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  1. Peter Kovalik

    HBW-BirdLife Version 6.0b (July 2022)

    HBW-BirdLife Version 6.0b (July 2022) - current version, with subspecies Available to download there
  2. Peter Kovalik

    Type specimens of birds in the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

    Johannessen, L. E., and J. T. Lifjeld (2022) Type specimens of birds in the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway. Zootaxa 5150: 451–486 Type specimens of birds in the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway | Zootaxa Abstract A list of all known bird type...
  3. Peter Kovalik

    Species concepts

    Lima, R. D. (2022) A pervasive misinterpretation of the General Lineage Species Concept in Brazilian ornithology. Ornithology Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43388-022-00095-0 Abstract Ornithology holds one of the most polarized debates over species concepts. This debate has traditionally...
  4. Peter Kovalik

    Emeus crassus

    Verry Alexander J. F., Mitchell Kieren J. and Rawlence Nicolas J., 2022. Genetic evidence for post-glacial expansion from a southern refugium in the eastern moa (Emeus crassus) Biol. Lett.182022001320220013 http://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2022.0013 Abstract: Cycles of glacial expansion and...
  5. Peter Kovalik

    J.A. Wahlberg

    Dean, Richard J., Eric Åhlander, and Ulf S. Johansson (2022) Avian type localities and the type specimens collected by Johan August Wahlberg in southern Africa. Zootaxa 5134 (4): 521–560. Avian type localities and the type specimens collected by Johan August Wahlberg in southern Africa |...
  6. Peter Kovalik

    Latitudinal gradients in avian colourfulness

    Christopher R. Cooney, Yichen He, Zoë K. Varley, Lara O. Nouri, Christopher J. A. Moody, Michael D. Jardine, András Liker, Tamás Székely, and Gavin H. Thomas (2022) Latitudinal gradients in avian colourfulness. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 622–629. Published 4 April 2022. Latitudinal gradients...
  7. Peter Kovalik

    Cuban fossil and subfossil birds

    William Suárez "Catalogue of Cuban fossil and subfossil birds," Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 142(1), 10-74, (11 March 2022). Catalogue of Cuban fossil and subfossil birds Abstract All information relating to the Cuban palaeo-avifauna since the first published list in 1928 to the...
  8. Peter Kovalik

    Temminck's new bird names

    Edward C. Dickinson, Pepijn Kamminga, and Steven van der Mije (2022) Temminck's new bird names introduced in the early parts of the Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux in 1820–22. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 142: 75-91. Temminck's new bird names introduced in the...
  9. Peter Kovalik


    Proposal (931) to SACC Recognize Haematopus bachmani (Black Oystercatcher) as a subspecies of H. ater (Blackish Oystercatcher)
  10. Peter Kovalik

    Two new bird species from the Meratus Mountains

    Irham, M., Haryoko, T., Shakya, S.B. et al. Description of two new bird species from the Meratus Mountains of southeast Borneo, Indonesia. J Ornithol (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-021-01937-2 Abstract: We describe two new bird species from the Meratus Mountains of southeastern Borneo...
  11. Peter Kovalik

    HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (December 2021)

    HBW and BirdLife International (2021) Handbook of the Birds of the World and BirdLife International digital checklist of the birds of the world. Version 6. Available there
  12. Peter Kovalik

    AOU-NACC Proposals 2022

    Proposals 2022-A 2022-A-1: Reinstate Northwestern Crow Corvus caurinus as a species 2022-A-2: Recognize Turdus confinis (San Lucas Robin) as a separate species from Turdus migratorius (American Robin) 2022-A-3a: Treat Turdus plumbeus (Red-legged Thrush) as two species 2022-A-3b: Treat Turdus...
  13. Peter Kovalik

    Yemen endemic subspecies

    Guy M. Kirwan. 2021. Comments on two Yemen endemic subspecies: Alectoris melanocephala guichardi R. Meinertzhagen, 1951, and Pterocles lichtensteinii ingramsi Bates & Kinnear, 1937. Sandgrouse 43: 263-270. Summary: Two taxa of non-passerines are generally accepted as being endemic to the...
  14. Peter Kovalik

    The reuse of avian samples

    Vojtěch Brlík, Pavel Pipek, Kate Brandis, Nikita Chernetsov, Fábio J. V. Costa, L. Gerardo Herrera M., Yosef Kiat, Richard B. Lanctot, Peter P. Marra, D. Ryan Norris, Chima J. Nwaogu, Petra Quillfeldt, Sarah T. Saalfeld, Craig A. Stricker, Robert L. Thomson, Tianhao Zhao, Petr Procházka. The...
  15. Peter Kovalik

    Sixty-second Supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Check-list of North American Birds

    R Terry Chesser, Shawn M Billerman, Kevin J Burns, Carla Cicero, Jon L Dunn, Blanca E Hernández-Baños, Andrew W Kratter, Irby J Lovette, Nicholas A Mason, Pamela C Rasmussen, J V Remsen, Jr., Douglas F Stotz, Kevin Winker, Sixty-second Supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s...
  16. Peter Kovalik

    Bird Families of the World, 17th edition

    Don Roberson: Bird Families of the World, 17th edition list last revised May 2021 this list has 260 extant families
  17. Peter Kovalik

    Taxonomic discord

    Montague H. C. Neate‐Clegg J. David Blount Çağan H. Şekercioğlu. Ecological and biogeographical predictors of taxonomic discord across the world’s birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography. First Published: 7 April 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13300 Abstract: Aim Species delimitation is...
  18. Peter Kovalik

    Passer moabiticus

    Bita Shams, Jean‐Marc Pons, Jawad Abdelkrim, and Jérôme Fuchs (2021) Phylogeography and diversification of the Dead Sea Sparrow (Passer moabiticus) in Iran: insights from a multilocus approach. Ibis. Published online: 30 March 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12957 Abstract: The Dead Sea...
  19. Peter Kovalik

    Symposiachrus (Monarchidae)

    Michael J. Andersen, Jenna M. McCullough, Ethan F. Gyllenhaal, Xena M. Mapel, Tri Haryoko, Knud A. Jønsson, and Leo Joseph. 2021. Complex histories of gene flow and a mitochondrial capture event in a non‐sister pair of birds. Molecular Ecology, published only 21 February 2021...
  20. Peter Kovalik

    Species delimitation in birds

    Carlos Daniel Cadena, Felipe Zapata, The genomic revolution and species delimitation in birds (and other organisms): Why phenotypes should not be overlooked, Ornithology, 2021;, ukaa069, https://doi.org/10.1093/ornithology/ukaa069 Abstract: Given the availability of genomic data to identify...
  21. Peter Kovalik

    IOC World Bird List v11.1

    IOC Updates Diary Jan 11 Begin transition to IOC 11.1.
  22. Peter Kovalik

    Taxonomic limits

    Paul F. Donald. Accounting for clinal variation and covariation in the assessment of taxonomic limits: why we should remember the 'rules'. Ibis, posted online 17 December 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12908
  23. Peter Kovalik

    The CBR Checklist of Birds of China v8.0 (2020)

    The CBR Checklist of Birds of China v8.0 (2020) link: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/l547StPE_PJNOQc46vjTZw [excel spreadsheet] With thanks to Jian Mei
  24. Peter Kovalik

    BOURC 52nd Report (January 2021)

    British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (BOURC): 52nd Report (January 2021) First published: 16 December 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12900
  25. Peter Kovalik

    HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5

    HBW-BirdLife Version 5.0 (December 2020) – current version, with subspecies