Updates: Banded Quail, African Goshawk, White-capped Dipper

BOW Authors June 4, 2020

Banded Quail (Philortyx fasciatus)

The smallest of the North American quails, the Banded Quail is endemic to west-central Mexico, where it is locally common in the mattorales and sabanas of the Balsas River drainage, below 1,500 meters in elevation.

David E. Brown and Kevin B. Clark
Version: 2.0 — Published May 28, 2020

African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro)

Long considered conspecific with Red-chested Goshawk (Accipiter toussenelii), and maintained as a single species by some authors, the African Goshawk is one of the most widespread, numerous, and commonly observed Accipiter species within its range.

Guy M. Kirwan, Alan C. Kemp, Jeffrey S. Marks, and Peter F. D. Boesman
Version: 1.1 — Published May 28, 2020

White-capped Dipper (Cinclus leucocephalus)

One of 5 species of Cinclus dippers worldwide and one of only 2 species in South America, the White-capped Dipper is an aquatic songbird that often occurs along streams at high elevation in the Andes.

Ben Pedigo, Steve Ormerod, Stephanie Tyler, Guy M. Kirwan, and Andrew J. Spencer
Version: 2.0 — Published May 28, 2020