (Sao Tome) Columba larvata simplex

Gray-green Fruit-Dove (chrysogaster) Ptilinopus purpuratus chrysogaster

Gray-green Fruit-Dove (purpuratus/frater) Ptilinopus purpuratus purpuratus/frater

Oriental Scops-Owl (Oriental) Otus sunia [sunia Group]

Oriental Scops-Owl (Walden’s) Otus sunia modestus

Southern Boobook (Roti) Ninox novaeseelandiae rotiensis

Southern Boobook (Timor) Ninox novaeseelandiae fusca

Southern Boobook (Alor) Ninox novaeseelandiae plesseni

Southern Boobook (Red) Ninox novaeseelandiae lurida

Band-winged Nightjar (Rufous-naped) Systellura longirostris ruficervix

Band-winged Nightjar (atripunctata) Systellura longirostris atripunctata

Band-winged Nightjar (Austral) Systellura longirostris bifasciata/patagonica

Band-winged Nightjar (longirostris) Systellura longirostris longirostris

Band-rumped Swift (aetherodroma) Chaetura spinicaudus aetherodroma

Band-rumped Swift (spinicaudus/latirostris) Chaetura spinicaudus spinicaudus/latirostris

Band-rumped Swift (aethalea) Chaetura spinicaudus aethalea

Gray-rumped Swift (phaeopygos) Chaetura cinereiventris phaeopygos

Gray-rumped Swift (occidentalis) Chaetura cinereiventris occidentalis

Speckled Hummingbird (melanogenys Group) Adelomyia melanogenys [melanogenys Group]

Speckled Hummingbird (maculata) Adelomyia melanogenys maculata

Speckled Hummingbird (inornata) Adelomyia melanogenys inornata

Indian Roller (Indian) Coracias benghalensis benghalensis/indicus

Indian Roller (Black-billed) Coracias benghalensis affinis

Red-breasted Sapsucker (ruber) Sphyrapicus ruber ruber

Red-breasted Sapsucker (daggetti) Sphyrapicus ruber daggetti

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker (Scarlet-breasted) Dendrocopos cathpharius [cathpharius Group]

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker (Crimson-breasted) Dendrocopos cathpharius [pernyii Group]

White-backed Woodpecker (Lilford’s) Dendrocopos leucotos lilfordi

White-backed Woodpecker (White-backed) Dendrocopos leucotos [leucotos Group]

White-backed Woodpecker (Amami) Dendrocopos leucotos owstoni

Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker (Eurasian) Picoides tridactylus [tridactylus Group]

Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker (Dark-bodied) Picoides tridactylus funebris

Black-rumped Flameback (Black-rumped) Dinopium benghalense [benghalense Group]

Black-rumped Flameback (Red-backed) Dinopium benghalense psarodes

Greater Flameback (Malabar) Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus socialis

Greater Flameback (Greater) Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus [guttacristatus Group]

Peregrine Falcon (Barbary) Falco peregrinus pelegrinoides

Blue-breasted Pitta (Blue-breasted) Erythropitta erythrogaster [erythrogaster Group]

Blue-breasted Pitta (Talaud) Erythropitta erythrogaster inspeculata

Madeira Antwren (Madeira) Epinecrophylla amazonica amazonica

Madeira Antwren (Roosevelt) Epinecrophylla amazonica dentei

Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Northern) Phaeomyias murina incomta/eremonoma

Vermilion Flycatcher (Northern) Pyrocephalus rubinus [mexicanus Group]

Vermilion Flycatcher (saturatus) Pyrocephalus rubinus saturatus

Vermilion Flycatcher (obscurus Group) Pyrocephalus rubinus [obscurus Group]

Vermilion Flycatcher (San Cristobal) Pyrocephalus rubinus dubius

Sooty-crowned Flycatcher (phaeocephalus) Myiarchus phaeocephalus phaeocephalus

Sooty-crowned Flycatcher (interior) Myiarchus phaeocephalus interior

Cardinal Myzomela (Loyalty) Myzomela cardinalis lifuensis

Cardinal Myzomela (Cardinal) Myzomela cardinalis [cardinalis Group]

Cardinal Myzomela (Samoan) Myzomela cardinalis nigriventris

Silktail (Taveuni) Lamprolia victoriae victoriae

Silktail (Natewa) Lamprolia victoriae klinesmithi

Blyth’s Paradise-Flycatcher (Blyth’s) Terpsiphone affinis [affinis Group]

Blyth’s Paradise-Flycatcher (Lesser Sundas) Terpsiphone affinis floris/sumbaensis

Fiji Shrikebill (Manua) Clytorhynchus vitiensis powelli

Fiji Shrikebill (Fiji) Clytorhynchus vitiensis [vitiensis Group]

Fiji Shrikebill (Fortuna) Clytorhynchus vitiensis fortunae

Fiji Shrikebill (Dusky) Clytorhynchus vitiensis keppeli

Black-and-white Monarch (Solomons) Symposiachrus barbatus barbatus

Black-and-white Monarch (White-cheeked) Symposiachrus barbatus malaitae

Blanford’s Lark (blanfordi) Calandrella blanfordi blanfordi

Blanford’s Lark (eremica/daaroodensis) Calandrella blandfordi eremica/daaroodensis

Black-throated Tit (Red-headed) Aegithalos concinnus iredalei

White-breasted Wood-Wren (Choco) Henicorhina leucosticta inornata/eucharis

Gray-breasted Wood-Wren (hilaris) Henicorhina leucophrys hilaris

Light-vented Bulbul (sinensis) Pycnonotus sinensis sinensis

Light-vented Bulbul (hainanus) Pycnonotus sinensis hainanus

Light-vented Bulbul (formosae/orii) Pycnonotus sinensis formosae/orii

Flavescent Bulbul (Flavescent) Pycnonotus flavescens [flavescens Group]

Flavescent Bulbul (Pale-faced) Pycnonotus flavescens leucops

Black Bulbul (psaroides Group) Hypsipetes leucocephalus [psaroides Group]

Black Bulbul (Black) Hypsipetes leucocephalus sinensis/ambiens

Black Bulbul (leucocephalus Group) Hypsipetes leucocephalus [leucocephalus Group]

Black Bulbul (perniger) Hypsipetes leucocephalus perniger

Black Bulbul (Gray-winged) Hypsipetes leucocephalus nigerrimus

Japanese White-eye (Japanese) Zosterops japonicus [japonicus Group]

Japanese White-eye (simplex/haianus) Zosterops japonicus simplex/haianus

Coral-billed Scimitar-Babbler (Black-crowned) Pomatorhinus ferruginosus ferruginosus

Coral-billed Scimitar-Babbler (Phayre’s) Pomatorhinus ferruginosus phayrei/stanfordi

Coral-billed Scimitar-Babbler (albogularis Group) Pomatorhinus ferruginosus [albogularis Group]

Spotted Flycatcher (Spotted) Muscicapa striata [striata Group]

Spotted Flycatcher (Mediterranean) Muscicapa striata tyrrhenica/balearica

Blue Rock-Thrush (pandoo) Monticola solitarius pandoo

Black-billed Thrush (Drab) Turdus ignobilis [ignobilis Group]

Black-billed Thrush (Amazonian) Turdus ignobilis debilis

Black-billed Thrush (Campina) Turdus ignobilis arthuri

Polynesian Starling (Polynesian) Aplonis tabuensis [tabuensis Group]

Polynesian Starling (Manua) Aplonis tabuensis manuae

Thick-billed Flowerpecker (obsoletum Group) Dicaeum agile [obsoletum Group]

Citrine Wagtail (Gray-backed) Motacilla citreola citreola/werae

Citrine Wagtail (Black-backed) Motacilla citreola calcarata

Water Pipit (Western) Anthus spinoletta spinoletta

Water Pipit (Caucasian) Anthus spinoletta coutellii

Water Pipit (Blakiston’s) Anthus spinoletta blakistoni

Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch (septentrionalis) Geospiza difficilis septentrionalis

Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch (acutirostris) Geospiza difficilis acutirostris

Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch (difficilis) Geospiza difficilis difficilis

Large Cactus-Finch (darwinii) Geospiza conirostris darwinii

Large Cactus-Finch (conirostris) Geospiza conirostris conirostris

Large Cactus-Finch (propinqua) Geospiza conirostris propinqua

Black-faced Bunting (spodocephala/sordida) Emberiza spodocephala spodocephala/sordida

Black-faced Bunting (personata) Emberiza spodocephala personata

Yellow-mantled Widowbird (Yellow-shouldered) Euplectes macroura macrocercus

Yellow-mantled Widowbird (Yellow-mantled) Euplectes macroura macroura/conradsi

Black-throated Finch (Black-rumped) Poephila cincta atropygialis

Black-throated Finch (White-rumped) Poephila cincta cincta

Chestnut Munia (Chestnut) Lonchura atricapilla [atricapilla Group]

Chestnut Munia (formosana) Lonchura atricapilla formosana