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Species Status Codes

AL - Accepted Lumps for species that are deemed to be conspecific and are DELETED

AS - Accepted Splits that we deem valid and ADD to Master List

DEL – Deleted from Master List or from active consideration of Proposed Splits

DIS - Changes or corrections of a species Range

ENG – Changes or corrections of English names

EXT--Extinct Taxon

NEW - a newly described taxon as opposed to a revision of prior taxonomy, splits or lumps

PHY – Change that reflects new information on the phylogenetic relationships of the taxon

PL - Proposed Lumps for species that are likely to be treated as conspecific with another taxon and that may be DELETED

PS - Proposed Splits for splits that are being reviewed

TAX - Change of scientific name, including issues of nomenclature (priority, gender etc) and revisions of genera

Taxonomic Updates

This page tracks revisions of species taxonomy and nomenclature including genera and families. Revisions of subspecies taxonomy and nomenclature are posted separately on Updates/Subspecies.

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49 Nesoenas picturata Malagasy Turtle Dove Nesoenas picturatus TAX Nesoenas must be treated as masculine. David & Gregory, 2008
49 Nesoenas rodericana Rodrigues Pigeon Nesoenas rodericanus TAX Nesoenas must be treated as masculine. David & Gregory, 2008
84 Bucerotidae Hornbills Revise generic classification PHY, TAX

Revision follows Gonzalez et al. 2013ab

96 Phibalura flavirostris Swallow-tailed Cotinga Cotingidae PHY, SEQ Restore Phibalura to Cotingidae (Berv & Prum 2014)
110 Conopophaga cearae Ceara Gnateater Resequence to follow Ash-throated Gnateater PHY, SEQ Ceara Gnateater is sister to Ash-throated Gnateater (Batalha-Filho et al. 2014)
131 Pachycephala graeffii Fiji Whistler Pachycephala vitiensis TAX P. vitiensis has priority over graeffii with lumping of White-throated Whistler (H&M 2003, Andersen et al. 2013)
197 Basileuterus basilicus Santa Marta Warbler Myiothlypis basilica PHY, TAX Gutiérrez-Pinto et al. 2012

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124  Oreoscopus gutturalis  Fernwren Resequence to follow Pachycare at beginning of Acanthizidae  PHY, SEQ Fernwren is basal (subfamily) member of Acanthizidae and sister to Pachycare (Norman et al 2009ab, Schodde & Christidis 2014)
128  Cracticidae  Butcherbirds, Peltops Merge with Artamidae  PHY, TAX Woodswallows, butcherbirds and Peltops are equidistant (subfamily) lineages in one monophyletic cluster (Norman et al. 2009b, Jønsson et al. 2010, Jønsson et al. 2011, Aggerbeck et al. 2014, Schodde & Christidis 2014, J Fjeldsa comm.)
130  Eulacestoma nigropectes  Wattled Ploughbill Move from Incertae sedis 2 to new monotypic family Eulacestomidae following Neosittidae  PHY, TAX, SEQ Wattled Ploughbill is distantly related to sitellas (Neosittidae) (Aggerbeck et al. 2014, Schodde & Christidis 2014)
131  Pachycare flavogriseum  Goldenface Resequence to beginning of Acanthizidae  PHY, SEQ Goldenface is basal (subfamily) member of Acanthizidae (Norman et al 2009b, Schodde & Christidis 2014)
131  Rhagologus leucostigma  Mottled Whistler Move from Incertae sedis 2 to new monotypic family Rhagologidae, following Artamidae  PHY, TAX, SEQ Mottled Whistler probably a member of the complex of shrikelike corvoid songbirds, perhaps closest to the Artamidae/Cracticidae assemblage (Aggerbeck 2014, Schodde & Christidis 2014). Revisit English name
131  Aleadryas rufinucha  Rufous-naped Whistler Move from Incertae sedis 2 to new family Oreoicidae  PHY, TAX DNA sequence studies separate Crested Bellbird, Crested Pitohui and Rufous-naped Whistler as a distinct monophyletic taxon distantly related to other corvoid families (Schodde & Christidis 2014).
134  Chaetorhynchus papuensis  Pygmy Drongo Move from Dicruridae to Rhipiduridae, after Lamprolia  PHY, TAX, SEQ Pygmy Drongo is a distant relative of the Silktail of Fiji. Together they form a subfamily of the Rhipiduridae (Irestedt et al. 2008; Jønsson et al. 2011, Norman et al. 2009b; Nyári et al. 2009, Schodde & Christidis 2014).  Revisit English name.
134  Oreoica gutturalis  Crested Bellbird Move from Incertae sedis 2 to new family Oreoicidae  PHY, TAX  DNA sequence studies separate Crested Bellbird, Crested Pitohui and Rufous-naped Whistler as a distinct monophyletic taxon distantly related to other corvoid families (Schodde & Christidis 2014)
134  Ornorectes critatus  Crested Pitohui Move from Incertae sedis 2 to new family Oreoicidae  PHY, TAX  DNA sequence studies separate Crested Bellbird, Crested Pitohui and Rufous-naped Whistler as a distinct monophyletic taxon distantly related to other corvoid families (Schodde & Christidis 2014)
140  Ifrita kowaldi  Blue-capped Ifrit Move from Incertae sedis 3 to new monotypic family Ifritidae  PHY, TAX Blue-capped Ifrit is distantly related to the monarchs (Monarchidae), shrikes (Laniidae), crows (Corvidae), birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae) and Australian mudnesters (Corcoracidae) (Jønsson et al. 2011; Aggerbeck et al 2014, Schodde & Christidis 2014)
140  Melampitta lugubris Lesser Melampitta Move melampittas from Incertae sedis 3 to new family Melampittidae  PHY, TAX Melampittas are related to birds-of-paradise and Australian mudnesters (Jønsson et al. 2011; Aggerbeck et al 2014, Schodde & Christidis 2014)
140 Megalampitta (Melampitta)  gigantea Greater Melampitta Separate to monotypic genus Megalampitta in new family Melampittidae.  PHY, TAX Separate Greater Melampitta to monotypic genus Megalampitta (Schodde & Christidis 2014)
163 Zosterops capensis Cape White-eye Zosterops virens  TAX Thompson & Taylor 2014
198 Icteridae Oropendolas, Orioles and Blackbirds Revised classification of family PHY, TAX Powell et al 2014
198 Cacicus melanicterus Mexican Cacique Cassiculus melanicterus PHY, TAX

Fraga 2011, Powell et al 2014

198 Ocyalus latirostris Band-tailed Oropendola Cacicus latirostris PHY, TAX Powell et al 2014
198 Clypicterus oseryi Casqued Oropendola Cacicus oseryi PHY, TAX Powell et al 2014
199 Dives atroviolaceus Cuban Blackbird Ptiloxena atroviolaceus PHY, TAX Powell et al 2014
199 Curaeus forbesi Forbes’s Blackbird Anumara forbesi PHY, TAX Powell et al 2014
199

Agelaioides oreopsar

Bolivian Blackbird Oreopsar bolivianus PHY, TAX Powell et al 2014, Remsen et al Zootaxa ms

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41 Vanellus malarbaricus Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus  TAX Contra some recent sources, the correct original spelling is malabaricus. Species epithet malarbaricus is attributable to the reprint of  Boddaert’s Table des Planches and is an ISS. Reconfirmed by primary source verification, fide Normand David. Cf H&M4
145 Alaudidae Larks Revise classification, xls format PHY, SEQ Alström et al 2013
145 Mirafra hova Madagascan Lark Eremopterix hova PHY, TAX Alström et al 2013
146 Melanocorypha leucoptera White-winged Lark Alauda leucoptera PHY, TAX Alström et al 2013
146 Calandrella raytal Sand Lark Alaudala raytal PHY, TAX Alström et al 2013
146 Calandrella rufescens Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens PHY, TAX Alström et al 2013
146 Calandrella somalica Somali Short-toed Lark Alaudala somalica PHY, TAX Alström et al 2013
146 Calandrella cheleensis Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudala cheleensis PHY, TAX Alström et al 2013
146 Calandrella athensis Athi Short-toed Lark Alaudala athensis PHY, TAX Alström et al 2013
146 Pseudalaemon fremantlii Short-tailed Lark Spizocorys fremantlii PHY, TAX Alström et al 2013
159 Spelaeornis formosus (Timaliidae) Spotted Wren-Babbler Elachura formosa (Elachuridae) PHY, TAX, SEQ, ENG Separated from wren-babblers as a basal lineage of the Passerida (Alström et al 2014)
173 Nesocichla eremita Tristan Thrush Turdus eremita PHY, TAX Nesocichla is nested within Turdus (Klicka et al 2005, Voelker et al 2007, Nylander et al 2008)
173 Psophocichla litsitsirupa  Groundscraper Thrush Turdus litsitsirupa PHY, TAX A basal lineage of Turdus thrushes, and sister to Chinese Thrush (Turdus mupinensis)(Voelker et al 2007, Nylander et al 2008)
177 Myrmelocichla  Chat spp  Myrmecocichla CORR Correct mispellings of genus for M. monticola, M. arnotti, M. collaris

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16 Tetrao parvirostris Black-billed Capercaillie Tetrao urogalloides TAX Tetrao urogalloides Middendorf, 1853 has precedence over Tetrao parvirostris Bonaparte, 1856. H&M 4:47
17 Xenoperdix obscurata Rubeho Forest Partridge Xenoperdix obscuratus TAX Gender agreement. H&M 4:31
18 Gallus lafayetii Sri Lanka Junglefowl Gallus lafayettii TAX Original spelling lafayetii emended to lafayettii. H&M 4:41
19 Anseriformes Waterfowl Resequence before Galliformes PHY, SEQ Cracraft 2013
31 Falconiformes Falcons Resequence before Psittaciformes/Passeriformes PHY, SEQ Cracraft 2013
41 Vanellus malabaricus Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malarbaricus TAX Correct original spelling. H&M 4:206
54 Psittaciformes Parrots Resequence before Passeriformes PHY, TAX Cracraft 2013
69 Macrodipteryx longipennis Standard-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longipennis PHY, TAX Larsen et al 2007, Han et al 2010
69 Macrodipteryx vexillarius Pennant-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus vexillarius PHY, TAX Larsen et al 2007, Han et al 2010
73 Phaethornis aethopyga Tapajos Hermit Phaethornis aethopygus TAX Gender agreement. H&M 4:106
75 Amazilia saucerrottei Steely-vented Hummingbird Amazilia saucerottei TAX
Correct original spelling saucerrottei to saucerottei under  ICZN code Article 32.5.1. Supported by internal information. Emended in H&M 4:129.
131 Pachycephala caledonica Melanesian Whistler Pachycephala chlorura TAX Species name of Melanesian Whistler becomes Pachycephala chlorura with split of P. caledonica as New Caledonian Whistler.
157 Sylvia moltonii Moltoni’s Warbler  Sylvia subalpina TAX Brambilla et al, 2008; Svensson, 2013
172 Grandala coelicolor Grandala Move to Turdidae, tentatively before Sialia PHY, SEQ Transfer Grandala from Muscicapidae to Turdidae, but relation to Sialia and position uncertain (Jønsson and Fjeldså 2006a, HBW)
174 Muscicapidae Chats, Old World Flycatchers Revise Family TAX Sangster et al 2010, Zuccon and Ericson 2010, Aliabadian et al 2012
178

Dioptrornis brunneus

Angolan Slaty Flycatcher Melaenornis brunneus TAX Genus Dioptrornis not recognized (H&M3, Sangster et al 2010)
178 Dioptrornis fischeri White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri TAX Genus Dioptrornis not recognized (H&M3, Sangster et al 2010)
178 Dioptrornis chocolatinus Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher Melaenornis chocolatinus TAX  Genus Dioptrornis not recognized (H&M3, Sangster et al 2010)
194 Carpodacus waltoni Pink-rumped [Stresemann's] Rosefinch Carpodacus eos TAX Follows transfer of ssp waltoni from C. davidanus to C. eos. Waltoni has priority for species epithet (Tietze et al 2013).

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32 Gyps rueppellii Rüppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli TAX H&M 4:239. OD had two different spellings. H&M 4 action as first reviser. Affects species and subspecies.
35 Ictinaetus malayensis Black Eagle Ictinaetus malaiensis TAX H&M 4:241. Original spelling. Affects species and subspecies.
36 Eupodotis coerulescens (Temminck, 1807) Blue Korhaan Eupodotis caerulescens (Vieillot, 1820)
TAX H&M 4:167. Unsettled nomenclature. Usually attributed to (Vieillot, 1820) with spelling caerulescens. Predated by (Temminck, 1807) with spelling coerulescens but the latter published without a description. In the absence of a consensus, we follow the prevailing usage.
37 Laterallus spilonotus Galapagos Crake Laterallus spilonota TAX H&M 4:151. Original spelling. Invariable.
49 Streptopelia risoria African Collared Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea
TAX H&M 4:56. Restore S. roseogrisea.  Taxonomic status of  S. risoria, referable to domestic Barbary Dove, relative to wild African Collared Dove unsettled. (cf ICZN Opinion 2215).
49 Reinwardtoena reinwardtii Great Cuckoo-Dove Reinwardtoena reinwardti TAX: H&M 4:58. OD spelled with one “i”. Emended spelling based on internal information. Affects species and subspecies.
53 Ptilinopus nanus Dwarf Fruit Dove Ptilinopus nainus TAX H&M 4:79. Original spelling. Affects species and subspecies.
55 Chalcopsitta sintillata Yellowish-streaked Lory Chalcopsitta scintillata TAX H&M 4:381. Emended based on internal evidence.
57 Psittacula calthropae Layard’s Parakeet Psittacula calthrapae TAX H&M 4:374. Original spelling.
56 Charmosyna aureicincta Red-throated Lorikeet Charmosyna amabilis TAX C. amabilis (Ramsay, EP, 1875) has precedence over C. aureicincta (Layard, EL, 1875). H&M 4:379
58 Orthopsittaca manilata Red-bellied Macaw Orthopsittaca manilatus TAX H&M 4:367. Original spelling. Invariable.
58 Nandayus nenday Nanday Parakeet Aratinga nenday PHY, TAX Tavares et al 2006, Remsen et al 2013
58 Aratinga species Parakeets  Revise to 4 genera PHY, TAX Remsen et al 2013
66 Gymnoglaux Cabanis, 1855 Margarobyas Olson & Suárez, 2008 TAX New genus name required for Gynmoglaux which is a junior synonym of Gymnasio which is referable to Megascops nudipes. AOU 54th supplement 2013. Auk 130: 563.
66 Gymnoglaux lawrencii Bare-legged Owl Margarobyas lawrencii TAX AOU 54th supplement 2013. Auk 130: 563.
68 Ninox spilonota Romblon Hawk-Owl Ninox spilonotus TAX H&M 4: 259. Correct original spelling. Invariable.
69 Setopagis heterurus Todd’s Nightjar Setopagis heterura TAX H&M 4:88. Gender agreement.
69 Setopagis parvulus Little Nightjar Setopagis parvula TAX H&M 4:89. Gender agreement.
69 Setopagis maculosus Cayenne Nightjar Setopagis maculosa TAX H&M 4:89. Gender agreement.
77 Sephanoides sephanoides Green-backed Firecrown Sephanoides sephaniodes TAX H&M 4:112, Zoonomen. Correct original spelling.
78 Sappho sparganura Red-tailed Comet Sappho sparganurus TAX H&M 4:114. Correct original spelling. Invariable.
114 Ptilogonatidae Silky-flycatchers Ptiliogonatidae TAX Follows correction of original spelling of genus. Auk 130:566. AOU 54th supplement. 2013.
114 Ptilogonys Silky-flycatchers Ptiliogonys TAX Revert spelling of Ptilogonys to the original spelling Ptiliogonys. Auk 130:566. AOU 54th supplement. 2013.
125 Finschia novaeseelandiae Pipipi Mohoua novaeseelandiae TAX Merge Finschia into Mohoua (Aidala et al 2013)
125 Mohoua (3 species) Whiteheads Mohouidae TAX Change status of Mohoua species (including Finschia) from Incertae sedis to monotypic family in core Corvoidea (Aidala et al 2013)
140 Corcorax melanoramphos White-winged Chough Corcorax melanorhamphos TAX Change spelling of species name to melanorhamphos in accordance with Article 82.2 of the Code (SCON/IOU petition to ICZN, Case no. 3630, Schodde pers. comm).
148 Prinia cinerascens Swamp Prinia Laticilla cinerascens TAX, SEQ Olsson et al 2013b.  Transfer to Pellorneidae [change accompanies P. burnesii (3.4)]
154 Robsonius spp ‘Ground Warblers’ Locustellidae PHY, SEQ Robsonius is sister to Locustellidae, not a babbler (Oliveros et al 2012)
171 Geomalia heinrichi Geomalia Zoothera heinrichi PHY, TAX Olsson & Alström 2013
142 Paridae Chickadees, tits Revise generic classification PHY, TAX Johansson et al 2013
143 Cephalopyrus flammiceps Fire-capped Tit  Move from Remizidae to beginning of Paridae PHY, SEQ Johansson et al 2013

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16 Scleroptila levaillantoides Orange River Francolin Scleroptila gutturalis TAX gutturalis (Rüppell, 1835) has priority over levalliantoides (Smith, A, 1836) when the two are considered conspecific as treated here. H&M 4.
65 Megascops flammeolus Flammulated Owl  Psiloscops flammeolus TAX Wink et al 2009, NACC 2013-A-10 in review
120 Meliphagidae Honeyeaters  Meliphagidae Revised (link) PHY, TAX, SEQ Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus flavicollis Yellow-throated Honeyeater  Nesoptilotis flavicollis PHY, TAX Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus leucotis White-eared Honeyeater  Nesoptilotis leucotis   PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus hindwoodi Eungella Honeyeater  Bolemoreus hindwoodi  PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus frenatus Bridled Honeyeater  Bolemoreus frenatus   PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus chrysops Yellow-faced Honeyeater Caligavis chrysops PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus subfrenatus Black-throated Honeyeater Caligavis subfrenata PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus obscurus Obscure Honeyeater  Caligavis obscura  PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus unicolor White-gaped Honeyeater  Stomiopera unicolor   PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus flavus Yellow Honeyeater  Stomiopera flava
PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus versicolor Varied Honeyeater  Gavicalis versicolor  PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus fasciogularis Mangrove Honeyeater  Gavicalis fasciogularis PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus virescens Singing Honeyeater  Gavicalis virescens PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus keartlandi Grey-headed Honeyeater  Ptilotula keartlandi PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus ornatus Yellow-plumed Honeyeater  Ptilotula ornata
PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus plumulus Grey-fronted Honeyeater  Ptilotula plumula
PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus fuscus Fuscous Honeyeater  Ptilotula fusca
PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus flavescens Yellow-tinted Honeyeater  Ptilotula flavescens  PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
120 Lichenostomus penicillatus White-plumed Honeyeater  Ptilotula penicillata PHY, TAX  Nyári & Joseph 2011
128 Peltops spp Peltops [Shieldbills] Basal members of Cracticidae; move to beginning of family PHY, SEQ Kearns et al 2013
131 Rhagologus leucostigma Mottled Whistler Move from Pachycephalidae to Incertae sedis (2) PHY, SEQ Norman et al 2009, T. Pratt
131 Aleadryas rufinucha Rufous-naped Whistler Move from Pachycephalidae to Incertae sedis (2) PHY, SEQ
Rufous-naped Whistler is related to Crested Bellbird (and Crested Pitohui); possibly separate as family Oreoicidae (Norman et al 2009, TIF)
131 Pitohui cristatus Crested Pitohui Ornorectes cristatus; move from Pachycephalidae to Incertae sedis (2) PHY, SEQ, TAX Crested Pitohui is related to Crested Bellbird and Rufous-naped Warbler . Reassign to Ornorectes in Incertae sedis; possibly separate to Oreoicidae (Jønsson et al 2008, Dumbacher et al 2008, Norman et al 2009, Jønsson et al 2010, TIF)
131 Oreoica gutturalis Crested Bellbird Move from Pachycephalidae to Incertae sedis (2) PHY, SEQ Crested Bellbird is related to Crested Pitohui and Rufous-naped Whistler; separate from Pachycephalidae to Incertae sedis 3, and perhaps new family Oreoicidae (TIF)
134 Pitohui kirhocephalus Variable Pitohui Move from Pachycephalidae to Oriolidae PHY, SEQ Jønsson et al 2008, Dumbacher 2013
134 Pitohui dichrous Hooded Pitohui Move from Pachycephalidae to Oriolidae PHY, SEQ Jønsson et al 2008, Dumbacher et al 2008, Dumbacher 2013
134 Pitohui incertus White-bellied Pitohui Pseudorectes incertus PHY, TAX, SEQ Precede Colluricincla; Jønsson et al 2008, 2010, Dumbacher et al 2008)
134 Pitohui ferrugineous Rusty Pitohui Pseudorectes ferrugineus PHY, TAX, SEQ Precede Colluricincla; Jønsson et al 2008, 2010, Dumbacher et al 2008)
134 Pitohui nigrescens Black Pitohui Melanorectes nigrescens PHY, TAX, SEQ Precede Pachycephala; Jønsson et al 2008, 2010, Dumbacher et al 2008
134 Colluricincla sanghirensis Sangihe Shrikethrush Coracornis sanghirensis PHY, TAX Jønsson et al 2008, 2010
134 Colluricincla umbrina Sooty Shrikethrush Colluricincla tenebrosa TAX With transfer of Morningbird to Pachycephala from Colluricincla the nominate race of Sooty Shrikethrush reverts to the senior name tenebrosa (Rothschild, 1911) from umbrina (Reichenow, 1915).
134 Colluricincla tenebrosa  Morningbird Pachycephala tenebrosa PHY, TAX  Jønsson et al 2008, 2010
148 Prinia burnesii  Rufous-vented Prinia  Laticilla burnesii TAX, SEQ Olsson et al 2013b.  Transfer to Pellorneidae
156 Phylloscopus poliocephalus Island Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus maforensis TAX Phylloscopus maforensis (Meyer, AB, 1874) has priority over frequently used P. poliocephalus (Salvadori, 1876) as the species epithet for Island Leaf Warbler.
158 Leonardina woodi Bagabo Babbler Muscicapidae/Saxicolinae  PHY, SEQ Transfer ex Pellorneidae (Sangster et al 2010, Zuccon & Ericson 2010, TIF)
171 Myophonus spp Whistling Thrushes Muscicapidae/Saxicolinae PHY, SEQ Transfer ex Turdidae (Sangster et al 2010, Zuccon & Ericson 2010, TIF)
174 Heinrichia calligyna Great Shortwing Muscicapidae/Saxicolinae PHY, SEQ Transfer ex Turdidae (Sangster et al 2010, Zuccon & Ericson 2010, TIF)
174 Heteroxenicus stellatus

Gould’s Shortwing

Muscicapidae/Saxicolinae PHY, SEQ Transfer ex Turdidae (Sangster et al 2010, Zuccon & Ericson 2010, TIF)
174 Brachypteryx spp Shortwings  (3 spp) Muscicapidae/Saxicolinae PHY, SEQ Transfer ex Turdidae (Sangster et al 2010, Zuccon & Ericson 2010, TIF)
192 Spinus thibetanus Tibetan Serin  Spinus thibetana TAX Gender correction

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31

 Accipitridae  Raptors

Accipitridae Revised (link)

TAX,PHY,SEQ  Wink & Sauer-Gürth 2004,Griffiths et al 2007, Lerner & Mindell 2005, SACC 460, 492, TIF
35  Aquila pomarina  Lesser Spotted Eagle  Clanga pomarina TAX,PHY  Wells & Inskipp, 2012; Gregory & Dickinson, 2012
35  Aquila hastata  Indian Spotted Eagle  Clanga hastata TAX,PHY  Wells & Inskipp, 2012; Gregory & Dickinson, 2012
35  Aquila clanga  Greater Spotted Eagle  Clanga clanga TAX,PHY  Wells & Inskipp, 2012; Gregory & Dickinson, 2012
39  Fulica newtoni  Mascarene Coot  Fulica newtonii TAX Fide Colin Jones. OD verified.
42  Thinornis rubricollis  Hooded Dotterel  Thinornis cucullatus TAX  Olson, 1998, H&M Corrigenda 3R
69  Caprimulgidae  Nightjars  Caprimulgidae Revised (link) TAX,PHY,SEQ  SACC 522 based on Han et al 2010
70  Caprimulgus enarratus  Collared Nightjar  Gactornis enarratus TAX,PHY  Han et al 2010
79  Stellula calliope  Calliope Hummingbird  Selasphorus calliope TAX  AOU 2012
99  Anairetes agilis  Agile Tit-Tyrant  Uromyias agilis TAX  DuBay & Witt, 2012, SACC 525
99  Anairetes agraphia  Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant  Uromyias agraphia TAX  DuBay & Witt, 2012, SACC 525
107  Myrmotherula gularis  Star-throated Antwren  Rhopias gularis TAX,PHY  Belmonte-Lopes et al, 2012
178  Muscicapa dauurica  Asian Brown Flycatcher  Muscicapa latirostris TAX  Mlíkovsky 2012
191  Fringillidae  Finches Fringillidae Revised
TAX,PHY,SEQ  TIF, Lerner et al 2011, Töpfer et al 2011, Zuccon et al 2012

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20 Alopochen mauritianus 
Mascarene Sheldgoose Alopochen mauritiana  TAX Correct gender of specific epithet to agree with that of genus.
24 Calonectris diomedea
Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris borealis TAX Change species epithet for Cory’s  Shearwater with split of Scopoli’s Shearwater (C. diomedea).
32 Torgos tracheliotus Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos  TAX Rookmaaker 1986
44 Aechmorhynchus parvirostris
Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia parvirostris
TAX Cibois et al 2012. Aechmorhynchus is synonymized with Prosobonia.
44 Aechmorhynchus cancellatus 
Kiritimati Sandpiper Prosobonia cancellata † TAX Cibois et al 2012. See above.
53 Alectroenas nitidissima † Mauritius Blue Pigeon Alectroenas nitidissimus † TAX David & Gregory 2008
64 Cacomantis heinrichi
Moluccan Cuckoo Cacomantis aeruginosus
TAX Payne MS, Tebb et al 2008, Rheindt et al MS. Ssp aeruginosus reassigned from Rusty-breasted Cuckoo to Moluccan Cuckoo. C. aeruginosus  Salvadori, 1878 has priority over C. heinrichi Stresemann, 1931.
102 Calyptura cristata Kinglet Calyptura Calyptura is a basal tyrannid;  Move from Incertae sedis to precede Platyrinchus pending comprehensive revision of sequence of genera of Tyrannidae PHY,SEQ  Ohlson et al 2012
147 Cisticola dorsti Dorst’s Cisticola Cisticola guinea TAX C. dorsti is a junior synonym of C. guinea. Dowsett-Lemaire, Borrow & Dowsett 2005
148 Scotocerca inquieta Streaked Scrub Warbler Scotocerca inquieta (Scotocercidae, new family) PHY, TAX  Move from Incertae sedis (Fregin et al 2012)
152 Erythrocerca spp Little Yellow Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Livingstone’s Flycatcher Erythrocerca spp (Erythrocercidae, new family) PHY TAX  Move from Incertae sedis (Fregin et al 2012)
163 Modulatrix stictigula (Promeropidae) Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula  (Arcanatoridae, new family) PHY Johansson et al 2008a.  The basal Passeroid branches can not yet be accepted as fully resolved, thus, it is unclear whether Promeropidae and Arcanatoridae are together or represent two independent basal branches. Each of them go further back in time than almost any other extant lineage in the Passerida … which would argue for accepting them as two families (Jon Fjeldså, July 2012)
163 Arcanator orostruthius (Promeropidae) Dapple-throat Arcanator orostruthius (Arcanatoridae, new family) PHY Johansson et al 2008a.  See above.
163 Kakamega poliothorax (Promeropidae) Grey-chested Babbler Kakamega poliothorax (Arcanatoridae, new family) PHY Johansson et al 2008a.  See above
210 Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
Common Bush Tanager Chlorospingus flavopectus
TAX Massmann 2012. SACC #521. Chlorospingus flavopectus (Lafresnaye, 1840) has priority over Chlorospingus ophthalmicus (Du Bus de Gisignies, 1847).

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48 Pteroclididae Sandgrouse Pteroclidae TAX Bock 1994, NACC 2011-B-9
48 Pteroclidiformes Sandgrouse Pterocliformes TAX Corollary of changed spelling of family name
107 Myrmotherula hauxwelli Plain-throated Antwren Isleria hauxwelli TAX Bravo et al 2012, SACC 518
107 Myrmotherula guttata Rufous-bellied Antwren Isleria guttata TAX Bravo et al 2012, SACC 518
126 Platysteira (10 spp) Wattle-eyes (10 spp) Resequence PHY, SEQ Njabo et al 2008
203 Chlorothraupis (5 spp) Tanagers (5 spp) Move from Thraupidae to Cardinalidae PHY, SEQ NACC 2008-B-1, SACC 318
203 Paroaria (6 spp) Cardinals (6 spp) Move from Emberizidae to Thraupidae PHY, SEQ SACC 276, NACC undecided
209 Amaurospiza (3 spp) Seedeaters (3 spp) Move from Thraupidae to Cardinalidae PHY, SEQ Klicka et al.2007, NACC 2008-B-3, SACC 320
210 Piranga (11 spp) Tanagers (11 spp) Move from Thraupidae to Cardinalidae PHY, SEQ NACC 2008-B-1, SACC 318
210 Habia (5 spp) Ant Tanagers (5 spp) Move from Thraupidae to Cardinalidae PHY, SEQ NACC 2008-B-1, SACC 318

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