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IOC Version 5.2 (Draft)

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 100 Tepui Flycatcher Mionectes roraimae ADD AS  McConnell’s Flycatcher Mmacconnelli  Hilty & Escanio 2014; SACC proposal badly needed. English name under discussion

IOC Version 5.1 (Jan 15, 2015)

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 59 Cliff Parakeet Myiopsitta luchsi ADD AS Monk Parakeet M. monacha Collar 1997, Russello et al. 2008, SACC 93 & 503 in review
 74 Purple-crowned Plovercrest Stephanoxis loddigesii ADD AS [Green-crowned] Plovercrest S. lalandi Cavarzere et al. 2014, SACC 664; English names under discussion
 76 Andean Blossomcrown Anthocephala berlepschi ADD AS [Santa Marta] Blossomcrown A. floriceps Lozano-Jaramillo et al. 2014, SACC 654
111 Boa Nova Tapaculo Scytalopus gonzagai ADD AS Mouse-colored Tapaculo S. speluncae Mauricio et al. 2014, SACC 643.
131 Louisiade Whistler Pachycephala collaris ADD  AS Oriole Whistler P. orioloides Andersen et al. 2013, Jønsson et al 2014; includes ssp rosseliana
131 Western Whistler Pachycephala occidentalis ADD AS Australian Golden Whistler P. pectoralis Joseph et al 2014
142 Owston’s Tit Sittiparus owstoni ADD AS Varied Tit S. varius McKay et al. 2014
142 Iriomote Tit Sittiparus olivaceus ADD AS Owston’s Tit S. owstoni McKay et al.. 2014
142 Chestnut-bellied Tit Sittiparus castaneoventris  ADD AS Iriomote Tit S. olivaceus McKay et al.. 2014
178 Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa sodhii ADD NEW Asian Brown Flycatcher M. dauurica Harris et al. 2014
201 Sooty Fox Sparrow Passerella unalaschcensis ADD AS Red Fox Sparrow P. iliaca Zink 1994, Zink & Kessen 1999, Weckstein et al. 2002, Zink & Weckstein 2003, HBW 16
201 Slate-colored Fox Sparrow Passerella schistacea ADD AS Sooty Fox Sparrow P. unalaschcensis Zink 1994, Zink & Kessen 1999, Weckstein et al 2002, Zink & Weckstein 2003, HBW 16.
201 Thick-billed Fox Sparrow Passerella megarhyncha ADD AS Slate-colored Fox Sparrow P. schistacea Zink 1994, Zink & Kessen 1999, Weckstein et al. 2002, Zink & Weckstein 2003, HBW 16
203 Black-fronted Brush Finch Atlapetes nigrifrons  ADD  AS Yellow-breasted [Rufous-naped] Brush Finch A. latinuchus Donegan & Huertas 2006, Donegan et al. 2014

IOC Version 4.4 (Oct 31,2014)

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 38  Aztec Rail Rallus tenuirostris ADD AS King Rail R. elegans Maley & Brumfield 2013, NACC 2014-A-5
 38  Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans  ADD  AS Mangrove [Clapper] Rail  R. longirostris Maley & Brumfield 2013, NACC 2014-A-5. Rename R. longirostris incl ssp longirostris,, phelpsi, dillonripleyi, margaritae, pelodramus,cypereti, crassirostris. 
 38 Ridgway’s Rail Rallus obsoletus ADD AS Clapper Rail R. [longirostris] crepitans Maley & Brumfield 2013, NACC 2014-A-5; includes ssp obsoletuslevipes, beldingi, yumanensis, [rhizophorae], [nayaritensis].
52 Norfolk Ground Dove Gallicolumba norfolciensis DEL TAX Name formally suppressed; validity of species requires confirmation
86 Sooty Barbet Caloramphus hayii ADD AS Brown Barbet (C. fuliginosus) Den Tex and Leonard 2013; C. hayii includes ssp detersus
86 Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima duvaucelii ADD AS Yellow-eared [Blue-eared/Little] Barbet (M. australis) Den Tex and Leonard 2013. Blue-eared Barbet (M. duvaucelii) includes all ssp except australis; Yellow-eared Barbet is monotypic.
96 Palkachupa Cotinga Phibalura boliviana ADD AS Swallow-tailed Cotinga (P. flavirostris) Brumfield et al. 2004, Hennessey 2011, BLI; SACC 494 (declined by 4/10 qualified nays). Burden of proof shifts to lumping
109 Riparian Antbird Cercomacra fuscicauda ADD AS Blackish Antbird (C. nigrescens) Mayer et al. 2014; SACC 636
131 Bougainville Whistler Pachycephala richardsi ADD AS Hooded Whistler (P. implicata) Dutson 2011, Andersen et al. 2013, Jønsson et al. 2014
131 White-throated Whistler Pachycephala vitiensis DEL AL Fiji Whistler (P. graeffii) Lump Fiji subspecies of White-throated Whistler with Fiji Whistler. Alternative assignment of ornata, ubiensis to follow. The combined species epithet P. vitiensis has priority over P. graeffii (H&M 2003, Andersen et al. 2013)
197 Black-eared Warbler Basileuterus melanotis ADD AS Golden-crowned Warbler (B. culicivorus) Gutiérrez-Pinto et al 2012, Donegan 2014;includes chitrensis. 
197 Tacarcuna Warbler Basileuterus tacarcunae ADD AS Black-eared Warbler (B. melanotis) Gutiérrez-Pinto et al 2012, Donegan 2014.
197 Yungas Warbler Basileuterus punctipectus ADD AS Three-banded Warbler (B. trifasciatus) Gutiérrez-Pinto et al 2012, Donegan 2014; includes B. p. inconspicuus and canens). English name?
197 Roraiman Warbler Myiothlypis roraimae ADD AS Two-banded Warbler (M. bivittata) Restore Roraiman Warbler to species status (Hilty 2003, IOC 1.0); SACC 67, 630.
199 Pale Baywing Agelaioides fringillarius ADD AS [Greyish] Baywing (A. badius) Jaramillo & Burke 1999, Fraga 2008, 2011(HBW), CBRO 2011

IOC Version 4.3 (July 31, 2014)

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57 Seychelles Black Parrot Coracopsis barklyi ADD AS  Lesser Vasa Parrot C. nigra  Kundu et al 2012, H&M4; old basal lineage of the C. nigra complex, which includes extinct Mascarinus
118 Duida Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes duidae ADD AS Guianan [Lineated] Woodcreeper L. albolineatus  Rodrigues et al 2013, SACC 620
118 Inambari Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes fatimalimae ADD  NEW Duida Woodcreeper L. duidae  Rodrigues et al 2013, SACC 620
118  Rondonia Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes fuscicapillus ADD, TAX AS Inambari Woodcreeper L. fatimalimae  Rodrigues et al 2013, SACC 620; includes L. a. madeirae
118 Layard’s Woodcreeper  Lepidocolaptes layardi ADD AS Rondonia Woodcreeper L. fuscicapillus  Rodrigues et al 2013, SACC 620
128 Silver-backed Butcherbird Cracticus argenteus ADD AS Grey Butcherbird  C. torquatus  Schodde & Mason 1999, Kearns 2013, Kearns et al 2014
147 Lepe Cisticola Cisticola lepe DEL AL Ssp of Red-faced Cisticola C. erythrops  Dowsett & Forbes-Watson 1993, H&M3
167 Inambari Gnatcatcher Polioptila attenboroughi ADD NEW Para Gnatcatcher P. paraensis  Whittaker et al 2013, SACC 619
191 Kimberley Pipit Anthus pseudosimilis DEL AL African Pipit A. cinnamomeus  Davies & Peacock 2014
191 Long-tailed Pipit Anthus longicaudatus DEL AL Buffy Pipit A. vaalensis  Davies & Peacock 2014

IOC Version 4.2 (Apr 15, 2014)

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57 Timneh Parrot Psittacus timneh ADD AS Grey Parrot P. erithacus Melo & O’Ryan (2007), BirdLife (2012): distinct genetics, plumage, bill color, vocals; parapatry with uncertain hybridization.
78 Blue-bearded Helmetcrest Oxypogon cyanolaemus ADD AS [Green-] Bearded Helmetcrest O. guerinii Collar & Salaman 2013, SACC 609
78 White-bearded Helmetcrest Oxypogon lindenii ADD AS Blue-bearded Helmetcrest O. cyanolaemus Collar & Salaman 2013, SACC 609
78 Buffy Helmetcrest Oxypogon stuebelii ADD AS White-Bearded Helmetcrest O. lindenii Collar & Salaman 2013, SACC 609
101 Acre Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus cohnhafti ADD NEW Yungas Tody-Tyrant H. spodiops Zimmer et al 2013, SACC 598
105 White-rumped Sirystes Sirystes albocinereus ADD AS Sibilant [Eastern] Sirystes S. sibilator Donegan 2013, SACC 610
105 Todd’s Sirystes Sirystes subcanescens ADD AS White-rumped Sirystes S. albocinereus Donegan 2013, SACC 610
107 Negro Stipple-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla pyrrhonota ADD AS [Napo] Stipple-throated Antwren E. haematonota Whitney et al 2013e, SACC 589A
107 Madeira Stipple-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla amazonica ADD AS Negro Stipple-throated Antwren E. pyrrhonota Whitney et al 2013e, SACC 589A
112 Snethlage’s Antpitta Hylopezus paraensis ADD AS Spotted Antpitta H. macularius Carneiro et al 2012, SACC 622
112 Alta Floresta Antpitta Hylopezus whittakeri ADD AS Snethlage’s Antpitta H. paraensis Carneiro et al 2012; newly described (species) taxon  in macularius complex, treated tentatively as ssp in 4.1 pending review of species complex. SACC 622
117 Dusky Leaftosser Sclerurus obscurior ADD AS ‘Tawny-throated’ Leaftosser S. mexicanus d’Horta et al 2013, SACC 603. Note: obscurior complex comprises additional species. English names under review
146  Sidamo Lark Heteromirafra sidamoensis DEL AL Conspecific with Archer’s Lark (Spottiswoode et al 2013, Alström et al 2013)
208 Tropeiro Seedeater Sporophila beltoni   ADD  NEW Plumbeous Seedeater S. plumbea  Repenning & Fontana 2013, SACC 615

IOC Version 4.1 (Jan 7, 2014)

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65 Arabian Scops Owl Otus pamelae ADD AS African Scops Owl O. senegalensis Pons et al 2013
73 Mexican Hermit Phaethornis mexicanus ADD AS Long-billed Hermit P. longirostris Howell 2013, Arbeláz-Cortés and Navarro-Sigüenza 2013; includes griseoventer
103 Plumbeous Tyrant Knipolegus cabanisi ADD AS Jelski’s Black [Andean] Tyrant K. signatus Hosner & Moyle 2012, SACC 573; English names pending
108 Aripuana Antwren Herpsilochmus stotzi ADD NEW Black-capped Antwren  H. atricapillus Whitney et al 2013a, SACC 585
108 Predicted Antwren Herpsilochmus praedictus ADD NEW Aripuana Antwren H. stotzi Cohn-Haft and Bravo 2013, SACC 586
109 Manicore Warbling Antbird Hypocnemis rondoni ADD NEW Spix’s Warbling Antbird H. striata Whitney et al 2013b, SACC 588
110 Bicolored Antbird Gymnopithys bicolor ADD AS White-cheeked [Bicolored] Antbird G. leucaspis Ridgely & Greenfield 2001,SACC 587
131 Rennell Whistler Pachycephala feminina ADD AS Oriole Whistler P. orioloides Jønsson et al 2008, Dutson 2011, Andersen 2013
131 New Caledonian Whistler Pachycephala caledonica   ADD AS Melanesian Whistler P. [caledonica] chlorura  Mayr 1967, Sibley & Monroe 1990, Andersen 2013
176 Bornean Forktail Enicurus borneensis ADD AS White-crowned Forktail E. leschenaulti Effectively sympatric with (lowland) E.l. frontalis; other members of this species complex are species candidates (Moyle et al. 2005, Collar and Pilgrim 2007).
194 Spotted Great Rosefinch Carpodacus severtzovi DEL AL [Caucasian] Great Rosefinch C. rubicilla Carpodacus rubicilla includes C. severtzovi (Tietze et al 2013, cf Rasmussen & Anderton 2005, IOC 3.5)
194 Pale Rosefinch Carpodacus stoliczkae ADD AS Sinai Rosefinch C. synoicus Tietze et al 2013
200 Gosling’s Bunting Emberiza goslingi ADD AS Cinnamon-breasted Bunting E. tahapisi Olsson et al 2013c

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