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Proposed Splits/Lumps

This page provides a working list of Proposed Splits/Lumps (PS/PL) and Newly Described Species (NEW) that are candidates for addition to or deletion from the IOC World List.  Accepted Splits  (AS)  will be finalized and added to the World List with the release of the quarterly updates. Others will be retained as active candidates or deleted  with the option of future reconsideration. Decisions through 2015 are available on a separate page.

Category

English Name

Scientific Name

Proposed Split From or Lump

Source

TO DO
PS 8.1 Sclater’s Crowned Pigeon  Goura sclaterii  Scheepmaker’s [Southern] Crowned Pigeon  Goura scheepmakeri HBW, Bruxaux et al. 2017. G. sclaterii is sister to G. cristata; G. scheepmakeri is sister to G. victoria
PS 8.1 Ecuadorian Hermit Phaethornis baroni Long-billed Hermit P. longirostris Baron’s Hermit Phaethornis baroni was treated as conspecific with Long-billed Hermit P. longirostris following SACC (136). Restoration of species status as Ecuadorian Hermit deserves reconsideration given morphological distinctions, vocal differences (see xeno-canto), allopatric range, and advances in the taxonomy of this species complex (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001, HBW)
SSP 8.1 Dry-forest Sabrewing Campylopterus calcirupicola Proposed new member of the Campylopterus largipennis PS complex,  (Lopes et al. 2017, SACC 755, 756). Treat provisionally as ssp pending SACC review of this species complex
SSP 8.1 Ecuadorian Plumeleteer Chalybura intermedia Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer C. urochrysia Species status of C. b. intermedia uncertain, but see Ridgely and Greenfield 2001. Current assignment (7.4) of subspecies to C. buffoni vs C. urochrysia is provisional
SSP 8.1 Lilacine Amazon Amazona lilacina Red-lored Amazon A. autumnalis Pilgrim 2010 unpubl, Donegan et al. 2016, HBW. Stet ssp status pending full workup
NEW 8.1 Peruvian Striped Manakin Machaeropterus eckelberryi Western Striped Manakin M. striolatus Lane et al. 2017, based on vocalizations only. Proposal (761) to SACC. Note that IOC list splits polytypic M. striolatus from  M. regulus, which this study advocates
PS 8.1 Purple-backed Fairywren Malurus assimilis Variegated Fairywren M. lamberti McLean et al. 2017. M. lamberti would be monotypic.  Narrow hybrid zone with limited gene flow. Continue PS status.
PS 8.1 Maghreb Magpie Pica mauritanica Eurasian Magpie P. pica Lee et al. 2003, Song et al. 2017, HBW. Monotypic
PS 8.1 Asir Magpie Pica asirensis Eurasian Magpie P. pica Lee et al. 2003, Song et al. 2017, HBW. Monotypic
PS 8.1 Himalayan or Tibetan Magpie Pica bottanensis Eurasian Magpie P. pica Lee et al. 2003, Song et al. 2017, HBW. Monotypic. ENG
PS 8.1 Oriental Magpie Pica serica Eurasian Magpie P. pica Lee et al. 2003, Song et al. 2017, HBW. Monotypic (includes anderssoni).
PS 8.1 ‘Rasping’ Bird-of-Paradise Lophorina minor Superb Bird-of-Paradise L. superba Irestedt et al. 2017; monotypic. ENG?
PS 8.1 ‘Curl-caped’ Bird-of-Paradise Lophorina niedda Superb Bird-of-Paradise L. superba Irestedt et al. 2017; includes inopinata ssp nova. ENG?
AS 8.1 Sclater’s Nightingale-Thrush Catharus maculatus ‘Gould’s [Spotted] Nightingale-Thrush C. dryas Halley MR et al. 2017
PL 8.1 Liberian Greenbul Phyllastrephus leucolepis Icterine Greenbul P. icterinus Enigmatic Liberian Greenbul is deemed a plumage variant of Icterine Greenbul P. icterinus (Phalan et al. 2013, Collinson et al. 2017, HBW)
SSP 8.1 Hainan Laughingthrush Garrulax monachus Black-throated Laughingthrush G. chinensis Wu et al. 2012, HBW.  Slight genetic differences. No vocals. Didn’t include similar G.c. germaini, or G. propinquus. Stet as PS subspecies of G. chinensis
SSP 8.1 Ashambu Blue Robin’ Sholicola ashambuensis White-bellied Blue Robin Sholicola albiventris Described as a new species (Robin et al. 2017). More white below; vocals. English name provisional. Treat provisionally (7.4) as subspecies of S. albiventris
AS 8.1 Western Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris gertrudis  Eastern Miombo [Double-collared] Sunbird C. manoensis Irwin et al. 2014, HBW, Bowie MS. Previous species name pintoi is a junior subjective synonym of gertrudis. English names under discussion
PS 8.1 Peruvian Pipit Anthus peruvianus Yellowish Pipit A. lutescens Peruvian Pipit A. peruvianus is a proposed split from Yellowish Pipit A. lutescens (Van Els and Norambuena 2017, HBW)
PS 8.1 Puna Pipit Anthus brevirostris Short-billed Pipit A. furcatus Puna Pipit A. brevirostris is a proposed split from Short-billed Pipit A. furcatus (Van Els and Norambuena 2017)
NEW 6.2 Ibera Seedeater Sporophila iberaensis Di Giacomo & Kopuchian 2016; SACC proposal badly needed
DONE
PS 7.3 Western Willet Tringa inornata [Eastern] Willet T. semipalmata Stet subspecies rank for now (Oswald et al. 2016. NACC 2017-A-10 decline).
AL 7.3 Thayer’s Gull Larus thayeri Iceland Gull L. glaucoides Treat as subspecies of Iceland Gull (Godfrey 1986, Snell 2002, NACC 2017-C-7)
PL 7.3 Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus dicruroides Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo S. lugubris H&M4, Eaton et al. 2016. Species limits of drongo-cuckoos uncertain. Stet for now
AS 7.3 Plume-toed Swiftlet Collocalia affinis  Glossy Swiftlet  C. esculenta Rheindt et al. 2017. English name provisional. Includes elachyptera, cyanoptila, vanderbilti, oberholseri
AS 7.3 Christmas Island Swiftlet Collocalia natalis  Glossy Swiftlet  C. esculenta Rheindt et al. 2017. Monotypic
AS 7.3 Ridgetop Swiftlet Collocalia isonota  Glossy Swiftlet  C. esculenta Rheindt et al. 2017. Includes bagabo
AS 7.3 Grey-rumped Swiftlet Collocalia marginata  Glossy Swiftlet  C. esculenta Rheindt et al. 2017. Includes septentrionalis
AS 7.3 Tenggara Swiftlet Collocalia sumbawae  Glossy Swiftlet  C. esculenta Rheindt et al. 2017. Includes sumbae
AS 7.3 Drab Swiftlet Collocalia neglecta  Glossy Swiftlet  C. esculenta Rheindt et al. 2017. Includes perneglecta
AS 7.3 Satin Swiftlet Collocalia uropygialis  Glossy Swiftlet  C. esculenta Rheindt et al. 2017. Includes albidior
DEL 7.3 Bogota Sunangel Heliangelus zusii Hybrid Long-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingii) X ??? Pérez-Emán et al. 2017
SSP 7.3 Mesoamerican Flicker Colaptes mexicanoides Northern Flicker C. auratus Stet subspecies for now (Manthey et al. 2017; NACC 2017-C-4)
PS 7.3 Malee Whipbird Psophodes leucogaster Western Whipbird P. nigrogularis Burbidge et al. 2017; includes ssp lashmari. Await consensus
SSP 7.3 Least Vireo Vireo pusillus Bell’s Vireo V. bellii Klicka et al. 2016. Includes arizonae. NACC 2017-C-14 split vote declined
AS 7.3 Northern Shrike Lanius borealis Great Grey Shrike L. excubitor Northern Shrike is sister to Loggerhead Shrike L. ludovicianus; includes ssp sibiricus, bianchii, mollis, and funereus (Olsson et al. 2010, Johnsen et al. 2010, H&M4, NACC 2017-B-8
AS 7.3 Natewa Silktail Lamprolia klinesmithi [Taveuni] Silktail L. victoriae Andersen et al. 2017
PS 7.3 Imeri Wren  Cyphorhinus transfluvialis  Musician Wren  C. arada  Bocalini & Silveira 2016; SACC needs proposal. Stet ssp/PS for now
PS 7.3 Ferruginous Wren  Cyphorhinus modulator  Musician Wren  C. arada Bocalini & Silveira 2016; SACC needs proposal. Stet ssp/PS for now
PS 7.3 Grey-eared Wren  Cyphorhinus salvini  Musician Wren  C. arada Bocalini & Silveira 2016; SACC needs proposal. Stet ssp/PS for now
PS 7.3 Rondonia Wren  Cyphorhinus interpositus  Musician Wren  C. arada Bocalini & Silveira 2016; SACC needs proposal. Stet ssp/PS for now
PS 7.3 Grey-flanked Wren  Cyphorhinus griseolateralis  Musician Wren  C. arada Bocalini & Silveira 2016; SACC needs proposal. Stet ssp/PS for now
SSP 7.3 ‘Mesoamerican’ Creeper  Certhia albescens  Brown Creeper C. americana  Manthey et al. (2011ab, 2015, 2016) NACC 2017-C-2 decline.
SSP 7.3 Grayson’s Thrush Turdus graysoni Rufous-backed Robin T. rufopalliatus  Stet subspecies status. Montaño-Rendon et al. (2015), NACC 2017-B-3 decline
PS 7.3 Taiwan Thrush Turdus niveiceps Island Thrush T. poliocephalus Nylander et al. 2008, unpublished data. Stet SSP/PS pending new phylogeny.
AS 7.3 Banasura Laughingthrush Montecincla jerdoni Nilgiri [Black-chinned] Laughingthrush M. cachinnans Praveen & Nameer 2012, Robin et al. 2017. Change genus from Trochalopteron to Montecincla. Restore previous English name Nilgiri Laughing Thrush.
AS 7.3 Ashambu Laughingthrush Montecincla meridionale Palani [Kerala] Laughingthrush M. fairbanki Praveen & Nameer 2012, Robin et al. 2017.  Change genus from Trochalopteron to Montecincla
DEL 7.3 Ventania Yellow Finch Sicalis holmbergi Greater Yellow Finch S. auriventris López-Lanús 2017, SACC 748 (No!)
PS 7.3 Calaveras Warbler Oreothlypis ridgwayi Nashville Warbler O. ruficapilla Stet subspecies status  (Weir and Schluter 2004, Smith et al. 2005; NACC 2017-C-5
AS 7.3 Cassia Crossbill Loxia sinesciuris Red Crossbill L. curvirostra Benkman et al. 2009, Parchman et al. 2016, NACC 2017-A-4. ENG South Hills Crossbill
PL 7.3 Arctic/Hoary Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni Common Redpoll A. flammea Decline proposed lump of Arctic/Common Redpoll pending confirmation of nonassortative mating (Mason & Taylor 2015, NACC 2017-B-7 split vote.)
AS 7.3 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret Common Redpoll A. flammea Knox 2001, Ottvall et al. 2002, Marthinsen et al. 2008, Mason & Taylor 2015, BOU, H&M4, NACC 2017-B-7
AS 7.3 Baird’s Junco Junco bairdi Yellow-eyed Junco J. phaeonotus Milá et al. 2016, NACC 2017-A-11
AS 7.2 Black-fronted Francolin Pternistis atrifrons Chestnut-naped Francolin P. castaneicollis Töpfer et al. 2014
AS 7.2 American Barn Owl Tyto furcata Western Barn Owl T. alba Nijman and Aliabadian 2013, König & Weick, 2009, Aliabadian et al. 2016.
AL 7.2 Archbold’s Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles archboldi Mountain Owlet-nightjar A. albertisi Beehler & Pratt 2016
AS 7.2 Blue-vented Hummingbird Amazilia hoffmanni Steely-vented Hummingbird A. saucerottei Blue-vented Hummingbird is a distinct member of the Middle American A. cyanura species group, not saucerottei (Stiles & Skutch 1989, McGuire et al. 2014, Jiménez & Ornelas 2015). Note hoffmanni, not sophiae.
AS 7.2 Peruvian Racket-tail Ocreatus peruanus [White-]Booted Racket-tail O. underwoodii Schuchmann et al. 2016, SACC Apodiformes/62A
PS 7.2 Anna’s Racket-tail Ocreatus annae [White-]Booted Racket-tail O. underwoodii Schuchmann et al. 2016; await more data
SSP 7.2 Choco Parakeet Pyrrhura pacifica Maroon-tailed Parakeet P. melanura Ridgely and Greenfield 2001, Donegan et al. 2016, SACC 524, HBW. Stet SSP/PS pending full revision.
AS 7.2 Rufous-booted  Racket-tail Ocreatus addae [White-]Booted Racket-tail O. underwoodii Schuchmann et al. 2016; Includes annae as ssp. English name provisional
SSP 7.2 Upper Magdalena Parakeet Pyrrhura chapmani Maroon-tailed Parakeet P. melanura Fjeldsa & Krabbe 1990,  Donegan et al. 2016. Stet SSP/PS pending full revision.
AS 7.2 Cordilleran Parakeet Psittacara frontatus Scarlet-fronted Parakeet P. wagleri Includes minor.  Corey 1918, Sibley & Monroe 1990, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001, HBW 2014, SACC Psittaciformes/7, Donegan et al. 2016
SSP 7.2 Orinoco Amazon Amazona bodini Festive Amazon A. festiva Donegan et al. 2016; await supporting data. Stet SSP/PS pending full analysis
NEW 7.2 Tatama Tapaculo Scytalopus alvarezlopezi Stiles et al. 2017
AS 7.2 Cachar Bulbul Iole cacharensis Olive Bulbul I. viridescens Manawatthana et al. 2017; English name provisional
AS 7.2 Charlotte’s Bulbul Iole charlottae Buff-vented Bulbul I. crypta Manawatthana et al. 2017; English name provisional. See also proposed taxonomic changes
AS 7.2 Whyte’s Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris whytei Ludwig’s Double-collared Sunbird C. ludovicensis Bowie 2003, Bowie et al. 2015. Includes skye.
PS 7.1 ‘Yellow-billed’ Egret Ardea brachyrhyncha Intermediate Egret A. intermedia HBW Alive, Cake et al. 2016. ENG? Stet PS for now
PS 7.1 Plumed Egret Ardea plumifera Intermediate Egret A. intermedia HBW Alive. Stet PS for now
AS 7.1 Foveaux Shag Leucocarbo stewarti Otago [Stewart Island] Shag L. chalconotus Rawlence et al. 2016
PS 7.1 Samoan Wood Pigeon Columba castaneiceps Metallic Pigeon C. vitiensis Pratt & Mittermeier 2016. Stet as ssp pending full revision of species complex
AS 7.1 White-throated Wedgebill Schistes albogularis Geoffroy’s Wedgebill [Wedge-billed Hummingbird] S. geoffroyi HBW Alive, Donegan et al. 2015. ENG
AS 7.1 Merida Sunangel Heliangelus spencei Amethyst-throated Sunangel H. amethysticollis HBW Alive, Donegan et al. 2015; “Amethystine” Sunangel?
AS 7.1 Longuemare’s Sunangel Heliangelus clarisse Amethyst-throated Sunangel H. amethysticollis HBW Alive, Donegan et al. 2015; “Amethystine” Sunangel?
PS 7.1 White-tailed Hillstar Urochroa leucura Rufous-gaped [White-tailed] Hillstar U. bougueri HBW Alive, Donegan et al. 2015; stet PS for now
PS 7.1 Perija Starfrontlet Coeligena consita Golden-bellied Starfrontlet C. bonapartei HBW Alive, Donegan et al. 2015; stet PS for now
PS 7.1 Golden Starfrontlet Coeligena eos Golden-bellied Starfrontlet C. bonapartei HBW Alive, Donegan et al. 2015; stet PS for now
PS 7.1 Green Inca Coeligena conradii  Collared Inca C. torquata  HBW Alive, Donegan et al. 2015; stet PS for now
PS 7.1 Peale’s Kingfisher Todiramphus pealei Pacific Kingfisher T. sacer Pratt and Mittermeier 2016; includes manuae. Stet as ssp pending full revision of species complex
PL 7.1 Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides Peregrine Falcon F. peregrinus White et al. 2013, H&M4, Fuchs et al. 2015, HBW Alive, Wink 2015. Stet PL until consensus
AS 7.1 Darwin’s Flycatcher Pyrocephalus nanus Vermilion Flycatcher P. [rubinus] obscurus Carmi et al. 2016
AS 7.1 San Cristobal Flycatcher Pyrocephalus dubius Vermilion Flycatcher P. [rubinus] obscurus Carmi et al. 2016
AS 7.1 Scarlet Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus Vermilion Flycatcher  P. [rubinus] obscurus  Carmi et al. 2016
AS 7.1 Double-collared Crescentchest Melanopareia bitorquata Collared Crescentchest M. torquata Lopes & Gonzaga 2016
PS 7.1 Samoan Myzomela Myzomela nigriventis Cardinal Myzomela M. cardinalis Pratt and Mittermeier 2016. Stet as ssp pending full revision of species complex
PS 7.1 Manua Shrikebill Clytorhynchus powelli Fiji Shrikebill C. vitiensis Pratt & Mittermeier 2016. Stet as ssp pending full revision of species complex
PS 7.1 Manua Starling Aplonis manuae Polynesian Starling A. tabuensis Pratt and Mittermeier 2016. Stet as ssp pending full revision of species complex
AS 7.1 Mediterranean Flycatcher Muscicapa tyrrhenica Spotted Flycatcher M. striata Vigano & Corso 2015, Pons et al. 2016; incl balearica
PS 7.1 Samoan Thrush Turdus samoensis Island Thrush T. poliocephalus Pratt & Mittermeier 2016
AS 7.1 Chinese Rubythroat Calliope tschebaiewi Himalayan [White-tailed] Rubythroat C. pectoralis Liu et al. 2016
AS 7.1 Genovesa Ground Finch Geospiza acutirostris Sharp-beaked Ground Finch G. difficilis Lamichhaney et al. 2015, SACC 676A-7/1; English name provisional
AS 7.1 Vampire Ground Finch Geospiza septentrionalis Sharp-beaked Ground Finch G. difficilis Lamichhaney et al. 2015, SACC 676A-7/1;English name provisional
AS 7.1 Genovesa Cactus Finch Geospiza propinqua ‘Espanola Cactus [Large Cactus] Finch G. conirostris Lamichhaney et al. 2015, SACC 676B-7/1; G. conirostris is sister to G. magnirostris. 
AL 6.4 Violet-throated Toucanet Aulacorhynchus cognatus Blue-throated Toucanet A. caeruleogularis Winker 2016
AL 6.4 Santa Marta Toucanet Aulacorhynchus lautus White-throated Toucanet A. albivitta Winker 2016
AL 6.4 Grey-throated Toucanet Aulacorhynchus griseigularis White-throated Toucanet A. albivitta Winker 2016
AS 6.4 Chestnut-throated Flycatcher Myiagra castaneigularis Azure-crested Flycatcher M. azureocapilla Andersen et al. 2015, Clements 2016; includes whitneyi.
AS 6.4 Baliem Whistler Pachycephala balim Yellow-throated  Whistler P. macrorhyncha Andersen et al. 2014, Beehler & Pratt 2016, Clements 2016
SSP 6.4 Hierro Blue Tit  Cyanistes ombriosus  African Blue Tit  Cyanistes teneriffae Sangster 2006, Stervander et al. 2015, Illera et al. 2016; ssp of teneriffae
PS 6.4 Canary Islands Blue Tit Cyanistes teneriffae  African Blue Tit Cyanistes teneriffae Sangster 2006, Stervander et al. 2015, Illera et al. 2016; includes hedwigae, ombriosus. ENG
SSP 6.4 Gran Canaria Blue Tit Cyanistes hedwigae  African Blue Tit Cyanistes teneriffae Sangster 2006, Stervander et al. 2015, Illera et al. 2016; subspecies of teneriffae
PS 6.4 North African Blue Tit  Cyanistes ultramarinus  African Blue Tit Cyanistes teneriffae Sangster 2006, Stervander et al. 2015, Illera et al. 2016; includes degener; ENG?
SSP 6.4 Fuerteventura Blue Tit Cyanistes degener  African Blue Tit Cyanistes teneriffae Sangster 2006, Stervander et al. 2015, Illera et al. 2016; subspecies of ultramarinus
PS 6.4 Cyrenaican Blue Tit  Cyanistes cyrenaicae  African Blue Tit Cyanistes teneriffae Sangster 2006, Stervander et al. 2015, Illera et al. 2016; monotypic
PS 6.4 La Palma Blue Tit Cyanistes palmensis  African Blue Tit  Cyanistes teneriffae Sangster 2006, Stervander et al. 2015, Illera et al. 2016; monotypic
AS 6.4 Mongolian Short-toed Lark Calandrella dukhunensis Greater Short-toed Lark C. brachydactyla Alström et al. 2013, Stervander 2016, Clements 2016.
AS 6.4 Streak-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus conradi Irrawaddy [Streak-eared] Bulbul P. blanfordi Garg et al. 2016
AS 6.3 Grey-faced Petrel Pterodroma gouldi Great-winged Petrel P. macroptera Wood et al. 2016
AS 6.3 Ainley’s Storm Petrel Oceanodroma cheimomnestes Leach’s Storm Petrel O. leucorhoa NACC 2016-C-16
AS 6.3 Townsend’s Storm Petrel Oceanodroma socorroensis Leach’s Storm Petrel O. leucorhoa NACC 2016-C-16
AL 6.3 Caribbean Coot Fulica caribaea American Coot F. americana Caribbean Coot is a white shield color morph/ subspecies of American Coot (HBW Alive, Donegan et al. 2015, NACC 2016-A-9)
PS 5.4 Tepui Nightjar Systellura roraimae Band-winged Nightjar S. longirostris Cleere 2010, SACC 677B DECLINED
PS 5.4 Rufous-naped Nightjar Systellura ruficervix Band-winged Nightjar S. longirostris Cleere 2010, SACC 677B DECLINED
AS 6.3 Cyprus Scops Owl Otus cyprius Eurasian Scops Owl O. scops Flint et al. 2015
AS 6.3 Lesser Violetear Colibri cyanotus Mexican [Green] Violetear C. thalassinus Remsen et al. 2015, NACC 2016-C-10
AS 6.3 Red-backed Flameback Dinopium psarodes Black-rumped Flameback D. benghalense HBW Alive, Fernando et al. 2016; Hybrid zone analysis indicates essential reproductive isolation.
SSP 6.3 Talaud Pitta Erythropitta inspeculata Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013 Collar et al. 2015; H&M4 ssp group 1. Stet ssp of erythrogaster
SSP 6.3 Sulu Pitta Erythropitta yairocho Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013. Stet ssp of erythrogaster
AS 6.3 Sula Pitta Erythropitta dohertyi Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013, Collar et al. 2013; H&M4 ssp group 2.
AS 6.3 Siao Pitta Erythropitta pallidiceps Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013, Collar et al. 2013; H&M4 ssp group 2.
AS 6.3 Sangihe Pitta Erythropitta caeruleitorques Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013, Collar et al. 2013; H&M4 ssp group 2.
AS 6.3 Sulawesi Pitta Erythropitta celebensis Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013, Collar et al. 2013; H&M4 ssp group 2.
AS 6.3 South Moluccan Pitta Erythropitta rubrinucha Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013, Collar et al. 2015. Includes  piroensis. H&M4 ssp group #4.
SSP 6.3 Seram Pitta Erythropitta piroensis Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013. Ssp of  South Moluccan Pitta
AS 6.3 Louisiade Pitta Erythropitta meeki Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013, Collar et al. 2015. H&M4 ssp group #8
AS 6.3 North Mollucan Pitta Erythropitta rufiventris Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013; Collar et al. 2015. Includes cyanonota, bernsteini, [obiensis, inornata]. H&M4 ssp group #3.
AS 6.3 Bismarck Pitta Erythropitta novaehibernicae Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013; includes extima, splendida, gazellae. H&M4 ssp group #7.
SSP 6.3 New Britain Pitta Erythropitta gazellae Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013. H&M4 ssp group #7. Ssp of Bismarck Pitta.
SSP 6.3 Tabar Pitta Erythropitta splendida Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013. H&M4 subspecies group #7. Ssp of Bismarck Pitta.
AS 6.3 Papuan Pitta Erythropitta macklotii Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013, Collar et al. 2015, Beehler & Pratt 2016). Includes habenichti, finschiiloriae/”oblita”, digglesi,[aruensis, kuehni, strenua, yorki]. H&M4 ssp group #5-6
SSP 6.3 Habenicht’s Pitta Erythropitta habenichti Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013,  Collar et al 2015. Ssp of Papuan Pitta. H&M4 ssp group #6;
SSP 6.3 D’Entrecasteaux Pitta Erythropitta finschii Philippine [Red-bellied] Pitta E. erythrogaster Irestedt et al. 2013. Collar et al 2015.  Ssp of Papuan Pitta. H&M4 ssp group #7,
SSP 6.3 Sao Paulo Antwren Stymphalornis [Formicivora] paludicola Parana [Marsh] Antwren S. acutirostris Buzzetti et al. 2013; SACC 693 3/5; subspecies for now
AS 6.3 Ayacucho Thistletail Asthenes ayacuchensis Vilcabamba Thistletail A. vilcabambae Hosner et al. 2015; SACC 697:7/0
AS 6.3 Aceh Bulbul Pycnonotus snouckaerti Orange-spotted Bulbul P. bimaculatus Eaton & Collar 2015
AS 6.3 Isthmian Wren Cantorchilus elutus Cabanis’s [Plain] Wren C. modestus Saucier et al. 2015, NACC 2016-C-14
AS 6.3 Canebrake Wren Cantorchilus zeledoni Cabanis’s [Plain] Wren C. modestus Stiles et al. 1989, Ridgely & Gwynne 1989, AOU 1998, Saucier et al. 2015, NACC 2016-C-14
AS 6.3 Santa Marta Wood Wren Henicorhina anachoreta Grey-breasted Wood Wren H. leucophrys Caro et al. 2013, SACC 700 7/0; English name provisional
NEW 6.3 Himalayan Thrush Zoothera salimalii   Alström et al. 2016; ENG  Forest Thrush (Turdus lherminieri)
AS 6.3 Sichuan Thrush Zoothera griseiceps Alpine [Plain-backed] Thrush Z. mollissima Alström et al. 2016; ENG Forest Thrush (Turdus lherminieri)
SSP 6.3 Grayson’s Thrush Turdus graysoni Rufous-backed Thrush T. rufopalliatus Montaño-Rendón et al. 2015. Vocals? Stet subspecies status for now
SSP 6.3 Campina Thrush Turdus arthuri Black-billed Thrush T. ignobilis Cerqueira et al. 2016; stet PS SSP pending resolution of (unsampled) ssp ignobilis and goodfellowi.SACC?
SSP 6.3 Amazonian Thrush Turdus debilis Black-billed Thrush T. ignobilis Cerqueira et al. 2016; stet PS SSP as above. SACC?
SSP 6.3 Lilian’s Meadowlark Sturnella lilianae Eastern Meadowlark S. magna Includes auropectoralis and saundersi; NACC 2016-C-2 declined.
AS 6.3 Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch Fringilla polatzeki [Tenerife] Blue Chaffinch F. teydea Sangster et al. 2015
AS 6.2 Sultan’s Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia doreya  Amboyna [Slender-billed] Cuckoo-Dove M. amboienensis Ng et al. 2016. Incl albicapilla, albiceps, atrata, sanghirensis, sedecima, balim. English name provisional
AS 6.2 Enggano Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia cinnamomea Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove M. emiliana Ng et al. 2016. Monotypic
AS 6.2 Barusan Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia modiglianii Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove M. emiliana Ng et al. 2016. Incl elassa, hypopercna
AS 6.2 Tanimbar Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia timorlaoensis Timor [Bar-necked] Cuckoo-Dove M. magna Ng et al. 2016. Monotypic
AS 6.2 Flores Sea Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia macassariensis Timor [Bar-necked] Cuckoo-Dove M. magna Ng et al. 2016. Incl longa
AS 6.2 Sula Cuckoo-Dove Turacoena sulaensis White-faced [Cuckoo-] Dove T. manadensis Ng & Rheindt 2016
AS 6.2 Purple-capped Fruit Dove Ptilinopus ponapensis Crimson-crowned Fruit Dove P. porphyraceus Cibois et al. 2014, Hayes et al. 2016
AS 6.2 Kosrae Fruit Dove Ptilinopus hernsheimi Crimson-crowned Fruit Dove P. porphyraceus Hayes et al. 2016
AS 6.2 Turquoise-throated Barbet Psilopogon chersonesus Blue-throated Barbet P. asiaticus Sister to P. oorti, den Tex and Leonard 2013, Clements 6.9, HBW Alive
AS 6.2 Necklaced Barbet Psilopogon auricularis Golden-throated Barbet P. franklinii den Tex and Leonard 2013, HBW Alive
AS 6.2 Coopmans’s Elaenia Elaenia brachyptera Lesser Elaenia E. chiriquensis Rheindt et al 2015; SACC 686
AS 6.2 Tan-capped Catbird Ailuroedus geislerorum White-eared Catbird A. buccoides Irestedt et al. 2015; includes molestus. English names?
AS 6.2 Ochre-breasted Catbird Ailuroedus stonii White-eared Catbird A. buccoides Irestedt et al. 2015; includes cinnamomeus. English names?
AS 6.2 Spotted Catbird Ailuroedus maculosus  Black-eared [Spotted] Catbird A. melanotis Irestedt et al. 2015
AS 6.2 Black-capped Catbird Ailuroedus melanocephalus Black-eared [Spotted] Catbird A. melanotis Irestedt et al. 2015
AS 6.2 Huon Catbird Ailuroedus astigmaticus Black-eared [Spotted] Catbird A. melanotis Irestedt et al. 2015
AS 6.2 Arfak Catbird Ailuroedus arfakianus Black-eared [Spotted] Catbird A. melanotis Irestedt et al. 2015; includes misoliensis.
AS 6.2 Northern Catbird Ailuroedus jobiensis Black-eared [Spotted] Catbird A. melanotis Irestedt et al. 2015; includes guttaticollis
AS 6.2 Temotu Whistler Pachycephala vanikorensis Fiji Whistler P. vitiensis Includes ornata and  utupae, as well as vanikorensis [from Melanesian Whistler Pachycephala chlorura](Andersen et al. 2014, Jønsson et al. 2014). Temotu is the local name of the [Santa Cruz] islands and the current and official name of that province in the Solomon Islands
AS 6.2 Grey-brown White-eye Zosterops ponapensis Kosrae [Grey-brown] White-eye Z. cinereus Hayes et al. 2016;  English name Grey-brown White-eye appropriate to and established for ponapensis. Rename Z. cinereus ‘Kosrae White-eye’ (D. Pratt)
AS 6.2 Dark-eyed White-eye Zosterops tetiparius Solomons White-eye Z. kulambangrae Includes paradoxus (Moyle et al. 2009, H&M4, but also see H&M4: 644, Mees 1955 re use of rendovae)
AS 6.2 Forest White-eye Zosterops stenocricotus African Yellow White-eye Z. senegalensis Vocally distinct sister to (Speirops) brunneus on Bioko Is; not a member of the  senegalensis cryptic species complex (Fry et al. 2000, Cox 2013, Cox et al. 2014). English name ok?
SSP 6.2 Taiwan Thrush Turdus niveiceps Island Thrush T. poliocephalus Nylander et al. 2008, H&M4; stet ssp status for now
SSP 6.2 Yunnan Parrotbill Sinosuthora ricketti Brown-winged Parrotbill S. brunnea Deignan 1964, Robson 2007, Penhallurick & Robson 2009, Yeung et al. 2011. STET subspecies pending further research
SSP+ 6.2 Grass Wren Cistothorus elegans Grass Wren C. platensis Robbins and Nyári 2014.  Includes tinnulus, potosinus, jalapensis, warneri, russelli, graberi, and lucidus.
SSP+ 6.2 Austral Wren Cistothorus hornensis Grass Wren C. platensis Robbins and Nyári 2014.  Includes falklandicus
SSP+ 6.2 Tucuman Wren Cistothorus tucumanus Grass Wren C. platensis Robbins and Nyári 2014.  Includes boliviae
SSP+ 6.2 Puna Wren Cistothorus minimus Grass Wren C. platensis Robbins and Nyári 2014.
SSP+ 6.2 Junin Wren Cistothorus graminicola Grass Wren C. platensis Robbins and Nyári 2014.
SSP+ 6.2 Paramo Wren Cistothorus aequatorialis Grass Wren C. platensis Robbins and Nyári 2014. Includes tamaetolimae
SSP+ 6.2 Venezuelan Wren Cistothorus alticola Grass Wren C. platensis  Robbins and Nyári 2014.
AS 6.1 Tschudi’s Nightjar Systellura decussata Band-winged Nightjar S. longirostris Cleere 2010, SACC 677A 10/0; English name=Desert Nightjar? Genus?
NEW 6.1 Western Striolated Puffbird Nystalus obamai Eastern Striolated Puffbird N. striolatus Whitney et al. 2013e, SACC 617, 679, 701.
SSP 6.1 Pacific Fulmar Fulmarus rodgersii Northern Fulmar F. glacialis Stet subspecies; see Kerr & Dove 2013 for PS status of F. rodgersii
SSP 6.1 Northern Silvery Grebe Podiceps juninensis [Southern] Silvery Grebe P. occipitalis Stet subspecies pending better contact zone info (Fjeldså & Krabbe 1990, Jaramillo 2003, Del Hoyo & Collar 2014, Ogawa et al. 2015).
SSP 6.1 Eastern Striolated Puffbird Nystalus torridus [Natterer’s] Striolated Puffbird N. striolatus SACC 617 declined; stet as subspecies of N. striolatus pending completion of SACC 679 discussion
SSP 6.1 Mallee Whipbird Psophodes leucogaster Western Whipbird P. nigrogularis Schodde & Mason 1999, Christidis & Boles 2008, Toon et al. 2013; await full study
SSP 6.1 Western Subalpine Warbler Sylvia inornata [Eastern] Subalpine Warbler P. cantillans Svensson 2013ab; includes new ssp iberiae. Await revision of species complex.
SSP 6.1 Santa Marta Wood Wren Henicorhina anachoreta Grey-breasted Wood Wren H. leucophrys Stet subspecies status pending review of species complex. See Caro et al. 2013)
AS 6.1 Sedge Wren Cistothorus stellaris Grass [Sedge] Wren C. platensis Robbins and Nyári 2014;  Middle and South American members of this species complex await revision.
SSP 6.1 ‘Okinawa Flycatcher’ Ficedula owstoni Narcissus Flycatcher F. narcissina Dong et al. 2015. English name under discussion. Await data on additional populations
AS 6.1 Bundok Flycatcher Fidecula luzoniensis Snowy-browed Flycatcher F. hyperythra Philippine populations of Snowy-browed Flycatcher are members of a different species clade (Moyle et al. 2015, Clements et al. 2015).
SSP 6.1 Visayan Shama Copsychus superciliarus White-browed Shama C. luzoniensis Lim et al. 2010, Collar 2011b, not H&M4 nor HBW. Stet ssp
AS 6.1 Merida Brush Finch Atlapetes meridae Moustached Brush Finch A. albofrenatus Donegan et al. 2014
SSP 6.1 Cayman Bullfinch Melopyrrha taylori Cuban Bullfinch M. nigra Bradley 2000, H&M4, Garrido et al. 2014; NACC 2016-A-5.