Personal Project — Bird Families of the World
 

 
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These are recently proposed bird families
PROPOSED FAMILES
These are not accepted in my family listing
Pluvialidae Golden-Plovers
Pacific Golden-Plover: 1 Jan 2012 Hawaii, HI
Onychorhynchidae Royal Flycatcher & allies
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher: 25 Dec 2007 R Tigre, Costa Rica
Platyrinchidae Spadebills & allies
White-throated Spadebill: 4 Aug 2010 Itatiaia NP, Brazil
a subfamily of Charadriidae; listed by Boyd
as family per research in Ericson et al. (2003)
considered a subfamily of Tyrannidae; has been
proposed as family by Ohlson et al. (2013)
considered a subfamily of Tyrannidae; has been
proposed as family by Ohlson et al. (2013)
     
Tachurididae Rush Tyrant
Many-colored Rush-Tyrant: 26 Nov 2014 nr Lima, Peru
Rhynchocyclidae Flatbills & allies
Eye-ringed Flatbill: 25 Dec 2007 Rio Tigre, Costa Rica
Pipritidae Piprites
Wing-barred Piprites: 30 Jul 2010 Intervales NP, Brazil
considered a subfamily of Tyrannidae; has been
proposed as family by Ohlson et al. (2013)
considered a subfamily of Tyrannidae; has been
proposed as family by Ohlson et al. (2013)
merged in Cotingidae; is listed as family
by Boyd per Ohlson et al (2013), etc
     

This genus seen but not photographed:

Platylophusidae Crested Jay [Shrike-jay]

This genus seen but not photographed:

Scotocercidae Scrub Warbler Zeledoniida

This subfamily [proposed family] not seen:

Arcanatoridae Dapplethroat & allies

considered a jay by some but moved to shrikes
by others; Birdlife (2016) elevates to family
considered a subfamily of Cettiidae; proposed as
family by Fregin et al. (2012), adopted by IOC
considered merged into Paradoxornithidae; was
proposed as family by some per Cibois (2003)
     

This genus seen but not photographed:

Zeledoniidae
Wrenthrush [if split from Cuban Warblers]

Icteriidae CalyptophilidaeYellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat: 3 May 2015 Lake Patagonia, Arizona
Spindalidae Spindalises
Western Spindalis: 11 Feb 2017 Cayo Paredon, Cuba
merged into Parulidae; proposed as family by
Barker et al. (2013) , adopted by Birdlife (2016)
considered merged in Parulidae; was
proposed as a family by Barker et al. (2013)
a subfamily of Phaenicophilidae; was split as
family by Barker et al. (2013) & Birdlife (2016)
     

Calyptophilidae Chat-Tanagers
Eastern Chat-Tanager: 3 Feb 2017 Cachote, Domincan Republic

Nesospingidae Puerto Rican Tanager
Puerto Rican Tanager: 27 Mar 2000 El Yunque, P. Rico

a subfamily of Phaenicophilidae; was split as
family by Barker et al. (2013) & Birdlife (2016)
a subfamily of Phaenicophilidae; was split as
family by Barker et al. (2013) & Birdlife (2016)


Finally, in the row below, are three potential
family-level groups that have not yet been
proposed as Families but could be so proposed
in the future. There are likely others in this
category that I have overlooked.

Ptilopachidae Stone Partridges
Stone Partridge: 12 Dec 2013 Mole NP, Ghana
Scleruridae Leaf-tossers & Miners
Tawny-throated Leaf-tosser: 7 Apr 1995 Chiapas, Mexico
Salpornidae Spotted Creepers
African Spotted Creeper: 12 Dec 2013 Mole NP, Ghana
considered subfamily of Odontophoridae but are
the only "New World Quail" in the Old World
a subfamily of Furnariidae but would be Family
if Woodcreepers were re-elevated to Family
now a subfamily of Certhiidae but may be more
closely related to Sittidae, or elevated as Family
 
 
 
 
 

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