2013 in birding and ornithology

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The year 2013 in birding and ornithology.


New species

See also Bird species new to science described in the 2000s
  • Rinjani scops owl, Otus jolandae:George Sangster; Ben F. King; Philippe Verbelen & Colin R. Trainor (2013). "A New Owl Species of the Genus Otus (Aves: Strigidae) from Lombok, Indonesia". PLOS ONE. 8 (2): e53712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053712. PMC 3572129. PMID 23418422.
  • Pincoya storm petrel, Oceanites pincoyae:Peter Harrison; Michel Sallaberry; Chris P Gaskin; Karen A Baird; Alvaro Jamarillo; Shirley Maria Metz; Mark Pearman; Michael O'Keeffe; Jim Dowdall; Seamus Enright; Kieran Fahy; Jeff Gilligan; Gerard Lillie (2013). "A new storm-petrel species from Chile". The Auk. 130 (1): 180–191. doi:10.1525/auk.2012.12071.
  • Delta Amacuro softtail, Thripophaga amacurensis:Steven Leon Hilty; David Ascanio & Andrew W. Whittaker (2013). "A New Species of Softtail (Furnariidae: Thripophaga) from the Delta of the Orinoco River in Venezuela". The Condor. 115 (1): 143–154. doi:10.1525/cond.2012.110212.
  • Bermuda flicker, Colaptes oceanicus:Storrs L. Olson (2013). "Fossil woodpeckers from Bermuda with the description of a new species of Colaptes (Aves: Picidae)". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 126 (1): 17–24. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-126.1.17.
  • Sao Miguel scops owl, Otus frutuosoi : Juan Carlos Rando; Josep Antoni Alcover; Storrs L. Olson; Harald Pieper (2013). "A new species of extinct scops owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae: Otus) from São Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago, North Atlantic Ocean)". Zootaxa. 3647 (2): 343–357. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3647.2.6.
  • Seram masked owl, Tyto almae:Knud Andreas Jønsson; Michael Køie Poulsen; Tri Haryoko; Andrew Hart Reeve; Pierre-Henri Fabre (2013). "A new species of masked-owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae) from Seram, Indonesia". Zootaxa. 3635 (1): 51–61. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3635.1.5.
  • Junin tapaculo, Scytalopus gettyae:Peter A. Hosner; Mark B. Robbins; Thomas Valqui & A. Townsend Peterson (2013). "A New Species of Scytalopus Tapaculo (Aves: Passeriformes: Rhinocryptidae) from the Andes of Central Peru". The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 125 (2): 233–242. doi:10.1676/12-055.1.
  • Cambodian tailorbird Orthotomus chaktomuk:Simon Mahood; Ashish John; Hong Chamnan & Colin Poole (2013). "A new species of lowland tailorbird (Passeriformes: Cisticolidae: Orthotomus) from the Mekong floodplain of Cambodia". Forktail. 29: 1–14.
  • Tropeiro seedeater, Sporophila beltoni: Márcio Repenning & Carla Suertegaray Fontana (2013). "A new species of gray seedeater (Emberizidae: Sporophila) from upland grasslands of southern Brazil". The Auk. 130 (4): 791–803. doi:10.1525/auk.2013.12167.

The following 15 Brazilian species are described in the 17th volume of the Handbook of the Birds of the World:

Taxonomic developments



World listing



Breeding birds

Migrant and wintering birds

Rare birds

Other Events


Rare birds


Faroe Islands

North America

To be completed


  1. ^ Rando, Juan Carlos; Alcover, Josep Antoni; Olson, Storrs L. & Pieper, Harald (2013). "A new species of extinct scops owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae: Otus) from São Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago), North Atlantic Ocean" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3647 (2): 343–357. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3647.2.6.

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