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Subspecies Updates

IOC Version 7.2 (Draft)

 SPECIES

 PREVIOUS VERSIONS

PROPOSED CHANGE

 CODE

NOTES & SOURCES

Dwarf Cassowary Casuarius bennetti papuanus
Casuarius bennetti westermanni TAX The use of C. b. westermanni rather than C. b. papuanus for the form from the Vogelkop Peninsula with the white occipital region follows Perron 2011 and Beehler & Pratt 2016. The provenance of the specimen associated with papuanus remains unsettled.
Red-billed Brushturkey Talegalla cuvieri Delete subspecies granti and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Black-billed Brushturkey Talegalla fuscirostris Delete subspecies occidentis,  aruensis, meyeri, and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
King Quail Excalfactoria chinensis Delete subspecies novaeguineae and papuensis. DEL Subspecies novaeguineae and papuensis are included in lepida. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus Tentatively reassign subspecies rosselianus from A. cirrocephalus to A. fasciatus. TAX Beehler & Pratt 2016. Schodde 2015.
Black-mantled Goshawk Accipiter melanochlamys Delete subspecies schistacinus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Cinnamon Ground Dove Gallicolumba rufigula Delete subspecies septentrionalis and orientalis. DEL Subspecies septentrionalis and orientalis are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Peaceful Dove Geopelia placida Delete subspecies papua. DEL Subspecies papua is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Western Crowned Pigeon Goura cristata Delete subspecies minor, pygmaea, and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016, Gibbs et al 2001.
Orange-bellied Fruit Dove Ptilinopus iozonus Delete subspecies pseudohumeralis. DEL Subspecies pseudohumeralis is synonymous with humeralis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Beautiful Fruit Dove Ptilinopus pulchellus Delete subspecies decorus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Collared Imperial Pigeon Ducula mullerii Delete subspecies aurantia and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Chestnut Forest Rail Rallicula rubra Delete subspecies telefolminensis. DEL Subspecies telefolminensis is included in klossi. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Forbes’s Forest Rail Rallicula forbesi Delete subspecies steini and dryas. DEL Subspecies steini and dryas are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Lewin’s Rail Lewinia pectoralis Delete subspecies capta and insulsa. DEL Subspecies capta is included in mayri. Subspecies insulsa is included in alberti.  Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Delete subspecies reductus and randi. DEL Subspecies reductus is included in lacustris. Subspecies randi is included in mellori. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Bare-eyed Rail Gymnocrex plumbeiventris Delete subspecies hoeveni. DEL Subspecies hoeveni is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis Delete subspecies richardsoni,  edwardi and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Pacific Koel Eudynamys orientalis Delete subspecies minimus. DEL Subspecies minimus is included in rufiventer. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo Cacomantis castaneiventris Delete subspecies arfakianus, weiskei and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Papuan Boobook Ninox theomacha Delete subspecies hoedtii. DEL Subspecies hoedtii is synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Papuan Frogmouth Podargus papuensis Delete subspecies rogersi baileyi and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016, Holyoak 1999b, 2001, Cleere 2010.
Wallace’s Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles wallacii Delete subspecies manni, gigas and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Mountain Swiftlet Aerodramus hirundinaceus Delete subspecies excelsus. DEL Subspecies excelsus is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Longuemare’s Sunangel Heliangelus clarisse Add subspecies verdiscutus. ADD Heynen 1999, Restall et al 2006, Hilty 2003.
Shovel-billed Kookaburra Clytoceyx rex Delete subspecies imperator and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Blue-winged Kookaburra Dacelo leachii Restore subspecies superflua. ADD Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Yellow-billed Kingfisher Syma torotoro Delete subspecies meeki. DEL Subspecies meeki is included in the nominate subspecies. Woodall 2001, Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Mountain Kingfisher Syma megarhyncha Delete subspecies wellsi. DEL Subspecies wellsi is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus Delete subspecies javanicus, celebensis and salvadorii. DEL Treat as monotypic. Fry 2001a, Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Blyth’s Hornbill Rhyticeros plicatus Delete subspecies ruficollis, jungei, dampieri, harterti, mendanae, and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Kemp 2001, Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Oriental Hobby Falco severus Delete subspecies papuanus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Modest Tiger Parrot Psittacella modesta Delete subspecies subcollaris. DEL Subspecies subcollaris is included in collaris. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Madarasz’s Tiger Parrot Psittacella madaraszi Delete subspecies major and hallstromi . DEL Subspecies major and hallstromi are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Yellow-billed Lorikeet Neopsittacus musschenbroekii Delete subspecies major and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Orange-billed Lorikeet Neopsittacus pullicauda Delete subspecies alpinus,  socialis, and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Coconut Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Delete subspecies micropteryx and caeruleiceps.
DEL Subspecies micropteryx is included in massena . Subspecies caeruleiceps is included in nigrogularis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Brown Lory Chalcopsitta duivenbodei Delete subspecies  syringanuchalis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Large Fig Parrot Psittaculirostris desmarestii Delete subspecies intermedius. DEL Subspecies intermedius is included in occidentalis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Orange-breasted Fig Parrot Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii Delete subspecies ramuensis. DEL Subspecies ramuensis is included in amabilis Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Double-eyed Fig Parrot Cyclopsitta diophthalma Delete subspecies coccineifrons. DEL Subspecies coccineifrons is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot Loriculus aurantiifrons Delete subspecies batavorum. DEL Subspecies batavorum is included in meeki. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Red-winged Parrot Aprosmictus erythropterus Delete subspecies papua. DEL Subspecies papua is synonymous with coccineopterus. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus Delete subspecies aruensis and biaki. DEL Subspecies aruensis and biaki are synonymized with polychloros. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Red-cheeked Parrot Geoffroyus geoffroyi Delete subspecies orientalis. DEL Subspecies orientalis is included in aruensis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot Micropsitta keiensis Delete subspecies viridipectus. DEL Subspecies viridipectus is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
MacGregor’s Bowerbird Amblyornis macgregoriae Delete subspecies kombok, amati, nubicola and lecroyae. DEL Subspecies kombok, amati, nubicola and lecroyae are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Papuan Treecreeper Cormobates placens Delete subspecies steini and inexpectata. DEL Subspecies steini and inexpectata are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Dusky Myzomela Myzomela obscura Delete subspecies aruensis. DEL Subspecies aruensis is included in fumata. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Papuan Black Myzomela Myzomela nigrita Delete subspecies meyeri and louisiadensis. DEL Subspecies meyeri and louisiadensis are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Spotted Honeyeater Xanthotis polygrammus Delete subspecies kuehni and candidior. DEL Subspecies kuehni is included in poikilosternos. Subspecies candidior is included in lophotis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Tawny-breasted Honeyeater Xanthotis flaviventer Delete subspecies philemon. DEL Subspecies philemon is included in meyeri. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
New Guinea Friarbird Philemon novaeguineae Delete subspecies trivialis. DEL Subspecies trivialis is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Long-billed Honeyeater Melilestes megarhynchus Delete subspecies stresemanni. DEL Subspecies stresemanni is included in vagans. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Green-backed Honeyeater Glycichaera fallax Delete subspecies poliocephala. DEL Subspecies poliocephala is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Leaden Honeyeater Ptiloprora plumbea Delete subspecies  granti and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Rufous-backed Honeyeater Ptiloprora guisei Delete subspecies umbrosa and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Plain Honeyeater Pycnopygius ixoides Delete subspecies cinereifrons. DEL Subspecies cinereifrons is synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Marbled Honeyeater Pycnopygius cinereus Delete subspecies dorsalis. DEL Subspecies dorsalis is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Olive Straightbill Timeliopsis fulvigula Delete subspecies fuscicapilla. DEL Subspecies fuscicapilla is included in meyeri. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Black-throated Honeyeater Caligavis subfrenata Delete subspecies melanolaema, utakwensis, salvadorii and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Obscure Honeyeater Caligavis obscura Delete subspecies viridifrons and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Sooty Melidectes Melidectes fuscus Delete subspecies occidentalis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Cinnamon-browed Melidectes Melidectes ochromelas Delete subspecies batesi, lucifer and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Yellow-browed Melidectes Melidectes rufocrissalis Add subspecies stresemanni. ADD Subspecies stresemanni is recognized as a valid subspecies of hybrid origin with fixed, stable phenotypic characteristics. Traditionally placed within M. belfordi, but plumage characteristics agree more closely with M. rufocrissalis. Beehler & Pratt 2016. (see Mayr & Gilliard, 1952).
Belford’s Melidectes Melidectes belfordi Delete subspecies kinneari.  Add subspecies griseirostris. DEL, ADD Subspecies kinneari is included in joiceyi. Beehler & Pratt 2016. Subspecies griseirostris is recognized as a valid subspecies of hybrid origin with fixed, stable phenotypic characteristics. LeCroy 2011, Beehler & Pratt 2016. (see Mayr & Gilliard, 1952).
Ornate Melidectes Melidectes torquatus Delete subspecies nuchalis and mixtus. DEL Subspecies nuchalis and mixtus are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater Ptilotula flavescens Delete subspecies germana. DEL Subspecies germana is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016, Higgins et al 2008.
Forest Honeyeater Meliphaga montana Delete subspecies margaretae, sepik,  germanorum, huonensis and aicora. DEL Subspecies margaretae, sepik,  germanorum, huonensis and aicora are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

Mountain Honeyeater Meliphaga orientalis Delete subspecies citreola. DEL Subspecies citreola is included in becki. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Mimic Honeyeater Meliphaga analoga Delete subspecies  longirostris,  flavida and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Puff-backed Honeyeater Meliphaga aruensis Delete subspecies sharpei and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Goldenface Pachycare flavogriseum Delete subspecies randi. DEL Subspecies randi is included in subaurantium. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Rusty Mouse-warbler Crateroscelis murina Delete subspecies fumosa. DEL Subspecies fumosa is included in capitalis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Bicolored Mouse-warbler Crateroscelis nigrorufa Delete subspecies blissi and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Mountain Mouse-warbler Crateroscelis robusta Delete subspecies pratti. DEL Subspecies pratti is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016, Gregory 2007.
Pale-billed Scrubwren Sericornis spilodera Delete subspecies batantae and wuroi. DEL Subspecies batantae is included in ferrugineus. Subspecies wuroi is included in guttatus. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Brown-breasted Gerygone Gerygone ruficollis Delete subspecies insperata and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Large-billed Gerygone Gerygone magnirostris Delete subspecies cobana, occasa, proxima, onerosa and tagulana. DEL Subspecies cobana and occasa are included in conspicillata. Subspecies proxima, onerosa and tagulana are included in rosseliana.  Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Green-backed Gerygone Gerygone chloronota Delete subspecies cinereiceps and aruensis. DEL Subspecies cinereiceps and aruensis are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Fairy Gerygone Gerygone palpebrosa Delete subspecies inconspicua. DEL Subspecies inconspicua is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Papuan Babbler Garritornis isidorei Delete subspecies calidus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Loria’s Satinbird Cnemophilus loriae Delete subspecies inexpectatus, amethystinus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Mid-mountain Berrypecker Melanocharis longicauda Delete subspecies chloris and umbrosa. DEL Subspecies chloris and umbrosa are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Fan-tailed Berrypecker Melanocharis versteri Delete subspecies virago. DEL Subspecies virago is included in maculiceps. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Streaked Berrypecker Melanocharis striativentris Delete subspecies chrysocome. DEL Subspecies chrysocome is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Spotted Berrypecker Rhamphocharis crassirostris Delete subspecies viridescens. DEL Subspecies viridescens is included in piperata. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Dwarf Longbill Oedistoma iliolophus Delete subspecies affine and flavum. DEL Subspecies affine and flavum are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Pygmy Longbill Oedistoma pygmaeum Delete subspecies waigeuense. DEL Subspecies waigeuense is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Slaty-headed Longbill Toxorhamphus poliopterus Delete subspecies maximus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Crested Berrypecker Paramythia montium Delete subspecies brevicauda. DEL Subspecies brevicauda is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Painted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma ajax Delete subspecies muscale. DEL Subspecies muscale is included in alare. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Mottled Berryhunter Rhagologus leucostigma Delete subspecies novus. DEL Subspecies novus is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Stout-billed Cuckooshrike Coracina caeruleogrisea Delete subspecies strenua,  adamsoni and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Hooded Cuckooshrike Coracina longicauda Delete subspecies grisea and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Black Cicadabird Coracina melas Delete subspecies meeki and goodsoni. DEL Subspecies meeki and goodsoni are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Varied Triller Lalage leucomela Delete subspecies trobriandi. DEL Subspecies trobriandi is included in obscurior. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Papuan Sittella Daphoenositta papuensis Delete subspecies intermedia and wahgiensis. DEL Subspecies intermedia is included in alba. Subspecies wahgiensis is included in toxopeusi. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Black Sittella Daphoenositta miranda Delete subspecies frontalis,  kuboriensis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Clinal. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Rufous-naped Whistler Aleadryas rufinucha Delete subspecies lochmia. DEL Subspecies lochmia is included in gamblei. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Crested Pitohui Ornorectes cristatus Delete subspecies arthuri, kodonophonos and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Black Pitohui Melanorectes nigrescens Delete subspecies buergersi. DEL Subspecies buergersi is included in meeki. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Brown-backed Whistler Pachycephala modesta Delete subspecies hypoleuca. DEL Subspecies hypoleuca is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Grey Whistler Pachycephala simplex Delete subspecies gagiensis, waigeuensis, perneglecta and miosnomensis. DEL Subspecies gagiensis, waigeuensis and  perneglecta are included in griseiceps. Subspecies miosnomensis is included in jobiensis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Regent Whistler Pachycephala schlegelii Delete subspecies cyclopum. DEL Subspecies cyclopum is included in obscurior. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Rusty Pitohui Pseudorectes ferrugineus Delete subspecies fuscus. DEL Subspecies fuscus is included in leucorhynchus. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Sooty Shrikethrush Colluricincla tenebrosa Delete subspecies atra and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Little Shrikethrush Colluricincla megarhyncha Delete subspecies neos and idenburgi. DEL Subspecies neos is included in madaraszi; subspecies idenburgi is included in hybridus. Beehler & Pratt 2016. (Corrects transposition errors in the previous allocations of these subspecies in 6.2).
Northern Variable Pitohui Pitohui kirhocephalus Delete subspecies adiensis and carolinae. DEL Subspecies adiensis and carolinae are included in rubiensis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
White-bellied Thicket Fantail Rhipidura leucothorax Delete subspecies clamosa. DEL Subspecies clamosa is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Chestnut-bellied Fantail Rhipidura hyperythra Delete subspecies muelleri. DEL Subspecies muelleri  is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Friendly Fantail Rhipidura albolimbata Delete subspecies lorentzi and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Dimorphic Fantail Rhipidura brachyrhyncha
Delete subspecies devisi and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Spectacled Monarch Symposiachrus trivirgatus Delete subspecies bernsteinii. DEL Subspecies bernsteinii is a junior synonym of nigrimentum, based on a single female specimen mistakenly attributed to Salawati I. but likely collected on Ambon I. See Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Brown-headed Crow Corvus fuscicapillus Delete subspecies megarhynchus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Lesser Melampitta Melampitta lugubris Delete subspecies rostrata,  longicauda and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Blue-capped Ifrit Ifrita kowaldi Delete subspecies brunnea and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Glossy-mantled Manucode Manucodia ater Add subspecies alter. ADD Beehler & Pratt 2016, Frith & Frith 2009
Curl-crested Manucode Manucodia comrii Delete subspecies trobriandi and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Trumpet Manucode Phonygammus keraudrenii Delete subspecies diamondi, aruensis and adelberti. DEL Subspecies diamondi and aruensis are included in jamesii. Subspecies adelberti is included in neumanni. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Queen Carola’s Parotia Parotia carolae Delete subspecies clelandiae. DEL Subspecies clelandiae is included in chrysenia. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Black Sicklebill Epimachus fastosus Delete subspecies ultimus, atratus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Brown Sicklebill Epimachus meyeri Delete subspecies albicans, bloodi and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Black-billed Sicklebill Drepanornis albertisi Restore subspecies geisleri. ADD Beehler & Pratt 2016
Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise Seleucidis melanoleucus Delete subspecies auripennis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea raggiana Add subspecies salvadorii. ADD Beehler & Pratt 2016, Frith & Frith 2009
Lesser Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea minor Delete subspecies finschi. DEL Subspecies finschi is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Ashy Robin Heteromyias albispecularis Delete subspecies centralis and atricapilla. DEL Subspecies centralis is included in rothschildi. Subspecies atricapilla is included in armiti.  Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Green-backed Robin Pachycephalopsis hattamensis Delete subspecies axillaris. DEL Subspecies axillaris is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
White-eyed Robin Pachycephalopsis poliosoma Delete subspecies albigularis, balim and idenburgi. DEL Subspecies albigularis and balim are included in approximans. Subspecies idenburgi is included in hunsteini. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Olive Flyrobin Microeca flavovirescens Delete subspecies cuicui and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
White-winged Robin Peneothello sigillata Delete subspecies hagenensis. DEL Subspecies hagenensis is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Garnet Robin Eugerygone rubra Delete subspecies saturatior and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Papuan Scrub Robin Drymodes beccarii Delete subspecies brevirostris. DEL Subspecies brevirostris is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Lesser Ground Robin Amalocichla incerta Delete subspecies olivascentior. DEL Subspecies olivascentior is included in brevicauda. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Island Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus maforensis Delete subspecies paniaiae. DEL Subspecies paniaiae is included in albigularis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Papuan Grassbird Megalurus macrurus Delete subspecies mayri and wahgiensis. DEL Subspecies mayri and wahgiensis are included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Papuan White-eye Zosterops novaeguineae Delete subspecies aruensis. DEL Subspecies aruensis is included in wuroi. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Louisiade White-eye Zosterops griseotinctus Delete subspecies aignani. DEL Subspecies aignani is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Moluccan Starling Aplonis mysolensis Delete subspecies sulaensis. DEL Treat as monotypic. Craig & Feare 2009, Beehler and Pratt 2016, Eaton et al 2016
Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus Delete subspecies erebus and keysseri. DEL Subspecies erebus and keysseri are included in papuensis. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Red-capped Flowerpecker Dicaeum geelvinkianum Delete subspecies setekwa and centrale. DEL Subspecies setekwa and centrale are included in diversum. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Black Sunbird Leptocoma aspasia Delete subspecies salvadorii. DEL Subspecies salvadorii is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Mountain Firetail Oreostruthus fuliginosus Delete subspecies pallidus,  hagenensis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016.
Streak-headed Mannikin Lonchura tristissima Add subspecies bigilalai. ADD Tentatively recognized. Possibly of hybrid origin. Beehler & Pratt 2016, Payne 2010.
White-spotted Mannikin Lonchura leucosticta Delete subspecies moresbyae and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt 2016, Payne 2010.
Great-billed Mannikin Lonchura grandis Delete subspecies heurni and ernesti. DEL Subspecies heurni is included in destructa. Subspecies ernesti is included in the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

 

Alpine Pipit Anthus gutturalis Delete subspecies rhododendri. DEL Subspecies rhododendri  is included in wollastoni. Beehler & Pratt 2016.

IOC Version 7.1 (Jan 8, 2017)

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Mangrove Rail Rallus longirostris Add subspecies berryorum. TAX Newly described. Maley et al 2016
Pale-winged Trumpeter Psophia leucoptera Move subspecies ochroptera to P. crepitans. Delete the nominate subspecies. TAX, DEL Treat as monotypic. Transferring ochroptera to crepitans avoids paraphyly based on Ribas et al 2012. SACC 607.
[Common?] Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
Transfer subspecies javanica and stertens to Eastern Barn Owl which takes on the scientific name of T. javanica. TAX Aliabadian et al. 2016
Musician Wren Cyphorhinus arada Delete subspecies urbanoi and faroensis. DEL Subspecies urbanoi and faroensis are synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Bocalini & Silveira 2016.
Karoo Scrub Robin Cercotrichas coryphoeus abbotti
Cercotrichas coryphoeus abboti TAX Correct spelling of subspecies epithet. Named for Charles G. Abbot. OD verified.
Saffron-billed Sparrow Arremon flavirostris Delete subspecies devillii. DEL Subspecies devillii is synonymous with polionotus. Bouainain et al 2016.

IOC Version 6.4 (Oct 22, 2016)

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Andean Tinamou Nothoprocta pentlandii Add subspecies patriciae. ADD Cabot et al, 2016.
Elegant Quail Callipepla douglasii Add subspecies impedita. ADD Carroll, 1994.
Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea paupera
Nyctanassa violacea pauper TAX Dickinson & Christidis, erratum to H&M4, Vol. 1.
Grey-necked Wood Rail Aramides cajaneus Delete subspecies latens and morrisoni. DEL Subspecies latens and morrisoni are synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Marcones and Silveira, 2015.
Lined Quail-Dove Zentrygon linearis Restore subspecies trinitatis and the nominate subspecies. ADD Mlíkovský, 2016.
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus Add subspecies deserti. ADD König & Weick 2008, Holt et al, 2016.
Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys Add subspecies sabinae. ADD, PHY Subspecies sabinae is tentatively applied to the population of the western slope of the eastern Andes of Colombia. Chaves & Smith, 2011. Donegan and Avendaño, 2015
Golden-green Woodpecker Piculus chrysochloros Delete subspecies aurosus, guianensis and hypochryseus. TAX Subspecies aurosus is included in xanthochlorus; guianensis is included in capistratus; and hypochryseus is included in laemostictus. Del-Rio et al, 2013.
Australian Ringneck Barnardius zonarius Add subspecies parkeri. ADD Newly described. Forshaw & Joseph, 2016.
Streak-backed Canastero Asthenes wyatti Change the name of perijana to phelpsi. TAX With the merger of Schizoeaca with Asthenes, the subspecies epithet perijana conflicts with Asthenes (Schizoeaca) perijana. A replacement name is required. Chesser, 2016.
Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii Add subspecies oberholseri. Delete subspecies orientalis. ADD, DEL Subspecies orientalis Zimmer, 1935 is synonymized with oberholseri Cory, 1919. Remsen, 2003.
Guianan Warbling Antbird Hypocnemis cantator Delete subspecies notaea. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Subspecies notaea is included in the nominate subspecies. Treat as monotypic. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
American Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Delete subspecies hypopolia. DEL Subspecies hypopolia is included in the nominate subspecies. Turner, 2004.
Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus Add subspecies ammon. ADD Newly described. Hering et al. 2016.
African Reed Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus Add subspecies ambiguus and minor. Delete subspecies guiersi. ADD, DEL Resurrect genetically and phenotypically distinct subspecies ambiguus, traditionally synonymized with  A. s. scirpaceus. Subspecies minor, traditionally synonymized with cinnamomeus, tentatively includes guiersi. Olsson, et al. 2016.
Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis anambensis
Orthotomus atrogularis major TAX Restore subspecies epithet from anambensis to major. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014
Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ferruginosus Delete subspecies formosus. DEL Subspecies formosus is synonymous with phayrei. Reddy & Moyle, 2015.
Pied Myna Gracupica contra sordidus
Gracupica contra sordida TAX Subspecies epithet requires gender agreement. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Alpine Thrush Zoothera mollissima Delete subspecies whiteheadi. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Subspecies whiteheadi is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Treat as monotypic. Alström et al. 2016.
Abyssinian Thrush Turdus abyssinicus milanjensis
Turdus olivaceus milanjensis TAX Reassign subspecies milanjensis to Turdus olivaceus. Corrects error in original subspecies assignment. Bowie et al. 2005
Yellow-legged Thrush Turdus flavipes melanopleurus
Turdus flavipes melanopleura TAX Subspecies epithet invariable. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax Add subspecies dahomeyensis, inexpectatus and rudderi. ADD Newly described. Proposed as full species but treated here tentatively as subspecies as with the other taxa within Stiphrornis. Voelker et al, 2016.
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura Delete subspecies syenitica. Add subspecies riggenbachi. TAX Subspecies syenitica cannot be attributed to the nw Africa taxon. Subspecies riggenbachi is an available name. Shirihai et al, 2014.
Ludwig’s Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris ludovicensis Add subspecies skye. ADD Newly described. Bowie, Fjeldså, Kiure & Kristensen, 2016
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Delete subspecies balearica, tyrrhenica, schiebeli, and caucasica. DEL Subspecies balearica, tyrrhenica, schiebeli, and caucasica are included in the nominate subspecies. Clement, 2010.
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes schulpini
Coccothraustes coccothraustes shulpini TAX Correct original spelling. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator Delete subspecies alascensis and eschatosa. DEL Subspecies alascensis and eschatosa are included in leucura. Clement, 2010.
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Delete subspecies paphlagoniae. DEL Subspecies paphlagoniae is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Clement, 2010.
Brandt’s Mountain Finch Leucosticte brandti
Delete subspecies audreyana. DEL Subspecies audreyana is included in haematopygia.
Grey-crowned Rosy Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis
Delete subspecies irvingi. DEL Subspecies irvingi is synonymous with the nominate subspecies.  Browning, 1990. Macdougall-Shackleton et al, 2000.
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus Delete subspecies clementis. DEL Subspecies clementis is included in frontalis. Badyaev et al, 2012.

 

White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriata Add subspecies taruensis. ADD Clement, 2010.
White-throated Canary Crithagra albogularis Delete subspecies hewitti. DEL Subspecies hewitti is included in the nominate subspecies. Clement, 2010. Hockey et al, 2005.
Twite Linaria flavirostris Delete subspecies bensonorum and pamirensis. DEL Subspecies bensonorum is included in pipilans. Subspecies pamirensis is included in montanella. Clement, 2010.
Cape Canary Serinus canicollis Add subspecies thompsonae. ADD Hockey et al, 2005, Clement, 2010
Andean Siskin Spinus spinescens Delete subspecies capitaneus. DEL Subspecies capitaneus is included in the nominate subspecies.
Grey-crowned Yellowthroat Geothlypis poliocephala Delete subspecies pontilis. DEL Subspecies pontilis is included in the nominate subspecies. Curson, 2010.

Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi Delete subspecies speciosa, nana, elegans, roraimae, and melanogenys. DEL Subspecies speciosa and nana are included in inornata. Subspecies elegans, roraimae, and melanogenys are included in the nominate subspecies. Regelski & Moldenhauer, 2012.
Myrtle Warbler Setophaga coronata Add subspecies hooveri. Add the nominate subspecies. ADD Curson, 2010.
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta Add subspecies confluenta. Add the nominate subspecies. ADD Davis & Lanyon, 2008.
Yellow-backed Oriole Icterus chrysater Delete subspecies hondae. DEL Subspecies hondae is included in giraudii. Fraga, 2011.
Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis Add subspecies mentalis. Delete subspecies tamaulipensis, yucatanensis, troglodytes, and gigas. ADD, DEL Subspecies mentalis is revived by Dickerman, 2007 in his re-evalution of the I. gularis species complex. Subspecies tamaulipensis, yucatanensis, and  troglodytes are synonymous with mentalis. Subspecies gigas is synonymous with  the nominate subspecies. Dickerman, 2007; Fraga, 2011.
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius Delete subspecies phillipsi. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Fraga, 2011.
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Add subspecies pallidulus. Delete subspecies brevirostris. ADD, DEL Subspecies brevirostris synonymous with richmondi. Fraga, 2011.
Red-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius assimilis Delete subspecies subniger. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Fraga, 2011.
Lark-like Bunting Emberiza impetuani Delete subspecies eremica. DEL Subspecies eremica is included in the nominate subspecies. Ryan, 2011.
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi Delete subspecies insularis. DEL Subspecies insularis  is included in the nominate subspecies. Kirwan, 2007, Redman et al, 2009.
Cabanis’s Bunting Emberiza cabanisi Add subspecies cognominata. ADD Ryan, 2011.
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia samuelis
Melospiza melodia samuelsis TAX Subspecies epithet emended based on internal informtion in OD. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana Add subspecies nigrescens. ADD Rising, 2011, Mowbray, 1997.
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis Delete subspecies orestera. DEL Subspecies orestera is Synonymous with costaricensis. Wetmore, et al, 1984.
Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus Delete subspecies pelonotus. DEL Subspecies pelonotus is included in macgillivraii. Post & Greenlaw, 2009.
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla Delete subspecies arenacea. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Carey et al, 2008.
Worthen’s Sparrow Spizella wortheni Add subspecies browni. Add the nominate subspecies. ADD Rising, 2011.
Bell’s Sparrow Artemisiospiza belli Delete subspecies clementeae. DEL Subspecies clementeae is included in the nominate subspecies. Patten & Unitt, 2002.
Stripe-headed Sparrow Peucaea ruficauda Delete subspecies ibarrorum. DEL Subspecies ibarrorum is included in the nominate subspecies. Rising, 2011.
Botteri’s Sparrow Peucaea botterii Delete subspecies mexicana. DEL Subspecies mexicana is included in the nominate subspecies. Webb & Bock, 2012.
Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps Delete subspecies rupicola. DEL Subspecies rupicola is included in scotti. Collins, 1999.
California Towhee Melozone crissalis Delete subspecies bullata, carolae, and eremophila. DEL Subspecies bullata, carolae, and eremophila are included in the nominate subspecies. Benedict et al, 2011.
Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus Delete subspecies ridgwayi. DEL Subspecies ridgwayi is included in the nominate subspecies. Brush, 2013.
Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris Delete subspecies richmondi. DEL Subspecies richmondi is included in striaticeps. Wetmore, et al, 1984.
White-naped Brushfinch Atlapetes albinucha Delete subspecies coloratus. DEL Subspecies coloratus is included in brunnescens. Wetmore, et al, 1984.
Yellow-breasted Brushfinch Atlapetes latinuchus Delete subspecies simplex. DEL Subspecies simplex is synonymous with spodionotus. Jaramillo, 2011.
Bay-crowned Brushfinch Atlapetes seebohmi Delete subspecies celicae. DEL Subspecies celicae is included in simonsi. Ridgely & Greenfield, 2001.
Common Bush Tanager Chlorospingus flavopectus Delete subspecies persimilis and novicius. DEL Subspecies persimilis is synonymous with albifrons. Hilty, 2011. Subspecies novicius is regarded as an intergrade between regionalis and punctulatus. McCarthy, 2006
Sooty-capped Bush Tanager Chlorospingus pileatus Delete subspecies diversus. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Hilty, 2011
Yellow-billed Cardinal Paroaria capitata Delete subspecies fuscipes. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Jaramillo, 2011.
Emerald Tanager Tangara florida Delete subspecies auriceps. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Hilty, 2011.
Slaty Flowerpiercer Diglossa plumbea
Delete subspecies veraguensis. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Hilty, 2011.
Bright-rumped Yellow Finch Sicalis uropigyalis
Delete subspecies connectens. DEL Subspecies connectens is included in the nominate subspecies. Jaramillo, 2011.
Slate-colored Seedeater Sporophila schistacea Delete subspecies subconcolor. DEL Subspecies subconcolor is included in the nominate subspecies. Rising & Jaramillo, 2011.

Grey Seedeater Sporophila intermedia Add subspecies insularis. ADD Rising & Jaramillo, 2011, Restall et al, 2006.
Lesson’s Seedeater Sporophila bouvronides Delete subspecies restricta. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Jaramillo, 2011.
Copper Seedeater Sporophila bouvreuil Delete subspecies saturata and crypta. DEL Treat as monotypic. Machado & Silveira 2011.
Thick-billed Seed Finch Oryzoborus funereus Add subspecies fractor. ADD Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Sooty Grassquit Tiaris fuliginosus Delete subspecies zuliae and fumosus. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Rising & Jaramillo, 2011.
Grey-crowned Tanager Phaenicophilus poliocephalus Add subspecies tetraopes. ADD Hilty, 2011
Black-winged Saltator Saltator atripennis Delete subspecies caniceps. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Ridgely & Greenfield, 2001.

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Snow Goose Chen caerulescens atlantica Anser caerulescens atlanticus TAX Requires change in gender agreement with transfer to Anser from Chen.
Marsh Antwren Stymphalornis acutirostris Add subspecies paludicola. ADD Initially described as a full species (Buzzetti et al, 2013) but treated as a subspecies of Marsh Antwren by SACC 693 (2016).
Cinereous Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola cinereus argentinus
Muscisaxicola cinereus argentina TAX Subspecies epithet treated as a noun in apposition, thus invariable. Schodde & Bock, 2016.
MacGregor’s Bowerbird Amblyornis macgregoriae germana
Amblyornis macgregoriae germanus TAX Subspecies epithet treated as a noun in apposition, thus invariable. Schodde & Bock, 2016.
Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis modestus Add subspecies cowarie. ADD Newly described. Black, 2016.
Indian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi saturatior Terpsiphone affinis saturatior TAX Reassign subspecies saturatior from T. paradisi to T. affinis. Corrects oversight in original subspecies assignment. Rasmussen, in litt.
Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis niethammeri
Alaudala rufescens aharonii.
TAX Change subspecies epithet from niethammeri to aharonii. Reassign it from A. cheleensis to A. rufescens. Kirwan et al, 2008, Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis persica
Alaudala rufescens persica.
TAX Reassign subspecies persica from A. cheleensis to A. rufescens. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca Add subspecies blythi. ADD Tentatively included as a subspecies of morphologically similar S. curruca with which it is frequently synonymized (e.g. Aymí & Gargallo, 2006). However, mtDNA studies show it to be quite distinct (Olsson et al, 2013). Whether this represents a case of convergent evolution or misleading gene tree, remains to be resolved. The taxonomy of the entire Lesser Whitethroat complex may require revision.
Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus Delete subspecies panamensis. DEL Subspecies panamensis is included in costaricensis. Kroodsma & Brewer, 2005.
Bewick’s Wren Thryomanes bewickii  Delete subspecies atrestus, murinus, and altus. DEL Subspecies atrestus is included in drymoecus, murinus is included in mexicanus, and altus is included in the nominate subspecies. Kennedy & White, 2013.
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Delete subspecies zagrossiensis. DEL Subspecies zagrossiensis is included in hyrcanus. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
House Wren Troglodytes aedon Delete subspecies nitidus. DEL Subspecies nitidus is included in brunneicollis. Johnson, 2014.
White-bellied Wren Uropsila leucogastra Delete subspecies australis. DEL Subspecies australis isncluded in brachyura. Kroodsma & Brewer, 2005
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Add subspecies comiteca. ADD Atwood & Lerman, 2006.
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea Add subspecies baicalensis, sakhalinensis, takatsukasai, clara, hondoensis, and formosana. ADD Red’kin & Konovaleva, 2006; Harrap, 2008c.
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer Delete subspecies syriaca and rupicola. DEL Subspecies syriaca and rupicola
are included in the nominate subspecies. Kirwan et al, 2008.
Brown Creeper Certhia americana Delete subspecies guerrerensis and jaliscensis. DEL Subspecies guerrerensis and jaliscensis are both synonymous with alticola. Harrap, 2008b
Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla Delete subspecies stresemanni. DEL Subspecies stresemanni is included in the nominate subspecies.  Kirwan et al, 2008
Orange-headed Thrush Geokichla citrina Delete subspecies gibsonhilli. DEL Subspecies gibsonhilli is included in the nominate subspecies. Wells, 2007
Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor Delete subspecies pallens  and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Collar, 2005.
Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus gracilirostris Add subspecies bensoni. ADD Wetmore et al, 1984; Collar, 2005
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris Delete subspecies aenopennis, bangsi, and russatus . DEL Subspecies aenopennis is included in  clarus. Subspecies bangsi is included in melpomene.  Subspecies russatus is included in griseiceps. Collar, 2005.
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush Catharus dryas Delete subspecies ecuadoreanus. DEL Subspecies ecuadoreanus is included in maculatus. Collar, 2005.

Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus Add subspecies orii and the nominate subspecies. ADD Brazil, 2009
Glossy-black Thrush Turdus serranus Add subspecies continoi. ADD, TAX Dickinson & Christidis, 2014. T. s. continoi Fraga & Dickinson, 2008, is a replacement name for T. s. unicolor Olrog & Contino, 1970, which is preoccupied by T. unicolor Tickell, 1833.
Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi Add subspecies incomptus. ADD Collar, 2005.
Karoo Scrub Robin Cercotrichas coryphoeus Add subspecies abbotti. ADD Hockey et al, 2005
Kalahari Scrub Robin Cercotrichas paena Delete subspecies damarensis. DEL Subspecies damarensis is included in the nominate subspecies. Hockey et al, 2005.
White-browed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys Delete subspecies simulator. DEL Subspecies simulator is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Collar, 2005.
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis Delete subspecies erimelas, prosthopellus, zacnecus, nesiarchus, masculus, and pagiensis. DEL Subspecies erimelas and prosthopellus are synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Subspecies zacnecus, nesiarchus, masculus, and pagiensis are synonymous with musicus.
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus Delete subspecies interpositus. DEL Subspecies interpositus is synonymous with macrourus. Wells, 2007.
Pale Flycatcher Melaenornis pallidus Delete subspecies aquaemontis. DEL Subspecies aquaemontis  is included in murinus. Hockey et al, 2005.
Malaysian Blue Flycatcher Cyornis turcosus Delete subspecies rupatensis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Wells, 2007
Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla Add subspecies melanonota. Add the nominate subspecies. ADD Zimmerman et al, 1996
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata Delete subspecies hygrica and chirindensis. DEL Subspecies hygrica and chirindensis are included in transvaalensis. Hockey et al, 2005.
Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher Vauriella gularis Delete subspecies kamlae. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Clement, 2006
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Add subspecies azuricollis. ADD Johnsen et al, 2006.
Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus Add subspecies pallidior and the nominate subspecies. ADD Rasmussen & Anderton, 2012.
Bundok Flycatcher Ficedula luzoniensis Delete subspecies mindorensis. DEL Subspecies mindorensis
is included in the nominate subspecies. Dickinson et al, 1991, Clement, 2006.
Forest Rock Thrush Monticola sharpei Delete subspecies salomonseni. DEL Subspecies salomonseni
is included in the nominate subspecies. Collar, 2005, Safford & Hawkins, 2013.
Grey Bush Chat Saxicola ferreus Add subspecies haringtoni. Add the nominate subspecies. ADD Collar, 2005.
Red-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta Delete subspecies brooksbanki and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Collar, 2005.
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga Delete subspecies aegra. DEL Subspecies aegra is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Collar, 2005.
Golden-rumped Flowerpecker Dicaeum annae Add subspecies sumbavense and the nominate subspecies. ADD Cheke & Mann, 2008
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile Add subspecies pallescens. Delete subspecies remotum. ADD, DEL Add subspecies pallescens following Cheke & Mann, 2008, Rasmussen & Anderton, 2012. Subspecies remotum is included in modestum.  Cheke & Mann, 2008.
Brown-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum everetti Delete subspecies sordidum. DEL Subspecies sordidum is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Cheke & Mann, 2008.
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma Add subspecies antioproctum. ADD Cheke & Mann, 2008.
Brown-throated Sunbird Anthreptes malacensis Delete subspecies anambae and nesophilus. DEL Subspecies anambae is included in the nominate subspecies. Subspecies nesophilus is synonymous with celebensis. Cheke & Mann, 2008.
Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina Delete subspecies doggetti and adjuncta. DEL Subspecies doggetti is included in kirkii. Subspecies adjuncta is included in the nominate subspecies. Cheke & Mann, 2008.
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus Delete subspecies amadoni and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Cheke & Mann, 2008.
Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer Delete subspecies saliens and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Hockey et al, 2005.
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius Delete subspecies kivuensis. DEL Subspecies kivuensis is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Cheke & Mann, 2008.
Purple-banded Sunbird Cinnyris bifasciatus Delete subspecies strophium. DEL Subspecies strophium is synonymous with microrhynchus. Cheke & Mann, 2008.

Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius Delete subspecies geminus, xericus, and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Hockey et al, 2005.
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus Delete subspecies mesopotamicus. DEL Subspecies mesopotamicus is included in the nominate subspecies. Kirwan, 2004; Summers‐Smith, 2009.
Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus Add subspecies vicinus. ADD Hockey et al, 2005.
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Bubalornis niger Delete subspecies militaris. DEL Subspecies militaris is included in the nominate subspecies. Craig, 2010.
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis Delete subspecies brevior and tenuirostris. DEL Subspecies brevior is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Subspecies tenuirostris is synonymous with  crocatus. Craig, 2010.

Eastern Golden Weaver Ploceus subaureus Delete subspecies tongensis. DEL Subspecies tongensis  is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Craig, 2010.

Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus Delete subspecies nigrifrons and peixotoi. DEL Treat as monotypic. Craig, 2010.
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus Delete subspecies paroptus and dilutescens. DEL Subspecies paroptus is synonymized with nigriceps. Subspecies  dilutescensis is synonymized with spilonotus. Craig, 2010.
Dark-backed Weaver Ploceus bicolor Delete subspecies sylvanus. DEL Subspecies sylvanus is synonymized with stictifrons. Craig, 2010.
Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps Delete subspecies vicarius and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Craig, 2010.
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix Delete subspecies sundevalli, turgidus and nigrifrons. Delete the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Craig, 2010.
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis Delete subspecies macrorhynchus. DEL Subspecies macrorhynchus is included in the nominate subspecies. Craig, 2010.

Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris Delete subspecies quanzae. DEL Subspecies quanzae is synonymous with bocagei. Craig, 2010.
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor Add subspecies saturatior. ADD Payne, 2010.
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii Add subspecies ocularis. ADD Payne, 2010.
Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus Delete subspecies coccineus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Payne, 2010.
Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus angolensis Add subspecies cyanopleurus. ADD Payne, 2010.
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus bengalus Delete subspecies littoralis. DEL Subspecies littoralis is synonymous with brunneigularis. Payne, 2010.
Violet-eared Waxbill Uraeginthus granatinus Delete subspecies siccatus, retusus, and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Payne, 2010.
Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda Delete subspecies tschadensis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Payne, 2010.
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Delete subspecies sousae and schoutedeni. DEL Subspecies sousae is synonymous with jagoensis. Subspecies schoutedeni  is synonymous with cavendishi. Payne, 2010.
Black-faced Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos Delete subspecies soligena. DEL Subspecies soligena is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Payne, 2010.
Orange-breasted Waxbill Amandava subflava Delete subspecies niethammeri. DEL Subspecies niethammeri is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Payne, 2010.
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata Delete subspecies holmesi. DEL Subspecies holmesi is synonymous with nisoria. Payne, 2010.

Hooded Mannikin Lonchura spectabilis Delete subspecies sepikensis and gajduseki. DEL Subspecies sepikensis
is included in mayri. Subspecies gajduseki is included in wahgiensis. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Black-breasted Mannikin Lonchura teerinki Add subspecies mariae and the nominate subspecies. ADD Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus Add subspecies tertius, vulturnus, and the nominate subspecies. ADD Tyler, S, 2004, Hockey et al, 2005.
Rosy-throated Longclaw Macronyx ameliae Add subspecies wintoni, altanus, and the nominate subspecies. ADD Tyler, S, 2004, Zimmerman et al, 1996, Hockey et al, 2005.
New Zealand Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae Delete subspecies reischeki. DEL Subspecies reischeki is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Gill et al, 2010; Tyler, 2004.
Wood Pipit Anthus nyassae Add subspecies chersophilus. ADD Hockey et al, 2005
Buffy Pipit Anthus vaalensis Delete subspecies clanceyi. DEL Subspecies clanceyi is included in the nominate subspecies. Hockey et al, 2005.

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Sultan’s (Slender-billed) Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia (amboinensis) doreya Add subspecies sedecima. ADD Generally synonymized with albicapilla. Recognized as a distinct subspecies in Ng et al. 2016.
Philippine Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia tenuirostris Add subspecies septentrionalis. Transfer subspecies  borneensis to this species from M. emiliana. ADD, TAX Ng et al. 2016.
Tan-capped (White-eared) Catbird Ailuroedus (buccoides) geislerorum Add subspecies molestus to newly split A. geislerorum. ADD Irestedt et al. 2015.
Northern (Spotted) Catbird Ailuroedus (melanotis) jobiensis Delete subspecies guttaticollis from newly split A. jobiensis. DEL Treat A. jobiensis as monotypic. Includes guttaticollis. Beehler & Pratt, 2016, Irestedt et al. 2015.
Ashy Myzomela Myzomela cineracea Delete subspecies rooki. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Monotypic.  Mayr & Diamond, 2001, Higgins et al, 2008.
Red-collared Myzomela Myzomela rosenbergii Delete subspecies wahgiensis DEL Subspecies wahgiensis is included in the nominate subspecies. Higgins et al, 2008. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Grey-streaked Honeyeater Ptiloprora perstriata Delete subspecies incerta and praedicta. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae Delete subspecies kermadecensis. DEL Subspecies kermadecensis is included in the nominate subspecies. Higgins et al, 2008, Gill et al, 2010
Plain Honeyeater Pycnopygius ixoides Delete subspecies simplex. DEL Subspecies simplex is included in proximus. Higgins et al, 2008. Beehler & Pratt,2016.
New Guinea Friarbird Philemon novaeguineae Delete subspecies brevipennis. DEL Subspecies brevipennis is included in the nominate subspecies. Higgins et al, 2008. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops Add subspecies gippslandicus. ADD Higgins et al, 2008.
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala Delete subspecies lepidota. DEL Subspecies lepidota is included in the nominate subspecies. Higgins et al, 2008.
Varied Honeyeater Gavicalis versicolor Delete subspecies vulgaris and intermedius. DEL Subspecies vulgaris and intermedius are included in sonoroides. Higgins et al, 2008. Beehler & Pratt,2016.
Mottle-breasted Honeyeater Meliphaga mimikae Delete subspecies rara, granti and bastille. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Subspecies granti and bastille are synonymized with mimikae. Subspecies rara is an atypical specimen of M. analoga. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Elegant Honeyeater  Meliphaga cinereifrons Delete subspecies stevensi. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Higgins et al, 2008. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Mountain Mouse-warbler Crateroscelis robusta Delete subspecies ripleyi. DEL Subspecies ripleyi  is included in peninsularis. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Yellow-bellied Gerygone Gerygone chrysogaster Delete subspecies leucothorax and dohertyi. DEL Subspecies leucothorax and dohertyi are included in notata. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis Delete subspecies strepitans. DEL Subspecies strepitans is synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt, 2016, Matthews, 2007.
Forest Batis Batis mixta Delete subspecies ultima. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic.  Fjeldså et al, 2006
Eastern Black-headed Batis Batis minor Add subspecies suahelica. Add the nominate subspecies. ADD Louette, 2006.
Western Black-headed Batis Batis erlangeri Add subspecies congoensis. Add the nominate subspecies. ADD Louette, 2005
White-crested Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus Add subspecies talacoma. ADD Harris & Franklin, 2000, Hockey et al, 2005.
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus Delete subspecies warsangliensis. DEL Subspecies warsangliensis is included in habessinicus. Redman et al, 2009; Harris & Franklin, 2000
Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla Delete subspecies chapini. DEL Subspecies chapini is included in hamatus. Fry, 2009; Hockey et al, 2005
Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis Add subspecies erwini. ADD Fry, 2009
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen Delete subspecies terraereginae. DEL Subspecies terraereginae is included in the nominate subspecies. Toon et al, 2007.
White-bellied Cuckooshrike Coracina papuensis Delete subspecies rothschildi. DEL Subspecies rothschildi is included in the nominate subspecies.  Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus Delete subspecies separatus. DEL Subspecies separatus is included in vividus. Wells, 2007.
Mangrove Golden Whistler Pachycephala melanura Add subspecies violetae. ADD Nyári & Joseph, 2013.
Little Shrikethrush Colluricincla megarhyncha Delete subspecies aruensis,misoliensis, ferruginea, goodsoni,and palmeri. Also delete subspecies hybridus, trobriandi, and madaraszi. DEL Subspecies aruensis, misoliensis, ferruginea, goodsoni, andpalmeri are all synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Subspecies hybridus is synonymized with idenburgi, subspecies trobriandi is synonymized with fortis, and subspecies madaraszi is synonymized with neos. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvine Delete subspecies caliginosa. DEL Subspecies caliginosa is included in affinis. Lefranc & Worfolk, 1997.
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio Delete subspecies kobylini. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Cramp & Perrins, 1993; Lefranc & Worfolk, 1997.
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus Delete subspecies miamensis. DEL Subspecies miamensis is included in the nominate subspecies. Yosef, 2008.
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis Delete subspecies jebelmarrae. DEL Subspecies jebelmarrae is included in leucopygos. Yosef, 2008.
Yellow-browed Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius eximius Delete subspecies mutabilis. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Wetmore et al, 1984.
Hutton’s Vireo Vireo huttoni Add subspecies oberholseri. ADD Phillips, 1991.
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys Add subspecies chiriquensis. ADD Wetmore et al, 1984.
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis Add subspecies hypoleucus and vanrossemi. ADD Corrects lapses in Dickinson, 2003.
Black-headed Shrike-babbler Pteruthius rufiventer Delete subspecies delacouri. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Reddy, 2008.
Southern Variable Pitohui Pitohui uropygialis Delete subspecies tibialis. DEL Subspecies tibialis is synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis Add subspecies stresemanni and yamamurae. ADD Walther & Jones, 2008
Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone mutata Delete subspecies singetra. DEL Subspecies singetra is included in the nominate subspecies. Safford & Hawkins, 2013.
Frilled Monarch Arses telescopthalmus Delete subspecies lauterbachi. DEL Subspecies lauterbachi is included in henkei. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Mexican Jay Aphelocoma wollweberi Delete subspecies gracilis. DEL Subspecies gracilis is included in the nominate subspecies.  McCormack & Brown, 2008
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius Add subspecies persaturatus. Delete subspecies hiugaensis. ADD, DEL Subspecies hiugaensis is included in japonicus. Brazil, 1991. Add subspecies persaturatus per Rasmussen & Anderton, 2005, 2012.
Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyanus Delete subspecies stegmanni, koreensis, kansuensis, interposita, and swinhoei. DEL Subspecies stegmanni, koreensis, kansuensis, interposita,  andswinhoei are all included in the nominate subspecies. Kryukov et al, 2004.
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Delete subspecies hemileucoptera. DEL Subspecies hemileucoptera is included in bactriana. Madge, 2009
Splendid Astrapia Astrapia splendidissima Add subspecies helios. Add nominate subspecies. ADD Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise Pteridophora alberti Delete subspecies buergersi. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Black-billed Sicklebill Drepanornis albertisi Delete subspecies geisleri. DEL Subspecies geisleri is included in the nominate subspeciesBeehler & Pratt, 2016.
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea raggiana Delete subspecies granti. DEL Subspecies granti is included in augustaevictoriae. Beehler & Pratt, 2016.
Coal Tit Periparus ater Delete subspecies abietum. Delete subspecies gaddi and chorassanicus. DEL Subspecies abietum is included in the nominate subspecies. Cramp, Perrins et al, 1993. Subspecies gaddi is synonymized with phaeonotus. Subspecies chorassanicus is doubtfully distinct from phaeonotus and is included in that subspecies. Kirwan & Grieve, 2010.
Japanese Tit Parus minor Delete subspecies kagoshimae. DEL Subspecies kagoshimae is included in the nominate subspecies. Brazil, 1991.
Black-headed Penduline Tit Remiz macronyx Delete subspecies altaicus. DEL Subspecies altaicus is regarded as a hybrid form between R. pendulinus menzbieri and R. macronyx neglectus. Vaurie, 1959.
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti Delete subspecies coxi and darica. DEL Subspecies coxi is included in isabellina. Subspecies darica is included in iranica. Vaurie, 1959.
Fawn-colored Lark Calendulauda africanoides Delete subspecies austinrobertsi. DEL Subspecies austinrobertsi is included in the nominate subspecies. Hockey et al, 2005.
Karoo Lark Calendulauda albescens Add subspecies karruensis. ADD Hockey et al, 2005.
Horsfield’s Bush Lark Mirafra javanica Delete subspecies beaulieui. DEL Subspecies beaulieui is synonymous with williamsoni. Alström, 2004.
Indian Bush Lark Mirafra erythroptera Delete subspecies sindiana. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Alström, 2004.
Large-billed Lark Galerida magnirostris Delete subspecies montivaga. DEL Subspecies montivaga is included in harei. Alström, 2004.
Crested Lark Galerida cristata Delete subspecies iwanowi. DEL Subspecies iwanowi is included in magna. Vaurie, 1959.
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata Delete subspecies rufescens and torquata.  Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Alström, 2004.
Tibetan Lark Melanocorypha maxima Delete subspecies flavescens and holdereri.  Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Alström, 2004.
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus Add subspecies hainanensis. ADD Fishpool & Tobias. 2005.
Terrestrial Brownbul Phyllastrephus terrestris Add subspecies rhodesiae. ADD Hockey et al, 2005.
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus Delete subspecies nandensis. DEL Subspecies nandensis is included in woosnami. Fishpool & Tobias, 2005.
Buff-vented Bulbul Iole olivacea Delete subspecies perplexa. DEL Subspecies perplexa is included in charlottae. Fishpool & Tobias, 2005.
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Add subspecies mandschurica. ADD Turner, 2004.
Moustached Grass Warbler Melocichla mentalis Delete subspecies incana. DEL Subspecies incana is included in amauroura. Ryan, 2006.
Aberrant Bush Warbler Horornis flavolivaceus Delete subspecies alexanderi. DEL Subspecies alexanderi is included in weberi. Ramussen & Anderton, 2005.
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides Add subspecies kashmiriensis. ADD Rasmussen & Anderton, 2012, Clement, 2006.
Malagasy Brush Warbler Nesillas typical Add subspecies ellisii. ADD Kennerley &  Pearson 2010.
Australian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus australis Delete subspecies carterae . DEL Subspecies carterae is included in gouldi. Schodde & Mason, 1999; Kennerley & Pearson, 2010.
Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia Delete subspecies mongolica. DEL Subspecies mongolica is included in straminea. Kennerley & Pearson, 2010.
Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola Add subspecies minor. ADD Kennerley &  Pearson 2010, Drovetski et al, 2004.
Evergreen Forest Warbler Bradypterus lopezi Add subspecies manengubae. ADD Syntopic with B. bangwaensis. Kennerley &  Pearson 2010.
Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera Add subspecies assamica. ADD Rasmussen & Anderton, 2012.
Black-chested Prinia Prinia flavicans Delete subspecies ortleppi. DEL Subspecies ortleppi is included in the nominate subspecies. Hockey et al, 2005. Ryan et al, 2006.
Grey Apalis Apalis cinerea Delete subspecies funebris. DEL Subspecies funebris is synonymized with  the nominate subspecies. Ryan et al, 2006.
Cinnamon-breasted Warbler Euryptila subcinnamomea Delete subspecies petrophila. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Ryan et al, 2006.
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis Delete subspecies perimacha. Add subspecies sharpei and viriditincta. DEL, ADD Subspecies perimacha is included in the nominate subspecies. Hockey et al, 2005.
Karoo Eremomela Eremomela gregalis Delete subspecies damarensis. Add subspecies albigularis. DEL, ADD Subspecies damarensis is included in the nominate subspecies. Hockey et al, 2005.
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys Add subspecies haringtoni. ADD Rasmussen & Anderton, 2012.
Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ferruginosus Delete subspecies namdapha. DEL Subspecies namdapha is included in stanfordi.
Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra Delete subspecies abuensis. DEL Subspecies abuensis is included in albogularis. Ramussen & Anderton, 2012; Collar & Robson, 2007.
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler Macronus gularis Delete subspecies chersonesophilus. Revise spelling of M. g. connecteus to M. g. connectens. DEL, TAX Subspecies chersonesophilus is included in connectens. Wells, 2007. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Brown Fulvetta Alcippe brunneicauda Delete subspecies eriphaea. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Yunnan Fulvetta Alcippe fratercula Add subspecies laotiana. ADD Collar & Robson, 2007.
Streaked Wren-Babbler Napothera brevicaudata Delete subspecies venningi. DEL Subspecies venningi is included in the nominate subspecies. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler Napothera epilepidota Add subspecies laotiana. Delete subspecies mendeni. ADD, DEL Subspecies mendeni is included in diluta. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus Delete subspecies barakae and trensei. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Fry & Keith, 2000.
Short-tailed Babbler Malacocincla malaccensis Delete subspecies sordida and feriata. DEL Subspecies sordida and feriata are included in poliogenis. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Sulawesi Babbler Trichastoma celebense Delete subspecies connectens. DEL Subspecies connectens is included in rufofuscum. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata Delete subspecies orissae. DEL Subspecies orissae is included in the nominate subspecies. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Black-faced Babbler Turdoides melanops Delete subspecies angolensis. DEL Subspecies angolensis is included in the nominate subspecies. Fry & Keith, 2000.
Grey Laughingthrush Garrulax maesi Delete subspecies grahami. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis Delete subspecies melanotis. Delete subspecies  pingi. DEL Subspecies melanotis is included in the nominate subspecies. Subspecies pingi is considered an invalid taxon, prusumably a hybrid form between the nominate subspecies and robini.  Collar & Robson, 2007.
Plain Laughingthrush Garrulax davidi Delete subspecies chinganicus and experrectus. DEL Subspecies chinganicus is included in the nominate subspecies. Subspecies experrectus is included in concolor. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Buffy Laughingthrush Garrulax berthemyi  Delete subspecies ricinus. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Striated Laughingthrush Garrulax striatus Add subspecies brahmaputra. ADD Collar & Robson, 2007.
Elliot’s Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii Delete subspecies prjevalskii. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Brown-cheeked Laughingthrush Trochalopteron henrici Delete subspecies gucenense. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Subspecies gucenense is  a presumed hybrid with T. ellioitii. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Bar-throated Minla Minla strigula Delete subspecies cinereigenae. DEL Subspecies cinereigenae is synonymized with yunnanensis. Collar & Robson, 2007.
African Hill Babbler Pseudoalcippe abyssinica Add subspecies ansorgei. ADD Collar & Robson, 2007.
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca Delete subspecies caucasica and telengitica. DEL Subspecies caucasica is included in the nominate subspecies.  Subspecies telengitica is included in halimodendri. Aymí & Gargallo, 2006.
Desert Whitethroat Sylvia minula Delete subspecies jaxartica. DEL Subspecies jaxartica is included in the nominate subspecies. Aymí & Gargallo, 2006.
Hume’s Whitethroat Sylvia althaea Delete subspecies monticola. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Aymí & Gargallo, 2006.
Tristram’s Warbler Sylvia deserticola Delete subspecies ticehursti. DEL Subspecies ticehursti is regarded as an invalid taxon based on an aberrant individual. Aymí & Gargallo, 2006.
Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala Delete subspecies pasiphae. DEL Subspecies pasiphae is included in the nominate subspecies. Aymí & Gargallo, 2006.
Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta Delete subspecies intermedia and pallida. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Collar & Robson, 2007.
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus Add subspecies occidentis. ADD Rasmussen & Anderton, 2012.
Mountain White-eye Zosterops montanus Delete subspecies gilli. DEL Regarded as synonym of the nominate race of Z. meyeni. van Balen, 2008.
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis Delete subspecies macmillani. DEL Subspecies macmillani is synonymous with vatensis. van Balen, 2008.
Grass Wren Cistothorus platensis Treat subspecies  boliviana as synonymous with tucumanus rather than with minimus. TAX Traylor 1988; Robbins and Nyári 2014.

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Subantarctic Shearwater Puffinus elegans Monotypic; move ssp tunneyi to Little Shearwater P. assimilis DEL Austin 2004. Amsterdam and St. Paul populations confirmed to be elegans.
Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos Add subspecies siamensis ADD Wells, 2007
Dusky Broadbill Corydon sumatranus Delete subspecies orientalis DEL Subspecies orientalis is synonymized with brunnescens. Lambert & Woodcock, 1996
Malayan Banded Pitta Hydrornis irena Delete subspecies ripleyi. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Monotypic. Clinal. Lambert & Woodcock, 1996; Wells, 2007
Rufous-banded Miner Geositta rufipennis Delete subspecies fragai. DEL Subspecies fragai is synonymized with hoyi. Darrieu & Camperi, 2006
Buff-breasted Earthcreeper Upucerthia validirostris Delete subspecies pallida and rufescens. DEL Subspecies pallida is included in jelskii. Subspecies rufescens is included in the nominate subspecies. Clinal. Areta & Pearman. 2013
Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus Add subspecies araguaiae. ADD Follows Remsen, 2003. Possibly an intergrade between tricolorand assimilis.
Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus Delete subspecies schuhmacheri. DEL Subspecies schuhmacheri is synonymized with commersoni. Remsen, 2003
Cordilleran Canastero Asthenes modesta Delete subspecies navasi. DEL Subspecies navasi is included in australis. Remsen, 2003
Cactus Canastero Pseudasthenes cactorum Delete subspecies monticola andlachayensis. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Monotypic. Clinal. Remsen, 2003
Ochre-cheeked Spinetail Synallaxis scutata Delete subspecies teretiala. DEL Subspecies teretiala is synonymized with the  nominate subspecies. Remsen, 2003
Sooty-fronted Spinetail Synallaxis frontalis Delete subspecies fuscipennis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Monotypic. Clinal. Remsen, 2003
Pale-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis albescens Delete subspecies griseonota. Delete subspecies pullata. DEL Subspecies griseonota is included in inaequalis. Subspeciespullata is synonymous with the nominate subspecies of S. albigularis. Remsen, 2003
Azara’s Spinetail Synallaxis azarae Add subspecies urubambae. ADD Remsen, 2003
Rufous-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis erythrothorax Delete subspecies furtiva. DEL Subspecies furtiva synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Remsen, 2003.
Rusty-backed Spinetail Cranioleuca vulpina Delete subspecies alopecias. DEL Subspecies alopecias is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Remsen, 2003.
Grey-headed Spinetail Cranioleuca semicinerea Delete subspecies goyana and the nominate subspecies DEL Monotypic. Remsen, 2003.
Wren-like Rushbird Phleocryptes melanops Delete subspecies juninensis. DEL Subspecies juninensis is synonymous with schoenobaenus.Remsen, 2003.
Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii Delete subspecies pallidus. DEL Subspecies pallidus is synonymous with medianus. Remsen, 2003
Lineated Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla subalaris Delete subspecies colligata andruficrissa. DEL Subspecies colligata and ruficrissa both included in mentalis.Remsen, 2003.
Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla rufosuperciliata Delete subspecies similis. DEL Subspecies similis included in cabanisi.  Remsen, 2003.
Planalto Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla dimidiata Delete subspecies baeri and the nominate subspecies. DEL Monotypic. Lopes & Gonzaga, 2014.
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner Philydor ruficaudatum Add subspecies subflavescens. ADD Remsen, 2003
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Automolus rubiginosus Delete subspecies moderatus DEL Subspecies moderatus included in watkinsi. Remsen, 2003.
Grey-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus albigularis Add subspecies kunanensis. ADD Restall, 2006
Black-tailed Leaftosser Sclerurus caudacutus Add subspecies caligineus. Delete subspecies olivascens. ADD, DEL Subspecies caligineus overlooked in previous listings. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014. Subspecies olivascens included in brunneus.Clinal. Remsen, 2003.
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus Delete subspecies harrisoni, levis, veraguensis, enochrus, and  viridior. DEL Subspecies harrisoni is synonymous with jaliscensis. Subspecieslevis, veraguensis, and enochrus are included in sylvioides. Subspecies viridior is included in viridis. Marantz  et al, 2003.
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus Delete subspecies sublestus. DEL Subspecies sublestus is synonymous with pectoralis. Marantz  et al, 2003.
Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus Delete subspecies ignotus. DEL Subspecies ignotus is synonymous with the nominate subspecies.  Ridgely & Greenfield, 2001.
Straight-billed Woodcreeper Dendroplex picus Delete subspecies rufescens andbahiae.  Delete subspecies borreroi. DEL Subspecies rufescens and bahiae are synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Subspecies borreroi is of uncertain taxonomic status. May be better assigned to peruvianus orsaturatior. Marantz  et al, 2003.
Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii Delete subspecies insignis. DEL Subspecies insignis included in compressus. Marantz  et al, 2003.
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes angustirostris Delete subspecies dabbenei. DEL Subspecies dabbenei included in praedatus.  Marantz  et al, 2003.
Red-billed Scythebill Campylorhamphus trochilirostris Delete subspecies omissus andguttistriatus. DEL Subspecies omissus and guttistriatus both synonymous withmajor. Marantz  et al, 2003.
Spot-backed Antshrike Hypoedaleus guttatus Delete subspecies   leucogaster and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Clinal. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Black-crested Antshrike Sakesphorus canadensis Delete subspecies   paraguanae DEL Listed in Dickinson, 2003 in error. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Glossy Antshrike Sakesphorus luctuosus Delete subspecies araguayae and the nominate subspecies.  DEL Treat as monotypic. Clinal. Zimmer & Isler, 2003
Collared Antshrike Thamnophilus bernardi Delete subspecies piurae and cajamarcae. DEL Subspecies piurae and cajamarcae are synonymous  with the nominate subspecies. Zimmer & Isler, 2003
Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus Delete subspecies yucatanensis, pacificus, fraterculus, subradiatus,and signatus. DEL Subspecies yucatanensis and pacificus are synonymous  withintermedius; fraterculus with the nominate and subradiatus andsignatus with radiatus. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Chestnut-backed Antshrike Thamnophilus palliatus Add subspecies vestitus. ADD Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Black Antshrike Thamnophilus nigriceps Delete subspecies magdalenae and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Clinal. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Plain-winged Antshrike Thamnophilus schistaceus Delete subspecies dubius andinornatus. DEL Subspecies dubius and inornatus are synonymous  with the nominate. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens Delete subspecies subandinus, albonotatus and pernambucensis. DEL Subspecies subandinus is included in melanchrous; albonotatusis included in the nominate subspecies and pernambucensis is included in cearensis. All clinal. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Spot-crowned Antvireo Dysithamnus puncticeps Delete subspecies intensus, flemmingi and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Clinal. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Cinereous Antshrike Thamnomanes caesius Add subspecies simillimus. ADD Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Checker-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla fulviventris Delete subspecies costaricensis, salmoni and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Madeira Stipple-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla amazonica Add subspecies dentei and the nominate subspecies. ADD Subspecies dentei described as a species (Whitney et al. 2013e) but treated as a subspecies of E. amazonica by SACC (Proposal 589B).
Southern White-fringed Antwren Formicivora grisea Delete subspecies deluzae. DEL Subspecies deluzae is included in the nominate subspecies Zimmer & Isler, 2003
Chestnut-shouldered Antwren Terenura humeralis Delete subspecies  transfluvialis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Dusky Antbird Cercomacra tyrannina Delete subspecies  rufiventris. DEL Subspecies rufiventris is synonymous with nominate subspecies. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Black Antbird Cercomacra serva Delete subspecies hypomelaena and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic.  Clinal. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Jet Antbird Cercomacra nigricans Delete subspecies atrata and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
White-browed Antbird Myrmoborus leucophrys Delete subspecies griseigula. DEL Subspecies griseigula is synonymous with nominate subspecies. Clinal. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Black-faced Antbird Myrmoborus myotherinus Delete subspecies napensis. DEL Subspecies napensis is included in elegans. Zimmer & Isler, 2003, Ridgely & Greenfield, 2001.
Band-tailed Antbird Hypocnemoides maculicauda Delete subspecies orientalis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic.  Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Black-throated Antbird Myrmeciza atrothorax Delete subspecies obscurata and griseiventris. DEL Subspecies obscurata and griseiventris are both included inmelanura. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Blue-lored Antbird Myrmeciza immaculate Delete subspecies brunnea. DEL Subspecies brunnea  is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Donegan, 2012
White-plumed Antbird Pithys albifrons Delete subspecies brevibarba. DEL Subspecies brevibarba included in peruvianus. Clinal. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
White-throated Antbird Gymnopithys salvini Delete subspecies maculatus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic.  Clinal. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Spotted Antbird Hylophylax naevioides Delete subspecies subsimilis. DEL Subspecies subsimilis  is synonymous with the nominate subspecies.
Dot-backed Antbird Hylophylax punctulatus Delete subspecies subochraceus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic.  Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Ocellated Antbird Phaenostictus mcleannani Delete subspecies chocoanus. DEL Subspecies chocoanus is synonymous with the nominate subspecies. Zimmer & Isler, 2003.
Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis Delete subspecies olivaceus. DEL Subspecies olivaceus is synonymous with zamorae. Zimmer & Isler, 2003
Sooty-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseiceps Delete subspecies cristatus, caucae, pallidiceps, and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic.  Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Forest Elaenia Myiopagis gaimardii Delete subspecies  subcinerea. DEL Subspecies subcinerea included in the nominate subspecies. Clinal. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Suiriri Flycatcher  Suiriri suiriri affinis Suiriri suiriri burmeisteri TAX New subspecies name to replace S. a. affinis with the nomenclatural correction of species name of Chapada Flycatcher to S. affinis. Kirwan, et al, 2014.
Brown-capped Tyrannulet Ornithion brunneicapillus Delete subspecies dilutum and the nominate subspecies. DEL Subspecies dilutum is synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Treat as monotypic.  Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe Delete subspecies ridgwayi, thyellophilum, and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic.  Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Southern Beardless Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum Delete subspecies bogotense and venezuelae. DEL Subspecies bogotense is merged with caucae. Subspecies venezuelae  is included in pusillum. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
White-throated Tyrannulet Mecocerculus leucophrys Delete Subspecies palliditergum, and gularis. DEL Subspecies palliditergum is merged with nigriceps. Subspecies gularis is included in setophagoides. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina Delete subspecies ignobilis. DEL Subspecies ignobilis is synonymized with the nominate subspecies.  Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola Delete subspecies amazona. DEL Subspecies amazona is synonymized with cerula. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Ringed Antpipit Corythopis torquatus Delete subspecies subtorquatus. DEL Subspecies subtorquatus is synonymized with the nominate subspecies.  Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Rufous-sided Pygmy Tyrant Euscarthmus rufomarginatus Delete subspecies savannophilus. DEL Subspecies savannophilus is synonymized with the nominate subspecies.  Treat as monotypic. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Grey-and-white Tyrannulet Pseudelaenia leucospodia Delete subspecies cinereifrons. DEL Subspecies cinereifrons is synonymized with the nominate subspecies.  Treat as monotypic. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Bolivian Tyrannulet Zimmerius bolivianus Delete subspecies viridissimus. DEL Subspecies viridissimus is synonymized with the nominate subspecies.  Treat as monotypic. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Variegated Bristle Tyrant Pogonotriccus poecilotis Delete subspecies pifanoi. DEL Subspecies pifanoi is synonymized with the nominate subspecies.  Treat as monotypic. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis Delete subspecies selvae and poliocephalus. DEL Subspecies selvae is merged with  columbianus and poliocephalus with the nominate subspecies. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus Delete subspecies pallidus and meridae. DEL Subspecies pallidus and meridae are  both merged with venezuelensis. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleaginous Delete subspecies obscurus, dyscolus, lutescens, chloronotus, intensus, hauxwelli, wallacei, and maynanus. DEL Subspecies obscurus, dyscolus, and lutescens are merged with assimilis. Subspecies chloronotus, intensus, hauxwelli, wallacei,and maynanus are synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
McConnell’s Flycatcher Mionectes macconnelli Delete subspecies amazonus. DEL Subspecies amazonus is merged with the nominate subspecies. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Tepui Flycatcher Mionectes roraimae Delete subspecies mercedesfosterae and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus Delete subspecies faustus and obscuritergum. DEL Subspecies faustus is synonymized with pileatus, subspecies  obscuritergum is synonymized with orinocensis. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris Delete subspecies hellmayri, transandinus, poliocephalus, venezuelensis, and  pariae. DEL Subspecies hellmayri, transandinus, poliocephalus, venezuelensis, and  pariae all merged with the nominate subspecies. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher Leptopogon rufipectus Delete subspecies   venezuelanus and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Brownish Twistwing Cnipodectes subbrunneus Delete subspecies   panamensis. DEL Subspecies panamensis is synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Ochre-lored Flatbill Tolmomyias flaviventris Delete subspecies  collingwoodi. DEL Subspecies  collingwoodi is merged with aurulentus. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Stub-tailed Spadebill Platyrinchus cancrominus Delete subspecies timothei, dilutus, and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Say’s Phoebe Sayornis saya Delete subspecies pallidus. DEL Subspecies pallidus is  merged with the nominate subspecies. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Northern Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus Delete subspecies burleighi, nicaraguae, vividus, and eminulus. DEL Subspecies burleighi and nicaraguae are included in the nominate subspecies; subspecies vividus is merged withaurantiiventris,  and subspecies eminulus is merged withberlepschi. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax Delete subspecies pallidiventris. DEL Subspecies pallidiventris is included in the nominate subspecies. Clinal.  Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Western Wood Pewee Contopus sordidulus Delete subspecies griscomi. DEL Subspecies griscomi is  merged with the nominate subspecies. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus Delete subspecies major. DEL Subspecies major is of questionable validity. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Rufous-naped Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola rufivertex Add subspecies achalensis.  ADD Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant Agriornis montanus Delete subspecies leucurus. Add subspecies fumosus. DEL,ADD Subspecies leucurus is synonymized with maritimus. Fitzpatrick, 2004. Add subspecies fumosus following Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Yellow-bellied Chat-Tyrant Silvicultrix diadema Delete subspecies meridana andcajamarcae. DEL Subspecies meridana is synonymized with the nominate subspeciesSubspecies  cajamarcae is synonymized withgratiosa. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus Delete subspecies flavescens. DEL Subspecies flavescens is synonymized with the nominate subspecies. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Swainson’s Flycatcher Myiarchus swainsoni Delete subspecies albimarginatus. DEL Subspecies albimarginatus is regarded as an intergrade population between pelzelni and  phaeonotus. Fitzpatrick, 2004.
Snow-capped Manakin Lepidothrix nattereri Add subspecies gracilis and the nominate subspecies. ADD Snow, 2004, Kirwan & Green, 2011.
Golden-collared Manakin Manacus vitellinus Delete subspecies cerritus. DEL Subspecies cerritus is regarded as an intergrade population between candei and vitellinus. Snow, 2004b.
Golden-headed Manakin Dixiphia erythrocephala Delete subspecies flammiceps. DEL Subspecies flammiceps is synonymized with berlepschi. Snow, 2004b.
Sharpbill Oxyruncus cristatus Delete subspecies tocantinsi. DEL Subspecies tocantinsi is synonymized with hypoglaucus. Kirwan &  Green, 2011.
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata Add subspecies deses. ADD Fitzpatrick, 2004
White-browed Purpletuft Iodopleura isabellae Delete subspecies paraensis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Kirwan & Green, 2011.
Jerdon’s Babbler Chrysomma altirostre Subspecies C. a. altirostre EXT Rediscovered, delete dagger (Rheindt et al. 2014)
Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus Delete subspecies  biscayensis and the nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Elias, 2004; Copete, 2008.
European Robin Erithacus rubecula Add subsp. nov.  marionae ADD Dietzen et al, 2015.
Moustached Brushfinch Atlapetes albofrenatus Monotypic. delete nominate ssp with split of meridae DEL Donegan et al. 2014.
Large Cactus Finch Geospiza conirostris Delete subspecies darwini. DEL Subspecies darwini is best regarded as a hybrid form with G. magnirostris as one of the parent species. P Grant in litt, P Grant, 1986, Bowman, 1961.

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Subantarctic Shearwater Puffinus elegans Includes ssp tunneyi ADD Follows split of  Pelegans from P. assimilis
Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus Delete ssp caspius.  DEL Subspecies caspius is synonymized wiseistanicus. Garcia-R & Trewcik, 2015, Roselaar (in litt.)
Pacific Kingfisher Todiramphus sacer Includes ssp torresianus, santoensis, juliae, erromangae, tannensis, pealei, manuae, pavuvu, mala, amoenus, sororum, solomonis, brachyurus, vicina, ornatus, utupuae, melanodera, vitiensis, eximius, regina andmarinus ADD (21) Follows split of T. sacer from T. collaris
Torresian Kingfisher Todiramphus sordidus Includes ssp pilbara and colcloughi ADD (2) Follows split of T. sordidus from T. collaris
Mariana Kingfisher Todiramphus albicilla Includes ssp owstoni and orii ADD (2) Follows spit of T. albicilla from T. collaris 
Melanesian Kingfisher Todiramphus tristrami Includes ssp nusae, matthiae, stresemanni, novaehiberniae, bennetti and alberti ADD (6) Follows split of T. tristrami from T. collaris
Mangareva [Tuomotu] Kingfisher Todiramphus gambieri Monotypic (delete ssp gambieri) DEL Follows split of T. gertrudae from T. gambieri
Southern Silvery Kingfisher Ceyx argentatus Monotypic (delete ssp argentatus) DEL Follows split of C. flumenicola from C argentatus
North Solomons [Variable] Dwarf Kingfisher  Ceyx lepidus meeki  incl pallidus C. meeki pallidus ADD Pallidus was previously included C. l. meeki. Treatpallidus conservatively as a genetically distinct subspecies of C. meeki, now split (Andersen et al. 2013)  They lack vocal or behavioral differences that would support species status ofpallidus (Dutson in litt).
Oriental Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone affinis Includes ssp nicobarica, burmae, indochinensis, procera, insularis, borneensis, sumbaensis and floris ADD (8) Follows split of T. affinis from T. paradisi
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla Add subspecies samueli. ADD Black, 2015
Northern Scrub Robin Drymodes superciliaris Monotypic (delete ssp superciliaris) DEL Follows split of  D. beccarii from D. superciliaris

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Newell’s Shearwater Puffinus newelli Delete subspecies newelli DEL Species is monotypic with split of Rapa Shearwater
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus Delete subspecies aureus. DEL Merge aureus with nominate subspecies. Ferguson-Lees & Christie, 2001
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio With split of Purple Swamphen make the following subspecies allocations: Porphyrio porphyrio:Monotypic. Porphyrio poliocephalus:Includes caspius, seistanicus, andpoliocephalus.  Porphyrio indicus:Includes viridis and indicus.Porphyrio pulverulentus: Monotypic.  Porphyrio melanotus: Includesmelanopterus, pelewensis, melanotus, bellus, and samoensis. TAX
Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae Add subspecies scopulinus ADD Red-billed Gull (C. scopulinus) lumped with Silver Gull
Rivoli’s [Magnificent] Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens Delete subspecies fulgens DEL Monotypic with split of E. spectabilis
Bahama Woodstar Calliphlox evelynae Delete subspecies evelynae DEL Monotypic with split of C. lyrura
Crowned Hornbill Lophoceros alboterminatus Delete subspecies geloensis andsuahelicus. Delete nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic following Kemp, 1995, 2001.
Red-bellied Pitta Erythropitta erythrogaster Delete subspecies thompsoni. Addsubspecies yairocho DEL, ADD Subspecies thompsoni is synonymized with propinqua.Subspecies yairocho is revived, formerly synonymized witherythrogaster.  Irestedt, et al, 2013,
Pale-bellied Tapaculo Scytalopus griseicollis Add ssp. n. morenoi. ADD Avendaño & Donegan, 2015
Tepui Elaenia Elaenia olivina Reassign subspecies davidwillardifrom E. pallatangae to E. olivina. Add nominate subspecies olivina. TAX, ADD Corrects previous subspecies allocation based on range distribution.
Chestnut Quail-thrush Cinclosoma castanotum fordianum Reassign subspecies fordianumfrom Chestnut Quail-thrush to Copperback Quail-thrush. Add nominate subspecies to C. clarum. TAX, ADD Corrects previous subspecies allocation (Dolman & Joseph 2015).
Australian Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis balim Move subspecies balim from Australian Golden Whistler to Yellow-throated Whistler, P. macrorhyncha. DEL, ADD Molecular studies indicate that balim is sister to P. macrorhyncha (Andersen et al 2013, Jønsson et al 2014). Beehler and Pratt (ms) further split P. balim as a full species.
Gorgeous Bushshrike Telophorus viridis T. v. viridis, T. v. nigricauda, T. v. quartus, T. v. quadricolor. ADD Lump Four-colored Bushshrike (T. quadricolor; 3 subspecies) with monotypic Gorgeous Bushshrike.
Cinereous Tit Parus cinereus intermedius Parus major intermedius TAX Reassign subspecies intermedius from Cinereous Tit,  P. cinereus to Great Tit,  P. major. Kvist et al 2007
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps Delete subspecies forbeswatsoniand affinis. DEL Subspecies forbeswatsoni and affinis both merged withmelanauchen. Kirwan 2007; Cramp et al, 1988, Vaurie, 1959.
Reed Parrotbill Paradoxornis heudei Delete subspecies mongolicus. DEL Subspecies mongolicus merged with polivanovi. Clinal. Robson, 2007  (HBW 12).
Beijing Babbler Rhopophilus pekinensis Delete subspecies pekinensis DEL Species is monotypic with split of Tarim Babbler
Eastern Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla tschutschensis Delete subspecies angarensis. DEL Intended to be deleted in an earlier update. See note under M. t.tschutschensis.
Javan Bush Warbler Locustella montis Add subspecies timorensis ADD Follows Alström et al. 2015
Elegant Euphonia Euphonia elegantissima  Add subspecies vincens. ADD  Omitted in error.

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Dusky Megapode Megapodius freycinet Add subspecies forsteni, buruensis ADD Previously treated as a separate species, Forsten’s Megapode  but see Birks & Edwards 2002, Harris et al 2014, HBW Alive
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela Restore subspecies minimus ADD Incorrectly split with recognition of S. klossi
Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris Reassign subspecies stewarti to Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo. TAX Subspecific allocation follows Rasmussen & Anderton, 2012.
Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus dicruroides Add subspecies stewarti to Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo. TAX Subspecific allocation follows Rasmussen & Anderton, 2012.
Andaman Hawk-Owl Ninox affinis Assign subspecies isolata andrexpimenti to Brown Hawk-Owl. Delete nominate race.  DEL Andaman Hawk-Owl is not known to occur on Nicobar Is. (Rasmussen & Anderton 2012). Treat as monotypic
Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata Add subspecies isolata andrexpimenti to Brown Hawk-Owl. ADD Rasmussen & Anderton 2012
Ameline Swiftlet Aerodramus amelis Move subspecies palawanensisfrom Uniform Swiftlet to Ameline Swiftlet. Add nominate subspecies. TAX Dickinson & Remsen 2013.
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens centralis Dendropicos fuscescens loandae TAX loandae, Grant, CHB, 1915 replaces centralis, Neumann, 1900 when centralis, Reichenow, 1900 is included in the genusDendropicos. Louette & Prigogine, 1982. Fide Theo de Kok
African Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae Add subspecies centralis ADD Dickinson & Remsen, 2013
Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis cyanicollis Eurystomus orientalis cyanocollis TAX Correct original spelling. Primary source verification.
Lesser Cuckooshrike Coracina fimbriata schierbrandii Coracina fimbriata schierbrandi TAX Correct original spelling. Primary source verification.
Azure-naped Jay Cyanocorax heilprini Add subspecies hafferi ADD Described as a species. Treat as a subspecies of C. heilprini following SACC, Dickinson & Christidis, 2014. Cohn-Haft et al, 2013. HBW Special Volume.
Pink-billed Lark Spizocorys conirostris Delete subspecies transiens DEL Include transiens in nominate subspecies. Hockey, et al 2005
Maghreb Lark Galerida macrorhyncha randoni Galerida macrorhyncha randonii TAX Two original spellings. First reviser selection is randonii. David et al, 2009, Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps scotoptera Cisticola ruficeps scotopterus TAX Correct gender agreement.
Chestnut-backed Bush Warbler Locustella castanea muscula Locustella castanea musculus TAX Subspecies epithet invariable. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Long-billed Bernieria Bernieria madagascariensis  inceleber Bernieria madagascariensis  incelebris TAX Correct gender agreement. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014
Australian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus australis Move subspecies sumbae to A. australis  from A. stentoreus TAX Dickinson & Christidis, 2014, Beehler & Pratt (in press).
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis psammochrous Stelgidopteryx serripennis psammochroa TAX Correct gender agreement. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014
Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis harterti Hypsipetes amaurotis nagamichii TAX Includes harterti as a synonym. Permanently invalid. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer saturatus Pycnonotus cafer wetmorei TAX Includes saturatus as a synonym. Permanently invalid. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014
Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier yourdini Pycnonotus goiavier gourdini TAX Based on “Turdoïde de gourdin” of Homblon & Jacquinot, 1844. Referenced in Gray, 1847. See Mayr & Greenway, 1960 (Peters Checklist, IX)
Olive-winged Bulbul Pycnonotus plumosus insularis Pycnonotus plumosus hachisukae TAX Includes insularis as a synonym. Permanently invalid. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Reed Parrotbill Paradoxornis heudei Add subspecies polivanovi andmongolicus. ADD Northern Parrotbill, P. polivanoi,  is lumped with Reed Parrotbill. Penhallurick and Robson 2009, HBW Alive.
Chinese Nuthatch Sitta villosa Add subspecies corea ADD Dickinson & Christidis, 2014
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis Delete subspecies rubricomus and  olivaceus. Delete nominate subspecies.  DEL Treat as monotypic. Hockey et al, 2005, Craig, 2010.
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Add subspecies harterti ADD Newly described. Svensson, 2015.
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula europoea Pyrrhula pyrrhula europaea TAX Correct original spelling. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus rhodopnus Haemorhous mexicanus sonoriensis DEL Subspecies sonoriensis includes rhodopnus. Badyaev et al, 2012
Black-throated Canary Crithagra atrogularis impiger Crithagra atrogularis impigra TAX Correct gender agreement.
Reichard’s Seedeater Crithagra reichardi striatipecta Crithagra reichardi striatipectus TAX Subspecies epithet invariable.
Common Linnet Linaria cannabina nana Linaria cannabina guentheri TAX Includes nana as a synonym. Permanently invalid. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis major Carduelis carduelis frigoris TAX Includes major as a synonym. Permanently invalid. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014
Spinus Multiple taxa Multiple taxa TAX Correct gender end of multiple taxa to masculine. Overlooked when Spinus was split from Carduelis.
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Delete subspecies riparia. DEL Include riparia in modesta. Guzy & Ritchison. 1999
Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus Add subspecies sanlucasensis ADD Newly described. Salaman, 2015.
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens Delete subspecies tropicalis DEL Merge tropicalis with auricollis. Eckerle & Thompson. 2001.
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna Delete subspecies quinta. Add subspecies monticola. DEL, ADD Include quinta in monticola. Fraga, 2011.
Yellow-bellied Seedeater Sporophila nigricollis vivida Sporophila nigricollis olivacea DEL Includes vivida as a synonym. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.

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Musk Duck Biziura lobata
Add subspecies menziesi. Add nominate subspecies. ADD Guay et al, 2010, McCracken, et al, 2002.
Elegant Quail Callipepla douglasii Add subspecies vanderbilti ADD Dickinson & Remsen, 2013.
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus Delete subspecies marilandicus andmexicanus. DEL Included in the nominate. Brennan et al, 2014. (contra Brennan, 1999).
Rusty-breasted Cuckoo Cacomantis sepulcralis Add subspecies everetti. ADD Dickinson et al, 1991, Payne, 1997 (contra Payne, 2005).
Silktail Lamprolia victoriae kleinschmidti L. v. klinesmithi TAX Correct subspecies name from invalid emendation kleinschmidti to original spelling klinesmithi(Dickinson & Christidis, 2014)
Zimmer’s Flatbill Tolmomyias assimilis Add subspecies sucunduri. ADD Described as a species. Treat as a subspecies of T. assimilispending further clarification of the T. assimilis species complex. Whitney et al, 2013. HBW Special Volume.
Velvety Black Tyrant Knipolegus nigerrimus hoflingi
Knipolegus nigerrimus hoflingae TAX Change to feminine genitive. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Cinereous Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola cinereus argentina Muscisaxicola cinereus argentinus TAX Correct gender agreement. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Chaco Earthcreeper Tarphonomus certhioides luscinius Tarphonomus certhioides luscinia TAX Subspecies epithet invariable. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Splendid Fairywren Malurus splendens musgravi Malurus splendens callainus TAX Taxonomy and nomenclature unsettled. Defer to older name attributed to this form. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Mangrove Golden Whistler Pachycephala melanura
Delete whitneyi. DEL ssp whitneyi, formerly treated as a subspecies of P. melanura, regarded as an interspecific hybrid between Pachycephala orioloides bougainvillei and P. melanura. Mayr & Diamond, 2001. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Scrub Greenlet Hylophilus flavipes acuticauda
Hylophilus flavipes acuticaudus TAX Subspecies epithet invariable. Original spelling. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Northern Variable Pitohui Pitohui kirhocephalus Delete stramineipectus DEL Included in rubiensis. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus additus
Oriolus larvatus tibicen TAX Replacement name additus Lawson, 1969, proposed for tibicen,Lawson, 1962 is not required nomenclaturally. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Black-faced Woodswallow Artamus cinereus dealbatus
Artamus cinereus inkermani
TAX Subspecies dealbatus is synonymous with inkermani which has precedence. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
Maroon-breasted Philentoma Philentoma velata coesia Philentoma velata caesia TAX Internal evidence in the O.D. would suggest that the spelling “coesia” is a printer’s error.
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus Add rogosowi. Delete ostjakorum, ruthenus, tkachenkoi, andyakutensis TAX, ADD, DEL rogosowi replaces synonymous ostjakorum.  ruthenus merged with nominate. tkachenkoi, and yakutensis merged withsibericus. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
California Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica Delete cactophila. DEL Included in hypoleuca. Curry et al, 2002.
Fiji Shrikebill Clytorhynchus vitiensis compressirostris
Clytorhynchus vitiensis brunneus TAX brunneus (Ramsay, 1875) has precedence over compressirostris(Layard, 1876)
Long-tailed Paradigalla Paradigalla carunculata intermedia
Delete intermedia. Delete nominate subspecies.
DEL, TAX Treat as monotypic. P. c. intermedia doubtfully recognizable and better treated within Short-tailed Paradigalla as a synonym. (Frith & Beehler, 1998, Gregory comm.).
Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea Delete vincenti and lowei DEL Included in ragazzii. Cheke & Mann, 2008.
Marico Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis Delete ovamboensis and lucens
DEL Included in the nominate. Cheke & Mann, 2008.
White-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris talatala Delete arestus and nominate subspecies. DEL Treat as monotypic. Cheke & Mann, 2008.
Asian Golden Weaver Ploceus hypoxanthus hymenaicus
Ploceus hypoxanthus chryseus
TAX Contra Deignan, 1947, chryseus Hume, 1878 is available. Pittie & Dickinson, 2008.
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus spurius
Anthus cinnamomeus spurium TAX Invariable.
Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus Delete juncicola. DEL Included in peninsulae. Post & Greenlaw, 2009.

 

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