Recently proposed splits for the family Ovenbirds and Allies

Baron's Spinetail     Cranioleuca baroni
(Salvin)   1895
n,c Peru: s Lambayeque, c Cajamarca, Amazonas s to Pasco, Lima, Junín (?)
split from: Cranioleuca antisiensis
insert after:
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor,
The Birds of South America, Volume II, The Suboscine Passerines, Oxford, 1994

 

Parker's Spinetail     Cranioleuca vulpecula
(Sclater,PL & Salvin)   1866
e Ecuador; ne Peru; nw Brazil; n Bolivia (?)|islands in the Amazon and its white-water tributaries
split from: Cranioleuca vulpina
insert after: Cranioleuca vulpina
Kevin J. Zimmer,
Species limits in Cranioleuca vulpina
in Ornithological Monographs 48, Studies in Neotropical Ornithology honoring Ted Parker (1997), 849-864
 

Dark-winged Canastero     Asthenes arequipae
(Sclater-PL & Salvin)   1869
s Peru: w Andes from s Lima s; extreme w Bolivia: sw La Paz, nw Oruro; n Chile: Tarapacá
split from: Asthenes dorbignyi
insert after: Asthenes dorbignyi
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor,
The Birds of South America, Volume II, The Suboscine Passerines, Oxford, 1994
 

Pale-tailed Canastero     Asthenes huancavelicae
(Morrison)   1938
sc Peru: Ancash, Huánuco, Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Apurímac. Intermontane valleys.
split from: Asthenes dorbignyi
insert after: Asthenes arequipae
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor,
The Birds of South America, Volume II, The Suboscine Passerines, Oxford, 1994
 

Spot-breasted Thornbird     Phacellodomus maculipectus
Cabanis   1883
sc Bolivia: from w Santa Cruz s; n Argentina: s to La Rioja
split from: Phacellodomus striaticollis
insert after: Phacellodomus striaticollis
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor,
The Birds of South America, Volume II, The Suboscine Passerines, Oxford, (1994)
 

The former nominate form is now called Caatinga Cacholote, and is an endemic to arid northeastern Brazil.

Song of Caatinga Cacholote

Short cut of a longer recording.
© Tom Gullick. Recorded February 9, 1996, 50 km nw of Petrolina, Bahia, ec Brazil.


Caatinga Cacholote     Pseudoseisura cristata
(Spix)   1824
ne Brazil: e Maranhão, Piauí, Paraíba & Pernambuco s to c Minas Gerais
 

The Rufous Cacholote is split on the basis of habitat (arid caatinga in cristata vs. seasonally-flooded savannas and deciduous woodlands in unirufa), vocalizations and social structure.

Song of Grey-crested Cacholote

Part of a longer recording of the duet song appearing on the CD-ROM Birds of Bolivia.
© Sjoerd Maijer. Recorded February 18, 1997, near Trinidad, Beni, n Bolivia.


Grey-crested Cacholote     Pseudoseisura unirufa
(Orbigny & Lafresnaye)   1838
sw Brazil: s Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul; n,e Bolivia: Beni, e Santa Cruz; n Paraguay: Alto Paraguay
split from: Pseudoseisura cristata
insert after: Pseudoseisura cristata
Kevin Zimmer & Andrew Whittaker,
The Rufous Cacholote is two species (Furnariidae: Pseudoseisura)
Condor 102, 2 (2000): 409-422
 

Pacific Tuftedcheek     Pseudocolaptes johnsoni
Lönnberg-AJE & Rendahl-CH   1922
sw Colombia; Ecuador: Pichincha, Chimborazo, Azuay, El Oro.  w slope of W Andes (900-1500m)
split from: Pseudocolaptes lawrencii
insert after: Pseudocolaptes lawrencii
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor,
The Birds of South America, Volume II, The Suboscine Passerines, Oxford University Press, 1994
 

Pará Foliage-gleaner     Automolus paraensis
Hartert   1902
c Brazil: Amazonia s of the Rio Amazon (Rio Madeira to Rio Tocantins)
split from: Automolus infuscatus
insert after: Automolus infuscatus
Kevin J. Zimmer,
Species limits in Olive-backed Foliage-gleaners (Automolus: Furnariidae)
Wilson Bulletin 114, 1 (2002): 20-37
 

Uniform Woodcreeper     Hylexetastes uniformis
Hellmayr   1909
Brazil: c Amazonian to Mato Grosso; ne Bolivia
split from: Hylexetastes stresemanni
insert after: Hylexetastes stresemanni
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor,
The Birds of South America, Volume II, The Suboscine Passerines, Oxford, 1994
 

Northern Barred-Woodcreeper     Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
(Lafresnaye)   1852
s Mexico: from c Veracruz and Campeche s; Belize; Guatemala; c,w Honduras; w Nicaragua; Costa Rica; Panama; n,w Colombia; nw Venezuela; n Ecuador
split from: Dendrocolaptes certhia
insert after: Dendrocolaptes certhia
Curtis A. Marantz,
Geographic variation of plumage patterns in the woodcreeper genus Dendrocolaptes (Dendrocolaptidae)
in Ornithological Monographs 48, Studies in Neotropical Ornithology honoring Ted Parker (1997), 399-429
 

Tschudi's Woodcreeper     Xiphorhynchus chunchotambo
Tschudi   1844
ec,se Peru: s of Rio Marañón s to Junín, Madre de Dios; nw to c Bolivia
split from: Xiphorhynchus ocellatus
insert after: Xiphorhynchus ocellatus
Alexandre Aleixo,
Molecular systematics and the role of the "várzea''-"terra-firme'' ecotone in the diversification of Xiphorhynchus woodcreepers (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae)
The Auk 119, 3 (2002): 621-640
 

Cocoa Woodcreeper     Xiphorhynchus susurrans
(Jardine)   1847
Guatemala to Panama; n Colombia; n Venezuela; Trinidad & Tobago|humid lowlands
split from: Xiphorhynchus guttatus
insert after: Xiphorhynchus guttatus
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor,
The Birds of South America, Volume II, The Suboscine Passerines, Oxford, (1994)
 

Montane Woodcreeper     Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger
(Des Murs)  1849
n,w Venezuela; Colombia; Ecuador; c Peru; w Bolivia.  Mostly between 1500-3000 m.
split from: Lepidocolaptes affinis
insert after: Lepidocolaptes affinis
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor,
The Birds of South America, Volume II, The Suboscine Passerines, Oxford, (1994)
 

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