Birds of the World species profiles - and a special offer

By Laura Kammermeier 10 Aug 2020
Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant Anairetes flavirostris

By now you may have heard of Birds of the World (BOW), the most comprehensive database of avian species accounts ever created. This subscription-based resource brings together scholarly content from four (4!) major works of ornithology—Birds of North America and Neotropical Birds (originally published by the Cornell Lab) with Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive and Bird Families of the World (originally published by Lynx Edicions)—with millions of bird observations from eBird and multimedia from the Macaulay Library into a single platform where subscribers can explore comprehensive life history information about birds.

More than 10,700 species of birds roam the earth and you’ll find just as many species accounts online. Each week, four newly revised species accounts are released. Species such as the plucky Yellow-billed Tit-tyrant, the metallic burgundy Pompadour Cotinga; the striking Sangkar White-eye; and the plump, orange-crowned Wrenthrush just received new treatments by our global editorial team. This team regularly updates accounts with the latest science; updated range maps; representative photos, videos, and sounds; and of course, the latest taxonomy.

Click any species link in the table below to review the account. While a Birds of the World subscription is necessary to review the entire account, anyone can get familiar with the species by viewing top-rated photos, sounds, and videos for the species.

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Extent of Revision Species Authors
Full Elegant Quail (Callipepla douglasii) David E. Brown and Jennifer M. Gee
Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) Robert B. Payne, Ernest Garcia, Peter F. D. Boesman, and Nárgila Moura
Klaas’s Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas) Robert B. Payne, Peter F. D. Boesman, and Nárgila Moura
Full Least Seedsnipe (Thinocorus rumicivorus) Sarah Toner
Peruvian Diving-Petrel (Pelecanoides garnotii) Carles Carboneras, Francesc Jutglar, Guy M. Kirwan, and Logan Kahle
Full Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) Raymond C. Telfair II and Michael L. Morrison
Full Malabar Gray Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus) Divya Mudappa and T. R. Shankar Raman
Full White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) Jeffrey M. Kozma, Teresa J. Lorenz, Martin G. Raphael, Kimball L. Garrett, and Rita D. Dixon
Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea) David Snow, Arnau Bonan, Sabrina Aeluro, Guy M. Kirwan, and Andrew J. Spencer
Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes flavirostris) John W. Fitzpatrick, Andrew J. Spencer, and Kyra Leonardi
Full Blackish Pewee (Contopus nigrescens) Thomas S. Schulenberg and Andrew J. Spencer
Full Tylas Vanga (Tylas eduardi) Satoshi Yamagishi, Masahiko Nakamura, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Full Red-shouldered Vanga (Calicalicus rufocarpalis) Satoshi Yamagishi, Masahiko Nakamura, Arnau Bonan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Full Nuthatch-Vanga (Hypositta corallirostris) Satoshi Yamagishi, Masahiko Nakamura, David Christie, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Full Crossley’s Vanga (Mystacornis crossleyi) Nigel Collar, Craig Robson, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Tropical Boubou (Laniarius major) Hilary Fry, Nárgila Moura, and Peter F. D. Boesman
Full Rufous-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura) Kulbushansingh Suryawanshi and Per Alström
Northern Crombec (Sylvietta brachyura) David Pearson, Guy M. Kirwan, Nárgila Moura, and Peter F. D. Boesman
Barratt’s Warbler (Bradypterus barratti) David Pearson, Peter F. D. Boesman, and Nárgila Moura
Greater Striped Swallow (Cecropis cucullata) Angela Turner, Peter F. D. Boesman, and Nárgila Moura
Charlotte’s Bulbul (Iole charlottae) Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij, Lincoln Fishpool, and Joe Tobias
Full Aldabra White-eye (Zosterops aldabrensis) Nárgila Moura and Peter F. D. Boesman
Indian White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus) Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij and Bas van Balen
Full Sangkar White-eye (Zosterops melanurus) Panji G. Akbar and Bas van Balen
Full Banasura Laughingthrush (Montecincla jerdoni) Praveen J.
Full Long-billed Gnatwren (Ramphocaenus melanurus) Harold F. Greeney, Jonathan L. Atwood, Susannah Lerman, and Andrew J. Spencer
Ashy Flycatcher (Fraseria caerulescens) Barry Taylor, Peter F. D. Boesman, and Nárgila Moura
Madanga (Madanga ruficollis) Bas van Balen
Slaty Brushfinch (Atlapetes schistaceus) Alvaro Jaramillo, Josep del Hoyo, Nigel Collar, and Guy M. Kirwan
Full Wrenthrush (Zeledonia coronata) Gates Dupont, Jon Curson, and Andrew J. Spencer
Bahama Oriole (Icterus northropi) Aiman Raza, Matthew Kane, and Kevin Omland

*A full account revision has been fully updated with recent literature and media.