2010 in birding and ornithology

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See also 2009 in birding and ornithology, main events of 2010 and 2011 in birding and ornithology

The year 2010 in birding and ornithology.


New species

See also Bird species new to science described in the 2000s
  • Limestone leaf warbler, Phylloscopus calciatilis: Alström, P.; Davidson, P.; Duckworth, J.W.; Eames, J.C.; Le, T.T.; Nguyen, C.; Olsson, U.; Robson, C.; Timmins, R. (2010). "Description of a new species of Phylloscopus warbler from Vietnam and Laos". Ibis. 152 (1): 145–168. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2009.00990.x. 
  • Fenwick's antpitta or Urrao antpitta, Grallaria fenwickorum: Barrera, L.F.; Bartels, A.; Fundación ProAves de Colombia (2010). "A new species of Antpitta (family Grallariidae) from the Colibrí del Sol Bird Reserve, Colombia". Conservación Colombiana. 13: 8–24. 
  • Socotra buzzard, Buteo socotraensis: Porter, R.F.; Kirwan, G.M. (2010). "Studies of Socotran birds VI. The taxonomic status of the Socotra Buzzard". Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. 130 (2): 116–131. 
  • Willard's sooty boubou, Laniarius willardi: Voelker, G.; Outlaw, R.K.; Reddy, S.; Tobler, M.; Bates, J.M.; Hackett, S.J.; Kahindo, C.; Marks, B.D.; Kerbis Peterhans, J.C.; Gnoske, T.P. (2010). "A New Species of Boubou (Malaconotidae: Laniarius) from the Albertine Rift". Auk. 127 (3): 678–689. doi:10.1525/auk.2010.09014. 
  • Rock tapaculo, Scytalopus petrophilus: Whitney, B.M.; Vasconcelos, M.F.; Silveira, L.F.; Pacheco, J.F. (2010). "Scytalopus petrophilus (Rock Tapaculo): a new species from Minas Gerais, Brazil". Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia. 18 (2): 73–88. 

Taxonomic developments



World listing



Breeding birds

Purple heron (Ardea purpurea) successfully bred in the UK for the first time on the Dungeness peninsula in Kent.[1]

Migrant and wintering birds

Rare birds

Other Events

Rare birds

North America

To be completed


  1. ^ "Purple herons breed in UK for first time". The Guardian. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 

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