Bird Species New to Science (2012- 2013)

Here is the quick list of new bird species, subspecies and genus described to science (2012-2013).


Year 2013

Species:

Robsonius thompsoni Hosner et al., 2013 Link
Sierra Madre Ground-Warbler (Family: Locustellidae)

Orthotomus chaktomuk Mahood et al., 2013 Link
Cambodian Tailorbird (Family: Cisticolidae)

Nystalus obamai Whitney et al., 2013
Western Striolated-Puffbird (Family: Bucconidae)

Dendrocolaptes retentus Batista et al., 2013
Xingu Woodcreeper (Family: Furnariidae)

Lepidocolaptes fatimalimae Rodrigues, Aleixo, Whittaker et Naka, 2013
Inambari Woodcreeper (Family: Furnariidae)

Campylorhamphus gyldenstolpei Aleixo et al., 2013
Tupana Scythebill (Family: Furnariidae)

Campylorhamphus cardosoi Portes et al., 2013
Tapajós Scythebill (Family: Furnariidae)

Epinecrophylla dentei Whitney et al., 2013
Roosevelt Stipple-throated Antwren (Family: Thamnophilidae)

Myrmotherula oreni Miranda et al., 2013
Bamboo Antwren (Family: Thamnophilidae)

Herpsilochmus praedictus Cohn-Haft et Bravo, 2013
Predicted Antwren (Family: Thamnophilidae)

Herpsilochmus stotzi Whitney, Cohn-Haft, Bravo, Schunck et Silveira, 2013
Aripuana Antwren (Family: Thamnophilidae)

Hypocnemis rondoni Whitney et al., 2013
Manicore Warbling-Antbird (Family: Thamnophilidae)

Zimmerius chicomendesi Whitney, Schunck, Rêgo et Silveira, 2013
Chico’s Tyrannulet (Family: Tyrannidae)

Hemitriccus cohnhafti Zimmer, Whittaker, Sardelli, Guilherme et Aleixo, 2013
Acre Tody-Tyrant (Family: Tyrannidae)

Tolmomyias sucunduri Whitney, Schunck, Rêgo et Silveira, 2013
Sucunduri Yellow-margined Flycatcher (Family: Tyrannidae)

Polioptila attenboroughi Whittaker, Aleixo, Whitney, Smith et Klicka, 2013
Inambari Gnatcatcher (Family: Polioptilidae)

Cyanocorax hafferi Cohn-Haft, Santos Junior, Fernandes et Ribas, 2013
Campina Jay (Family: Corvidae)

Colaptes oceanicus † Olson, 2013— Extinct Species
Bermuda Flicker (Family:  Picidae )

Sporophila beltoni Repenning et Fontana, 2013
Tropeiro Seedeater (Family: Thraupidae)

Scytalopus gettyae Hosner, Robbins, Valqui et Peterson, 2013
Junin Tapaculo (Family: Rhinocryptidae)

Tyto almae Jønsson, Poulsen, Haryoko, Reeve et Fabre, 2013
Seram Masked-Owl (Family: Tytonidae)

Otus jolandae Sangster, King, Verbelen et Trainor, 2013
Rinjani Scops Owl (Family: Strigidae)

Thripophaga amacurensis Hilty, Ascanio et Whittaker, 2013
Delta Amacuro Softtail (Family: Furnariidae)

Oceanites pincoyae Harrison, Sallaberry, Gaskin, Baird, Jamarillo, Metz, Pearman, O’Keeffe, Dowdall, Enright, Fahy, Gilligan et Lillie, 2013
Pincoya Storm Petrel (Family: Oceanitidae)


Year 2012

Species:

Capito fitzpatricki Seeholzer et al, 2012
Sira Barbet (Family: Capitonidae)

Ninox rumseyi Rasmussen, Allen, Collar, DeMeulemeester, Hutchinson, Jakosalem, Kennedy, Lambert et Paguntalan, 2012
Cebu Hawk Owl (Family: Strigidae)

Ninox leventisi Rasmussen, Allen, Collar, DeMeulemeester, Hutchinson, Jakosalem, Kennedy, Lambert et Paguntalan, 2012
Camiguin Hawk Owl (Family: Strigidae)

Cinclodes espinhacensis Freitas, Chaves, Costa, Santos et Rodrigues, 2012
Cipo Cinclodes (Family: Furnariidae)

Hylopezus whittakeri Carneiro, Gonzaga, Rêgo, Sampaio, Schneider et Aleixo, 2012
Alta Floresta Antpitta (Family: Grallariidae)

Thryophilus sernai Lara, Cuervo, Valderrama, Calderón-F. et Cadena, 2012
Sernov – Antioquia Wren (Family: Troglodytidae)

Aegolius gradyi † Olson, 2012— Extinct Species
Bermuda Saw-whet Owl (Family: Strigidae)

Pipilo naufragus † Olson et Wingate, 2012— Extinct Species
Bermuda Towhee Owl (Family: Passerellidae)

Myrmeciza (immaculata) concepcion Donegan, 2012
Concepcion Antbird (Family: Thamnophilidae)

Subspecies:

Charadrius leschenaultii scythicus Carlos, Roselaar & Voisin, 2012
(Family: Charadriidae)

Crithagra scotops kirbyi Dowsett, 2012
(Family: Fringillidae)

Megascops koepckeae hocking Fjeldså et al, 2012

Ninox spilonota fisheri Rasmussen et al, 2012

Myrmeciza immaculata concepcion Donegan, 2012

Sylvia hortensis cyrenaicae Svensson, 2012

Genus:

Isleria Bravo, Chesser & Brumfield, 2012
Separate two species of Myrmotherula antwrens to new genus Isleria (Bravo et al 2012, SACC 518)

Agraphospiza Zuccon, Prŷs-Jones, Rasmussen & Ericson, 2012
Zuccon et al. (2012) established the name Agraphospiza for Blanford’s Rosefinch (Agraphospiza rubescens)


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