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Corrections and additions to an annotated checklist of birds of the upper rio Urucu, Amazonas, Brazil

Andrew Whittaker et al.

Shortly after publication of the paper 'Annotated checklist of the bird species of the upper Rio Urucu, Amazonas, Brazil' (Peres & Whittaker 1991), AW became aware that several important records therein were erroneous. Various communications questioning the credibility of some records in Peres & Whittaker (1991) led him to undertake a thorough review of all data presented. Subsequently, an updated bird list was prepared for the area, combining all valid records by Peres & Whittaker (1991) as well as those made by AA, FP and M. P. D. Santos since 2003 (Aleixo et al. in press). Here we correct errors in Peres & Whittaker (1991), mostly misidentifications (many of them unnecessarily included and easily avoided); reinforce and expand on records whose importance was previously overlooked; correct the identity of species listed as uncertain; update taxonomy; and add important new data.

Bull. B.O.C. 2008 128(2)


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