Splits and discoveries

  1. Middendorf's Bean-GooseAnser middendorffii from Tundra Bean-Goose, Anser fabalis.[1]
  2. Sula Cuckoo-DoveTuracoena sulaensis from White-faced Cuckoo-DoveTuracoena manadensis.[2]
  3. Sultan's Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia doreya from Amboyna Cuckoo-Dove, Macropygia amboinensis.[2]
  4. Flores Sea Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia macassariensis from Bar-necked Cuckoo-Dove, Macropygia magna.[2]
  5. Tanimbar Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia timorlaoensis from Bar-necked Cuckoo-Dove, M. magna.[2]
  6. Enggano Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia cinnamomea from Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove, Macropygia emiliana.[2]
  7. Barusan Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia modiglianii from Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove, M. emiliana.[2]
  8. Lesser Violetear, Colibri cyanotus from Green Violetear (now Mexican Violetear), Colibri thalassinus.[3]
  9. Russet-naped Wood-Rail / White-bellied Wood-RailAramides albiventris from Grey-necked Wood-Rail, Aramides cajaneus.[4]
  10. Townsend's Storm-PetrelCymochorea socorroensis from Leach's Storm-Petrel, Cymochorea leucorhoa.[5][6][3]
  11. Ainley's Storm-PetrelCymochorea cheimomnestes from Leach's Storm-Petrel, C. leucorhoa.[5][6][3]
  12. Grey-faced PetrelPterodroma gouldi from Great-winged Petrel, Pterodroma macroptera.[7]
  13. Cuban Ivory-billed Woodpecker / Baird's WoodpeckerCampephilus bairdii
  14. Sooty Woodpecker / Southern Sooty-Woodpecker,Mulleripicus funebris
  15. Puerto Rican ParakeetPsittacara maugei
  16. Coopman's ElaeniaElaenia brachyptera
  17. Northern Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet, Nesotriccus incomtus
  18. Ayacucho ThistletailAsthenes ayacuchensis
  19. Tan-capped CatbirdAiluroedus geislerorum
  20. Ochre-breasted CatbirdAiluroedus stonii
  21. Spotted CatbirdAiluroedus maculosus
  22. Huon CatbirdAiluroedus astigmaticus
  23. Black-capped CatbirdAiluroedus melanocephalus
  24. Arfak CatbirdAiluroedus arfakianus
  25. Northern CatbirdAiluroedus jobiensis
  26. Pilbara GrasswrenAmytornis whitei
  27. Sandhill GrasswrenAmytornis oweni
  28. Rusty GrasswrenAmytornis rowleyi
  29. Admiralty Islands CicadabirdEdolisoma admiralitatis
  30. Chestnut-throated FlycatcherMyiagra castaneigularis
  31. White-cheeked MonarchSymposiachrus malaitae
  32. North Island RobinPetroica longipes
  33. Pacific RobinPetroica pusilla
  34. Darod LarkCalandrella eremica
  35. Northern Red-capped LarkCalandrella williamsi
  36. Sykes's Short-toed LarkCalandrella dukhunensis
  37. Highland Rush WarblerBradypterus centralis
  38. Tarim BabblerRhopophilus albosuperciliaris
  39. Dark-eyed White-eye, Zosterops tetiparius
  40. Grey-brown White-eye, Zosterops ponapensis
  41. Chinese Blue-Flycatcher, Cyornis glaucicomans
  42. Chinese RubythroatCalliope tschebaiewi
  43. Himalayan Thrush, Zoothera salimalii
  44. Sichuan Thrush, Zoothera griseiceps
  45. Campina ThrushTurdus arthuri
  46. Amazonian ThrushTurdus debilis
  47. Canebrake WrenCantorchilus zeledoni
  48. Isthmian WrenCantorchilus elutus
  49. Santa Marta Wood-WrenHenicorhina anachoreta
  50. Merida BrushfinchAtlapetes meridae
  51. Black-fronted BrushfinchAtlapetes nigrifrons
  52. Blood-red TanagerPiranga haemalea


  1. Caribbean CootFulica caribaea, is a colour morph of the American Coot.[3]
  2. Four-coloured BushshrikeTelophorus quadricolor into Gorgeous BushshrikeTelophorus viridis.[8][9][10][11][12]



  1. ^ Ruokonen and Aarvak (2011)
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ng and Rheindt (2016)
  3. ^ a b c d AOU 57
  4. ^ Marcondes and Silveira (2015)
  5. ^ a b Adams et al. (2016)
  6. ^ a b Bicknell et al. (2012)
  7. ^ Woods et al. (2016)
  8. ^ Dowsett and Dowsett-Lemaire (1993)
  9. ^ Dickinson and Christidis (2014)
  10. ^ HBW Alive (Fry, H.)
  11. ^ Clements 6
  12. ^ IOC-5.3

Cited text

  1. Adams, J., H.R. Carter, G.J. McChesney, and D.L. Whitworth (2016), Occurrence, Morphometrics and Plumage Variability among Leach's Storm-PetrelsOceanodroma leucorhoa in the California Channel Islands, 1976-2015, Marine Ornithology 44, 113-119.
  2. Bicknell, A.W.J. M.E. Knight, D. Bilton, J.B. Reid, T. Burke, and S.C. Votier (2012), Population genetic structure and long-distance dispersal among seabird populations: Implications for colony persistence, Mol. Ecol. 21, 2863-2876.
  3. Clements JF. 2007. The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World. 6th Edition. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, N.Y.
  4. Dickinson, E., and L. Christidis (eds.) (2014), “The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World: 4rd ed. Volume 2, Passerines”, Aves Press, Eastbourne, UK.
  5. Dowsett, R.J., and F. Dowsett-Lemaire (1993), Comments on the taxonomy of some Afrotropical bird species, in “A Contribution to the Distribution and Taxonomy of Afrotropical and Malagasy Birds”, (Dowsett, R.J., and F. Dowsett-Lemaire, eds.), Tauraco Press, Liege, pp. 323-389.
  6. Fry, H. (2016). Gorgeous Bush-shrike (Telophorus viridis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 4 July 2016).
  7. Gill, F & D Donsker (Eds). 2016. IOC World Bird List (v 6.2). doi:10.14344/IOC.ML.6.2.
  8. Marcondes, R.S., and L.F. Silveira (2015), A taxonomic review of Aramides cajaneus (Aves, Gruiformes, Rallidae) with notes on morphological variation in other species of the genus, ZooKeys 500, 111-140.
  9. Ng, N.S.R., and F.E. Rheindt (2016), Species delimitation in the White-faced Cuckoo-dove (Turacoena manadensis) based on bioacoustic data, Avian Res. 7:2.
  10. Ruokonen, M., and T. Aarvak (2011), Typology revisited: historical taxa of the bean goose—pink-footed goose complex, Ardea 99, 103-112.
  11. Wood, J.R., H.A. Lawrence, R.P. Scofield, G.A. Taylor, P.O'b. Lyver, and D.M. Gleeson (2016), Morphological, behavioural, and genetic evidence supports reinstatement of full species status for the grey-faced petrel, Pterodroma macroptera gouldi (Procellariiformes: Procellariidae), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. (forthcoming).
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