Country Guide COLOMBIA Updates

On this page you can view how changes to the IOC bird list have impacted on the contents of this ATWB eBook since its first annual edition.

2021 edition -> 2022 edition     IOC bird list v 10.2 -> IOC bird list v 11.2

Order Anseriformes has been resequenced to precede Order Galliformes.

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Order Caprimulgiformes has been split into four orders, each comprised of a single family. The revised sequence of the three orders/families that are regularly present in Colombia is as follows:

CAPRIMULGIFORMES/Caprimulgidae – Nightjars

STEATORNITHIFORMES/Steatornithidae – Oilbird

NYCTIBIIFORMES/Nyctibiidae – Potoos

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Genus Chaetura of New World swifts in Family: Apodidae – Swifts has been revised and resequenced.

351/2598    Mato Grosso Swift    Chaetura viridipennis    (w, s Amazonia)

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

351/2597    Chapman’s Swift    Chaetura chapmani

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Genus Anthracothorax of Mangos within Family: Trochilidae – Hummingbirds has been resequenced.

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

355/2893    Purple-throated Woodstar    Philodice mitchellii

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The species within genus Oceanodroma of Family: Hydrobatidae – Northern Storm Petrels have been resequenced and ascribed to existing genus Hydrobates.

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

146/085F    Neotropic Cormorant    Nannopterum brasilianum

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Family: Strigidae – Owls has been revised and resequenced.

The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

323/2383    Striped Owl    Asio clamator

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450/3636    Northern Crested Caracara    Caracara cheriway

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

450/3637    Southern Crested Caracara

which has a new English name:

450/3637    Crested Caracara    Caracara plancus

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463/3798    Large-billed Parrotlet

has a new English name:

463/3798    Riparian Parrotlet    Forpus crassirostris

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Genus Ara of Macaws within Family: Psittacidae – African & New World Parrots has been resequenced.

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487/444T    Rusty-winged Antwren    Herpsilochmus frater

has been split from:

487/444Y    Rufous-winged Antwren

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The following species have been ascribed to a different genus:

487/4522    White-shouldered Antbird    Percnostola melanoceps

487/4525    Sooty Antbird    Percnostola fortis

487/4526    Blue-lored Antbird    Percnostola immaculata

487/4527    Zeledon’s Antbird    Percnostola zeledoni

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Family: Grallariidae – Antpittas has been revised and partially resequenced.

495/4579    Rufous Antpitta

has been split into eight species. The species that are regularly present in Colombia are:

495/457E    Sierra Nevada Antpitta    Grallaria spatiator

(Santa Marta Mountains)

495/457K    Perija Antpitta    Grallaria saltuensis    (Perijá Mountains)

495/4579    Muisca Antpitta    Grallaria rufula

(e Andean slope of c Colombia, nw Venezuela)

495/457T    Equatorial Antpitta    Grallaria saturata

(wc, sw Colombia, c Ecuador, nw Peru)

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The following newly described species comprises a population that was formerly considered to be a representative of the species  495/4579  Rufous Antpitta:

495/45F0    Chami Antpitta    Grallaria alvarezi

(w Andes of wc, sw Colombia)

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Genus Scytalopus within Family: Rhinocryptidae – Tapaculos has been revised and resequenced.

503/464Y    Northern White-crowned Tapaculo

has a new English name:

503/464Y    White-crowned Tapaculo    Scytalopus atratus

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The Ground Tyrants, Black Tyrants, Monjitas, Shrike-Tyrants, Bush Tyrants and close relatives genera within Family: Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura have been revised and resequenced.

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Genus Lipaugus of Pihas within Family: Cotingidae – Cotingas has been resequenced.

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Family: Vireonidae – Vireos, Greenlets, Shrike-babblers has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

664/5953    Tawny-crowned Greenlet    Tunchiornis ochraceiceps

664/5954    Lesser Greenlet    Pachysylvia decurtata

664/594Y    Dusky-capped Greenlet    Pachysylvia hypoxantha

664/594F    Golden-fronted Greenlet    Pachysylvia aurantiifrons

664/5949    Rufous-naped Greenlet    Pachysylvia semibrunnea

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Family: Hirundinidae – Swallows, Martins has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new or different genus:

768/6766    White-thighed Swallow    Atticora tibialis

768/675Y    Blue-and-white Swallow    Pygochelidon cyanoleuca

768/6765    Black-collared Swallow    Pygochelidon melanoleuca

768/6761    Pale-footed Swallow    Orochelidon flavipes

768/6760    Brown-bellied Swallow    Orochelidon murina

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Family: Polioptilidae – Gnatcatchers has been revised and resequenced.

872/775T    White-browed Gnatcatcher    Polioptila bilineata

(Middle America, w coast of nw South America)

has been split from:

872/7759    Tropical Gnatcatcher    Polioptila plumbea

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Family: Turdidae – Thrushes has been revised and resequenced.

900/802E    Sclater’s Nightingale-Thrush

has a new English name:

900/802E    Speckled Nightingale-Thrush    Catharus maculatus

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Genera Chlorophonia and Euphonia of Family: Fringillidae – Finches, Euphonias have been revised and resequenced.

The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

961/9140    Golden-rumped Euphonia    Chlorophonia cyanocephala

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965/923T    Chestnut-capped Warbler    Basileuterus delattrii

has been split from:

965/9238    Rufous-capped Warbler    Basileuterus rufifrons

(Mexico, c Guatemala, c Belize)

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985/990F    Greyish Saltator

has been split into three species. The two species regularly present in Colombia are:

985/990T    Olivaceous Saltator    Saltator olivascens

(northern nw, nc South America)

985/990F    Blue-grey Saltator    Saltator coerulescens

(Amazonia, c South America)

 

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