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Saxaul Sparrow (Passer ammodendri)


Passer ammodendri

Gould, 1872, Turkestan = Djulek, above Kyzyl Orda, on the Syr Darya, Kazakhstan.

Currently six allopatric populations, relationships among which, and degree to which they are sufficiently distinctive to justify subspecific separation,...

Descriptive notes: 14–16 cm; 25–32 g. Male nominate race has central forehead and crown to nape black, broad white supercilium from in front of eye, becoming tawny behind eye and fanning out on side of neck; lores black, narrow black line...
figure, drawing, illustration of Saxaul Sparrow (Passer ammodendri)

Bahama Mockingbird (Mimus gundlachii)


Mimus Gundlachii

Cabanis, 1855, Cuba.

Interbreeding with M. polyglottos reported, but probably rare. Two subspecies recognized.

Descriptive notes: 28 cm; 57–85 g, average 66·8 g. Large brownish mockingbird with long tail. Has dark lores, mottled face, pale supercilium; brownish-grey above, dark streaks from crown to lower back, upperwing-coverts obscurely pale-tipped...
figure, drawing, illustration of Bahama Mockingbird (Mimus gundlachii)

Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)


Muscicapa rufifrons

Latham, 1801, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Hitherto considered to include R. melanolaema and usually R. kubaryi (see both, below). Often considered conspecific with R. semirubra...

Descriptive notes: 15·5–17·5 cm; 8–13·5 g. Nominate race has forehead rufous, crown, face, nape and mantle dull grey-brown, shading to rufous on lower back, rump and uppertail-coverts; upperwing grey-brown; tail rufous...
figure, drawing, illustration of Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)

Malay Eared-nightjar (Lyncornis temminckii)


Lyncornis Temminckii

Gould, 1838, Borneo.

Previously placed in genus Eurostopodus. Race jacobsoni of L. macrotis may belong in present species...

Descriptive notes: 25–28 cm. Sexes similar. Shows distinct "ears"; upperparts brown speckled buff, pale buff and cinnamon, crown boldly spotted with blackish-brown; thin buff nuchal ­collar; wing-coverts brown, speckled and spotted...
figure, drawing, illustration of Malay Eared-nightjar (Lyncornis temminckii)

Golden-collared Manakin (Manacus vitellinus)


Pipra vitellina

Gould, 1843, Panama City, Panama.

Phylogenetic study#R supports sister relationship between present species and W races of M. manacus....

Descriptive notes: 10–11 cm; male 19·3 g, female 17·1 g. Male nominate race has black cap, golden-yellow on rest of head, upper mantle, shoulders, and chin to breast, throat feathers elongated (projected forwards well beyond bill tip...
figure, drawing, illustration of Golden-collared Manakin (Manacus vitellinus)