Supplement to Birds of the World: A Checklist
by James F. Clements. Fifth Edition. 2000.
Only partial reference is given if original citation is included in bibliography in fifth edition.

May 30, 2000. Front End Sheet
Bolivia should be in light green, Eritrea in dark green, and Ethiopia in yellow.

May 30, 2000. Page 10
Change genus of Kerguelen Petrel to Aphrodroma and move to follow Westland Petrel on page 11. Olson, Storrs. 2000. A new genus for the Kerguelen Petrel. Bull. B. O. C. 120 (1): 59-62

May 30, 2000. Page 12
Mediterranean Shearwater is split into two species.
Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) and Levantine Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan). British Ornithologists’ Union Checklist.

May 30, 2000. Page 20
The first three races listed under Butorides striatus (anthonyi, frazari and bahamensis) should become races of the Green Heron (Butorides virescens).

May 30, 2000. Page 22
Change range of Scopus umbretta minor to coastal w Africa (Sierra Leone to w Cameroon).

May 30, 2000. Page 29
Range of Anas crecca crecca should read Palearctic region; winters to Africa, India and SE Asia.

May 30, 2000. Page 34
Correct spelling of Pandionidae.

May 30, 2000. Page 71
English name of Pucrasia macrolopha omitted in error by printer. Should be Koklass Pheasant.
English name of Lophura hatinhensis omitted in error by printer. Should be Vietnamese Fireback.

May 30, 2000. Page 153
Add subspecies Ruwenzorornis johnstoni bredoi to Ruwenzori Turaco. Range: E Zaire (Mt. Kabobo). Louette, Michel, Marc Herremans and Alain Reygel. 2000. A reassessment of the subspecies in the Ruwenzori Turaco Ruwenzorornis johnstoni. Bull. B. O. C. 120 (1): 34-39

May 30, 2000. Page 172
Correct spelling of Glaucidium californicum swarthi

May 30, 2000. Page 178
New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar, known from a single 1881 specimen, has been rediscovered in New Caledonia by Joe Tobias. Personal communication Nigel Collar.

May 30, 2000. Page 202
Add new subspecies Amazilia tzacatl brehmi to Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. Range: Colombia (Nariño). Journal of Ornithology 140: 457-466

May 30, 2000. Page 230
Correct spelling of Eurystomus glaucurus afer.

May 30, 2000. Page 280
Rufous Cacholote is split into two species:
Caatinga Cacholote Pseudoseisura cristata and Gray-crested Cacholote Pseudoseisura unirufa. Ranges are as described for the former races. Zimmer, Kevin and Andrew Whittaker. 2000. The Rufous Cacholote (Furnariidae): Pseudoseisura) is two species. The Condor 102: 409-422

May 30, 2000. Page 290
First eight subspecies now listed under Buff-throated Woodcreeper (confinis, costaricensis, marginatus, nanus, rosenbergi, demonstratus, jardinei and margaritae move to page 291 as subspecies of Cocoa Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus susurrans. Ridgely and Tudor 1994.

May 30, 2000. Page 341
Crowned Chat-Tyrant is split into two species. Genus is changed to Ochthoeca and nominate race and subspecies albidiadema and orientalis retain name Crowned Chat-Tyrant. Ochthoeca spodionota with subspecies boliviana becomes Peruvian Chat-Tyrant.
Subspecies thoracica of Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant is raised to species level as Maroon-chested Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca thoracica. García-Moreno, Jaime, Peter Arctander and Jon Fjeldså. 1998. Pre-Pleistocene Differentiation Among Chat-Tyrants. The Condor 100:629-640

May 30, 2000. Page 342
Change scientific name of Tumbes Tyrant to Tumbezia salvini. op.cit.

May 30, 2000. Page 396
Add subspecies Phainoptila melanoxantha parkeri to Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher. Range: Mts. of n Costa Rica (Cordilleras de Talamanca and Guanacaste). Barrantes, Gilbert and Julio E. Sánchez. 2000. A new subspecies on Black and Yellow Silky Flycatcher, Phainoptila melanoxantha, from Costa Rica. Bull. B. O. C. 120 (1): 40-46

May 30, 2000. Page 437
After Brown Bush-Warbler add Taiwan Bush-Warbler Bradypterus alishanensis. Range: Montane forests of Taiwan. Rasmussen, Pamela, Philip Round, Edward Dickenson and F. G. Rozendaal. 2000. A New Bush Warbler (Sylviidae, Bradypterus) from Taiwan. The Auk 117 (2): 279-287

May 30 2000. Page 446
Change range of nominate race of Willow Warbler (P. t. trochilus) to include western Europe.

May 30, 2000. Page 447
Common Chiffchaff is split into three species:
Canary Islands Chiffchaff Phylloscopus canariensis and the presumed extinct P. c. exsul.
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita and including P. c. abietinus, P. c. brevirostris, P. c. caucasicus, P. c. menzbieri and P. c. tristis.
Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus brehmii.
Clement, Peter and Andreas J. Helbig. Taxonomy and identification of chiffchaffs in the Western Palearctic. British Birds 91: 361-376

Bonelli’s Warbler is split into two species.
Western Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli and Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis.
British Ornithologists’ Union Checklist.

May 30, 2000. Page 448
Inornate Warbler is split into two species:
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus and Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei including P. h. mandellii. British Ornithologists’ Union Checklist.
Delete Green Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus and Two-barred Warbler Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus. Now considered races of Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides.

May 30, 2000. Page 459

Delete extraneous range line below Muscicapa infuscata minuscula.

May 30, 2000. Page 465
Add subspecies Sheppardia gunningi alticola to East Coast Akalat. Range: E Tanzania (Nguu Mts.). Fjeldså, J., M. S. Roy and J. Kiure. 2000. A new montane subspecies of Sheppardia gunningi (East-coast Akalat) from Tanzania. Bulletin B. O. C. 120 (1): 27-33

May 30, 2000. Page 467
Add following subspecies for Gray-winged Robin-Chat:
C. p. polioptera (grimwoodi). S Sudan, Uganda, w Kenya, e Zaire, nw Tanzania, n Angola and nw Zambia
C. p. nigriceps. Sierra Leone to n Cameroon
C. p. tessmanni. E Cameroon.
Keith, Urban and Fry. 1992. The Birds of Africa, Vol. IV.

May 30, 2000. Page 472
Change scientific name of Common Stonechat to Saxicola rubicola. All subspecies become S. r. ssp.
Change scientific name of African Stonechat to Saxicola torquata. Change all subspecies to S. t. ssp.
After S. t. clanceyi add S. t. torquata. Range SW Cape Province to Natal and Transvaal.

May 30, 2000. Page 505

Correct spelling of Illadopsis cleaveri batesi.
Change range of Illadopsis fulvescens iboensis to SW Nigeria to w Cameroon.

May 30, 2000. Page 612
Range of nominate race of Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus f. fulgidus is Bioko and São Tomé I.
Add O. f. hartlaubi, range Guinea to Uganda and n Angola.
Add following subspecies for Violet-backed Starling:
C. l. leucogaster West Africa east to Kenya
C. l. verreauxi. Kenya to South Africa
C. l. arabicus. Arabian Peninsula.
Feare and Craig. 1999. Starlings and Mynas.

May 30, 2000. Page 623
Change range of Nigrita luteifrons luteifrons to extend west to Ivory Coast.

May 30, 2000. Page 691
Change English name of Black-masked Brush-Finch to Black-spectacled Brush-Finch and change genus from Buarremon to Atlapetes. Move to page 690 after Rufous-eared Brush-Finch. Valqui, Thomas and Jon Fjeldså. 1999. New brush-finch Atlapetes from Peru. Ibis 141: 194-198.

May 30, 2000. Page 743
After Andaman and Nicobar Islands add Bolivia with 1332 species and 16 endemics.

May 30, 2000. Page 747
After Venezuela add Bolivia with 1332 species and 16 endemics.

June 7, 2000. Page 148
Change specific name of Blue-winged Parrotlet to
Forpus xanthopterygius. Whitney, Bret and José Pacheco. 1999. The Valid Name
for Blue-winged Parrotlet and designation of the lectotype of Psittaculus
xanthopterygius
. Bulletin B. O. C. 119 (4): 211-214.

June 7, 2000. Page 630
Change last subspecies under Lonchura striata from
sumatrensis to explita. LeCroy, Mary. 1999. Type specimens of new forms of
Lonchura. Bulletin B. O. C. 119 (4): 214-220.

June 7, 2000. Page 631
Delete entry for White-spotted Munia. Now considered
a race of Streak-headed Munia Lonchura tristissima. Change spelling of
subspecies to bigilalei and moresbyensis. ibid.

June 7, 2000. Page 631
Change spelling of subspecies of Lonchura atricapilla
selimbauensis
. ibid.

June 7, 2000. Page 632
Delete subspecies myolae from monotypic species
Lonchura monticola. Range: alpine grasslands of southwest New Guinea. ibid.

June 7, 2000. Page 344
Race fransicanus of White-winged Black-Tyrant is
raised to species level.
Caatinga Black-Tyrant Knipolegus franciscanus. Range: Caatinga of northeast
Brazil in Minas Gerais, and Bahia. Silva, J. M. C. and D. C. Oren. 1992.
Notes on Knipolegus franciscanus Snethlage, 1928 (Aves: Tyrannidae), an
endemism of central Brazilian dry forests. Goeldiana, Zool. 16: 1-9.

August 15, 2000. Page xvi
Correct spelling of Stercorariidae. The families Upupidae and the Phoeniculidae should be placed in the order Coraciiformes.

August 15, 2000. Page xviii
Correct spelling of Tichodromidae.

August 15, 2000. Page 1
Rheas, Cassowaries, Emu and Kiwis are now placed in order Struthioniformes. del Hoyo et al. 1992.

August 15, 2000. Page 15
The race granti of the Masked Booby is raised to species level. Nazca Booby Sula granti. Range: Breeds in e Pacific on Galapagos Is., Isla La Plata, Malpelo I., Clipperton I. and Revillagigedo Is. Forty-second supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 117 (3):847-858.

August 15, 2000. Page 32
Change English name of Clangula hyemalis to Long-tailed Duck. Ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 49
Move Red-throated Caracara from genus Daptrius to Ibycter. Ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 49
Crested Caracara is split into two species. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway with races pallidus and audubonii, and Southern Caracara Caracara plancus. Ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 60
Change English name of Centrocercus urophasianus to Greater Sage-Grouse. After Greater Sage-Grouse add Gunnison Sage-Grouse Centrocercus minimus. Range: Locally in Gunnison Basin and sw Colorado south of the Eagle and Colorado rivers, and adj. se Utah east of the Colorado River. Ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 101
Genus Catharacta is merged with Stercorarius. Change genus of Chilean, South Polar, Brown and Great Skua from Catharacta to Stercorarius. Ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 118
Range of Columbina picui strepitans should read northeast Brazil.

August 15, 2000. Page 152
Turacos are now placed in order Cuculiformes instead of former monotypic order Musophagiformes. del Hoyo, Josep et al. 1997.

August 15, 2000. Page 166
After Moheli Scops-Owl add Mayotte Scops-Owl Otus mayottensis. Malagasy Scops-Owl Otus rutilus becomes a monotypic species. Range changes to rain forests of e Madagascar. Rasmussen, Pamela, Thomas S.
Schulenberg, Frank Hawkins and Raminoarisoa Voninavoko. 2000. Geographic variation on the Malagasy Scops-Owl (Otus rutilus auct.): the existence of an unrecognized species on Madagascar and the taxonomy of other Indian Ocean taxa. Bull. B. O. C. 2000 120(2):75-102.

August 15, 2000. Page 166
After Malagasy Scops-Owl add Torotoroka Scops-Owl Otus madagascariensis. Range: Western Madagascar. ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 214
Add following subspecies of Blue-naped Mousebird
U. m. macrourus Senegambia to e Ethiopia
U. m. laeneni Aïr region of Niger
U. m. pulcher SE Sudan to s Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
U. m. abyssinicus Central and s Ethiopia to nw Somalia
U. m. griseogularis SW Ethiopia to Sudan, Uganda, e Zaire, Rwanda, nw Tanzania
U. m.. massaicus Central to coastal Tanzania .
Fry, Keith and Urban 1988.

August 15, 2000. Page 228
Add subspecies randorum to White-fronted Bee-eater. Range: Highlands of s Tanzania. ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 236
Range of Pied Puffbird should read Caribbean slope of Costa Rica to central Colombia and sw Ecuador.

August 15, 2000. Page 236
Change specific name of Jacamerops aurea to Jacamerops aureus. Forty-second supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 117 (3):847-858.

August 15, 2000. Page 243
New species of barbet discovered in 1997 has been named Scarlet-banded Barbet Capito wallacei. Range: Known only from Río Cushabatay watershed in ne Peru (7º05S, 75º39W) at ±1600m. O’Neill, John P., Daniel F. Lane, Andrew W. Kratter, Angelo P. Capparella and Cecilia Fox Joo. 2000. A Striking New Species of Barbet (Capitoninae: Capito) from the Eastern Andes of Peru. The Auk 117 (3):569-577.

August 15, 2000. Page 257
Picoides arizonae with race fraterculus is split from Strickland’s Woodpecker. Arizona Woodpecker Picoides arizonae. Range: S Arizona and sw New Mexico south in Sierra Madre Occidental to Jalisco and e-central Michoacán. Change range of Strickland’s Woodpecker to read: Temperate coniferous forests of e Mexico (e Michoacán, México, Distrito Federal, Morelos, Puebla and w-central Veracruz). Forty-second supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 117 (3):847-858.

August 15, 2000. Page 260
Range of Gilded Flicker C. m. mearnsi should read: Arid se California to nw Baja, se Nevada and Arizona.

August 15, 2000. Page 298
Change English name of Pacific Streaked-Antwren to Pacific Antwren. Forty-second supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 117 (3):847-858. In order to maintain consistency in use of English nomenclature and to avoid the cumbersome compound names, change name of Myrmotherula multostriata to Amazonian Antwren and Myrmotherula surinamensis to Guianan Antwren.

August 15, 2000. Page 371
Add race P. o. reichenowi to Eastern Sawwing. Range: SW Gabon to central Angola, s Zaire and w Zambia. Range of nominate race becomes: SE Tanzania to ne Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. Turner and Rose 1989.

August 15, 2000. Page 423
Add subspecies akeleyae to Brown-chested Alethe. Range: Kenya east of Rift Valley. Keith, Urban and Fry. 1988.

August 15, 2000. Page 424
After Cisticola cantans cantans insert subspecies C. c. pictipennis. Ranges are in correct order. Urban, Fry and Keith. 1987.

August 15, 2000. Page 425
Correct spelling of subspecies C. c. cinereolus of Ashy Cisticola.

August 15, 2000. Page 434
Change scientific name of Apalis rufifrons to Urorhipis rufifrons and English name to Red-fronted Warbler. Urban, Fry and Keith 1997.

August 15, 2000. Page 459
Add race M. o. nimbae to Olivaceous Flycatcher Range: Liberia and Ivory Coast. Range of nominate race becomes Ghana and Nigeria to Zaire. Urban, Fry and Keith 1997.

August 15, 2000. Page 481
Correct spelling of Monarchidae.

August 15, 2000. Page 534
The generic name Poecile is feminine, and adjectival species names must agree in gender. Change the specific names of hyrcanus, montanus, songarus, atricapillus, superciliosus, hudsonicus and cinctus to hyrcana, montana, songara, atricapilla, superciliosa, hudsonica and cincta. Forty-second supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 117 (3):847-858.

August 15, 2000. Page 539
Change scientific name of Juniper Titmouse to Baeolophus ridgwayi. The name griseus is permanently invalidated because it was replaced as a junior secondary homonym before 1961 (ICZN 1999, Art. 59.3). Ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 542
Correct spelling of Tichodromidae.

August 15, 2000. Page 603
The Black-billed Magpie is split into two species. The North American form Pica hudsonia becomes the Black-billed Magpie and the Eurasian form with all other races becomes the Eurasian Magpie Pica pica. Forty-second supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 117 (3):847-858.

August 15, 2000. Page 625
Add subspecies taruensis to Jameson’s Firefinch. Range: SE Kenya to n Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

August 15, 2000. Page 640
After Carpodacus mexicanus mexicanus insert race C. m. roseipectus. Range: S Mexico (s Puebla and Valley of Oaxaca). Binford, Lawrence C. 2000. Re-evaluation of the House Finch subspecies Carpodacus mexicanus roseipectus from Oaxaca, Mexico. Bull. B. O. C. 2000 120 (2): 120-128.

August 15, 2000. Page 644
Add subspecies brittoni to African Citril. Range: W Kenya (Mt. Elgon to Kongelia and Kakamega Forest). Clement, Harris and Davis 1993.

August 15, 2000. Page 649
Correct spelling of Greater Akialoa.

August 15, 2000. Page 652
Dendroica adelaidae is split into three species:
Adelaide Warbler Dendroica adelaidae. Range: Puerto Rico and Vieques I.
Barbuda Warbler Dendroica subita. Range: Barbuda I. (Lesser Antilles).
St. Lucia Warbler Dendroica delicata. Range: St. Lucia I. (Lesser Antilles).
Forty-second supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 117 (3):847-858.

August 15, 2000. Page 667
To avoid long hyphenated English names, change the English name of Spindalis zena to Western Spindalis, Spindalis portoricensis to Puerto Rican Spindalis, Spindalis dominicensis to Hispaniolan Spindalis and Spindalis nigricephala to Jamaican Spindalis. Ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 691
Correct spelling of Arremon semitorquatus.

August 15, 2000. Page 708
Change scientific name of Giant Cowbird to Molothrus oryzivorus. Forty-second supplement to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 117 (3):847-858.

August 15, 2000. Page 709
Icterus prosthemelas with race praecox is raised to species level and placed after Orchard Oriole. Change entry to Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas. Range: S Veracruz, n Oaxaca, Tabasco, Chiapas and Yucatán Pen. south on Caribbean slope of Central America to extreme w Panama (w Bocas del Toro). After Black-cowled Oriole add: Greater Antillean Oriole Icterus dominicensis with races northropi, melanopis and portoricensis with ranges as listed. Ibid.

August 15, 2000. Page 713
Change scientific name of Guadalupe Caracara to Caracara lutosa. Ibid.

November 1, 2000. Page 11
Race edwardsii of Cory’s Shearwater is elevated to species status. Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii. Range: breeds Cape Verde Islands; post-breeding dispersal uncertain. Petry, Maria Virginia, Leandro Bugoni and Vanda Simone da Silva Fonseca. 2000. Occurrence of the Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii on the Brazilian coast. Bull. B. O. C. 120 (3): 198-200.

November 1, 2000. Page 148
Race crassirostris under Blue-winged Parrotlet should be changed to xanthopterygius. Bull. B. O. C. 119 (4): 211-214.

November 1, 2000. Page 209
Add subspecies cutucuensis to Greenish Puffleg. Range: Cordillera de Cutucú, Morona-Santiago, and Cordillera del Condor, Zamora-Chinchipe. Schuchmann, K. L., A. Willer and I. Heynen. 2000. Biogeography and taxonomy of the Andean hummingbird genus Haplophaedia Simon (Aves: Trochilidae), with the description of a new subspecies from southern Ecuador. Orn. Anz. 39: 17-42.

November 1, 2000. Page 253
After Geocolaptes o. olivaceus add G. o. petrobates. Change ranges of races as follows: G. o. olivaceus: Western Cape Province; G. o. petrobates: Highlands of ne Cape Province and adj. Transkei to Natal; G. o. prometheus: Orange Free State to interior Natal and s and e Transvaal. Clancy, P. A. Variation in the Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus. Bull. B. O. C. 108 (2): 93-98.

November 1, 2000. Page 284
Crested Foliage-gleaner is moved to genus Automolus. Ridgely and Tudor 1994.

November 1, 2000. Page 198
Race pyra of Crimson Topaz is elevated to species status. Fiery Topaz Topaza pyra with race pamprepta and a newly described race amaruni from Amaz. Ecuador and Peru along Río Napo and Río Corrientes. Hu, Da-Shih, L, Joseph and D. Agro. 2000. Distribution, variation, and taxonomy of Topaza hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae). Orn. Neotrop. 11: 123-142.

November 1, 2000. Page 204
Add new subspecies pacaraimae to Green-bellied Hummingbird. Range: S Venezuela in Sierra de Pacaraima. Weller, A. A. 2000. A new hummingbird subspecies from southern Bolivar, Venezuela, with notes on biogeography and taxonomy of the Saucerrotia viridigaster-cupreicauda species group. Or. Neotrop. 11: 143-154.

November 1, 2000. Page 234
Change range of Plain-pouched Hornbill to read: S Myanmar, sw and s Thailand and n Malaysia. Rasmussen, P. C. 2000. A review of the taxonomy and status of the Plain-pouched Hornbill Aceros subruficollis. Forktail 16: 83-91.

November 1, 2000. Page 300
After Black-capped Antwren add: Caatinga Antwren Herpsilochmus sellowi. Range: NE Brazil from s coastal Rio Grande do Norte, s Ceará, and central Maranhão to Bahia and nw Minas Gerais; disjunct population in Pará (Serra do Cachimbo). 2000. Whitney, Bret M., José Fernando Pacheco, Dante R. C. Buzzetti and Ricardo Parrini. Systematic Revision and Biogeography of the Herpsilochmus pileatus complex, with description of a new species from northeastern Brazil. The Auk 117 (4): 869-891.

November 1, 2000. Page 323
After Forest Elaenia add: Foothill Elaenia Myiopagis olallai. Range: Disjunct in foothills of e slope of Andes of Ecuador and Peru. Coopmans, Paul and Niels Krabbe. 2000. A New Species of Flycatcher (Tyrannidae: Myiopagis) from Eastern Ecuador and Eastern Peru. Wilson Bulletin 112 (3): 305-312.

November 1, 2000. Page 327
Delete Andes of se Peru and n Bolivia from range of Rufous-lored Tyrannulet.

November 1, 2000. Page 393
Change genus of Mountain Bulbul and Sunda Bulbul from Hypsipetes to Ixos. Gregory, Stephen M. S. 2000. Nomenclature of the ‘Hypsipetes’ bulbuls (Pycnonotidae). Forktail 16: 164-166.

November 1, 2000. Page 394
Change specific name of Nicobar Bulbul from Hypsipetes nicobariensis to Hypsipetes virescens. Ibid.

November 1, 2000. Page 472
After Saxicola t. promiscua add S. t. altivaga. Range: Highlands of s Malawi and adj. Mozambique to n Transvaal. Clancy, P. A. A previously undescribed subspecies of the Stonechat Saxicola torquata. Bull. B. O. C. 108 (2): 62-64.

November 1, 2000. Page 473
Change genus of Buff-streaked Chat from Oenanthe to Saxicola. Tye, Alan. The systematic position of the Buff-streaked Chat. Bull. of B. O. C. 109 (1): 53-59.

November 1, 2000. Page 563
Race nehrkorni of Black-crowned White-eye is elevated to species status: Sangihe White-eye Zosterops nehrkorni. Range: Sangihe Island (north of Sulawesi). Critically endangered. The race stalkeri is also elevated to species status: Seram White-eye Zosterops stalkeri. Range: Seram I. (s Moluccas). Add subspecies Z. a. surda from central Sulawesi and subspecies Z. a. subatrifrons from Peleng I. Rasmussen, P. C., J. C. Wardill, F. R. Lambert and J. Riley. 2000. On the specific status of the Sangihi White-eye Zosterops nehrkorni, and the taxonomy of the Black-crowned White-eye Z. atrifrons complex. Forktail 16: 69-81.

November 1, 2000. Page 624
After Pytilia m. soudanensis add P. m. flavicaudata. Range: Djibouti. Welch, G. R. and Hilary J. Welch. A new subspecies of Pytilia melba from Djibouti, East Africa. Bull. B. O. C. 108 (2): 68-70.

November 1, 2000. Page 634
Add following races to Thick-billed Vireo. V. c. cubensis: Cayo Paredón Grande in Sabana-Camagüey Arch. off n Cuba; and V. c. alleni: Caiman Islands. Kirkconnell, Arturo and Orlando H. Garrido. 2000. Nueva subespecie del Vireo de Bahamas Vireo crassirostris de Cayo Paredón Grande, archipiélago de Sabana-Camagüey, Cuba. Cotinga 14: 79-84.

November 1, 2000. Page 640
Correct spelling of Carpodacus roseus portenkoi.

November 1, 2000. Page 654
Add subspecies turquinensis to Oriente Warbler. Range: Sierra Maestra of e Cuba in Pico Turquino region. Garrido, Orlando H. 2000. A new subspecies of Oriente Warbler Teretistris fornsi from Pico Turquino, Cuba, with ecological comments on the genus. Cotinga 14: 88-93.

December 31, 2000. Page 29
Green-winged Teal
is split into two species. Eurasian Teal Anas crecca. Range Palearctic region; winters to Africa, India and SE Asia and race nimia with range Aleutian Islands. Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis with range as listed in fifth edition. Ibis 143: 171-175.

December 31, 2000. Page 54
Delete race M. r. forsteni from Orange-footed Scrubfowl. This was previously raised to species level as Forsten’s Scrubfowl.

December 31, 2000. Page 231
Delete first entry under Leptosomos discolor. Change range of L. d. intermedius to read Grand Comoro and Anjouan (Comoro Islands).

December 31, 2000. Page 244
Capito auratus with races punctatus and insperatus is split from Black-spotted Barbet (Capito niger) and raised to species level as Gilded Barbet Capito auratus. The western Amazonia taxa differ in song and color and pattern of plumage and there is no known intergression with niger in eastern Venezuela where the two forms presumably come together (Daniel F. Lane, in litt.).

December 31, 2000. Page 277
Race vulpecula of Rusty-backed Spinetail is elevated to species level. Parker's Spinetail Cranioleuca vulpecula. Range: River islands in Amazon system from e Peru to e Brazil. Zimmer, Kevin. 1997. Species limits in Cranioleuca vulpina. Ornithological Monographs Vol. 48: 849-864. Washington: American Ornithologists’ Union.

December 31, 2000. Page 278
Delete race ayacuchensis from White-chinned Thistletail. This is now considered a race of Vilcabamba Thistletail Schizoeaca vilcabambae.

December 31, 2000. Page 364
After race A. g. gulgula delete race A. g. coelivox under Oriental Skylark. Repeated in error.

December 31, 2000. Page 379
After race C. t. tagulana delete race C. t. timoriensis under Cicadabird. Repeated in error.

December 31, 2000. Page 385
Delete race P. l. leucotis from White-cheeked Bulbul. This was raised to species level as White-eared Bulbul.

December 31, 2000. Page 393
Delete races cannipennis and castanota from Ashy Bulbul. These two forms now constitute the Chestnut Bulbul Hemixos castanonotus.

December 31, 2000. Page 402
Under Bewick’s Wren delete (drymoecus) after T. b. spilurus. Now considered a valid race T. b. drymoecus.

December 31, 2000. Page 416
Delete seventh entry under Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush (C. f. frantzii) and change range of C. f. wetmorei to read: Mountains of Costa Rica and w Panama.

December 31, 2000. Page 447
Under Lemon-rumped Warbler delete race kansuensis in parentheses after P. p. proregulus. Raised to species level as Gansu Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus kansuensis.

December 31, 2000. Page 460
After Narcissus Flycatcher add: Beijing Flycatcher Ficedula beijingnica. Range: Mountains of n China in western Beijing. Journal of Beijing Normal University (Natural Science) 36(3): 405-410.

December 31, 2000. Page 528
Remove race S. f. humilis from White-browed Scrubwren. Previously raised to species level as Brown Scrubwren Sericornis humilis.

December 31, 2000. Page 588
After Red-tailed Vanga add: Red-shouldered Vanga Calicalicus rufocarpalis. Range: southwestern desert of Madagascar. Sinclair, Ian and Olivier Langrand. 1998. Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands.

December 31, 2000. Page 642
Common Redpoll is split into two species. Polytypic Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea with races flammea, rostrata and islandica. Ranges as listed in fifth edition. Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret with range: British Isles, Alps and mountains of Czechoslovakia. Ibis 143: 171-175.

December 31, 2000. Page 643
Under Twite delete race korejevi in parentheses after C. f. montanella. Considered a valid race and repeated in error.

April 10, 2001. Page 112
Correct spelling of Columba fasciata roraimae.

April 10, 2001. Page 171
Correct spelling of Ciccaba albitarsus.

April 10, 2001. Page 313
Change ranges of subspecies of Olive-crowned Crescent-chest to read as follows: M. m. maximiliani: Lowlands of w Bolivia, w Paraguay and n Argentina and M. m. argentina: High elevation scrub of central Bolivia to n-central Argentina.

April 10, 2001. Page 321
After Helmeted Manakin add Araripe Manakin Antilophia bokermanni. Range: Recently described species from Chapada do Araripe, Ceará, northeast Brazil. Coehlo, Galieu and Weber Silva. A new species of manakin (Aves: Pipridae) from Chapada do Araripe, Ceará. Ararajuba: June 2000.

April 10, 2001. Page 329
After Suiriri Flycatcher add Chapada Flycatcher Suiriri islerorum. Range: Cerrado region of Brazil and adjacent eastern Bolivia. Zimmer, Kevin, Andrew Whittaker and David C. Oren. 2001. A cryptic new species of flycatcher (Tyrannidae: Suiriri) from the cerrado region of central South America. The Auk 118 (1): 56-78.

April 10, 2001. Page 329
Inezia subflava is split into two species. Inezia subflava with race obscura becomes Amazonian Tyrannulet. Inezia caudata with race intermedia becomes Pale-tipped Tyrannulet. Ranges remain as listed. Zimmer, Kevin J. and Andrew Whittaker. 2000. Species limits in Pale-tipped Tyrannulets (Inezia: Tyrannidae). Wilson Bulletin 112 (1): 51-66.

April 10, 2001. Page 400
Race columbianus and paucimaculatus of Rufous-breasted Wren should be listed as races of Speckle-breasted Wren. Ranges as follows:T. s. columbianus Central Andes of Colombia (Valle); T. s. paucimaculatus Tropical w Ecuador (Guayas) to nw Peru (Tumbes); T. s. sclateri N Peru (Marañón Valley).

April 10, 2001. Page 420
Correct spelling of Turdus philomelos hebridensis.

July 15, 2001. Page 11
After Fiji Petrel add Vanuatu Petrel Pterodroma occulta. Range: Presumed to breed on Banks Islands in n Vanuatu. Has reached coast of n Australia and probably a transequatorial migrant after breeding. Imber, M. J. and A. J. D. Tennyson. 2001. A new petrel species (Procellaridae) from the southwest Pacific. Emu 101 (2): 123-127.

July 15, 2001. Page 136
Correct spelling of genus Cyclopsitta.

July 15, 2001. Page 137
Races saissetti and cookii of Red-fronted Parakeet are raised to species level. New Caledonian Parakeet Cyanoramphus saissetti and Norfolk Island Parakeet Cyanoramphus cookii. Ranges as published in the checklist. Boon, Wee Ming, C. H. Daugherty and G. K. Chambers. 2001. The Norfolk Island Green Parrot and the New Caledonian Red-crowned Parakeet are distinct species. Emu 101 (2): 123-127.

July 15, 2001. Page 144
Change genus Propyrrhura to Primolius. Penhallurick, John. 2001. Primolius Bonaparte, 1857 has priority over Propyrrhura Ribeiro, 1920. Bull. B. O. C. 121 (1): 38-39.

July 15, 2001. Page 174
Under Burrowing Owl add race A. c. guantanamensis after A. c. floridana. Range: Coastal n Cuba (Guantánamo Province). Garrido, Orlando H. 2001. Una nueva subespecie del Sijú de Sabana Speotyto cunicularia para Cuba. Cotinga 15: 75-78.

July 15, 2001. Page 209
Correct spelling of Heliangelus micraster.

July 15, 2001. Page 245
Under Emerald Toucanet add race A. p. warneri after A. p. prasinus. Range: Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, Mexico. Winkler, K. 2000. A new subspecies of toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) from Veracruz, Mexico. Orn. Neotrop. 11: 253-257.

July 15, 2001. Page 317
Change genus of Gray-tailed Piha and Olivaceous Piha from Lipaugus to Snowornis. Prum, Richard O. 2001. A new genus for the Andean Green Pihas (Cotingidae). Ibis 143: 307-309

July 15, 2001. Page 317
After Dusky Piha add: Chestnut-capped Piha Lipaugus weberi. Range: N slope of Central Cordillera of Andes of Colombia. Cuervo, Andrés M., Paul G. W. Salaman, Thomas M. Donegan and José M. Ochoa. 2001. A new species of piha (Cotingidae: Lipaugus) from the Cordillera Central of Colombia. Ibis 143: 353-368.

July 15, 2001. Page 328
After Red-billed Tyrannulet add: Mishana Tyrannulet Zimmerius villarejoi. Range: White sand varillal forests of ne Peru in Iquitos region. Alonso, José Alvarez and Bret M. Whitney. 2001. A new Zimmerius tyrannulet (Aves: Tyrannidae) from white sand forests of northern Amazonian Peru. Wilson Bull. 113 (1): 1-8

July 15, 2001. Page 329
Suiriri Flycatcher is split into two species. Campo Suiriri Suiriri affinis with race bahia and Chaco Suiriri Suiriri suiriri. Ranges as given in the checklist. Hayes, Floyd D. 2001. Geographic variation, hybridization, and the leapfrog pattern of evolution in the Suiriri Flycatcher (Suiriri suiriri) complex. The Auk 118 (2); 457-471.

July 15, 2001. Page 331
After Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant add: Lulu’s Tody-Tyrant Poecilotriccus luluae. Range: N Peru in Cordillera del Colán and adjacent E Andes. Johnson, Ned K. and Robert E. Jones. 2001. A new species of tody-tyrant (Tyrannidae: Poecilotriccus) from northern Peru. The Auk 118 (2): 334-341.

July 15, 2001. Page 423
Move Rufous Rockjumper and Orange-breasted Rockjumper to page 505 and insert after Gray-breasted Babbler. Fry, C. Hilary and Stuart Keith. 2000. The Birds of Africa, Vol. VI.

July 15, 2001. Page 438
Move Damara Rockjumper to page 505 and insert after Gray-breasted Babbler. Change genus from Achaetops to Chaetops. Add race spadix with range: Escarpment of sw highlands of Angola (Huila and adj. Namibia). ibid.

July 15, 2001. Page 460
Race speculigera of European Pied Flycatcher is raised to species level as Atlas Flycatcher Ficedula speculigera. Sætre, Glenn-Peter, Thomas Borge and Truls Moum. 2001. A new bird species? The taxonomic status of ‘the Atlas Flycatcher’ assessed from DNA sequence analysis. Ibis 143: 494-497.

July 15, 2001. Page 500
After Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush add: Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush Garrulax konkakinhensis Range: Recently described from Mount Kon Ka Hinh in central Vietnam. Eames, Jonathan C. and Charles Eames. 2001. A new species of Laughingthrush (Passeriformes: Garrulacinae) from the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Bulletin B. O. C. 121 (1): 10-23.

July 15, 2001. Page 514
Race sharpei of Turdoides melanops is raised to species level with ssp. vepres as Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei. Change English name of Turdoides melanops to Black-faced Babbler. Fry, C. Hilary and Stuart Keith. 2000. The Birds of Africa, Vol. VI.

July 15, 2001. Page 514
Race hartlaubii of White-rumped Babbler with race griseosquamatus is raised to species level as Hartlaub’s Babbler Turdoides hartlaubii. Race ater now included in nominate race ibid.

July 15, 2001. Page 584
Luehder’s Bushshrike is split into three species. Race brauni becomes Braun’s Bushshrike Laniarius brauni and race amboimensis becomes Gabela Bushshrike Laniarius amboimensis. Races as listed in checklist. ibid.

July 15, 2001. Page 585
Fuelleborn’s Boubou is split into two species. Fuelleborn’s Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni with race usambaricus (ulugurensis is now included in usambaricus) and Mountain Sooty Boubou Laniarius poensis with races camerunensis and holomelas. ibid.

July 15, 2001. Page 587
Add race harterti to Chestnut-bellied Helmetshrike with range: Benin to we Cameroon. Race rufiventris is raised to species level: Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike Prionops rufiventris. Range of nominate race: S Cameroon and Cent. African Rep. to Congo and nw Zaire. Range of race mentalis: Central and nw Zaire to Uganda. ibid.

July 15, 2001. Page 589
Race modestus of Fork-tailed Drongo with ssp. atactus and coracinus is raised to species level: Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus. Ranges as listed in checklist. ibid.

July 15, 2001. Page 605
Add race kordofanensis to Cape Crow. Range of C. c. capensis: Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe to South Africa. Range of C. c. kordofanensis: Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. ibid.

July 15, 2001. Page 606
Race edithae of Brown-necked Raven is raised to species level: Somali Crow Corvus edithae. Range: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and se Sudan. ibid.

July 15, 2001. Page 625
Correct spelling of Lagonosticta senegala ruberrima.

July 15, 2001. Page 699
Races caniceps and dorsalis listed under Yellow-eyed Junco should be races of Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis. AOU Checklist of North American Birds. 7th edition.

November 15, 2001. Page 37
Long-billed Vulture is split into two species, Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris, and Indian Vulture Gyps indicus. Ranges as listed in the checklist. Rasmussen, Pam. Bull. B. O. C. 121 (3): 146.

November 15, 2001. Page 47-48
Change genus Hieraaetus to Aquila. Wink, Loftikhah and Bednarek, 1998, in Chancellor, Mayburg and Ferraro, eds. Holarctic Birds of Prey (29-48).

November 15, 2001. Page 96
After Amami Woodcock add: Bukidnon Woodcock Scolopax bukidnonensis. Range: Philippines (mts. of Luzon and Mindanao). Kennedy, R. S., T. H. Fisher, S. C. B. Harrap, A. C. Diesmos and A. S. Manamtam. 2001. A new species of woodcock (Aves: Scolopacidae) from the Philippines and a re-evaluation of other Asian/Papuasian woodcock. Forktail 17: 1-12.

November 15, 2001. Page 102
Race heuglini of Lesser Black-backed Gull better considered a race of Herring Gull L. a. heuglini. Grant, P. J. 1982. Gulls: an Identification Guide, and Harrison, Peter. 1983. Seabirds: an Identification Guide.

November 15, 2001. Page 191
Race ocypetes of Short-tailed Swift is raised to species level. Tumbes Swift Chaetura ocypetes. Range: Locally in sw Ecuador and extreme nw Peru. Clements, James F. and Noam Shany. 2001. A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru. Ibis Publishing Company.

November 15, 2001. Page 232
Add race kempi to Red-billed Hornbill. Range: S Mauritania and Senegambia to inner Niger delta. Change range of nominate race to: inner Niger delta to Ethiopia and Somalia south to Tanzania. del Hoyo, J., A. Elliot and J. Sargatal, eds. 2001. Handbook of Birds of the World. Vol. 6: 495. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

November 15, 2001. Page 336
Royal Flycatcher is split into three species. Race mexicanus (including fraterculus) becomes Northern Royal-Flycatcher Onychorhynchus mexicanus. Race coronatus (including castelnaui and swainsoni) becomes Amazonian Royal-Flycatcher Onychorhynchus coronatus. Monotypic race occidentalis becomes Pacific Royal-Flycatcher Onychorhynchus occidentalis. Ranges as published in the checklist. Note that isolated Brazilian race swainsoni may also represent a separate species. Clements, James F. and Noam Shany. 2001. A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru. Ibis Publishing Company.

November 15, 2001. Page 371
After White Wagtail add: Mekong Wagtail Motacilla samveasnae. Range: Lower Mekong delta of Cambodia and Laos. Duckworth, D.W., Per Alström, P.Davidson, T. D. Evans, C. M. Poole, Tan Setha and R. J. Timmins. A new species of wagtail from the lower Mekong basin. Bull. B. O. C. 121 (3): 152-182.

November 15, 2001. Page 441
Olivaceous Warbler is split into two species. Monotypic Western Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais opaca, and Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida with races elaeica, reiseri and laeneni. Ranges as published in checklist. Svensson, L. 2001. Identification of Western and Eastern Olivaceous, Booted and Sykes’s Warblers. Birding World 14 (5): 192-219.

February 1, 2002. Page 74
Change scientific name of Palawan Peacock-Pheasant to Polyplectron napoleonis. Dickinson, Edward C. 2001. The correct name of the Palawan Peacock-pheasant is Polyplectron napoleonis Lesson, 1831. Bull. B. O. C. 121 (4): 266-272.

February 1, 2002. Page 99
After Red Knot subspecies Calidris c. canutus add Calidris c. piersmai. Range: New Siberian Archipelago; winters to Australasia. Tomkovich, Pavel S. 2001. A new subspecies of Red Knot Calidris canutus from the New Siberian islands. Bull. B. O. C. 121 (4): 257-263.

February 1, 2002. Page 151
Change range of Yellow-headed Parrot Amazona o. oratrix to read: Trop. Pacific slope, ne lowlands and Gulf lowlands of Mexico. del Hoyo et al. 1997.

February 1, 2002. Page 295
Change common name of Guianan Slaty-Antshrike to Northern Slaty-Antshrike and Peruvian Slaty-Antshrike to Marañón Slaty-Antshrike. Pers. comm. Mort and Phyllis Isler.

February 1, 2002. Page 399
Change English name of Hylorchilus sumichrasti to Sumichrast’s Wren. American Ornithologists’ Union. Check-list of North American Birds. 1998. 7th edition: 474-475.

February 1, 2002. Page 453
Race margelanica of Small Whitethroat is elevated to species status. Margelanic Whitethroat Sylvia margelanica. Range as listed in checklist. Race chuancheica considered synonymous with monotypic S. margelanica. Sylvia minula becomes monotypic. Shirihai, Hadoram, Gabriel Gargallo and Andreas Helbig. 2001. Sylvia Warblers. Princeton University Press.

February 1, 2002. Page 453
Desert Warbler is split into two monotypic species: Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana and African Desert Warbler Sylvia deserti. Ranges as published in the checklist. Ibid.

February 1, 2002. Page 453
Orphean Warbler is split into two species. Monotypic Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis and Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris with following races: S. c. crassirostris (Slovenia and Balkan Peninsula to Transcaucasia, Turkey and the Levant; S. c. balchanica (s Transcaspia, Turkmenistan and Iran); and S. c. jerdoni (Persian Baluchistan to Pakistan and north to Tadzhikistan and Kyrgyzstan). Ibid.

February 1, 2002. Page 453
Add race Sylvia cantillans moltonii after S. c. cantillans. Range: Western Mediterranean islands, including Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Change range of S. c. cantillans to read: Mainly coastal and continental Europe, from Iberia east to Italy. Ibid.

February 1, 2002. Page 453
Race Sylvia melanocephala leucogastra now considered synonymous with Sylvia m. melanocephala. Ibid.

February 1, 2002. Page 454
Delete race ticehursti under Sylvia deserticola. Now considered synonymous with S. d. deserticola. Ibid.

February 1, 2002. Page 454
Marmora’s Warbler is split into two species. Marmora’s Warbler Sylvia sarda (Corsica, Sardinia, Montecristo, Giannutria, Pantellaria and islands off sw Sicily) and Balearic Warbler Sylvia balearica (Balearic Islands except Menorca). Ibid.

February 1, 2002. Page 455
Delete entry for Maranon Gnatcatcher. This form, which may possibly represent a valid species, is listed as race P. p. maior of Tropical Gnatcatcher on page 456. Clements, James F. and Noam Shany. 2001. A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru. Ibis Publishing Company.

February 1, 2002. Page 457
Change range of Rhinomyias oscillans oscillans to read Flores and Sumbawa.

February 1, 2002. Page 548
Change genus of Golden-winged Sunbird from Nectarinia to monotypic genus Drepanorhynchus. Cheke, Robert A., Clive F. Mann and Richard Allen. 2001. Sunbirds: A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderhunters and Sugarbirds of the World. Yale University Press.

February 1, 2002. Page 591
Change genus of the Saddleback to Philesturnus with races as follows:
Philesturnus c. rufusater. Range: New Zealand (Hen and adjacent North Islands). Philesturnus c. carunculatus. Range: New Zealand (South Cape Islands). Turbott, E. G., Convener. 1990. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica. Third Edition. Ornithological Society of New Zealand.

February 1, 2002. Page 616
Race intermedius listed under Bubalornis albirostris is now considered a race of Bubalornis niger. Zimmerman, Dale, Donald Turner and David Pearson. 1996. Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Princeton University Press.

February 1, 2002. Page 619
Correct spelling of third race under Ploceus philippinus to read P. p. burmanicus.

February 1, 2002. Page 639
Following races now listed under Asian Rosy-Finch should be listed as races of the Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis): L. t. griseonucha, L. t. umbrina, L. t. irvingi and L. t. littoralis. American Ornithologists’ Union. Check-list of North American Birds. 1998. 7th edition: 659-670.

February 1, 2002. Page 644
Citril Finch is split into two species. Citril Finch Serinus citrinella and Corsican Finch Serinus corsicanus. Both monotypic with ranges as listed in the checklist. Sangster, George, Alan Knox, Andreas Helbig and David Parkin. 2002. Taxonomic recommendations for European birds. Ibis 144 (1): 153-159.

February 1, 2002. Page 644
Correct spelling of Serinus c. citrinelloides.

June 15 2002.
The Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus is split into five races:
L. d. dominicanus Range: Coastal s S America, Falklands, South Georgia, N. Zealand, Australia
L. d. vetula Range: Coastal southern Africa and Namibia
L. d. austrinus Range: Antarctica and Antarctic islands
L. d. judithae Range: Subantarctic Indian Ocean islands
L. d. melisandae Range: Coasts of sw and s Madagascar
Jiguet, Frédéric. 2002. Taxonomy of the Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein inferred from biometrics and wing plumage pattern, including two previously undescribed subspecies. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (1): 50-71

June 15 2002. Page 154
Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus (Hierococcyx) fugax is split into three species:
Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus nisicolor, Northern Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus hyperythrus, and Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus fugax. Ranges as listed in the checklist. King, Ben F. 2002. The Hierococcyx fugax, Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo, complex. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (1): 74-80.

June 15 2002. Page 187
Change genus of Glossy Swiftlet, Cave Swiftlet and Pygmy Swiftlet from Aerodramus to Collocalia. del Hoyo, J., A. Elliot and J. Sargatal, eds. 1999. Handbook of Birds of the World. Vol. 5. Barn-owls to Hummingbirds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

June 15 2002. Page 236
Race swainsoni of White-necked Puffbird is elevated to species status. Buff-bellied Puffbird Notharchus swainsoni. Range: SE Brazil to e Paraguay and ne Argentina. del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott and J. Sargatal., eds. 2002. Handbook of Birds of the World. Vol. 7. Jacamars to Woodpeckers. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions

June 15 2002. Page 237
Race bicinctus of Russet-throated Puffbird, with race stoicus, is raised to species status. Two-banded Puffbird Hypnelus bicinctus. Range of H. b. bicinctus: Llanos of interior ne Colombia and n Venezuela; range of H. b. stoicus: Isla Margarita (off n Venezuela). del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

June 15 2002. Page 242
Delete entry for White-chested Tinkerbird Pogoniulus makawai. Now considered an aberrant individual of Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird P. bilineatus. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

June 15 2002. Page 246
Delete entry for Brown-mandibled Aracari Pteroglossus mariae. Now considered a race of Ivory-billed Aracari Pteroglossus azara. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

Delete entry for Stripe-billed Aracari Pteroglossus sanguineus. Now considered a race of Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

Delete entry for Pale-mandibled Aracari Pteroglossus erythropygius. Now considered a race of Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

June 15 2002. Page 247
Delete entry for Citron-throated Toucan Ramphastos citreolaemus. Now considered a race of Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

Delete entry for Yellow-ridged Toucan Ramphastos culminatus. Now considered a race of Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

Delete entry for Cuvier’s Toucan Ramphastos cuvieri. Now considered a race of Red-billed Toucan Ramphastos tucanus. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

Delete entry for Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii. Now considered a race of Black-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos ambiguus. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

June 15 2002. Page 249
After Golden-spangled Piculet add: Black-spotted Piculet Picumnus nigropunctatus. Range: NE Venezuela (Sucre to ne Monagas and Delta Amacuro south to Río Orinoco). del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

June 15 2002. Page 254
Sunda Woodpecker is now considered conspecific with Brown-capped Woodpecker. Change scientific name of Brown-capped Woodpecker to Dendrocopos moluccensis. Former races moluccensis and grandis of Sunda Woodpecker become races of Brown-capped Woodpecker. Ranges remain as in checklist. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

June 15 2002. Page 258
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus is split into two species. Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus with races crissoleucus, albidior, alpinus and funebris and American Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides dorsalis with races fasciatus and bacatus. Ranges as listed in the checklist. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

June 15 2002. Page 260
Delete entry for Golden-breasted Woodpecker Colaptes melanolaimus. Now considered a race of Green-barred Woodpecker Colaptes melanochloros. del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

June 15 2002. Page 304
After Black-headed Antbird add: Allpahuayo Antbird Percnostola arenarum. Range: White sands area of northeastern Peru (Loreto) in Zona Reservada Allpahuayo-Mishana and environs. Isler, Morton L., José Alvarez Alonso, Phyllis R. Isler and Bret M. Whitney. 2001. A new species of Percnostola antbird (Passeriformes) from Amazonian Peru, and an analysis of species limits within Percnostola rufifrons. Wilson Bulletin 113 (2): 164-176.

June 15 2002. Page 305
After Gray-bellied Antbird add: Northern Chestnut-tailed Antbird Myrmeciza castanea. Range of nominate race: Extreme s Colombia (Putumayo) to e Ecuador and ne Peru. Range of newly described race M. c. centunculorum: N Peru in drainage of Río Nanay and Río Tigre (Loreto) and Kapawi Ecotourism Lodge on Río Pastaza, Ecuador. Change English name of Myrmeciza hemimelaena to Southern Chestnut-tailed Antbird. Isler, Morton, José Alvarez Alonso, Phyllis R. Isler, Thomas Valqui, Alfredo Begazo and Bret M. Whitney. 2002. Rediscovery of a cryptic species and description of a new subspecies in the Myrmeciza hemimelaena complex (Thamnophilidae) of the Neotropics. The Auk 119 (2): 362-378.

June 15 2002. Page 564
After Splendid White-eye change taxonomic sequence as follows: Yellow-throated White-eye Zosterops metcalfii
Z. m. metcalfi Range: Bougainville, Buka, Shortland, Choiseul, Santa Isabel and Molakobi
Z. m. floridanus Range: Florida I. (Solomon Islands)
Solomon Islands White-eye Zosterops rendovae
Z. r. rendovae Range: Rendvova I. (Solomon Is.)
Z. r. tetiparia Range: Tetipari I. (Solomon Is.)
Z. r. kulambangrae Range: Solomon Islands (Kulambangra to New Georgia Group)
Kulambangra White-eye Zosterops murphyi
Range: Kulambangra I. (Solomon Islands)
Gray-throated White-eye Zosterops ugiensis
Z. u. hamlini Range: Bougainville (Solomon Is.)
Z. u. oblitus Range: Guadalcanal (Solomon Is.)
Z. u. ugiensis Range: San Cristóbal (Solomon Is.)
Malaita White-eye Zosterops stresemanni
Range: Malaita (southeast Solomon Is.)


June 15 2002. Page 691
The scientific name of Atlapetes melanops is changed to Atlapetes melanopsis. Valqui, Thomas and Jon Fjeldså. 2002. Atlapetes melanopsis nom. nov. for the Black-faced Brush-Finch. Ibis 144 (2): 347.

June 15 2002. Page 696
Under Sage Sparrow delete races A. b. canescens and A. b. clementeae. Change ranges of remaining three subspecies as follows: A. b. belli: Chaparral and sage scrub of coastal California, nw Baja California and San Clemente Island. A. b. cinerea: Desert scrub of w-central California; and A. b. nevadensis: Sagebrush and saltbush of the Great Basin and interior California. Patten, Michael A. and Philip Unitt. 2002. Diagnosability versus mean differences of Sage Sparrow subspecies. The Auk 119 (1): 26-35.

June 15 2002.
With the introduction of subspecies in the fifth edition of the checklist, coupled with the increased use of computer databases, it is becoming increasingly important that the spelling of scientific names be standardized. The following spellings should be corrected according to the latest edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. David, Normand and Michel Gosselin. 2002. Gender agreement of avian species names. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (1): 14-49.

p. 100. Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
p. 190. Band-rumped Swift Chaetura spinicaudus
p. 322. Brown-capped Tyrannulet Ornithion brunneicapillus
p. 397. Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapilla
p. 634. Black-capped Vireo Vireo atricapilla
p. 652. Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla

December 1 2002. Page 5
A specimen of Kalinowski’s Tinamou, a rare resident of the Peruvian Andes known from two ancient specimens, was collected in 1970, in addition to a recent sight record. de Vasconcelos, Marcelo F. 2002. A newly discovered specimen of Kalinowski’s Tinamou Nothoprocta kalinowskii from the Andean Pacific slope of Peru. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (3): 216-218.

December 1 2002. Page 10
Change English name of Pterodroma phaeopygia to Galapagos Petrel. Race sandwichensis is raised to species level: Hawaiian Petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis. Ranges as listed in the checklist. Banks, R. C. et al. 2002. Forty-third supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 119 (3): 897-906.

December 1 2002. Page 24
A new colony of the critically endangered Waldrapp Geronticus eremita has been found breeding at Al Badia in central Syria. This is the first evidence of the continued breeding of the Waldrapp in the Middle East since a colony at Birecek in Turkey became extinct in 1989. A photo of the Syrian colony can be viewed on the BirdLife International website at www.birdlife.net/news/index.cfm?Newtype=P. Ibis 144 (4): 706.

December 1 2002. Page 25
Change scientific name of Roseate Spoonbill to Platalea ajaja. Banks et al. op cit.

The Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus and the Caribbean Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber are considered monotypic species. Ranges as published in the checklist. Knox, Alan G., Martin Collinson, Andreas Helbig, David Parkin and George Sangster. 2002. Taxonomic considerations for British Birds. Ibis 144 (4): 707-710.

December 1 2002. Page 47
Race hastata of Lesser Spotted Eagle is raised to species level. Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastata. Range as published in the checklist. Parry, S. J., W. S. Clark and V. Prakash. 2002. On the taxonomic status of the Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastata. Ibis 144 (4): 665-675.

December 1 2002. Page 67
Delete all subspecies under Common Quail. Now considered monotypic. Puigcerver, M., J. D. Rodríguez-Teijero and S. Gallego. 2001. The problem of the subspecies in Coturnix coturnix quail. Game and Wildlife Science 18 (3-4): 561-572.

December 1 2002. Page 85
Change genus of Purple Gallinule and Azure Gallinule from Porphyrula to Porphyrio. Banks et al. op cit.

December 1 2002. Page 87
Race macqueenii of Houbara Bustard is raised to species level. Macqueen’s Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii. Range as published in the checklist. Knox et al. 2002. op. cit.

December 1 2002. Page 97
Race delicata of Common Snipe is raised to species level: Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata. Range as listed in the checklist. Banks, R. C. et al. 2002. Banks et al. op cit.

December 1 2002. Page 102
Because of a major taxonomic revision, the species between Thayer’s Gull and Great Black-headed Gull are changed as follows:

European Herring Gull Larus argentatus. L. a. argenteus: Iceland, Faeroes, Br. Isles and w France; winters to n Iberia and L. a. argentatus: Scandinavia to Kola Peninsula; winters n and w Europe

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus. L. f. graellsii: Range: Iceland, Faeroes, Br. Isles, France, Portugal; winters to w Africa; L. f. fuscus: Scandinavia to White Sea; winters to Africa and sw Asia; L. f. intermedius: NW Europe and ne Spain; winters to w Africa

Heuglin’s Gull Larus heuglini. Range: N Siberia; winters to Middle East, South Africa and nw India

East Siberian Gull Larus vegae. L. v. vegae: Range: NE Siberia; winters south to China and L. v. mongolicus: SE Altai and Lake Baikal to Mongolia; winters s Asia

American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus. Range: Northern North America (Alaska to Atlantic coast; winters to Central America)

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans. Range: Black Sea to Kazakstan; winters to s Asia and ne Africa

Armenian Gull Larus armenicus. Range: Lakes of Caucasus to e Turkey and Iran; winters to Red Sea

Steppe Gull Larus barabensis. Range: Steppes of central Asia; winters mainly in sw Asia

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis. L. m. atlantis: Azores Islands and L. m. michahellis: Macaronesian Islands and nw Africa east through Mediterranean. Yésou, Pierre. 2002. Systematics of Larus argentatus-cachinnans-fuscus complex revisited. Dutch Birding 24 (5): 271-298.

December 1 2002. Page 120
Race leucometopius of Gray-headed Quail-Dove is raised to species level. Hispaniolan Quail-Dove Geotrygon leucometopius. Ranges as published in the checklist. Garrido, Orlando H., Guy M. Kirwan and David R. Capper. 2002. Species within the Grey-headed Quail-Dove Geotrygon caniceps and implications for the conservation of a globally threatened species. Bird Conservation International 12 (2): 169-187.

December 1 2002. Page 149
After Vulturine Parrot add: Bald Parrot Pionopsitta aurantiocephala. Range: Amazonian Brazil (middle Rio Tapajós and possibly lower Rio Madeira). Gaban-Lima, Renato, Marcos A. Raposo and Elizabeth Höfling. 2002. Description of a New Species of Pionopsitta (Aves: Psittacidae) Endemic to Brazil. The Auk 119 (3): 815-819.

December 1 2002. Page 150
A small flock of Indigo-winged Parrots Hapalopsittaca fuertesi, was rediscovered and photographed on an Andean volcano in central Colombia. This is the first confirmed sighting of this species since 1911. Dr. Nigel Collar, BirdLife International, in litt.

December 1 2002. Page 176
After Southern Boobook add: Sumba Hawk-Owl Ninox sumbaensis. Range: Sumba Island (Lesser Sundas). Olsen, Jerry, Michael Wink, Hedi Sauer-Gürth and Susan Trost. 2002. A new Ninox owl from Sumba, Indonesia. Emu 102: 223-231.

December 1 2002. Page 189
Change English name of Guam Swiflet to Mariana Swiftlet. Banks et al. op cit.

December 1 2002. Page 190
Race fumosa of Band-rumped Swift is raised to species level: Costa Rican Swift Chaetura fumosa. Range: Humid lowlands of w Costa Rica and w Panama. Banks et al. op cit.

December 1 2002. Page 204
After Indigo-capped Hummingbird add: Alfaros Hummingbird Saucerottia (Amazilia) alfaroana. Range: Costa Rica (Volcán de Miravalles). Possible hybrid or subspecies of S. cyanifrons. Banks et al. op cit.

December 1 2002. Page 216
Change English name of Eared Trogon Euptilotis neoxenus to Eared Quetzal. Banks et al. op cit..

December 1 2002. Page 217
The Blue-tailed Trogon is split into two species. Javan Trogon Harpactes reinwardtii and Sumatran Trogon Harpactes mackloti. Ranges as listed in the checklist. Collar, Nigel J. and S. Van Balen. 2002. The Blue-tailed Trogon Harpactes(Apalharpactes) reinwardtii: species limits and conservation status. Forktail 18: 121-125.

December 1 2002. Page 285
Race paraensis of Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner is raised to species level. Pará Foliage-gleaner Automolus paraensis. Range: Brazil south of the Amazon (Rio Madeira to Rio Tocantins). Zimmer, Kevin J. 2002. Species limits in Olive-backed Foliage-gleaners (Automolus: Furnariidae). Wilson Bulletin 114 (1): 20-37.

December 1 2002. Page 289
After Strong-billed Woodcreeper add: Carajás Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes carajaensis. Range: Amazonian Brazil between rivers Xingú and Tocantins/Araguaia. da Silva, José Maria C., Fernando C. Novaes and David C. Oren. 2002. Differentiation of Xiphocolaptes (Dendrocolaptidae) across the river Xingú, Brazilian Amazonia: recognition of a new phylogenetic species and biogeographic implications. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (3): 185-194.

December 1 2002. Page 290
Change scientific name of Zimmer’s Woodcreeper to Xiphorhynchus kienerii. The name necopinus is now considered a junior synonym of X. kienerii. Alexio, Alexandre. 2002. Molecular systematics and the role of the “Várzea”-“Terra-firme” ecotone in the diversification of Xiphorhynchus woodcreepers (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae). The Auk 119 (3): 621-640.

December 1 2002. Page 386
The Blue-wattled Bulbul Pycnonotus nieuwenhuisii, known from two specimens from Sumatra and Borneo, was rediscovered in central Kalimantan, Borneo in September 2002, and may possibly represent a hybrid. Williams, Robert S. 2002. The rediscovery and doubtful validity of the Blue-wattled Bulbul Pycnonotus nieuwenhuisii. Forktail 18: 107-109.

December 1 2002. Page 409
Change scientific name of the Scaly-breasted Thrasher from Margarops fuscus to Allenia fusca. Banks et al. op cit.

December 1 2002. Page 450
The Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii is split into five species: Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii. Monotypic. Range: W Himalayas (Pakistan to Kashmir and Bhutan); winters to India; Gray-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus. Monotypic. Range: N Myanmar to sw China and n Thailand; winters to Indochina; Plain-tailed Warbler Seicercus soror. Monotypic. Range: W and s China; winters to Thailand, Cambodia and Annam; Whistler’s Warbler Seicercus whistleri with races S. w. whistleri, range: Pakistan to n India, and S. w. nemoralis, range: Nepal to sw China, Burma and n Thailand; Bianchi’s Warbler Seicercus valentini with races S. v. valentini, range: Cent. and sw China; winters to s Yunnan, nw Thailand and n Laos, and S. v. latouchei, range: Central and e China. Alström, Per and Urban Olsson. 1999. The Golden-spectacled Warbler: a complex of sibling species, including a previously undescribed species. Ibis 141 (4): 545-568.

December 1 2002. Page 539
Race atricristatus of the Tufted Titmouse is raised to species level: Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus. Range: Southwest Oklahoma and Texas to se Mexico (s Veracruz). Banks et al. op cit.

December 1 2002. Page 606
Carrion Crow is split into two species. Carrion Crow Corvus corone with race orientalis and Hooded Crow Corvus cornix with races sharpii, pallescens and capellanus. The race orientalis from central and eastern Asia overlaps locally with C. cornix in Siberia with only limited hybridization, suggesting that it also is a separate species. Knox et al. 2002, op cit.

December 1 2002. Page 704
Change scientific name of Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea. Re-arrange the species in the genus Passerina as follows: caerulea, amoena, cyanea, rositae, leclancherii, versicolor and ciris. Banks et al. op cit.

July 15, 2003. Page 19
Race gularis of the Little Egret is raised to species status. Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis. Range of nominate race and schistacea as published in the checklist. Cramp, Stanley et al. editors. 1977. Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Oxford University Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 49
After Lined Forest-Falcon add Cryptic Forest-Falcon Micrastur mintoni. Range: Rainforests of Brazil and adjacent northeast Bolivia. Whittaker, Andrew. 2002. A new species of forest-falcon (Falconidae: Micrastur) from southeastern Amazonia and the Atlantic rainforests of Brazil. Wilson Bulletin 114 (4): 421-445.

July 15, 2003. Page 60
Under Greater Prairie-Chicken change range of race T. c. pinnatus to read: South-central Canada to northeast Oklahoma and northern Texas. American Ornithologists Union. 1998. Check-list of North American Birds. Seventh Edition.

July 15, 2003. Page 68
Under Udzungwa Partridge add race X. u. obscurata. Range: N Tanzania (Maf-wemiro forest in Rubeho highlands). Fjeldså, Jon and Jacob Kiure. 2003. A new population of the Udzungwa Forest Partridge. Bull. B. O. C. 123 (1): 52-57.

July 15, 2003. Page 167
Vermiculated Screech-Owl Otus vermiculatus now considered monotypic. Range: Lowlands of Costa Rica to new Colombia and n Venezuela. Race roraimae raised to species level. Roraima Screech-Owl Otus roraimae. Monotypic. Range: Tepuis of se Venezuela and adjacent n Brazil. Race napensis raised to species level. Rio Napo Screech-Owl Otus napensis with following races. O. n. napensis, range: Tropical e Ecuador and e Colombia; O. n. helleri, range: Tropical e Peru; O. n. bolivianus, range: Tropical n Bolivia (Cochabamba). König, Claus, Friedhelm Weick and Jan-Hendrik Becking. 1999. Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World. Sussex, UK: Pica Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 173
After Least Pygmy-Owl add Pernambuco Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium mooreorum. Range: Known only from two locations in southern Pernambuco, eastern Brazil. Galileu, Arthur and Luiz Gonzaga. 2003. A New Pygmy-Owl from Pernambuco. Ararajuba. In press.

July 15, 2003. Page 176
The race japonica of the Brown Hawk-Owl is raised to species level. Northern Boobook Ninox japonica. Range: SE Siberia to se Manchuria, e China, Korea and Japan. Add race Ninox j. totogo with range: Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan. Ben King suggests that totogo might be specifically distinct. Race ussuriensis considered synonymous with nominate race. Race randi is raised to species level. Chocolate Boobook Ninox randi. Monotypic. Range: Philippine Islands (except Palawan), Sulu Archipelago and Talaud Archipelago. King, Ben. 2002. Species limits in the Brown Boobook Ninox scutulata complex. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (4): 250-257.

July 15, 2003. Page 244
Correct spelling of Eubucco richardsoni aurantiicollis. Change range of Eubucco bourcierii aequatorialis to: Central and E Andes of Colombia and Andes of w Venezuela. Change range of Eubucco bourcierii orientalis to read: Subtropical e slope of Andes of Ecuador and n Peru.

July 15, 2003. Page 245
The Emerald Toucanet is split into seven species, with ranges as follows:

Wagler’s Toucanet Aulacorhynchus wagleri. Monotypic. Range: Sierra Madre del Sur of sw Mexico (Guerrero and sw Oaxaca)

Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus
A. p. prasinus Range: SE Mexico (Veracruz, adj. San Luis Potosí and Oaxaca)
A. p. warneri Range: Mts. of se Mexico (Sierra de Los Tuxtlas in s Veracruz)
A. p. virescens Range: SE Mexico (Chiapas) to Honduras and Nicaragua
A. p. stenorhabdus Range: Subtropical s Mexico to w Guatemala and n El Salvador
A. p. chiapensis Range: Mts. of extreme s Mexico (Mt. Ovando, Chiapas)
A. p. volcanius Range: Eastern El Salvador (Volcán San Miguel)

Blue-throated Toucanet Aulacorhynchus caeruleogularis
A. c. maxillaris Range: Highlands of Costa Rica and w Panama
A. c. caeruleogularis Range: Highlands of e-central Panama (Chiriquí and Veraguas)

Violet-throated Toucanet Aulacorhynchus cognatus. Monotypic. Range: Mts. of e Panama (Darién) and adjacent Colombia

Santa Marta Toucanet Aulacorhynchus lautus. Monotypic. Range: Santa Marta Mountains (ne Colombia)

Andean Toucanet Aulacorhynchus albivitta
A. a. albivitta Range: E and Central Andes of Colombia, e Ecuador and w Venezuela
A. a. griseigularis Range: N end of W Andes and w slope of Central Andes of Colombia
A. a. phaeolaemus (petax) Range: Subtropical W Andes of Colombia
A. a. cyanolaemus Range: Subtropical Andes of se Ecuador and n Peru

Black-throated Toucanet Aulacorhynchus atrogularis
A. a. atrogularis Range: Humid Andes of e Peru and n Bolivia
A. a. dimidiatus Range: Subtropical Andes of n Peru
Navarro, Adolfo G., A. Townsend Peterson, Esteban López-Medrano and Hesequio Benítez-Díaz. 2001. Species limits in Mesoamerican Aulacorhynchus Toucanets. Wilson Bulletin 114 (4): 363-372.

July 15, 2003. Page 301
Parana Antwren is moved after Narrow-billed Antwren, and placed in genus Formicivora. Gonzaga, L. P. 2001. Análise filogenética do Género Formicivora Swainson 1825 (Aves: Passeriformes, Thamnophilidae) baseada em caracteres morfológicos e vocais. Resumo de tese. Atualidades Ornitolólgicas 102: 2.

Narrow-billed Antwren is placed in a monotypic genus Neorhopias and follows Dot-winged Antwren in taxonomic order. Neorhopias iheringi.

July 15, 2003. Page 374
After Malindi Pipit add Kimberley Pipit Anthus pseudosimilis. Range: Kimberley and adjacent regions of South Africa. Liversidge, Richard and Gary Voekler. 2002. The Kimberley Pipit: a new African species. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (2): 93-109.

July 15, 2003. Page 390
Race notata with subspecies ugandae of Green-tailed Bristlebill is raised to species level. Lesser Bristlebill Bleda notata. Ranges as published in the checklist. Borrow, Nik and Ron Demey. 2001. A Guide to the Birds of Western Africa. Princeton University Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 400
Under Bay Wren, add race T. n. odicus after T. n. castaneus. Range: Panama (Escudo de Veraguas island). Brewer, David. 2001. Wrens, Dippers and Thrashers. Yale University Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 404
Race festinus of Mountain Wren is now considered a race of Ochraceous Wren Troglodytes o. festinus. Range: E Panama (Mt. Pirre) and possibly adjacent Colombia. Ridgely, Robert S. 1976. A Guide to the Birds of Panama. Princeton University Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 406
Under Scaly-breasted Wren, changes races as follows: M. m. luscinia: Central Costa Rica to e Panama and extreme nw Colombia; M. m. taeniatus: Tropical w Ecuador; M. m. marginatus: E Colombia to n Bolivia and w Amazonian Brazil; M. m. squamulatus: NE Colombia and nw Venezuela; M. m. corrasus: Santa Marta region of n Colombia; M. m. occidentalis: W Colombia and nw Ecuador. Brewer, David. 2001. Wrens, Dippers and Thrashers. Yale University Press and Ridgely, Robert S. and Paul J. Greenfield. 2001. The Birds of Ecuador: Status, Distribution and Taxonomy. Cornell University Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 447
Under Iberian Chiffchaff add following subspecies: P. i. biscayensis, Range: Northern Portugal and n Spain to Basque France. P. i. ibericus, Range: Central and s Portugal to sw Spain (Andalucia). Race tristis becomes a race of P. collybita with range as published in the checklist. Salomon, Marc, Jean-François Voisin and Joël Bried. 2002. On the taxonomic status and denomination of the Iberian Chiffchaffs. Ibis 145: 87-97.

Change scientific name of Iberian Chiffchaff to Phylloscopus ibericus. Svensson, Lars. 2001. The correct name of the Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus Ticehurst 1937, its identification and new evidence of its winter grounds. Bulletin B. O. C. 121 (4): 281-296.

July 15, 2003. Page 448
Under Arctic Warbler correct spelling of P. b. kennicotti. American Ornithologists Union. 1957. Check-list of North American Birds. Fifth Edition.

July 15, 2003. Page 472
Change English name of Canary Islands Chat to Canary Island Stonechat as the word “Stonechat” is specific to the genus. The species is now confined to a single island in the Canaries (Fuerteventura) thus “Islands” is inappropriate. Urquhart, Ewan. 2002. Stonechats: A Guide to the Genus Saxicola. Yale University Press.

The English name of Saxicola rubicola is changed to European Stonechat, with races rubicola and hibernans. Ranges as published in the checklist. Ibid.

After European Stonechat add Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura with races variegata, armenica, indica, stejnegeri, and przewalskii. Ibid.

Add following races to African Stonechat. S. t. adamauae, Range: Highlands of n and w Cameroon; and S. t. pallidigula Range: Cameroon Mt. and Bioko. Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 473
Change English name of Buff-streaked Chat to Buff-streaked Bushchat as the word “Bushchat” is specific to the genus. Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 492
Gray-headed Robin (Heteromyias cinereifrons) is now considered a race of Heteromyias albispecularis. Change English name of H. albispecularis to Gray-headed Robin. Higgins, P. J. and J. M. Peter, editors. 2002. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 6: Pardalotes to shrike-thrushes. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 500
Add race sweeti to Black-hooded Laughingthrush. Range of nominate G. m. milleti: Montane forests of n and s Vietnam and s Laos; range of G. m. sweeti: Central Highlands of Vietnam (Kon Tum Province). Eames, Jonathan. 2002. Eleven new sub-subspecies of babbler (Passeriformes: Timaliinae) from Kon Tum Province, Vietnam. Bulletin B. O. C. 122 (2): 109-141.

July 15, 2003. Page 507
Under Coral-billed Scimitar-Babbler add race dickinsoni after P. f. orientalis. Range: Highlands of central Vietnam and Bolavens Plateau of s Laos. Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 515
Under Cutia add race hoae after C. n. cervinicrissa. Range: Central Vietnam (Mt. Ngoc Linh, Kon Tum Province). Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 517
Under Chestnut-tailed Minla add race traii after M. s. malayana. Range: Central Vietnam (Mt. Ngoc Linh, Kon Tum Province). Ibid.

Under Golden-breasted Fulvetta add race robsoni after A. c. amoena. Range: Central Vietnam (Mt. Ngoc Linh, Kon Tum Province). Ibid.

Under Rufous-winged Fulvetta add race stepanyani after A. c. soror. Range: Highlands of c Vietnam (Kon Tum Province and Gia Lai Province). Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 518
Add race cui to Rusty-capped Fulvetta. Range of nominate A. d. dubia: Pine forests of s Myanmar and adj. China (Yunnan). Range of A. d. cui: Range: Central Vietnam (Mt. Ngoc Linh, Kon Tum Province). Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 519
Under Rufous-backed Sibia add race roundi after H. a. mixta. Range: Central Vietnam (Kon Tum Province). Ibid.

Under Black-backed Sibia add race kingi after H. m. robinsoni. Range: Central Vietnam (Mt. Ngoc Linh, Kon Tum Province). Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 520
Under Stripe-throated Yuhina add race uthaii after Y. g. gularis. Range: Central Vietnam (Mt. Ngoc Linh, Kon Tum Province). Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 522
Under Black-throated Parrotbill add race kamoli after P. n. feae. Range: Central Vietnam (Mt. Ngoc Linh, Kon Tum Province). Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 523
Logrunner is split into two species. Northern Logrunner Orthonyx novaeguineae and Southern Logrunner Orthonyx temminckii. Higgins, P. J. and J. M. Peter, op. cit.

July 15, 2003. Page 523 and xvii
Change family name of Whipbirds and Quail-thrushes from Cinclosomatidae to Eupetidae. Eupetidae Bonaparte, 1850 is senior to Cinclosomatidae Mathews, 1921 as the family name for the whipbird—quail-thrush group (Bock 1994; pace Sibley & Ahlquist 1990; Sibley & Monroe 1990; Christidis and Boles 1994). Schodde, R. and I. J. Mason. 1999. The Directory of Australian Birds: Passerines: 407-408. Collingwood, Victoria: Csiro Publishing.

July 15, 2003. Page 528
Change English name of Sericornis humilis to Tasmanian Scrubwren. Add race S. h. tregallasi with range King Island (Bass Strait). Higgins, P. J. and J. M. Peter, op. cit.

July 15, 2003. Page 536
Race guineensis of White-winged Black Tit is raised to species level. White-shouldered Black Tit Melaniparus guineensis. Range as published in the checklist. Borrow, Nik and Ron Demey. 2001. A Guide to the Birds of Western Africa. Princeton University Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 539
The Blue Tit is split into two species: Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus and African Blue Tit Cyanistes teneriffae. Following races belong to the Cyanistes teneriffae complex: ultramarinus, cyrenaicae, palmensis, teneriffae, ombriosus, and degener. Ranges as published in the checklist. Salzburger, Walter, Jochen Martens and Christian Sturmbauer. 2002. Paraphyly of the Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) suggested from cytochrome b sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Vol. 24 (1) 19-25.

July 15, 2003. Page 542
After Eurasian Treecreeper add Sichuan Treecreeper Certhia tianquanensis. Range: Known only from mountains of s China (Sichuan Province). Martens, J., S. Eck and Y-H Sun. Certhia tianquanensis Li, a treecreeper with relict distribution in Sichuan, China. 2002. Journal Ornithology 143: 440-456.

July 15, 2003. Page 552
Race bella of Lovely Sunbird Aethopyga bella is raised to species level with six subspecies. Race shelleyi becomes monotypic with English name Handsome Sunbird Aethopyga shelleyi. Mann, C. F. (in prep.). Systematic notes on Asian birds. Taxonomic comments on some south-east Asian members of the Nectariniidae. Zool. Verh. Leiden. Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 36: 15-16.

July 15, 2003. Page 604
The Tibetan Ground-Jay Pseudopodoces humilis is removed from the Corvidae and placed in the Paridae after the Sultan Tit on p. 539. Change the English name to Ground Tit. James, Helen F., Per G. P. Ericson, Beth Slikas, Fu-Min Lei, Frank B. Gill and Storrs L. Olsen. 2003. Pseudopodoces humilis, a misclassified terrestrial tit (Paridae) of the Tibetan Plateau: evolutionary consequences of shifting adaptive zones. Ibis 145 (2): 185-202.

July 15, 2003. Page 636
Change range of Vireo altiloquus barbatulus to read: Coastal s Florida, Cuba and Haiti; winters to Amazonian Brazil. There is no specimen evidence that Vireo altiloquus occurs in Peru. Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Paul Salaman. 2003. Specimen record of Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus in Peru is erroneous. Bulletin B. O. C. 123 (1): 57-59.

July 15, 2003. Page 661
Race auricularis of Black-capped Hemispingus is raised to species level. White-browed Hemispingus Hemispingus auricularis. Range: Andes of e Peru (Amazonas to Cusco). Garcia-Moreno, J., J. Ohlson and J. Fjeldså. 2001. MtDNA Sequences Support Monophyly of Hemispingus Tanagers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Vol. 21 (3): 424-435.

Race piurae of Black-eared Hemispingus is raised to species level. Piura Hemispingus Hemispingus piurae. Range: Extreme sw Ecuador and nw Peru (Piura). Ibid.

July 15, 2003. Page 693
Race arcticus of Eastern Towhee is now considered a race of Spotted Towhee. Beadle, David and James Rising. 2002. Sparrows of the United States and Canada. Academic Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 696
Correct spelling of race pelonotus of Seaside Sparrow. David, Normand and Michel Gosselin. 2002. Gender agreement of avian species names. Bulletin B. O. C. 122: 14-49.

July 15, 2003. Page 697
Races alter and subvirgatus are considered races of Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow. Ranges as published in the checklist. Beadle and Rising, op. cit. Note that correct spelling is alter, not alterus. David and Gosselin. Ibid.

Correct spelling of Henslow’s Sparrow race A. h. henslowii.

July 15, 2003. Page 698
Correct spelling of Song Sparrow race M. m. heermanni.

Add race M. g. nigrescens under Swamp Sparrow. Range: Atlantic coast from New Jersey south to Maryland. Beadle and Rising, op. cit.

July 15, 2003. Page 699
Races caniceps and dorsalis listed under Yellow-eyed Junco are now considered races of Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis. Beadle and Rising, op. cit.

July 15, 2003. Page 705
Change ranges of Tawny-shouldered Blackbird to read as follows: A. h. humeralis, Range: Cuba and Haiti; A. h. scopulus, Range: Cayo Cantilles (south of Cuba). Jaramillo, Alvaro and Peter Burke. 1999. New World Blackbirds: The Icterids. Princeton University Press.

July 15, 2003. Page 709
The Troupial is split into three species. Venezuelan Troupial Icterus icterus with races ridgwayi, icterus and metae. Ranges as listed in the checklist. Campo Troupial Icterus jamacaii. Monotypic. Range: Lowlands of eastern Brazil. Orange-backed Troupial Icterus croconotus with races croconotus and strictifrons. Ranges as listed in the checklist. Jaramillo, Alvaro and Peter Burke. 1999. New World Blackbirds: The Icterids. Princeton University Press; and Omland, K.E., S. M. Lanyon and S. J. Fritz. 1999. A molecular phylogeny of the New World Orioles (Icterus): The importance of dense taxon sampling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 12: 224-239.

July 15, 2003. Page 711
Change scientific name of the Bolivian Blackbird to Agelaioides oreopsar. Lowther, Peter. 2001. New name for the Bolivian Blackbird. Bulletin B. O. C. 121 (4) 280.

December 15, 2003. Page 10
The race of the Herald Petrel breeding on Henderson Island is raised to species level. Henderson Petrel Pterodroma atrata. Brooke, M. de L. and G. Rowe. 1996. Behavioural and molecular evidence for the specific status of light and dark morphs of the Herald Petrel Pterodroma heraldica. Ibis 138 (3): 420-432.

December 15, 2003. Page 20
Delete Galapagos Heron. Now considered a race of widespread Striated Heron Butorides striata*. Add under B. s. striata. Banks, Richard C., Carla Cicero, Jon L. Dunn, Andrew W. Kratter, Pamela C. Rasmussen, J. V. Remsen, Jr., James D. Rising and Douglas F. Stotz. 2003. Forty-fourth supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American birds. The Auk 120 (3): 923-931.*Correct spelling is striata, not striatus contra AOU. “A compound genus-group name ending in the suffix…ides…is to be treated as masculine unless its author, when establishing the name, stated that it had another gender or treated it as such by combining it with an adjective species-group name in another gender form (ICZN 1999: Art. 30,.1.4.4). Therefore Butorides Blyth, 1852, was first established in combination with the feminine adjective javanica, and is thus feminine.” David, Normand and Michel Gosselin. 2002. The grammatical gender of avian genera. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (4): 261.

December 15, 2003. Page 83
After Bare-eyed Rail add Talaud Rail Gymnocrex talaudensis. Range: Karekelong Island (Talaud Archipelago). Taylor, Barry. 1998. Rails: A guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World. Yale University Press.

December 15, 2003. Page 101
Change English name of Larus belcheri to Belcher’s Gull. Banks, et al. 2003, op. cit.

December 15, 2003. Page 112-113
All New World pigeons in the genus Columba are changed to Patagioenas. The following species are affected: White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala; Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa; Scaled Pigeon Patagioenas speciosa; Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro; Bare-eyed Pigeon Patagioenas corensis; Spot-winged Pigeon Patagioenas maculosa; Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata; Chilean Pigeon Patagioenas araucana; Ring-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas caribaea; Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis; Red-billed Pigeon Patagioenas flavirostris; Peruvian Pigeon Patagioenas oenops; Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata; Plumbeous Pigeon Patagioenas plumbea; Short-billed Pigeon Patagioenas nigrirostris; Ruddy Pigeon Patagioenas subvinacea and Dusky Pigeon Patagioenas goodsoni. Banks, et al. 2003, op. cit.

December 15, 2003. Page 146
Due to a taxonomic revision the Painted Parakeet Pyrrhura picta is split into following species:
Azuero Parakeet Pyrrhura eisenmanni. Range: S-central Panama (Azuero Peninsula)
Sinu Parakeet Pyrrhura subandina. Range: NW Colombia (lower Sinú River Valley)
Todd’s Parakeet Pyrrhura caeruleiceps. Range: W slope of Eastern Andes of n Colombia and Sierra de Perijá (Colombia/Venezuela border)
Painted Parakeet Pyrrhura picta:
P. p. picta. Range: SE Venezuela to the Guianas and n Amazonian Brazil (Amapá)
P. p. pantchenkoi. Range: Sierra de Perijá (Colombia/Venezuela border)
P. p. microtera. Range: N-central Brazil south of the Amazon (Pará to n Goiás)
Red-crowned Parakeet Pyrrhura roseifrons. Range: Disjunct in w Amazonia (w Brazil in Amazonas and n-central Peru s of Río Marañón to Huánuco)
Deville’s Parakeet Pyrrhura lucianii. Range: Brazil (w-central Amazonia along Rio Solimões [at Tefe] and Rio Purús)
Hellmayr’s Parakeet Pyrrhura amazonum. Range: N-central Brazil (e and se Amazonia in Pará, n Mato Grosso, n Goiás and w Maranhão)
Madeira Parakeet Pyrrhura snethlage. Range: Drainage of Rio Madeira in s Brazil and n Bolivia
Wavy-breasted Parakeet Pyrrhura peruviana. Range: Two disjunct populations, one in se Ecuador and n Peru and another in s-central Peru (Junín).
Joseph, L. 2000. Beginning an end to 63 years of uncertainty: The Neotropical parakeets known as Pyrrhura picta and P. leucotis comprise more than two species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 150: 279-292; Joseph, L. and D. Stockwell. 2002. Climatic modeling of the distribution of some Pyrrhura parakeets of northwestern South America with notes on their systematics and special reference to Pyrrhura caeruleiceps Todd, 1947. Ornitologia Neotropical 13: 1-8; Joseph, L. 2002. Geographical variation, taxonomy and distribution of some Amazonian Pyrrhura parakeets. Ornitologia Neotropical 13: 337-363.

December 15, 2003. Page 166-168
All New World owls in the genus Otus are changed to the genus Megascops. Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii; Balsas Screech-Owl Megascops seductus; Pacific Screech-Owl Megascops cooperi; Whiskered Screech-Owl Megascops trichopsis; Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio; Tropical Screech-Owl Megascops choliba; Koepcke’s Screech-Owl Megascops koepckeae; West Peruvian Screech-Owl Megascops roboratus; Bare-shanked Screech-Owl Megascops clarkii; Bearded Screech-Owl Megascops barbarus; Rufescent Screech-Owl Megascops ingens; Colombian Screech-Owl Megascops colombianus; Cinnamon Screech-Owl Megascops petersoni; Cloud-forest Screech-Owl Megascops marshalli; Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl Megascops watsonii; Guatemalan Screech-Owl Megascops guatemalae; Vermiculated Screech-Owl Megascops vermiculatus; Roraima Screech-Owl Megascops roraimae; Rio Napo Screech-Owl Megascops napensis; Hoy’s Screech-Owl Megascops hoyi; Variable Screech-Owl Megascops atricapilla; Long-tufted Screech-Owl Megascops sanctaecatarinae; Puerto Rican Screech-Owl Megascops nudipes; White-throated Screech-Owl Megascops albogularis. Banks, et al. 2003, op. cit.

December 15, 2003. Page 168
Change English name of Gymnoglaux lawrencii to Bare-legged Owl. Banks, et al. 2003, op. cit.

December 15, 2003. Page 170
Change scientific name of Snowy Owl to Bubo scandiacus and move to p. 169 after Philippine Eagle-Owl. Banks, et al. 2003, op. cit.

December 15, 2003. Page 180
Change scientific name of Bahia Nighthawk to Nyctiprogne vielliardi and move to page 181 after Band-tailed Nighthawk. Add northern Minas Gerais to range. Whitney, Bret M., José F. Pacheco, Paulo Sérgio M. da Fonseca, Richard E. Webster, Guy M. Kirwan and Juan M. Barnett. 2003. Reassignment of Chordeiles vielliardi Lencioni-Neto, 1994, to Nyctiprogne Bonaparte, 1857, with comments on the latter genus and some presumably related chordeilines (Caprimulgidae). Bulletin B. O. C. 123 (2): 103-112.

December 15, 2003. Page 290
Change scientific name of Zimmer’s Woodcreeper to Dendroplex kienerii The name necopinus is now considered a junior synonym of X. kienerii. Change scientific name of Straight-billed Woodcreeper to Dendroplex picus and move both to follow Olive-backed Woodcreeper. Alexio, Alexandre. 2002. Molecular systematics and the role of the “Várzea”-“Terra-firme” ecotone in the diversification of Xiphorhynchus woodcreepers (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae). The Auk 119 (3): 621-640

Race chunchotambo of Ocellated Woodcreeper with race brevirostris raised to species level. Tschudi’s Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus chunchotambo. Range as published in the checklist. Ibid.

Spix’s Woodcreeper is now considered monotypic. Race elegans with subspecies ornatus, buenavistae and insignis is raised to species level. Elegant Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus elegans. Ranges as published in the checklist. Range of race buenavistae is East slope of Eastern Andes of Colombia in Orinoco drainage. Ibid.

Race juruanus of Elegant Woodcreeper is raised to species status. Juruá Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus juruanus. Range as published in the checklist. Raposo, Marcos A. and Elizabeth Höfling. 2003. Alpha taxonomy of the Xiphorhynchus spixii species group with the validation of X. juruanus Ihering, 1904. Cotinga 20: 72-80.

Race guttatoides of Buff-throated Woodcreeper is raised to species level. Lafresnaye’s Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus guttatoides, with following races: eytoni, guttatoides, vicinialis and dorbignyanus. Ranges as published in the checklist. Ibid.

December 15, 2003. Page 292
Move Lesser Woodcreeper to page 290 following Tschudi’s Woodcreeper. Change genus from Lepidocolaptes to Xiphorhynchus. Ibid.

December 15, 2003. Page 292
Race falcinellus of Scaled Woodcreeper is raised to species level. Scalloped Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes falcinellus. Range as published in the checklist. del Hoyo, J., A. Elliot and D. A. Christie, eds. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 8. Broadbills to Tapaculos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

December 15, 2003. Page 405
After Gray-breasted Wood-Wren add: Munchique Wood-Wren Henicorhina negreti. Range: Western Andes of Colombia. Salaman, P., Paul Coopmans, T. M. Donegan, M. Mulligan, A. Cortés, S. L. Hilty and L. A. Ortega. 2003. Ornitologia Colombiana 1: 4-20.

December 15, 2003. Page 439
Race tangorum of Manchurian Reed-Warbler is now considered a race of Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola. Range as published in the checklist.

December 15, 2003. Page 442
Change English name of Stenostira scita to Fairy Flycatcher and move to page 460 after Gray Tit-Flycatcher. Now regarded as a muscicapid flycatcher. Urban, E. K., C. H. Fry and S. Keith, editors. 1997. The Birds of Africa, Vol. 5. San Diego: Academic Press.

December 15, 2003. Page 452
The Long-legged Warbler Trichocichla rufa, has been rediscovered in Wabu Forest Reserve on Fiji. The news release from Fiji Birdlife was somewhat confusing since it states that the bird “was believed to have been extinct for more than a century.” The subspecies T. r. cluniei was described in 1974 from the southern slopes of the Delanacau Mountains in west-central Vanua Levu. Kinsky, F. C. 1975. A new subspecies of the Long-legged Warbler Trichocichla rufa Reichenow, from Vanua Levu, Fiji. Bulletin B. O. C. 95: 98-101.

December 15, 2003. Page 460
Race albicilla of Red-breasted Flycatcher is raised to species level. Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla. Range as published in the checklist. Ibis 146: 153-156.

December 15, 2003. Page 461
Move Damar Flycatcher Ficedula henrici from page 714 to page 461 after Little Slaty Flycatcher. The bird was rediscovered in September 2001 after a 102-year absence on Damar Island in the eastern Lesser Sundas and found to be “widespread and common.” Shannaz, J. 2001. Rediscovery of the Damar Flycatcher Ficedula henrici on Damar Island, Maluku, Indonesia. Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 34: 38-39.

December 15, 2003. Page 617
Change English name of Ploceus bertrandi to Bertram’s Weaver. Dowsett, R. J. and J. A. Jobling. 2003. Bertram Lutley Sclater and Bertram’s Weaver Ploceus bertrandi. Bulletin B. O. C. 123 (2): 135-136.

December 15, 2003. Page 623
Move Parasitic Weaver to page 633 after Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah. Lahti, David C. and Robert B. Payne. 2003. Morphological and behavioral evidence of relationships of the Cuckoo Finch Anomalospiza imberbis. Bulletin B. O. C. 123 (2): 113-125.

December 15, 2003. Page 641
Race megaplaga of White-winged Crossbill is raised to species level. Hispaniolan Crossbill Loxia megaplaga. Insert after Red Crossbill. Range as published in the checklist. Banks, et al. 2003, op. cit.

December 15, 2003. Page 642
Lesser Redpoll, which was split from the Common Redpoll in the December 31, 2000 update, is now lumped once again as the race cabaret of the Common Redpoll. Ottvall, R., S. Bensch, G. Walinder and J. T. Lifjeld. 2003. No evidence of genetic differentiation between Lesser Redpolls Carduelis flammea cabaret and Common Redpolls Carduelis f. flammea. Avian Science 2 (4): 237-244.

December 15, 2003. Page 685
After Blue Seedeater add Carrizal Seedeater Amaurospiza carrizalensis. Range: Known only from lower Río Caroni in Bolívar, Venezuela. Lentino, Miguel and Robin Restall. 2003. The Auk 120 (3): 600-606. (Note: In keeping with the use of English names suggested by the late Burt Monroe, I have shortened the suggested name of Carrizal Blue-black Seedeater to the less-cumbersome Carrizal Seedeater).

December 15, 2003. Page 709
Race fuertesi of Orchard Oriole is raised to species level Fuertes’ Oriole Icterus fuertesi. Race phillipsi is no longer considered a valid subspecies and becomes part of range of the monotypic I. spurius: Baker, Jason M., Esteban López-Medrano, Adolfo G. Navarro-Sigüenza, Octavio R. Rojas-Soto and Kevin E. Omland. 2003. Recent speciation in the Orchard Oriole group: divergence of Icterus spurius spurius and Icterus spurius fuertesi. The Auk 120 (3): 848-859.

July 15, 2004. Page 8
Delete Amsterdam Albatross. Better considered a race of Wandering Albatross D. e. amsterdamensis. Penhallurick, John and Michael Wink. Analysis of the taxonomy and nomenclature of the Procellariiformes based on complete nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. Emu 104: 125-147. *Despite the tendency to split many of the Diomedeidae into as many as 26 species, under the Biological Species Concept we reject these recently proposed splits. I quote from Penhallurick and Wink's paper: "Somewhat surprising is the distance evidence relating to D. amsterdamensis, which has generally been treated as a good species since its description by Roux et al. (1983), although Bourne (1989)...treated it as a subspecies of D. exulans. The fact that it is only 0.52% (0.00%) distant from antipodensis, gibsoni and exulans, and only 0.87% (0.00%) removed from dabbenena strongly suggests that it belongs among the subspecies of exulans."

July 15, 2004. Page 8
Delete race platei under Buller's Albatross. Now considered monotypic. Race platei is known to be a juvenile plumage of T. bulleri. Ibid.

July 15, 2004. Page 9
Under Shy Albatross add race T. c. steadi. Range Aukland Islands. Change range of T. c. cauta to Tasmania and adjacent waters. Ibid.

July 15, 2004. Page 37
The Canary Islands form of the Egyptian Vulture is now considered a valid subspecies, N. p. majorensis. Donázar, J.A., J. J. Negro, C. J. Palacios, L. Gangoso, J. A. Godoy, O. Caballos, F. Hiraldo and N. Capote. 2002. Description of a new subspecies of the Egyptian Vulture (Acciptridae: Neophron percnopterus) from the Canary Islands. Journal Raptor Research 36: 17-23.

July 15, 2004. Page 45
Variable Hawk is split into two species (contra Farquhar 1998). Red-backed Hawk Buteo polyosoma (with race exsul) and Puna Hawk Buteo poecilochrous. Ranges as published in the checklist. Cabot, José and Tjitte de Vries. 2003. Buteo polyosoma and Buteo poecilochrous are two distinct species. Bulletin B. O. C. 123 (3): 190-207.

July 15, 2004. Page 69
The rare Orange-necked Partridge, previously known from three locations in south Vietnam, has been found in adjacent Cambodia. Davidson, Peter. 2003. Endangered partridge discovered in Cambodia. Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 37: 61.

July 15, 2004. Page 71
Under Sclater's Monal add subspecies L. s. arunachalensis. Range: Mts. of western Arunachal Pradesh (n India). Kumar, Suresh R. and Pratap Singh. 2004. A new subspecies of Sclater's Monal Lophophorus sclateri from western Arunachal Pradesh, India. Bull. B. O. C. 124 (1): 16-28.

July 15, 2004. Page110
English name of Columba livia is changed to Rock Pigeon. Correct spelling of Columba livia gymnocycla. Change English name of Columba oenas to Stock Dove. Banks, R. C. et al. 2002. Forty-third supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 119 (3): 897-906.

July 15, 2004. Page 146
Remove race pantchenkoi from Painted Parakeet. This form has been regarded as a race of caeruleiceps but is now believed to be a worn example the latter. Joseph, L. 2002. Geographical variation, taxonomy and distribution of some Amazonian Pyrrhura parakeets. Ornitologia Neotropical 13: 337-363.

July 15, 2004. Page 152
Under Guinea Tauraco change race T. p. phoebus to read T. p. zenkeri. del Hoyo et al. Handbook of Birds of the World, Vol. 4.

July 15, 2004. Page 164
After Reddish Scops-Owl add: Serendib Scops-Owl Otus thilohoffmanni. Range: Lowland rain forests of southwest Sri Lanka. Warakagoda, Deepal H. and Pamela Rasmussen. 2004. A new species of scops-owl from Sri Lanka. Bulletin B. O. C. 124 (2): 85-105.

July 15, 2004. Page 181
Diabolical Nightjar, known from a single 1931 specimen from northeast Sulawesi, was tape recorded and photographed in Lore Lindu National Park in central Sulawesi. Mauro, Iwein. 2003. Little-known Oriental Bird: Heinrich’s Nightjar Caprimulgus diabolicus. Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 37: 30-34.

July 15, 2004. Page 245
Under Andean Toucanet race cyanolaemus should be a race of Black-throated Toucanet Aulacorhynchus atrogularis. Navarro, Adolfo G., A. Townsend Peterson, Esteban López-Medrano and Hesequio Benítez-Díaz. 2001. Species limits in Mesoamerican Aulacorhynchus Toucanets. Wilson Bulletin 114 (4): 363-372

July 15, 2004. Page 298
Race ignota of Pygmy Antwren is raised to species level. Moustached Antwren Myrmotherula ignota. Delete Short-billed Antwren M. obscura; now considered a race of M. ignota. del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott and D. A. Christie, eds. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 8. Broadbills to Tapaculos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

July 15, 2004. Page 308
Race monileger of Black-faced Antthrush with races pallidus and intermedius is raised to species level. Mexican Antthrush Formicarius monileger. del Hoyo, et al. 2003. op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 314
Delete Perija Tapaculo. Now considered a race of White-crowned Tapaculo. del Hoyo, et al. 2003. op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 314
Delete Colombian Tapaculo. Now considered a race of Matorral Tapaculo. Change range of Matorral Tapaculo to read: E Andes of c Colombia (Cundinamarca and Boyac‡). del Hoyo, et al. 2003. op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 314
After Tschudi's Tapaculo add: Lara Tapaculo Scytalopus fuscicauda. Range: Andes of Venezuela in Lara and Trujillo. del Hoyo, et al. 2003. op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 465
After Iringa Akalat add: Rubeho Akalat  Sheppardia aurantiithorax. Range: Montane forests of e Tanzania (Rubehos and Ukagura Mts.). Beresford, Pamela, Jon FjeldsŒ and Jacob Kiure. 2004. A new species of akalat (Sheppardia) narrowly endemic in the eastern arc of Tanzania. TheAuk 121 (2): 23-34

July 15, 2004. Page 552
Correct the following typographic error that appeared in the July 15, 2003 update. The monotypic Lovely Sunbird becomes Aethopyga shelleyi. Race bella is raised to species level as Handsome Sunbird Aethopyga bella with subspecies flavipectus, minuta, rubrinota, bella, bonita and arolasi. Ranges as published in the checklist. Note that the English name Shelley's Sunbird is preoccupied by the East African Cinnyris shelleyi. Mann, C. F. Systematic notes on Asian birds. Taxonomic comments on some south-east Asian members of the Nectariniidae. Zool. Verh. Leiden. Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 36: 15-16.

July 15, 2004. Page 614
Under Passer diffususadd race P. d. stygiceps; correct spelling of P. d. mosambicus.

July 15, 2004. Page 614
Rufous Sparrow is split into four species: Great Rufous Sparrow Passer motitensis with races benguellensis and subsolanus; Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus; Shelley's Rufous SparrowPasser shelleyi; and Kordofan Rufous Sparrow Passer cordofanicus. Ranges as published in the checklist. Fry, C. H. and Keith, S. (Eds). 2004. The Birds of Africa, Vol. VII. Princeton University Press.

July 15, 2004. Page 614
Change English name of Passer melanurus to Southern Gray-headed Sparrow. Race P. m. vicinus now considered a valid subspecies. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 615
Under Yellow-throated Petronia add following races and ranges.
P. s. rufitergum: S Zaire to sw Tanzania, n Malawi, Zambia, Angola, nw Botswana
P. s. flavigula:S Zambia, Zimbabwe, w Mozambique, e Botswana and n S Africa
P. s. bororensis:E Tanzania, s Malawi, n Mozambique to ne Natal and e Swaziland
P. s. superciliaris:South Africa (e Cape Province to Natal)
Under Bush Petronia delete race buchani. Now considered monotypic. Fry and Keith, op. cit.


July 15, 2004. Page 616
Under Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver race militaris now considered synonymous with B. n. niger. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 618
Change English name of Ploceus velatus to Southern Masked-Weaver, with following races:
P. v. velatus: Western Cape, Northern Cape and Free State
P. v. nigrifrons:E Cape, n and w Natal and w Swaziland
P. v. tahatali: Zimbabwe, se Botswana, sw Mozambique, e Swaziland, ne Natal and Northern Province
P. v. shelleyi: Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
P. v. caurinus: S Angola, Namibia, Botswana and n Cape Province
P. v. finschi: Coastal Angola
Fry and Keith, op. cit.


July 15, 2004. Page 618
Race vitellinus of African Masked-Weaver with race uluensis is raised to species level, Vitelline Masked-Weaver Ploceus vitellinus. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 618
Race ruweti of Lufira Masked-Weaver is raised to species level. Lake Lufira Weaver Ploceus ruweti.. Fry and Keith, op. cit..

July 15, 2004. Page 618
Change English name of Ploceus reichardi to Tanganyika Masked-Weaver. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 618
Race katangae of African Masker Weaver is raised to species level. Katanga Masked-Weaver Ploceus katangae. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 620
Change English name of Yellow-legged Malimbe to Yellow-legged Weaver and change scientific name to Ploceus flavipes. Fry and Keith, op.

July 15, 2004. Page 623
Race jamesoni of Parmoptila rubrifrons is elevated to species status. Jameson's Antpecker Parmoptila jamesoni. Change English name of P. rubrifrons to Red-fronted Antpecker. Woodcock, Martin W. 2003. Systematics and confusion in the genus Parmoptila. Bull. B. O. C. 123 (4): 274-277

July 15, 2004. Page 624
Race lineata of Red-winged Pytilia is raised to species status. Red-billed Pytilia Pytilia lineata. Range: Highlands of Ethiopia and e Sudan. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 627
Under Black-headed Waxbill change name of race graueri to marunguensis. Form kandti is raised to species level. Kandt's Waxbill Estrilda kandti. Range: Rift Valley Mts. of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 627
Change scientific name of Zebra Waxbill to Sporaeginthus subflavus. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 628
Race fuscocrissa of African Quailfinch with races muelleri, smithersi, digressa and pallida is raised to species level. African Quailfinch Ortygospiza fuscocrissa. Change English name of Ortygospiza atricollis to Black-faced Quailfinch. Under Black-faced Quailfinch race ugandae now considered synonymous with nominate atricollis. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 628
Change genus of Locustfinch to Paludipasser. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 629
Change genus of African Silverbill to Euodice. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 630
Change genus of Gray-headed Silverbill to Odontospiza. Change scientific name of Bronze Mannikin to Spermestes cucullatus with race scutatus.
Change genus of Black-and-white Mannikin  to Spermestes.
Change genus of Magpie Mannikin to Spermestes. Fry and Keith, op. cit.


July 15, 2004. Page 638
Race louisae of Golden-winged Grosbeak is raised to species level. Somali Grosbeak  Rhynchostruthus louisae. Mts. of n Somalia near Ethiopian border. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 644
African Citril is split into three species. African Citril Serinus citrinelloides with race kikuyensis; Western Citril Serinus frontalis; and Southern Citril  Serinus hyposticutus with race brittoni. Delete race martinsi. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 644
Race flavivertex of Cape Canary with races sassii and huillensis is raised to species status. Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex. Range: Highlands of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, n Tanzania, w Angola. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 645
Under Black-throated Canary add race seshekeensis. Range: SW Zimbabwe. Race reichenowi is raised to species level Reichenow's Seedeater Serinus reichenowi. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 646
Race whytii of Streaky Seedeater is raised to species level. Yellow-browed Seedeater Serinus whytii; race affinis now considered synonymous with nominate striolatus. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 646
Race melanochrous of Thick-billed Seedeater is raised to species level. Tanzania Seedeater  Serinus melanochrous. Range: S Tanzania (Mt. Rungwe and Udzungwa Mts.). Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 646
Change genus of Cape Siskin and Drakensberg Siskin to Pseudochloroptila. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 646
Change genus of Black-headed Canary to Alario. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 646
Race leucolaemus of Black-headed Canary is raised to species level. Damara Canary Alario leucolaemus. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 646
Change genus of Ankober Serin to Carduelis and move to page 644 to follow Warsangli Linnet. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 648
Change genus of Desert Finch to Rhodospiza and genus of Trumpeter Finch to Bucanetes. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 678
Race vincenti of Cape Bunting is raised to species status. Vincent's Bunting  Emberiza vincenti. Fry and Keith, op. cit.

July 15, 2004. Page 689-690
Because of a major taxonomic revision the species sequence and ranges between Rufous-naped Brush-Finch and Ochre-breasted Brush-Finch are changed as follows:

Rufous-naped Brush-Finch  Atlapetes latinuchus
A. l. elaeoprorus  Subtropical n Central Andes of Colombia (Antioquia)
A. l. simplex  E Andes of Colombia (Bogot‡)
A. l. caucae  Western and Central Andes of Colombia (Valle and Cauca)
A. l. spodionotus  Andes of s Colombia (Nari–o) and n Ecuador
A. l. comptus  Andes of sw Ecuador (Ca–ar to w Loja) and n Peru (Piura)
A. l. latinuchus  Andes of se Ecuador (e Azuay and e Loja) to ne Peru (Amazonas)
A. l. chugurensis  Pacific slope of nw Peru (Cajamarca)
A. l. baroni  N Peru (upper Mara–—n Valley in Cajamarca and La Libertad)

Vilcabamba Brush-Finch  Atlapetes terborghi  Andes of se Peru (Cordillera Vilcabamba)

Black-faced Brush-Finch  Atlapetes melanolaimus  Subtropical Andes of se Peru (Cuzco and Puno)

Bolivian Brush-Finch  Atlapetes rufinucha
A. r. rufinucha  Subtropical Andes of w Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba)
A. r. carrikeri  Andes of e Bolivia (Santa Cruz)

Slaty Brush-Finch  Atlapetes schistaceus
A. s. schistaceus  W and Central Andes of Colombia and Ecuador
A. s. tamae  Andes of e Colombia and sw Venezuela (T‡chira)
A. s. fumidus  Sierra de Perij‡ (Colombia/Venezuela border)
A. s. castaneifrons  Andes of w Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida and e T‡chira)
A. s. taczanowskii  Andes of central Peru (Hu‡nuco and Jun’n)

Cusco Brush-Finch  Atlapetes canigenis  Andes of se Peru (Cuzco)

White-rimmed Brush-Finch  Atlapetes leucopis  Locally in Andes of s Colombia and e Ecuador

Rufous-capped Brush-Finch  Atlapetes pileatus
A. p. dilutus  Oak-pine forests of n Mexican plateau
A. p. pileatus  Oak-pine forests of s Mexican plateau

Santa Marta Brush-Finch  Atlapetes melanocephalus  Santa Marta Mountains (ne Colombia)

Olive-headed Brush-Finch  Atlapetes flaviceps  Known from two specimens from n Colombia (last recorded 1967)

Dusky-headed Brush-Finch  Atlapetes fuscoolivaceus  Andes of Colombia (upper Magdalena Valley)

Tricolored Brush-Finch  Atlapetes tricolor
A. t. crassus  Andes of w Colombia and Ecuador (Pichincha and El Oro)
A. t. tricolor  Andes of central Peru (La Libertad and Jun’n)

Moustached Brush-Finch  Atlapetes albofrenatus
A. a. albofrenatus  E Andes of Colombia (Norte de Santander to Cundinamarca)
A. a. meridae  Andes of w Venezuela (T‡chira and Mérida)

Bay-crowned Brush-Finch  Atlapetes seebohmi
A. s. celicae  Andes of extreme s Ecuador (w Loja)
A. s. simonsi  Andes of extreme s Ecuador (eastern and central Loja)
A. s. seebohmi  Pacific slope of Andes of nw Peru (La Libertad to Ancash)

Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch  Atlapetes nationi
A. n. nationi  Western Andes of Peru (Ancash to Arequipa)
A. n. brunneiceps  Andes of sw Peru (Ica and Ayacucho)

White-winged Brush-Finch  Atlapetes leucopterus
A. l. leucopterus  Andes of w Ecuador (south to Chimbo Valley)
A. l. dresseri  Andes of sw Ecuador (El Oro and Loja)
A. l. paynteri  N Peru (n Piura to Cajamarca border)

White-headed Brush-Finch  Atlapetes albiceps  Arid scrub of se Ecuador and nw Peru

Pale-headed Brush-Finch  Atlapetes pallidiceps  Arid Andes of sw Ecuador (Azuay)

Rufous-eared Brush-Finch  Atlapetes rufigenis  Andes of nw Peru (Cajamarca, La Libertad, Ancash and Hu‡nuco)

Apurimac Brush-Finch  Atlapetes forbesi  Andes of s-central Peru (Apur’mac, Cuzco and Puno)

Black-spectacled Brush-Finch  Atlapetes melanopsis  Andes of s Peru (Ayacucho and Huancavelica)

Ochre-breasted Brush-Finch  Atlapetes semirufus. Clements, James F. and Noam Shany. 2001. A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru. Temecula, CA: Ibis Publishing Company.

December 15, 2004. Page 1
Brown Kiwi is split into three species with ranges and races as follows:

Southern Brown Kiwi  Apteryx australis 
A. a. australis  Southwest South I. (New Zealand)
A. a. lawryi  Stewart I. (New Zealand)

Okarito Brown Kiwi  Apteryx rowi 
Okarito Forest (west coast of South I., New Zealand)

North Island Brown Kiwi  Apteryx mantelli 
North Island (New Zealand)
Worthy, T. H. and B. J. Gill. 2003. A new species of kiwi (Aves, Apterygiformes) from Okarito, New Zealand. Rec. Auckland Museum 40: 55-64.

December 15, 2004. Page 5
Kalinowski’s Tinamou is now believed to be a local race of Ornate Tinamou. Niels Krabbe has submitted a paper for publication stating that the three known specimens of Kalinowski’s Tinamou are nothing more than very obscurely marked, rufous-winged Ornate Tinamous. Pers. comm. Niels Krabbe.

December 15, 2004. Page 27
Race hutchinsii of the Canada Goose is raised to species status. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii, with races leucopareia, taverneri, minima and the extinct Bering Sea form asiatica. Change the taxonomic sequence of following members of the genus to: bernicla, leucopsis, hutchinsii, canadensis, sandvicensis and ruficollis. Banks, Richard C., Carla Cicero, Jon L. Dunn, Andrew W. Kratter, Pamela C. Rasmussen, J. V. Remsen, Jr., James D. Rising and Douglas F. Stotz. 2004. Forty-fifth supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 121 (3): 985-995.

December 15, 2004. Page 43
Correct spelling of Leucopternis plumbeus. Banks, et al., op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 44
Correct spelling of Leucopternis schistaceus, Leucopternis lacernulatus, Leucopternis semiplumbeus, and Leucopternis polionotus. David, Normand and Michel Gosselin. 2002. The grammatical gender of avian genera. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (4): 257-282 and Bull. B. O. C. 122 (1): 14-49.

December 15, 2004. Page 48
Race floris of Changeable Hawk-Eagle is raised to species status: Flores Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus floris. Gjershaug, K, N. Kvaløy, N. Røv, D. M. Prawiradilaga, U. Suparman and Z. Rahman. 2004. The taxonomic status of Flores Hawk Eagle Spizaetus floris. Forktail 20: 55-62.

December 15, 2004. Page 57
Correct spelling of Lagopus leucura and L. l. leucura. David and Gosselin, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 58
Correct spelling of Lagopus lagopus, L. l. scotica, L. l. variegata, L. l. rossica, L. l. leucoptera and L. l. alba. Correct spelling of Lagopus muta, L. m. hyperborea, L. m. muta, L. m. pyrenaica, L. m. helvetica, L. m. macrorhyncha, L. m. transbaicalica, L. m. japonica, L. m. saturata and L. m. capta. David and Gosselin, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 74
Correct spelling of Numida meleagris galeatus, N. m. mitratus and N. m. coronatus. David and Gosselin, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 81
After Barred Rail add Calayan Rail Gallirallus calayanensis. Allen, Desmond, Carl Oliveros, Carmela Española, Genevieve Broad and Juan Carlos T. Gonzales. 2004. A new species of Gallirallus from Calayan island, Philippines. Forktail (20) 1-7.

December 15, 2004. Page 88
Under Black-bellied Bustard correct subspecies to read L. m. melanogaster and L. m. notophila. Under Bengal Florican correct subspecies to read H. b. bengalensis and H. b. blandini.

December 15, 2004. Page 95
Change English name of Charadrius mongolus to Lesser Sandplover to agree with general use in modern Old World literature. Banks, et al., op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 100
Change English name of Eurynorhynchus pygmeus to Spoon-billed Sandpiper to agree with general use in modern Old World literature. Banks, et al., op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 120
CChange English name of Geotrygon caniceps to Gray-fronted Quail-Dove and Geotrygon leucometopia to White-fronted Quail-Dove. Note correct spelling of specific name of latter. Banks, et al., op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 124
Under African Green-Pigeon change range of T. c. wakefieldii to read: Coastal Kenya and ne Tanzania (south to Usambara Mts.). Urban, E. K., C. H. Fry and S. Keith. 1986. The Birds of Africa (Volume II). London: Academic Press.

December 15, 2004. Page 140
Under Eclectus Parrot change range of E. r. polychloros to read: New Guinea and adjacent islands and archipelagos. Note that this race does not occur in the Bismarck Archipelago. del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliot and J. Sargatal, editors. 1992. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

December 15, 2004. Page 176
After Ochre-bellied Hawk-Owl add Togian Hawk-Owl Ninox burhani. Range: Togian Islands off Sulawesi. Indrawan M. and S. Somadikarta. 2004. A new hawk-owl from the Togian Islands, Gulf of Tomini, central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bulletin B. O. C. 124 (3): 160-171.

December 15, 2004. Page 183
Change English name of Caprimulgus indicus to Gray Nightjar  to agree with general use in modern Old World literature. Banks, et al., op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 184
Under Large-tailed Nightjar delete reference to submerged race jungei after C. m. salvadorii. C. c. jungei is a valid race of Sulawesi Nightjar.

December 15, 2004. Page 188
Under White-rumped Swiftlet change range of leucopygius to read: Loyalty Islands and New Caledonia.

December 15, 2004. Page 188
Under Australian Swiftlet change ranges as follows:
A. t. terraereginae  Coastal n Queensland, Dunk, Hinchinbrook and Family Is.
A. t. chillagoensis  NE Australia (inland Queensland w of Great Dividing Range)

December 15, 2004. Page 226
Correct spelling of Megaceryle maximus, M. m. maximus, M. m. giganteus, Megaceryle lugubris guttulatus, M. l. pallidus, Ceryle alcyon caurinus, Ceryle torquatus, C. t. torquatus, C. t. stellatus, Ceryle rudis leucomelanurus. David and Gosselin op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 226
Belted Kingfisher now considered monotypic; race caurinus now considered synonymous with nominate C. t. torquatus. del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliot and J. Sargatal, editors. 2001. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 6. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

December 15, 2004. Page 226
Amazon Kingfisher now considered monotypic; race mexicanus now considered synonymous with nominate amazona. del Hoyo et al. 2001, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 226
Under Green Kingfisher race isthmica now considered synonymous with septentrionalis; hellmayri and ecuadorensis now considered synonymous with cabanisii; bottomeana and croteta now considered synonymous with nominate americana. del Hoyo et al. 2001 op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 226
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher now considered monotypic; race chocoensis now considered synonymous with nominate inda. del Hoyo et al. 2001, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 231
Change races under Cuckoo-Roller as follows:
L. d. gracilis  Grand Comoro I.
L. d. intermedius  Anjouan I.
L. d. discolor  Mohéli, Mayotte and Madagascar
del Hoyo et al. 2001, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 232
Under Common Scimitar-bill correct spelling of R. c. schalowi.

December 15, 2004. Page 291
Under Cocoa Woodcreeper range of nominate race X. s. susurrans should read: Trinidad and Tobago; single record from adjacent ne Venezuela. del Hoyo et al. 2003. Vol. 8.

December 15, 2004. Page 296
After Variable Antshrike add Acre Antshrike Thamnophilus divisorius. Range: W Amazonian Brazil in Serra do Divisor National Park. Whitney, Bret M., David C. Oren and Robb T. Brumfield. 2004. A new species of Thamnophilus antshrike (Aves: Thamnophilidae) from the Serra do Divisor, Acre, Brazil. The Auk 121 (4): 1031-1039.

December 15, 2004. Page 315
Plantcutters, formerly considered a separate family Phytotomidae, now considered part of the Cotingidae and follow the Sharpbill, now also placed in the Cotingidae, and move from p. 352 to p. 315 as the first entry in the family. del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliot and D. A. Christie, editors. 2004. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 9. Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

December 15, 2004. Page 315
Speckled Mourner and Cinereous Mourner are now considered members of the Tyrannidae and follow the Attila genus on page 346. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 317
Under Buff-throated Purpletuft add race leucopygia. Range: Coastal ne Brazil (Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas and Bahia). Range of nominate race pipra becomes Coastal e Brazil (Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo). del Hoyo et al 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 319
Orange-collared Manakin is now considered monotypic. Race viridiventris moves to become a race of Golden-collared Manakin. Change range of viridiventris to read: W and n Colombia. Banks, et al., op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 319
Under Golden-collared Manakin change races to read as follows:
M. v. vitellinus Range: Lowlands of e Panama and nw Colombia (south to sw Cauca)
M. v. amitinus Range: Escudo de Veraguas I. (off n Panama)
M. v. milleri Range: N Colombia in Sinú and lower Cauca valleys
M. v. viridiventris Range: Colombia w of W Andes and e side in upper Cauca Valley del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 319
Delete White-bibbed Manakin. Now considered a race of White-ruffed Manakin C. a. leucorrhoa. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 320-321
Change genus of White-crowned Manakin from Pipra to Dixiphia. Change genus of Blue-crowned, Opal-crowned, Blue-rumped, Golden-crowned, Snow-capped and Cerulean-capped Manakins from Pipra to Lepidothrix. Under Snow-capped Manakin add race gracilis. Range: S-central Brazil (upper Rio Madeira to extreme ne Bolivia). Range of nominate race nattereri becomes Central Brazil south of the Amazon. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 321
Race chrysolophum of Wied’s Tyrant-Manakin is raised to species level: Serra Tyrant-Manakin Neopelma chrysolophum. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 321
Race regulus of Striped Manakin is raised to species level: Eastern Striped Manakin Machaeropterus regulus. Striped Manakin becomes Western Striped Manakin Machaeropterus striolatus with races antioquiae, obscurostriatus, zulianus and aureopectus. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 322
Delete race dilutum under Brown-capped Tyrannulet. Now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 322
Delete all races under Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet. Now considered monotypic. Under Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet correct spelling of C. o. majus. Race bogotense (correct spelling) is merged with caucae and venezuelae is considered indistinguishable from pusillum. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 322
Under Mouse-colored Tyrannulet race ignobilis now considered synonymous with nominate murina. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 323
Under Gray-and-white Tyrannulet delete race cinereifrons. Now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 325
Under Ochre-bellied Flycatcher races obscurus, dyscolus and lutescens are considered synonymous with assimilis. Races chloronotus, intensus, hauxwelli, wallacei and maynanus are considered synonymous with nominate oleagineus. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 325
Under Streak-necked Flycatcher race selvae is considered synonymous with columbianus and race poliocephalus is considered synonymous with nominate striaticollis. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 325
Under Olive-striped Flycatcher add race fasciaticollis with range: Andes of s Colombia to s Peru and extreme n Bolivia. Races pallidus and meridae are considered synonymous with venezuelensis (correct spelling). del Hoyo et al. 2004. op cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 326
Under McConnell’s Flycatcher race mercedesfosteri is now considered synonymous with roraimae and race amazonus is now considered synonymous with nominate macconnelli. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 326
Under Rufous-breasted Flycatcher delete race venezuelanus. Now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 326
Under Sepia-capped Flycatcher race faustus is now considered synonymous with pileatus, and race obscuritergum now considered synonymous with orinocensis. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 326
Under Slaty-capped Flycatcher all races with the exception of albidiventer are considered synonymous with nominate superciliaris. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 326-327
Change genus of following species from Phylloscartes to Pogonotriccus: New taxonomic order is Variegated Bristle-Tyrant, Chapman’s Bristle-Tyrant, Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Southern Bristle-Tyrant, Spectacled Bristle-Tyrant, Venezuelan Bristle-Tyrant and Antioquia Bristle-Tyrant. Under Variegated Bristle-Tyrant delete race pifanoi. Now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 327
White-fronted Tyrannulet with all races now considered part of Rough-legged Tyrannulet Phyllomyias burmeisteri. Correct spelling of race leucogonys. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 328
Race urichi of Reiser’s Tyrannulet is raised to species status: Urich’s Tyrannulet Phyllomyias urichi. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 328
Under Sooty-headed Tyrannulet delete all races. Now considered monotypic. . del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 328
Under Bolivian Tyrannulet delete race viridissimus. Now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 329
Suiriri Flycatcher, which was split into two species in an earlier update, is now considered a single species. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 329
Under White-throated Tyrannulet races montensis and palliditergum now considered synonymous with nigriceps, and race gularis considered synonymous with setophagoides. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 330
Change genus of Agile Tit-Tyrant and Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant from Uromyias to Anairetes. Del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 331
Under Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant delete race savannophilus. Now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 331
Under Eared Pygmy-Tyrant add following races: M. a. cinereicollis, Range: E Brazil (se Bahia, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo) and M. a. auricularis, Range: SE Paraguay to ne Argentina and se Brazil. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 331
Change genus of Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant from Lophotriccus to Atalotriccus. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 332
Race griseipectus of White-eyed Tody-Tyrant is raised to species level: White-bellied Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus griseipectus. Range as published in the checklist. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 332
Under Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant add newly described race chiribiquetensis. Range: S Colombia (Sierra de Chiribiquete). del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 332
Pelzeln’s Tody-Tyrant, until recently known from a single 1831 specimen, has been rediscovered and reported locally common on Rio Negro and tributaries. Range possibly extends into adjacent Colombia and Venezuela.

December 15, 2004. Page 333-334
Change scientific names and taxonomic order of the genus Poecilotriccus containing the following species (note correct spelling with change in genus).
Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant Poecilotriccus ruficeps
Lulu’s Tody-Tyrant Poecilotriccus luluae
White-cheeked Tody-Tyrant Poecilotriccus albifacies
Black-and-white Tody-Tyrant Poecilotriccus capitalis
Buff-cheeked Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus senex
Ruddy Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus russatus
Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps
P. p. obscurus
P. p. viridiceps
P. p. plumbeiceps
P. p. cinereipectus
Smoky-fronted Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus fumifrons
Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus latirostris
P. l. mituense
P. l. caniceps
P. l. senectus
P. l. latirostris
P. l. austroriparius
P. l. mixtus
P. l. ochropterus
Slate-headed Tody-Tyrant Poecilotriccus sylvia
P. s. sylvia
P. s. schistaceiceps
P. s. superciliaris
P. s. griseolus
P. s. schulzi
Golden-winged Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus calopterus
Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus pulchellus
del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 334
Under Brownish Flycatcher race panamensis now considered synonymous with nominate subbrunneus. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 334
Under Ringed Antpipit race subtorquatus now considered synonymous with nominate torquatus. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 335
Under Yellow-breasted Flycatcher race collingwoodi now considered synonymous with aurulentus. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 335
Delete all races under Stub-tailed Spadebill. Now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 339
Under Greater Pewee race pallidiventris now considered synonymous with nominate pertinax. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 339
Under Western Wood-Pewee races siccicola and amplus now considered synonymous with veliei; race griscomi now considered synonymous with nominate sordidulus. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 340
Under Buff-breasted Flycatcher add race inexpectatus. Range: Central and southern Honduras. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 341
Under Say’s Phoebe race pallidus is now considered synonymous with nominate saya. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 341
Change genus of Jelski’s, Yellow-bellied and Golden-browed Chat-Tyrants from Silvicultrix to Ochthoeca. Under Crowned Chat-Tyrant race orientalis now considered synonymous with nominate frontalis. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 343
Under Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant race leucurus now considered synonymous with maritimus. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit. .

December 15, 2004. Page 343
Change scientific name of Heteroxolmis dominicana to Xolmis dominicanus. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 343-344
Correct spelling of specific name of following species to agree with proper gender: Muscisaxicola maclovianus, M. m. maclovianus, Muscisaxicola capistratus, Muscisaxicola alpinus, M. a. columbianus, M. a. alpinus, Muscisaxicola cinereus, M. c. argentinus. David and Gosselin, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 344
Race griseus of Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant is raised to species level: Taczanowski’s Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola griseus. Range as published in the checklist. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 346
Under Yucatan Flycatcher add race navai. Range: S Mexico (s Quintana Roo) to n Belize and Guatemala. Change range of nominate yucatanensis to read: E Mexico (extreme e Tabasco and n and central Yucatán Pen.). del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 346
Under Dusky-capped Flycatcher race tresmariae now considered synonymous with querulus. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 350
Sapayoa, Greater Schiffornis, Thrush-like Schiffornis and Greenish Schiffornis are now considered part of the Pipridae and moved to page 322 after Piprites. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 352
Sharpbill, formerly considered a monotypic family, is now considered part of the Cotingidae. Move to page 315 as first entry in the family. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 355
Under Rifleman delete race citrina; now considered synonymous with nominate chloris. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 356
Under Somali Long-billed Lark add race rochei. Range: Coastal central Somalia. Change range of nominate race to read: N and ne Somalia and possibly extreme e Ethiopia. del Hoyo et al. 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 357
Under Rufous-naped Lark correct spelling of M. a. sharpii.

December 15, 2004. Page 357
Under Flappet Lark add race buckleyi. Range: S Mauritania and Senegal to n Cameroon.

December 15, 2004. Page 357
Clapper Lark is split into two species. Cape Clapper Lark Mirafra apiata with races and ranges as follows:
M. a. apiata (algoensis): SW Namibia and w coastal plain and interior South Africa
M. a. marjoriae: South Africa (Coastal plain of Western Cape)

Eastern Clapper Lark  Mirafra fasciolata with races and ranges as follows:
M. f. reynoldsi: SE Zambia, n Namibia and n Botswana
M. f. jappi: Western Zambia
M. f. nata: NE Botswana
M. f. deserti: E-central Namibia to west, east and central Botswana
M. f. fasciolata (hewitti): Central and eastern South Africa
del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 357
Delete all races under Indian Bushlark. Now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 357
Under Gillett’s Lark add race arorihensis. Range: Central Somalia to ne Kenya. Change range of nominate gilletti to E Ethiopia and nw Somalia. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 358-359
Change genus of following species to Calendulauda in this taxonomic order: Pink-breasted Lark, Sabota Lark, Fawn-colored Lark, Foxy Lark, Ferruginous Lark, Karoo Lark, Barlow’s Lark and Dune Lark. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 358
Fawn-colored Lark is split into two species.
Fawn-colored Lark Calendulauda africanoides with races as follows:
C. a. trapnelli. Range: SE Angola and sw Zambia
C. a. makarikari. Range: SE Angola to n Namibia, w Zambia and n and central Botswana
C. a. harei (omaruru, isseli, rubidior). Range: NW and central Namibia
C. a. sarwensis. W Botswana
C. a. africanoides (transvaalensis, austinrobertsi). Range: S Namibia, s and e Botswana, w Zimbabwe and n South Africa
C. a. vincenti. Central Zimbabwe to s Mozambique

Foxy Lark Calendulauda alopex with races as follows:
C. a. alopex. Range: N Somalia and extreme e Ethiopia
C. a. intercedens (macdonaldi, longonotensis). Range: E and s Ethiopia, adjacent Somalia, e Uganda, Kenya, n Tanzania. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 358
Rufous-winged Bushlark is split into four species.
Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica. Monotypic. Range: N India to s Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and extreme n Myanmar.
Jerdon’s Bushlark Mirafra affinis. Range: E and s India to Sri Lanka.
Indochinese Bushlark Mirafra erythrocephala. Range: S Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and s Vietnam. Race subsessor now considered synonymous with monotypic M. erythrocephala.
Burmese Bushlark Mirafra microptera. Range: Central Myanmar.
del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 358
Race bradshawi of Cape Lark now considered a race of Karoo Long-billed Lark. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 359
Race beesleyi of Spike-heeled Lark is raised to species status. Beesley’s Lark Chersomanes beesleyi. Range: Northern Tanzania in region just north of Mt. Meru. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 360
Change genus of Gray’s Lark to Ammomanopsis. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 361
Race eremica of Greater Short-toed Lark now considered a race of Blanford’s Lark. Ranges of races under Blanford’s Lark as follows:
C. b. eremica  SW Arabia
C. b. blanfordi  Highlands of Ethiopia
C. b. daroodensis  N and central Somalia
del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 361
Race erlangeri of Blanford’s Lark is raised to species level. Erlanger’s Lark  Calandrella erlangeri. Range: Highlands of Ethiopia. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 361-362
Lesser Short-toed Lark and Asian Short-toed Lark now considered conspecific. All races listed under latter become races of Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens. Race aharonii considered synonymous with persica. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 362
Change genus of Stark’s Lark to Spizocorys. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 364
Delete Japanese Skylark; now considered race japonica of Sky Lark Alauda arvensis. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 366
Change genus of Blue-and-white Swallow to Notiochelidon. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 366
Change genus of Andean Swallow to Haplochelidon. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 367
Change genus of Tawny-headed Swallow to Alopochelidon. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 367
Under Northern Rough-winged Swallow add race burleighi. Range: Southern Yucatán Peninsula (Belize and Guatemala). Delete Belize and Guatemala from range of race stuarti. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 367
Under Bank Swallow add race innominata. Range: SE Kazakhstan; may winter in Africa or s Asia.
Race diluta of Bank Swallow is raised to species status Pale Sand Martin Riparia diluta with following races: R. d. gavrilovi, Central Siberia to River Lena, south to Altai and Tuva Republic
R. d. transbaykalica, Transbaikalia
R. d. diluta, South and southeast Kazakhstan; winters nw India and Nepal
R. d. indica, Pakistan and n India;
R. d. fohkienensis, Central and e China
R. d. tibetana, Southwest China (Xizang-Qinghai plateau).
del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 367
Under Cliff Swallow race hypopolia now considered synonymous with nominate pyrrhonota; add race ganieri; range: Breeds s US west of Appalachians (Tennessee to Texas); presumed to winter in South America. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 368
Change genus of Gray-rumped Swallow to Pseudhirundo. Race andrewi now considered synonymous with nominate griseopyga. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 368
Change genus of Eurasian Crag-Martin to Ptyonoprogne. Delete race theresae; now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 368
Rock Martin and Pale Crag-Martin are merged into a single species: Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula. Race birwae is now considered synonymous with bansoensis; race rufigula now considered synonymous with fusciventris; race peloplasta now considered synonymous with pallida. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 368
Change genus of Dusky Crag-Martin to Ptyonoprogne. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 369
Hill Swallow Hirundo domicola is now considered a race of Pacific Swallow H. t. domicola. Add race albescens. Range: S and e New Guinea. Change range of ambiens to New Britain I. (Bismarck Archipelago). Races abbotti and mallopega now considered synonymous with javanica. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 369-370
Change genus of following species from Hirundo to Cecropis: Greater Striped-Swallow, Lesser Striped-Swallow, Rufous-chested Swallow, Mosque Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow and Striated Swallow. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 370
Race badia of Striated Swallow is raised to species status: Rufous-bellied Swallow Cecropis badia. Range: Malay Peninsula. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 370
Change genus of following species from Hirundo to Petrochelidon: Red Sea Swallow, Preuss’ Swallow, Red-throated Swallow, South African Swallow, Tree Martin, Streak-throated Swallow, Fairy Martin and Forest Swallow. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 371
Due to a taxonomic revision, following species are merged into Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera. Shari Sawwing, Petit’s Sawwing, Mangbettu Sawwing, Ethiopian Sawwing, Brown Sawwing, Blue Sawwing and Eastern Sawwing. Taxonomic sequence of races is as follows: petiti, chalybea, pristoptera, blanfordi, antinorii, oleaginea, mangbettorum, ruwenzori, reichenowi, massaica, orientalis and holomelas. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 372
Race tschutschensis with subspecies plexa, angarensis, zaissanensis and simillima of Yellow Wagtail is raised to species level: Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis. Banks, et al., op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 373
Change genus of Macronyx sharpei to Hemimacronyx and change English name to Sharpe’s Longclaw. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 373
Change genus of Yellow-breasted Pipit from Anthus to Hemimacronyx. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 373
After Mountain Pipit add Jackson’s Pipit Anthus latistriatus. Range: Breeding range uncertain; ranges to highlands of sw Uganda, nw Tanzania and w Kenya in non-breeding season. del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 374
Race nyassae of Long-billed Pipit, with following subspecies is raised to species status: Woodland Pipit Anthus nyassae, and follows Jackson’s Pipit in taxonomic order.
A. n. schoutedeni SE Gabon to s PRCongo, s DRCongo, and s Angola
A. n. nyassae Zambia, s Tanzania, Malawi and nw Mozambique
A. n. chersophilus Northeast Namibia and n Botswana
A. n. frondicolus Zimbabwe and adjacent s Mozambique
del Hoyo et al. 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 447
A new study of Phylloscopus proregulus has shown a fourth species should be recognized: Sichuan Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus forresti. Range: Mountains of Southern China. The race simlaensis is now considered a race of P. chloronotus. Change scientific name of Chinese Leaf-Warbler to Phylloscopus yunnanensis. Change taxonomic sequence of the superspecies as follows: proregulus, kansuensis, chloronotus and forresti. Martens, Jochen, Dieter Tietze, Siegfried Eck and Michael Veith. 2004. Radiation and species limits in the Asian Pallas’s warbler complex (Phylloscopus proregulus s.l.). Journal Ornithology 145: 206-222. (Note: I continue to use the English name Lemon-rumped Warbler for the monotypic P. proregulus in order to avoid confusion with the long-established English name of Locustella certhiola).

December 15, 2004. Page 474
Under Red-tailed Wheatear race kingi now considered synonymous with chrysopygia. Change ranges as follows:
O. x. chrysopygia (kingi): Transcaucasia to Afghanistan; winters to Pakistan and nw India
O. x. xanthoprymna: Mts. of se Turkey to extreme sw Iran; winters Sinai, e Egypt and Sudan
Note: These two races have been considered separate species by some authors, but I am waiting for the forthcoming taxonomic order in Handbook of Birds of the World.

December 15, 2004. Page 560
Because of a taxonomic revision, change order and races of the two following species (races with name changes are underlined following David and Gosselin, op. cit.).
African Yellow White-eye  Zosterops senegalensis
Z. s. senegalensis  Senegal to Uganda, n Congo, n Eritrea and nw Ethiopia
Z. s. demeryi  Sierra Leone to Liberia and Ivory Coast
Z. s. stenocricotus  SE Nigeria to Cameroon and n Gabon; Bioko (Gulf of Guinea)
Z. s. stuhlmanni  NW Tanzania to w Kenya and Uganda
Z. s. gerhardi  S Sudan and ne Uganda border
Z. s. reichenowi  E Zaire (mts. nw of Lake Tanganyika and sw of Lake Kivu)
Z. s. toroensis  Lowlands of ne Zaire to w Uganda
Z. s. jacksoni  Highlands of Kenya and n Tanzania (Loliondo)
Z. s. stierlingi  Mts. of s Tanzania to e Zambia, Malawi and w Mozambique
Z. s. kasaicus  Central Zaire (Kasai) to ne Angola
Z. s. heinrichi  NW Angola (Cuanza Norte and Cuanza Sul)
Z. s. quanzae  Central Angola (Malanje to central highlands)
Z. s. anderssoni  S Angola to Zambia, s Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Natal
Z. s. tongensis  SE Zimbabwe to ne Natal and s Mozambique

Broad-ringed White-eye  Zosterops poliogastrus
Z. p. kaffensis  Highlands of w and s Ethiopia (s of Lake Tana, w of Omo River)
Z. p. poliogastrus  Mts. of Eritrea and Ethiopia
Z. p. kulalensis  N Kenya (Mt. Kulal)
Z. p. kikuyensis  Central Kenya (Aberdare Mts. and Mt. Kenya)
Z. p. mbuluensis  SE Kenya (Chyulu Mts.) and n Tanzania (North Pare Mts.)
Z. p. eurycricotus  N Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and Arusha regions)
Z. p. winifredae  NE Tanzania (South Pare Mts.)
Z. p. silvanus  SE Kenya (Taita Hills)
Zimmerman, Dale A., Donald A. Turner and David J. Pearson. 1996. Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Princeton University Press.

December 15, 2004. Page 563
Either a new species of white-eye or a subspecies of the Sulawesi White-eye Zosterops consobrinorum has been reported from the island of Wangi Wangi off southeast Sulawasi. DNA tests are now underway to determine the taxonomic status of this newly discovered form. New species of white-eye discovered? Birding Asia, Vol. 1 (2004): 75.

December 15, 2004. Page 614
Please correct a typographic error that occurred in the July 15, 2004 update. The correct English name of Passer melanurus is Cape Sparrow and correct English name of Passer diffusus is Southern Gray-headed Sparrow. Fry and Keith, 2004, op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 627
Change scientific name of Green Avadavat to Sporaeginthus formosus. Fry and Keith 2004. op cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 630
Change scientific name of White-throated Munia to Euodice malabarica. Fry and Keith, 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 630
Delete Brown-backed Mannikin. Now considered a race of Black-and-white Mannikin (Spermestes bicolor nigriceps). Fry and Keith, 2004. op. cit.

December 15, 2004. Page 649
The critically endangered Poo-uli suffered another major setback when the only bird in captivity died three months after its capture. Biologists studying what may be the world’s rarest bird say only two other birds are known to exist in the dense rain forests on the island of Maui.

December 15, 2004. Page 686
Race barbadensis of Lesser Antillean Bullfinch is raised to species status. Barbados Bullfinch  Loxigilla barbadensis. Buckley, P. A. and Francine G. Buckley. 2004. Rapid speciation by a Lesser Antillean endemic, Barbados Bullfinch Loxigilla barbadensis. Bulletin B. O. C. 124 (2): 108-123

December 15, 2004. Page 689
In order to conform with current AOU nomenclature, change English name of Atlapetes latinuchus to Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch. Add race A. l. phelpsi with range: Mts. of ne Colombia and western Venezuela (Perijá Mts.).

Change genus of Saffron-cowled Blackbird from Agelaius to Xanthopsar. Jaramillo, Alvaro and Peter Burke. 1999. New World Blackbirds: The Icterids. Princeton University Press.

December 15, 2004. Page 704-705
Because of a taxonomic revision, the order and genera of the following icterids are changed as follows after Saffron-cowled Blackbird: Tawny-shouldered Blackbird, Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Tricolored Blackbird, Red-shouldered Blackbird. Change genus of Yellow-hooded Blackbird and Chestnut-capped Blackbird from Agelaius to Chrysomus. Change genus of Unicolored Blackbird, Pale-eyed Blackbird and Yellow-winged Blackbird from Agelaius to Agelasticus. Lowther, P. E., R. Fraga, T. S. Schulenberg and S. M. Lanyon. 2004. Nomenclatural solution for a polyphyletic Agelaius. Bulletin B. O. C. 124 (3): 171-177.

December 15, 2004. Page 704
Change genus of Saffron-cowled Blackbird from Agelaius to Xanthopsar. Jaramillo, Alvaro and Peter Burke. 1999. New World Blackbirds: The Icterids. Princeton University Press.

December 15, 2004. Page 710
The Selva Cacique, known from two specimens from southeastern Peru, has been rediscovered in two new locations, one of which is over 240 km from the site location, suggesting it may occur in small numbers over a much larger area than was previously known. Gerhart, Nathaniel G. 2004. Rediscovery of the Selva Cacique (Cacicus koepckeae) in southeastern Peru with notes on habitat, voice, and nest. Wilson Bulletin 116 (1): 74-82.

July 15, 2005. Page 89
Recent studies of the race australis of the Greater Painted-snipe suggest it be raised to species status. An article by B. L. Lane and D. I. Rogers in The Stilt 36: 26-34 outlines the argument for this elevation to species status. However, a more recent paper is in preparation which is slated to appear in a more widespread peer-review journal. We will withhold our judgment on this potential split until the new article appears in the literature.

July 15, 2005. Page 116
Under New Guinea Bronzewing correct spelling of Henicophaps albifrons schlegeli.

July 15, 2005. Page 131
Change English name of Tanimbar Cockatoo to Tanimbar Corella and scientific name to Cacatua goffiniana. Roselaar, C. S. and J. P. Michels. 2004. Sytematic notes on Asian birds. 48. Nomenclatural chaos untangled, resulting in the naming of the formally undescribed Cacatua species from the Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia (Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae). Zool. Verh. Leiden 350, 26. xi: 183-196.

July 15, 2005. Page 134
Under Black-capped Lory correct spelling of race L. l. cyanauchen.

July 15, 2005. Page 135
Under Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot correct spelling of race M. p. harterti.

July 15, 2005 page 145
Before Sun Parakeet add: Sulphur-breasted Parakeet Aratinga pintoi. Range: Northern bank of lower Amazon River in Pará, Brazil. Silviera, Luís Fábio, Flávio César Thadeo de Lima and Elizabeth Höfling. 2005. A new species of Aratinga parakeet (Psittaciformes: Psittacidea) from Brazil, with taxonomic remarks on the Aratinga solstitialis complex. Auk 122 (1): 292-305.

July 15, 2005 Page 154
Add Sunda Cuckoo Cuculus lepidus after Horsfield's Cuckoo. Range is the Lesser Sunda islands of Indonesia.

July 15, 2005. Page 167
Correct spelling of Megascops choliba luctisonus and Megascops choliba surutus.

July 15, 2005. Page 169
Correct spelling of Ketupa zeylonensis leschenaultii.

July 15, 2005. Page 170
Correct spelling of Strix aluco willkonskii.

July 15, 2005. Page 171
Correct spelling of Ciccaba virgata tamaulipensis.

July 15, 2005. Page 173
Correct spelling of Glaucidium brasilianum phaloenoides.

July 15, 2005. Page 174
Correct spelling of Athene cunicularia partridgei.

July 15, 2005. Page 184
Race andamanicus of Large-tailed Nightjar is raised to species status: Andaman Nightjar Caprimulgus andamanicus. Range: Andaman Islands. Sangster, George and Frank G. Rozendaal. 2004. Systematic notes on some Asian birds. 41. Territorial songs and species-level taxonomy of nightjars of the Caprimulgus macurus complex, with the description of a new species. Zool. Verh. Leiden 350: 7-45.

July 15, 2005. Page 184
After Large-tailed Nightjar add: Mees’ Nightjar Caprimulgus meesi. Range: Sumba and Flores (Lesser Sundas). Sangster and. Rozendaal. 2004. op. cit.

July 15, 2005. Page 186
Correct spelling of Hydropsalis torquata furcifer.

July 15, 2005. Page 226
Please correct the typographic error that appeared in the December 15, 2004 update. The race caurinus of the Belted Kingfisher is now considered synonymous with the nominate race alcyon. Under Amazon Kingfisher race mexicana now considered synonymous with nominate amazona.

July 15, 2005. Page 249
Race jelskii under Picumnus cirratus now considered a race of Picumnus dorbignyanus (note change in spelling). del Hoyo et al., op. cit.

July 15, 2005. Page 274
Change genus of Ochre-cheeked Spinetail, White-whiskered Spinetail and Hoary-throated Spinetail from Poecilurus to Synallaxis. Note specific spelling of Ochre-cheeked Spinetail becomes Synallaxis scutata. del Hoyo et al. 2003. op. cit.

July 15, 2005. Page 304
Race saturata of Spot-winged Antbird is raised to species level: Roraiman Antbird Percnostola saturata. Range: Tepuis of se Venezuela, n Brazil and w Guyana. Braun, Michael J., Morton L. Isler, Phyllis R. Isler, John M. Bates and Mark B. Robbins. 2005. Avian speciation in the Pantepui: The case of the Roraiman Antbird ((Percnostola [Schistocichla] “leucostigmasaturata. The Condor 107 (2) 327-341

July 15, 2005. Page 311
Under Hooded Antpitta add race G. c. venezuelana. Range: Andes of central Colombia (e Cundinamarca) and nw Venezuela (sw Táchira and extreme w Apure). Range of nominate cucullata should read: Central and Eastern Andes of Colombia. del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliot and J. Sargatal, editors. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 8. Broadbills to Tapaculos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

July 15, 2005. Page 314
After Nariño Tapaculo add Stiles’ Tapaculo Scytalopus stilesi. Range: Northern half of Cntral Andes of Colombia. Cuervo, Andrés M., Carlos Daniel Cadena, Niels Krabbe and Luis Miguel Renjifo. 2005. Scytalopus stylesi, a new species of tapaculo  (Rhinocryptidae) from the Cordillera Central of Colombia. Auk 122 (2): 445-463.

July 15, 2005. Page 327
Change specific spelling of São Paulo Tyrannulet  Phylloscartes paulista. Pers. comm. Normand David.

July 15, 2005. Page 337
Under Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher correct spelling of T. e. purusianus.

July 15, 2005. Page 374
Under Tawny Pipit correct spelling of race A. c. kastschenkoi.

July 15, 2005. Page 385
Under White-cheeked Bulbul correct spelling of race P. l. mesopotamiae.

July 15, 2005. Page 389
Delete Placid Greenbul; now considered race placidus of Cabanis’ Greenbul. Keith, Stuart, Emil Urban and C. Hillary Fry. 1992. The Birds of Africa, Volume IV.

July 15, 2005. Page 393
Under Madagascar Bulbul delete reference to H. m. parvirostris. This form was raised to species level as Comoro Bulbul Hypsipetes parvirostris.

July 15, 2005. Page 411
Sunda Whistling-Thrush is split into three species: Javan Whistling-Thrush Myophonus glaucinus, Chestnut-winged Whistling-Thrush Myophonus castaneus, and Bornean Whistling-Thrush Myophonus borneensis. Ranges as published in the checklist. Collar, Nigel J. 2004. Species limits in some Indonesian thrushes. Forktail 20: 71-87

July 15, 2005. Page 411
Moluccan Thrush is split into two species: Buru Thrush Zoothera dumasi and Seram Thrush Zoothera joiceyi. Ranges as published in the checklist. Collar, Nigel J. 2004. op. cit.

July 15, 2005. Page 411
Race leucolaema of Chestnut-capped Thrush is raised to species level: Enggano Thrush Zoothera leucolaema. Range as published in the checklist. Collar, Nigel J. 2004. op. cit.

July 15, 2005. Page 412
Race mendeni of Rusty-backed Thrush is raised to species status: Red-and-black Thrush Zoothera mendeni. Range as published in the checklist. Collar, Nigel J. 2004. op. cit.

July 15, 2005. Page 413
Amami Thrush and Horsfield’s Thrush are now considered races of Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma. Collar, Nigel J. 2004. op. cit.

July 15, 2005. Page 455
After Guianan Gnatcatcher add Iquitos Gnatcatcher Polioptila clementsi. Range: White-sands forests adjacent to Iquitos, Peru. Whitney, Bret M. and Jose Alvarez. 2005. A new species of gnatcatcher from white-sands forests of northern Amazonian Peru with revision of the Polioptila guianensis complex. Wilson Bulletin, in press.

July 15, 2005. Page 449
Under Mountain Warbler correct spelling of P. t. parvirostris

July 15, 2005. Page 459
Correct spelling of Chapin’s Flycatcher.

July 15, 2005. Page 469-470
White-crowned Shama with races stricklandii and barbouri now considered races of White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus. Collar, Nigel J. 2004. op. cit.

July 15, 2005. Page 481
Under Rufous Fantail add race intermedia. Range: Eastern Queensland (Cooktown to NSW border); winters to north. Race dryas of Rufous Fantail is raised to species level Arafura Fantail Rhipidura dryas with following races: celebensis, mimosae, sumbaensis, semicollaris, elegantula, reichenowi, hamadryas, squamata, henrici and streptophora. Schodde, R. and I. J. Mason. 1999. Directory of Australian Birds. Passerines, p. 476.

July 15, 2005. Page 481
Under Rufous Fantail add race intermedia. Range: Eastern Queensland (Cooktown to NSW border); winters to north. Race dryas of Rufous Fantail is raised to species level Arafura Fantail Rhipidura dryas with following races: celebensis, mimosae, sumbaensis, semicollaris, elegantula, hamadryas, squamata, henrici and streptophora. Add race reichenowi whose range is Babar Island, e Lesser Sundas. Ranges of all other races as published in the checklist. Schodde, R. and I. J. Mason. 1999. Directory of Australian Birds. Passerines, p. 476.

July 15, 2005. Page 487
Race lorealis of Frilled Monarch is raised to species level. Frill-necked Monarch Arses lorealis. Range as published in the checklist. Schodde and Mason 1999, op. cit.

July 15, 2005. Page 631
Delete entry for Cream-bellied Munia. Now confirmed to be a hybrid L. punctulata x L. leucogastra. LeCroy, Mary. 1999. Type specimens of new forms of Lonchura. Bulletin B. O. C. 119 (4): 214-220, and R. Payne in litt.

September 15, 2005. Page 743
Bolivia should come after Sri Lanka. The number of species is 1,347. The number of endemics is 19.

September 15, 2005. Page 747
Bolivia should come after Ecuador. The Code is BO. The species number is 1,347. The endemics number is 19.

December 15, 2005. Page 2
Under Solitary Tinamou delete race pernambucensis. Now considered monotypic. Amaral, F. S. R. do and L. F. Silveira. 2005. Arajuba 12: 33-41.

December 15, 2005. Page 98
Delete race glottoides under Common Greenshank. Now considered monotypic. del Hoyo et al. 1996. Handbook of Birds of the World, Vol. 3: 510.

December 15, 2005. Page 154
Race lepidus of Oriental Cuckoo is raised to species status. Sunda Cuckoo Cuculus lepidus. Range as published in the checklist. King, Ben. 2005. The taxonomic status of the three subspecies of Cuculus saturatus. Bulletin B. O. C. 125 (1): 48-55.

December 15, 2005. Page 354
Under Blue-banded Pitta correct spelling of Pitta arquata.

December 15, 2005. Page 364
Change English name of Sky Lark to Eurasian Skylark; correct spelling of  A. a. armenica

December 15, 2005. Page 427
Change scientific name of Tiny Cisticola to Cisticola nana. David, Normand and Michel Gosselin. 2002. The grammatical gender of avian genera. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (4): 261.

December 15, 2005. Page 438
Change scientific name of Mrs. Moreau’s Warbler to Bathmocercus winifredae. Urban, Fry and Keith. 1997. The Birds of Africa, Vol. V, p. 81.

December 15, 2005. Page 638
After Brambling insert the genera Euphonia and Chlorophonia from pages 671-669-671. Banks, Richard C., Carla Cicero, Jon L. Dunn, Andrew W. Kratter, Pamela C. Rasmussen, J. V. Remsen, Jr., James D. Rising and Douglas F. Stotz. 2004. Forty-fifth supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American Birds. The Auk 121 (3): 985-995.

December 15, 2005. Page 706
Change spelling scientific name of Pampas Meadowlark to Sturnella defilippii.

December 15, 2005. Page 743
Bolivia should come after Sri Lanka. The number of Species is 1,347. The number of Endemics is 19.

December 15, 2005. Page 747
Bolivia should come after Ecuador. The Code is BO. The number of Species is 1,347. The number of  Endemics is 19.


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