Bulletin 128

Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club Vol. 128, 2008

Club Announcements 1
SHIRIHAI, H. Rediscovery of Beck’s Petrel Pseudobulweria becki, and other observations of tubenoses from the Bismarck archipelago, Papua New Guinea 3
WHITTAKER, A. & KIRWAN, G. M. Natural history of the canopy-dwelling purpletufts Iodopleura (Cotingidae), and first documentation of I. fusca for Brazil 28
FRAGA, R. M. Invalid specimen records of Saffron-cowled Blackbird Xanthopsar flavus from Argentina and Paraguay 36
AZPIROZ, A. B. & MENÉNDEZ, J. L. Three new species and novel distributional information for birds in Uruguay 38
VASCONCELOS, M. F., LOPES, L. E., HOFFMANN, D., SILVEIRA, L. F. & SCHUNCK, F. Noteworthy records of birds from the Pantanal, Chiquitano dry forest and Cerrado of south-west Brazil 57
LEES, A. C. & PERES, C. A. A range extension for Curl-crested Araçari Pteroglossus beauharnaesii: implications for avian contact zones in southern Amazonia 68
FRAGA, R. & DICKINSON, E. C. A substitute name for Celeus lugubris castaneus Olrog 69
FRAGA, R. & DICKINSON, E. C. A substitute name for Turdus serranus unicolor Olrog & Contino 70
SCHODDE, R. The name Stipiturus malachurus polionotum (Southern Emu-wren)—fixing of spelling 71
DAVID, N. Megalaiminae: the correct subfamily-group name for the Asian barbets 72
Club Announcements 73
KIRWAN, G. M. Studies of Socotran birds III. Morphological and mensural evidence for a ‘new’ species in the Rufous Sparrow Passer motitensis complex endemic to the island of Abd ’Al-Kuri, with the validation of Passer insularis Sclater & Hartlaub, 1881 83
MOYLE, R. G., HOSNER, P. A., NAIS, J., LAKIM, M & SHELDON, F. H. Taxonomic status of the Kinabalu ‘linchi’ swiftlet 94
VASCONCELOS, M. A., MAURÍCIO, G. N., KIRWAN, G. M. & SILVEIRA, L. F. Range extension for Marsh Tapaculo Scytalopus iraiensis to the highlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with an overview of the species’ distribution 101
WHITTAKER, A. Field evidence for the validity of White-tailed Tityra Tityra leucura Pelzeln, 1868 107
WHITTAKER, A., ALEIXO, A. & POLETTO, F. Corrections and additions to an annotated checklist of birds of the upper rio Urucu, Amazonas, Brazil 114
KRABBE, N. & STEJSKAL, D. J. A new subspecies of Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris from south-eastern Ecuador 126
PENHALLURICK, J. & DICKINSON, E. C. The correct name of the ‘Himalayan Buzzard’ is Buteo (buteoburmanicus 131
SCHODDE, D. & BOCK, W. J. The valid name for the Grey Wagtail 132
PENHALLURICK, J. & ALEIXO, A. The correct name of the population of Xiphorhynchus ocellatus (von Spix, 1824) recently named weddellii (Des Murs, 1855) 133
PEARSON, D. J., KENNERLEY, P. R. & BENSCH, S. A second museum specimen of Large-billed
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orinus
DONEGAN, T. M. Designation of a neotype for the dove known as ‘Streptopelia risoria 138
DICKINSON, E. C. The name of the easternmost population of Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 141
STEINHEIMER, F. D. Lectotype designation for Cinnyris proteus Rüppell, 1840 (Nectariniidae) 142
Club Announcements 145
DONEGAN, T. M. Geographical variation in Slate-crowned Antpitta Grallaricula nana, with two new subspecies, from Colombia and Venezuela 150
VASCONCELOS, M. A., D’ANGELO NETO, S. & FJELDSÅ, J. Redescription of Cipó Canastero Asthenes luizae, with notes on its systematic relationships 179
ZIMMER, K. J., ROBBINS, M. B. & KOPUCHIAN, C. Taxonomy, vocalisations, syringeal morphology and natural history ofAutomolus roraimae (Furnariidae) 187
SANGSTER, G. A revision of Vermivora (Parulidae), with the description of a new genus 207
SANGSTER, G. A new genus for the waterthrushes (Parulidae) 212
FREITAS, G. H. S., COSTA, L. M., FERREIRA, J. D. & RODRIGUES, M. The range of ­Long­tailed Cinclodes Cinclodes pabsti extends to Minas Gerais (Brazil) 215
Club Announcements 217
KRABBE, N. Vocal evidence for restitution of species rank to a Santa Marta endemic:Automolus rufipectus Bangs (Furnariidae), with comments on its generic affinities 219
WORTHY, T. H., OLSON, S. L. & SMITH, T. A reassessment of the fossil goose Anser scaldii Lambrecht, ­1933 228
FREILE, J. F New distributional records of birds from western Ecuador, and comments on the avifauna of Isla de La ­Plata 238
RYAN, P. r G. & CUTHBERT, R. J. The biology and conservation status of Gough Bunting Rowettia goughensis 242
SAMMLER, S. & STEINHEIMER, F. D. On Elminia nigromitrata (Reichenow, 1874) (Monarchidae): subspecies and lectotype designation 254
FRAHNERT, S. & BUDEN, D. W. The overlooked collection of Ludwig Kaiser and a little-known report on birds of Nauru 260
ALEIXO, A., GUILHERME, E. & ZIMMER, K. J. First records of Yellow-cheeked Becard Pachyramphus xanthogenys for Brazil, with comments on the validity of P. x. peruanus 263
DICKINSON, E. C. & MILNE, P. The authorship of Parus ater hibernicus 267
LORD, M. & FORSYTH, B. The etymology of Gallinago hardwickii (J. E. Gray, 1831), Latham’s Snipe 268
DE KOK, T. H. C. A replacement name for Coracina papuensis intermedia Rothschild, 1931 270
FLANAGAN, J. N. M. & MILLEN, B. First nest and egg records of Peruvian Plantcutter Phytotoma raimondii, by O. D. Boggs 271
PENHALLURICK, J. On some generic names amongst the Bucconidae (puffbirds) 272
DAVID, N. & GREGORY, S. M. S. The gender of genera ending in -oenas 273
Index for Volume 128 (2008) 275