DATABASE   PICS & FILES   FORUMS   NEWS   TOURS   BIRDING & ARCHEOLOGY   WHERE TO GO BIRDING   LINKS
 Peru Bird DataBase The Check-list
 [Versión español]  
» Sign Up   » Login  
Google Custom Search  
 
  
 » Introduction  » How to use  » My Observations  » Birders  » Search sighting  » Checklists
   
 
 BIRDING NEWS
 
Clements Gnatcatcher -
  Date: June 23, 2005
 
A NEW SPECIES OF GNATCATCHER FROM WHITE-SAND FORESTS OF NORTHERN AMAZONIAN PERU WITH REVISION OF THE POLIOPTILA GUIANENSIS COMPLEX
BRET M. WHITNEY, and JOSE ALVAREZ ALONSO

ABSTRACT

We describe a new species of gnatcatcher, Polioptila clementsi, from white-sand (varillal) forest at the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, about 25 km by road west of Iquitos, Peru. To date, the new species is known only from the reserve, and is rare even there. Comparisons of morphological and vocal characters confirm that it is a member of the Polioptila guianensis complex, which comprises at least three poorly known, allopatric taxa ranging from the Guianas and the Rio Negro region through much of Amazonia south of the Amazon River. Roughly equivalent levels of phenotypic differentiation are documented for all taxa east of the Andes, including the new species. In consideration of the fact that some other species complexes in the genus comprise sister taxa showing lower levels of phenotypic differentiation, both morphologically and vocally, we recommend that Polioptila guianensis, P. facilis, and P. paraensis henceforth be recognized as separate species.

PS: Clements Gnatcatcher is not the English name that has been given th enew species
 
Last News
»
Range extension of Stri
»
White-thighed Swallow 1
»
Range Extension: Pardus
»
Lots of bird recordings
»
Buller´s Albatross off
»
Red-gartered Coot still
»
Red-gartered Coot - New
»
Boat-billed Heron at Ch
»
Black-faced Cotinga new
»
Royal Cinclodes
»
Yellow-crowned Night-He
»
Clements Gnatcatcher -
»
Birding and Archeology
»
Pelagic June 12, 2005
»
Lima Big Day
»
Clements 1927-2005
»
Paraiso lagoons 135k no
»
New species to Peru in
»
Gull -billed Tern and P
»
Rufous Potoo in Iquitos
»
Olivar de San Isidro in
»
Black Skimmer at 4080m
»
White-backed Stilt in P
»
Observations from the P
»
Mystery birds from Puer
»
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
»
Pelagic in Lima January
»
The recording of Long-w
»
Some sightings from Man
»
Diving Petrel photograp
»
Yellow-crowned Night-He
»
Purple Martin
»
Solitary Sandpiper at P
»
Short-billed Dowitcher
 
Visit - There are people looking this page in this moment.
Copyright © 2017 Birding-Peru.com