Proposals 2015-A

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  • 2015-A-1: Revise the classification of the Pipridae (SACC #591) – PASSED
  • 2015-A-2: Add Bicolored Wren Campylorhynchus griseus to the Main List – PASSED
  • 2015-A-3: Move Dusky Pigeon Patagioenas goodsoni from the Appendix to the Main List – PASSED
  • 2015-A-4: Revise the classification of the Psittaciformes (SACC #599) – PASSED
  • 2015-A-5: Split Pterodroma heraldica and P. atrata from Herald Petrel P. arminjoniana – PASSED
  • 2015-A-6: Transfer American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea to Spizelloides – PASSED
  • 2015-A-7: Split Passerina pallidior from Painted Bunting P. ciris – FAILED
  • 2015-A-8: Split Toxostoma arenicola from LeConte’s Thrasher T. lecontei– FAILED
  • 2015-A-9: Correct the scientific names of (a) Leptotila cassini and (b) Amazilia saucerrottei – PASSED
  • 2015-A-10: Split Laysan Honeycreeper from Apapane Himatione sanguinea and change its specific epithet to fraithii – PASSED
  • 2015-A-11a: Split Newell’s Shearwater Puffinus newelli from Townsend’s Shearwater P. auricularis – PASSED
  • 2015-A-11b: Consider Rapa Shearwater P. myrtae as a species separate from P. newelli – PASSESD
  • 2015-A-12: Correct the citation for Pterodroma solandri – PASSED

Proposals 2015-B

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  • 2015-B-1: Add Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata to the main list (same proposal as 2014-C-1) – PASSED
  • 2015-B-2: Change the species epithet of Wilson’s Plover Charadrius wilsonia from wilsonia to wilsonius – WITHDRAWN
  • 2015-B-3a: Revise the Hawaiian honeycreepers: Divide Hemignathus into four genera – PASSED
  • 2015-B-3b: Revise the Hawaiian honeycreepers: Separate the monotypic genus Manucerthia from Loxops – FAILED
  • 2015-B-3c: Revise the Hawaiian honeycreepers: Merge Drepanis and Vestiaria – PASSED
  • 2015-B-3d: Revise the Hawaiian honeycreepers: Change the specific epithet of the Akiapolaau from munroi to wilsoni – PASSED
  • 2015-B-3e: Revise the Hawaiian honeycreepers: Change the linear sequence – PASSED
  • 2015-B-4a: Revise species limits in three extinct complexes of Hawaiian honeycreepers: Split Nukupuu Hemignathus lucidus into three species – PASSED
  • 2015-B-4b: Revise species limits in three extinct complexes of Hawaiian honeycreepers: Split Greater Akialoa Hemignathus [Akialoaellisianus into three species – PASSED
  • 2015-B-4c: Revise species limits in three extinct complexes of Hawaiian honeycreepers: Split Akepa Loxops coccineus into three species – PASSED
  • 2015-B-5: Adopt American spelling of words in bird names for which British and American spellings differ – FAILED
  • 2015-B-6: Split Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis into six species – FAILED
  • 2015-B-7: Revise the subfamilial classification of the Falconidae (SACC #281) – FAILED
  • 2015-B-8: Split Calliphlox lyrura from C. evelynae (Bahama Woodstar) – PASSED
  • 2015-B-9: Separate Phaethornis mexicanus from P. longirostris – PASSED
  • 2015-B-10: Split Stercorarius antarcticus (incl. lonnbergi) from S. skua – PASSED
  • 2015-B-11: Add Whistling Heron Syrigma sibilatrix to the Main List – PASSED
  • 2015-B-12: Move Choco Toucan Ramphastos brevis from Appendix 1 to the Main List – FAILED
  • 2015-B-13a: Revise the Thraupidae: Transfer 14 genera from the Emberizidae to the Thraupidae – PASSED
  • 2015-B-13b: Revise the Thraupidae: Transfer Saltator and Coereba from incertae sedis to the Thraupidae – PASSED
  • 2015-B-13c: Revise the Thraupidae: Temporarily transfer six genera from the Thraupidae to incertae sedis – PASSED
  • 2015-B-13d: Revise the Thraupidae: Change the linear sequence of genera – PASSED
  • 2015-B-13e: Revise the Thraupidae: Change the linear sequence of species in Ramphocelus – PASSED
  • 2015-B-13f: Revise the Thraupidae: Change the linear sequence of species in Sporophila – PASSED

Proposals 2015-C

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  • 2015-C-1: Split Coiba Spinetail Cranioleuca dissita from Rusty-backed Spinetail C. vulpina – PASSED
  • 2015-C-2: Change the specific epithet of the Kauai Amakihi from kauaiensis to stejnegeri – PASSED
  • 2015-C-3: Add Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) to main list – PASSED
  • 2015-C-4: Add Zino’s Petrel (Pterodroma madeira) to the main list – PASSED
  • 2015-C-5: Add Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) to the main list as an established exotic species – PASSED
  • 2015-C-6: Add Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) to the Appendix – PASSED
  • 2015-C-7: Add Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) to the Appendix – PASSED
  • 2015-C-8: Change the English name of Anthus rubescens from American Pipit to Buff-bellied Pipit – FAILED
  • 2015-C-9: Split Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius from Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus – FAILED
  • 2015-C-10: Revise generic boundaries in the Buteo group (SACC #460) – PASSED
  • 2015-C-10a: Merge hypothetical species Buteo polyosoma with extralimital species B. poecilochrous in keeping the current taxonomic practice and change English name to Variable Hawk – PASSED

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