Updates: a manakin, dacnis, bullfinch, and tyrannulet

BOW Authors April 16, 2020
Black-faced DacnisDacnis lineata

A global team of ornithologists is constantly revising Birds of the World species accounts. “Account Revisions” is a regular blog feature that features these updated accounts.

White-crowned Manakin (Dixiphia pipra)

White-crowned Manakin
White-crowned Manakin by Joao Quental JQuental. Bahia, Brazil. ML36928921

Full revision

Guy M. Kirwan, David Snow, and Andrew J. Spencer
Version: 2.0 — Published April 2, 2020

This common and extremely widespread manakin is one of the most easily identified, even in female plumage. The striking male White-crowned Manakin should prove immediately identifiable anywhere within its range, due to it being the only member of the Pipridae to possess both an all-black body and a gleaming white crown. Are two species hidden here? Read more about White-crowned Manakin.

Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata)

Blue-faced Dacnis
Black-faced Dacnis by Bradley Hacker. Los Amigos Biolological Station (CICRA) in Peru. ML68179631

Partial update

Steven Hilty and Guy M. Kirwan,
Version: 1.1 — Published April 2, 2020

Of principally Amazonian distribution, the Black-faced Dacnis also occurs on the Pacific slope of Ecuador and parts of western Colombia, ranging from the lowlands to 1,350 meters (rarely 1,500–1,700 meters). It inhabits a wide range of forest types. Read more about Black-faced Dacnis.

Orange Bullfinch (Pyrrhula aurantiaca)

Orange Bullfinch Pyrrhula aurantiaca ML167374291
Orange Bullfinch by Andrew Spencer. Lidder Valley, Kashmir, India  ML167374291

Full revision

Andrew J. Spencer, Guy M. Kirwin, and Peter Clement
Version: 2.0 — Published April 2, 2020

Arguably the crown jewel of Kashmiri birds, the Orange Bullfinch is a poorly known species that has long captivated naturalists in its limited range in northern India and northern Pakistan. Few recent observers have been lucky enough to encounter this species. Read more about Orange Bullfinch.

Restinga Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes kronei)

Restinga Tyrannulet by Joao Gava Just. Santa Catarina, Brazil. ML31446401

Full Revision

Carlos Gussoni

Version: 2.0 — Published April 2, 2020

Restinga Tyrannulet is a Brazilian endemic that was formally described in the early 1990s, but the first specimen was actually collected in 1898 by Ricardo Krone, for whom the species is named. Its plumage is similar to other Phylloscartes tyrannulets, being dull above with a faint yellowish supercilium, blackish eyestripe, yellowish underparts, and pale yellowish wing bars, outer fringes of remiges, and tertial spots. Read more about Restinga Tyrannulet.