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
Pipritidae Piprites
Wing-barred Piprites: 30 Jul 2010 Intervales NP, Brazil
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)
merged in Cotingidae; is listed as family
by Boyd per Ohlson et al (2013), etc
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

This genus seen but not photographed:

Scotocercidae Scrub Warbler

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)
considered a subfamily of Cettiidae; proposed as
family by Fregin et al. (2012), adopted by IOC
     

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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