Proposals 2020-A

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  • 2020-A-1: Change the English name of Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus to Ocotero – FAILED
  • 2020-A-2: Change the generic classification of the Trochilini (part 1) – PASSED
  • 2020-A-3: Change the generic classification of the Trochilini (part 2) – PASSED
  • 2020-A-4: Split Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami – FAILED
  • 2020-A-5: Recognize Amazilia alfaroana as a species not of hybrid origin, thus moving it from Appendix 2 to the main list – FAILED
  • 2020-A-6: Change the linear sequence of species in the genus Dendrortyx – PASSED
  • 2020-A-7a: Make two changes concerning Starnoenas cyanocephala: Assign Starnoenas cyanocephala to the new monotypic subfamily Starnoenadinae – FAILED
  • 2020-A-7b: Make two changes concerning Starnoenas cyanocephala: Change the English name of Starnoenas cyanocephala to Blue-headed Partridge-Dove – FAILED
  • 2020-A-8: Recognize Mexican Duck Anas diazi as a species – PASSED
  • 2020-A-9: Split Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus into two species – PASSED
  • 2020-A-10: Recognize Great White Heron Ardea occidentalis as a species – FAILED
  • 2020-A-11: Change the English name of Checker-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla fulviventris to Checker-throated Stipplethroat – PASSED
  • 2020-A-12: Modify the linear sequence of species in the Phalacrocoracidae – PASSED
  • 2020-A-13: Modify various linear sequences to reflect new phylogenetic data – PASSED

Proposals 2020-B

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  • 2020-B-1: Transfer Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner Philydor rufum to the genus Dendroma (as D. rufa) – PASSED
  • 2020-B-2: Treat American Comb-Duck Sarkidiornis sylvicola as a separate species from S. melanotos – PASSED
  • 2020-B-3: Transfer White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus to the genus Loriotus – PASSED
  • 2020-B-4a: Revise the taxonomy of species currently placed in Locustella: Transfer L. ochotensis to Helopsaltes – PASSED
  • 2020-B-4b: Revise the taxonomy of species currently placed in Locustella: Revise the linear sequence of species – PASSED
  • 2020-B-5a: Change the taxonomy of the Phasianidae: Eliminate subfamilies – PASSED
  • 2020-B-5b: Change the taxonomy of the Phasianidae: Revise the linear sequence of species – PASSED
  • 2020-B-6: Revise the linear sequence of the macaws (Ara spp.) – PASSED
  • 2020-B-7a: Revise the taxonomy of hummingbird genera Atthis and Selasphorus: Merge Atthis into Selasphorus – PASSED
  • 2020-B-7b: Revise the taxonomy of hummingbird genera Atthis and Selasphorus: Change the linear sequence of species in these genera – PASSED
  • 2020-B-8: Split Aegolius acadicus brooksi from Northern Saw-Whet Owl A. acadicus acadicus – FAILED
  • 2020-B-9a: Change the generic taxonomy of Puerto Rican Screech-Owl Megascops nudipes: Remove it from the genus Megascops – PASSED
  • 2020-B-9b: Change the generic taxonomy of Puerto Rican Screech-Owl Megascops nudipes: Place it in a monospecific Gymnasio – PASSED
  • 2020-B-10: Revise the linear sequence of Megascops and related genera – PASSED
  • 2020-B-11: Split Formicarius moniliger from Black-faced Antthrush F. analis – PASSED

Proposals 2020-C

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  • 2020-C-1: Remove “Scrub” from the English names of the scrub-jays – FAILED
  • 2020-C-2: Add Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis to the Appendix, Part 1 – PASSED
  • 2020-C-3a: Recognize four species as never established in Hawaii, resulting in transfer of Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus from the main list to the Appendix – PASSED
  • 2020-C-3b: Recognize four species as never established in Hawaii, resulting in removal of Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris, Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes, and Tricolored Munia Lonchura malacca from the list of species known to occur in the US – PASSED
  • 2020-C-4a: Adopt the ABA-CLC criteria for considering species to be established – PASSED
  • 2020-C-4b: Reconsider the status of four species currently accepted as established in the US: Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica, Mitred Parakeet Psittacara mitrata, Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens, and Orange-cheeked Waxbill E. melpoda – PASSED
  • 2020-C-5: Revise species limits in the Zosterops japonicus complex – PASSED
  • 2020-C-6: Change the genus of White-crowned Manakin from Dixiphia to Pseudopipra – PASSED
  • 2020-C-7: Adopt West African Crested Tern as the English name for Thalasseus albididorsalis – PASSED
  • 2020-C-8: Transfer Yellow-chevroned Parakeet Brotogeris chiriri from the Appendix to the main list – PASSED
  • 2020-C-9: Change the species name of Dwarf Jay from Cyanolyca nana to C. nanus – PASSED
  • 2020-C-10: Rectify the linear sequence of Progne spp. (Hirundinidae) – PASSED
  • 2020-C-11a: Transfer Myrmeciza exsul to Poliocrania and M. laemosticta to Sipia – PASSED
  • 2020-C-11b: Transfer Myrmeciza zeledoni to Hafferia – FAILED
  • 2020-C-12a: Revise the taxonomy of Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus: Elevate extralimital subspecies improbus and petersi to species rank – PASSED
  • 2020-C-12b: Revise the taxonomy of Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus: Elevate subspecies parvus to species rank – PASSED
  • 2020-C-12c: Revise the taxonomy of Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus: Adopt new English names in accordance with these changes – PASSED
  • 2020-C-13: Split Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus and Naumann’s Thrush T. naumanni – PASSED
  • 2020-C-14: Change the English name of Gymnasio nudipes to Puerto Rican Owl – PASSED
  • 2020-C-15: Treat Northwestern Crow Corvus caurinus as conspecific with American Crow C. brachyrhynchos – PASSED
  • 2020-C-16: Revise species limits within Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris – FAILED
  • 2020-C-17: Split Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor, elevating A. u. concolor, A. u. oaxacae, and A. u. guerrerensis to species rank – FAILED

Proposals 2020-D

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  • 2020-D-1: Revise the linear sequence of the Trochilini – PASSED
  • 2020-D-2: Add Graylag Goose Anser anser to the US list – PASSED
  • 2020-D-3: Add Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus to the US list – PASSED
  • 2020-D-4: Add European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria to the US list – PASSED
  • 2020-D-5: Add Tahiti Petrel Pseudobulweria rostrata to the US list – PASSED
  • 2020-D-6: Add Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus to the US list – PASSED
  • 2020-D-7a: Add Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio to the Main List – PASSED
  • 2020-D-7(b) Add Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio to the Appendix – FAILED
  • 2020-D-8: Add Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus to the Main List – PASSED
  • 2020-D-9: Retain the English name Comb Duck for Sarkidiornis sylvicola – PASSED
  • 2020-D-10: Add Amazilia Hummingbird Amazilis amazilia to the Main List – POSTPONED

Proposal 2020-S

Proposal comments are published separately from proposals; comments will be available soon.

  • 2020-S-1: Change the English name of McCown’s Longspur Rhynchophanes mccownii – PASSED
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