Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Contopus. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Contopus cinereus 16113

Taxonomic Split 120068 (Committed on 01-13-2023)

Genetic evidence indicates that Tropical Pewee is paraphyletic (Harvey et al. 2020), and vocalizations also differ significantly between populations (Boesman 2016m). Therefore this species is split into three species: a monotypic Tumbes Pewee Contopus punensis; a polytypic Southern Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus, with subspecies pallescens and cinereus; and a polytypic Northern Tropical Pewee Contopus bogotensis, with subspecies brachytarsus, rhizophorus, aithalodes, bogotensis, and surinamensis. Note that the split does not align with the three previously recognized groups: we had included subspecies bogotensis and surinamensis together with pallescens and cinereus in the group Tropical Pewee (Tropical) Contopus cinereus [cinereus Group], but bogotensis and surinamensis instead are allied to the taxa in the group Tropical Pewee (Short-legged) Contopus cinereus [brachytarsus Group].

Added by birdwhisperer on January 13, 2023 02:23 PM | Committed by birdwhisperer on January 13, 2023
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