We’re happy to bring you a long list of newly revised species accounts. Read on for a full list with several notable updates.
The remarkable Northern Wheatear is one of very few passerines that breeds in North America and overwinters in Africa. This comprehensive revision authored by longtime Birds of North America steward, Erica Dunn, featuring work by the late David Hussell, synthesizes deep knowledge with new insights into the biology of a fascinating marathon migrant. It is not to be missed!
Our partners at BirdCount India continue to impress with a steady stream of quality revisions by engaging and scholarly authors. Most recent revisions include the Jungle Prinia, Yellow-billed Babbler, Narcondam Hornbill, and White-tailed Iora accounts.
Fernando Medrano, of our content partner ROC, has been one of the most instrumental figures in the science that put Markham’s Storm-Petrel (literally) back on the map. His revision covers everything that is known about this mysterious and fascinating bird of both deserts and oceans.
The Unicolored Jay account by Tom Webber, and the White-backed Black-Tit by Jason Anderson offer sketches of charismatic, if poorly-known species from Central America, and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, respectively.
For a virtual island vacation: Javier Brenes paints a vibrant portrait of the Cocos Cuckoo, an endemic of the tiny Isla del Coco off the coast of Costa Rica, while Robert Askins, Michael Akresh, and William Hayes lend their expertise and insight to the West Indian Woodpecker of the Caribbean.
The team is blown away by the Golden Eagle account, written by Todd Katzner, Michael Kochert, Karen Steenhof, Carol McIntyre, Erica Craig, and Tricia Miller. At more than 200 pages and with 750 references, this in-depth exploration of the Golden Eagle details the magnificence of this Holarctic species and the many threats it faces.
We are grateful to the many contributors and groups working to make BOW the best resource possible!
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|Black-throated Flowerpiercer||Diglossa brunneiventris|
|White-eared Catbird||Ailuroedus buccoides|
|Tan-capped Catbird||Ailuroedus geislerorum|
|Ochre-breasted Catbird||Ailuroedus stonii|
|Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer||Diglossa gloriosissima|
|Olive-striped Flycatcher||Mionectes olivaceus|
|St. Helena Cuckoo||Nannococcyx psix|
|White-headed Steamer-Duck||Tachyeres leucocephala|
|White-lored Gnatcatcher||Polioptila albiloris|
|Yucatan Gnatcatcher||Polioptila albiventris|
|Yellow-billed Babbler||Turdoides affinis|
|Jungle Prinia||Prinia sylvatica|
|Golden Eagle||Aquila chrysaetos|
|White-backed Black-Tit||Melaniparus leuconotus|
|Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove||Turtur chalcospilos|
|Bohol Sunbird||Aethopyga decorosa|
|Mountain Sunbird||Aethopyga jefferyi|
|Metallic-winged Sunbird||Aethopyga pulcherrima|
|Apo Sunbird||Aethopyga boltoni|
|Tboli Sunbird||Aethopyga tibolii|
|Namaqua Dove||Oena capensis|
|Northern Wheatear||Oenanthe oenanthe|
|Unicolored Jay||Aphelocoma unicolor|
|Narcondam Hornbill||Rhyticeros narcondami|
|Cocos Cuckoo||Coccyzus ferrugineus|
|White-tailed Iora||Aegithina nigrolutea|
|Freckled Nightjar||Caprimulgus tristigma|
|Black Bustard||Eupodotis afra|
|White-quilled Bustard||Eupodotis afraoides|
|West Indian Woodpecker||Melanerpes superciliaris|
|Markham’s Storm-Petrel||Oceanodroma markhami|