Page xv, Anhinga (Order Pelecaniformes, Family Anhinga),
Change to Anhingas (Order Pelecaniformes, Family Anhinga).
Page xvii, Cuckoo-Roller (Order Coraciiformes, Family Leptosomatidae)
Change to Cuckoo-Roller (Order Coraciiformes, Family Leptosomidae).
Page xviii, Wallcreeper (Order Passeriformes, Family Tichidromidae)
Change to Wallcreeper (Order Passeriformes, Family Tichodromidae).
Page 5, Red-winged Tinamou Rhynchotus rufescens
In accord with SACC , elevate subspecies maculicollis to species status: Huayco Tinamou Rhynchotus maculicollis.
Page 9, Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris
The scientific name of Black-browed Albatross is spelled melanophris by many authorities (including NACC), and as melanophrys by many others (including SACC). Clements retains–at least for now–the spelling melanophris.
Page 10, Antarctic Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus
In accord with SACC, change the English name to Southern Giant-Petrel.
Page 10, Hall’s Giant Petrel Macronectes halli
In accord with SACC, change the English name to Northern Giant-Petrel.
Page 11, Madeira (Zino's) Petrel Pterodroma madeira
Change the English name to Zino's Petrel.
Page 11, Cape Verde (Fea’s) Petrel Pterodroma feae
In accord with NACC, change the English name to Fea’s Petrel.
Page 12, White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis conspicillata
In accord with SACC, this subspecies is elevated to species status, Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata.
Page 13, Audubon’s Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri subalaris
In accord with SACC, this subspecies is elevated to species status, Galapagos Shearwater Puffinus subalaris. Its position also is moved to just after Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis.
Page 14, Leach’s Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorrhoa
Geographic variation in, and the taxonomy of, Leach’s Storm-Petrel, present several interesting, unresolved questions. Most current authorities recognize four subspecies, not five. Delete subspecies willeti, and revise the distribution statement for subspecies chapmani to Coronados Islands and San Benito Islands (nw Mexico). Bourne, W. R. P., and J. R. Jehl, Jr. 1982. Variation and nomenclature of Leach’s Storm-Petrels. Auk 99: 793-797
Powers, D. M., and D. G. Ainley. 1986. Seabird geographic variation: similarity among populations of Leach’s Storm-Petrel. Auk 103: 575-585
Page 17, Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps
In accord with SACC, change the English name to Imperial Cormorant.
Page 25, Andean Ibis Theristicus branickii
In accord with SACC, this species is lumped with Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis. It retains an identity as the group:
-Black-faced Ibis (Andean) Theristicus melanopis branickii
Pages 25-26, Order Phoenicopteriformes (Flamingos)
In accord with NACC and with SACC, grebes (Podicipediformes) and flamingos (Phoenicopteriformes) are each others’ closest relatives. Consequently, place the flamingoes immediately following the grebes.
Page 25, Caribbean Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
In accord with NACC and SACC, change the English name to American Flamingo.
Pages 26-34, Order Anseriformes, and Pages 53-76
In accord with NACC and with SACC, the waterfowl (Anseriformes) and the chickens and relatives (Galliformes) now are recognized as each others’ closest relatives, and also are an ancient lineage, near the base of the avian evolutionary tree. Together, the anseriform and galliform clade (evolutionary branch) is known as the Galloanserae. These two orders now are placed immediately following the tinamous (Tinamiformes) in the Clements Checklist sequence.
Page 27, Ross’ Goose Chen rossii
Change the English name to Ross’s Goose.
Page 30, Eurasian Teal Anas crecca and Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
In accord with NACC, these two species are lumped as Green-winged Teal Anas crecca. Each retains its identity as the groups:
-Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) Anas crecca/nimia -Green-winged Teal (American) Anas crecca carolinensis
Page 30, Mallard Anas platyrhynchus
Delete the subspecies A. p. maculosa.
Page 30, Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
This species should include the following two subspecies:
-Anas fulvigula fulvigula--Florida; introduced n to South Carolina
-Anas fulvigula maculosa--Gulf coast of US (Alabama to s Texas) and ne Mexico (Tamaulipas; winters to Veracruz)
Page 30, Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
In accord with NACC, the Spot-billed Duck is split into two species, Eastern Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha and Indian Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha (including subspecies poecilorhyncha and haringtoni).
Page 31, Crested Duck Anas specularioides
In accord with SACC, remove Crested Duck from the genus Anas and place it in the monotypic genus Lophonetta: Crested Duck Lophonetta specularioides. Also, place Lophonetta specularioides after the steamer-ducks (Tachyeres).
Page 33, White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Delete the subspecies dixoni; this subspecies no longer is recognized by most authorities.
Palmer, R. S. 1976. Handbook of North American birds. Volume 3. Yale University Press, New Haven.
Pyle, P. 2008. Identification guide to North American birds. Part II. Slate Creek Press, Point Reyes Station, California.
Page 33, Andean Duck Oxyura ferruginea
In accord with SACC, this species is lumped with Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis. It retains an identity as the group:
-Ruddy Duck (Andean) Oxyura jamaicensis ferruginea.
Page 36, Slender-billed Kite Rostrhamus hamatus
In accord, with NACC and SACC, this species is placed in the genus Helicolestes.
Page 37, Pallas' Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
Change the English name to Pallas’s Fish-Eagle.
Page 40, Frances' Goshawk Accipiter francesii
Change the English name to Frances’s Goshawk.
Page 43, Plain-breasted Hawk Accipiter ventralis and Rufous-thighed Hawk Accipiter erythronemius
In accord with NACC and SACC, these two species are lumped with Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus. They retain their identities as the groups:
-Sharp-shinned Hawk (Plain-breasted) Accipiter striatus ventralis
-Sharp-shinned Hawk (Rufous-thighed) Accipiter striatus erythronemius
Page 43, Chilean Hawk Accipiter chilensis
In accord with SACC, this species is lumped with Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor. It retains an identity as the group:
-Bicolored Hawk (Chilean) Accipiter bicolor chilensis
Page 44, Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
In accord with NACC, subspecies gundlachii is split as a separate species, Cuban Black-Hawk Buteogallus gundlachii.
Page 44, Mangrove Black-Hawk Buteogallus subtilis
In accord with NACC and SACC, this species is lumped with Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus. It retains an identity as:
-Common Black-Hawk (Mangrove) Buteogallus anthracinus [subtilis Group]
Page 45, Harris' Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
Change the English name to Harris’s Hawk.
Page 46, Puna Hawk Buteo poecilochrous
In accord with SACC, this species is lumped with Red-backed Hawk Buteo polyosoma. The combined species is known as Variable Hawk Buteo polyosoma.
Page 48, Ayres' Hawk-Eagle Aquila ayresii
Change the English name to Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle.
Page 48, Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle Spizastur melanoleucus
In accord with NACC and with SACC, transfer this species to the genus Spizaetus.
Page 49, Black-and-chestnut Eagle Oroaetus isidori
In accord with SACC, transfer this species to the genus Spizaetus.
Page 53, Australian Brush-turkey Alectura lathami, Wattled Brush-turkey Aepyodius arfakianus, Bruijn’s Brush-turkey Aepyodius bruijnii, Red-billed Brush-turkey Talegalla cuvieri, Black-billed Brush-turkey Talegalla fuscirostris, and Brown-collared Brush-turkey Talegalla jobiensis
For all species, change the spelling of the group English name to “Brush-Turkey.”
Page 54, Niuafo'ou Scrubfowl Megapodius pritchardii
Change the English name to Niuafoou Scrubfowl.
Page 71, Edwards’ Pheasant Lophura edwardsi
Change the English name to Edwards’s Pheasant.
Page 72, Reeves’ Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii
Change the English name to Reeves’s Pheasant.
Page 73, Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor
In accord with NACC, this species is lumped with Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus. It retains its identity as:
-Ring-necked Pheasant (Green) Phasianus colchicus [versicolor Group]
Page 79, Forbes' Rail Rallina forbesi
Change the English name to Forbes’s Rail.
Page 79, Junin Rail Laterallus tuerosi
In accord with SACC, this species is lumped with Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis. It retains an identity as the group:
-Black Rail (Junin) Laterallus jamaicensis tuerosi
Page 87, cariamas, family Cariamidae
In accord with SACC, the seriema family, Cariamidae, is removed from the Gruiformes and is placed in its own order Cariamiformes.
Page 89, American Painted-Snipe Rostratula semicollaris
In accord with SACC, the names (both English and scientific) of this species change to South American Painted-snipe Nycticryphes semicollaris.
Page 90, White-backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus
In accord with NACC and SACC, this is lumped with Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus. It retains an identity as the group:
-Black-necked Stilt (White-backed) Himantopus mexicanus melanurus
Page 94, Forbes' Plover Charadrius forbesi
Change the English name to Forbes’s Plover.
Page 95, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover Phegornis mitchelli
In accord with SACC, change the English name to Diademed Plover.
Pages 100-103, Laridae (Gulls)
In accord with NACC and SACC, and based on Pons et al. (Pons, J.-M.., A. Hassanin, and P.-A. Crochet. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships within the Laridae (Charadriiformes: Aves) inferred from mitochondrial markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 686-699) and earlier references, there are extensive changes to the taxonomy of gulls. Many species are removed from the genus Larus, and as a result the linear sequence of species also is changed. The new names and sequence of gull species is as follows:
Swallow-tailed Gull Creagrus furcatus
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea
Sabine’s Gull Xema sabini
Saunders’s Gull Saundersilarus saundersi
Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei
Bonaparte’s Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Andean Gull Chroicocephalus serranus
Brown-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus maculipennis
Black-billed Gull Chroicocephalus bulleri
Red-billed Gull Chroicocephalus scopulinus
Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Gray-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's Gull Chroicocephalus hartlaubii
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Brown-headed Gull Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea
Dolphin Gull Leucophaeus scoresbii
Gray Gull Leucophaeus modestus
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Lava Gull Leucophaeus fuliginosus
Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaet