Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club
Contents

Vol. 117, 1997
For more information about the Bull BOC write to the Editor - Guy Kirwan

ALEIXO, A. Range extension of the Large-headed Flatbill Ramphotrigon megacephala with comments on its distribution 220
ALSTRÖM. P., OLSSON, U. & COLSTON, P.R. Re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of Phylloscopus proregulus kansuensis Meise 177
BARNES, R., BUTCHART, S.H.M., DAVIES, C.W.N., FERNANDEZ., M. & SEDDON, N. New distributional information on eight bird species from Northern Peru 69
BARROWCLOUGH, G., LENTINO R., M. & SWEET, P.R. A new record of birds from Auyn-tepui, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela 194
  BOOKS RECEIVED 80
  BOOKS RECEIVED 151
  BOOKS RECEIVED 319
BORGHESIO, L. Observations on the ecology of Tauraco ruspohi and T. leucotis in southern Ethiopia 11
BRADSHAW, C.G., KIRWAN, G.M. & WILLIAMS, R.S.R. First record of Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni for the West Indies 315
BROOKS, T. & DUTSON, G. Twenty-nine new island records of birds from the Philippines 32
CLANCEY, P.A. Variation in the Cape Penduline Tit Anthoscopus minutus of the southern Afrotropics 52
CLANCEY, P.A. Subspeciation in Layard's Tit-babbler of the southwestern Afrotropics 244
  CLUB NOTICES: Report of the Committee for 1996 & A.G.M. Agenda 1
  CLUB NOTICES: Annual General Meeting 153
  CLUB NOTICES: Financial Statement for the year ended 31.12.96 161
  CLUB NOTICES: Meeting Reports 3
  CLUB NOTICES: Meeting Reports 81
  CLUB NOTICES: Meeting Reports 156
  CLUB NOTICES: Meeting Reports 241
  CLUB NOTICES: Joint Meeting between B.O.C. and the Linnean Society of London held on
  23.3.96 at Burlington House - see separate index at the end
COLLAR, N.J. The threat status of the Sidamo Lark 75
COWAN, P.J. What is a desert bird? 299
DESFAYES, M. A specimen of Hirundo abyssinica from Madagascar 315
DICKERMAN, R.W. A substitute name for the Bioko race of Pycnonotus virens 75
DOWSETT, R.J. & MOORE, A. Swamp warblers Acrocephalus gracilirostris and A. rufescens at Lake Chad, Nigeria 48
DUCKWORTH, J.W. Observations on a population of Jerdon's Bushchat Saxicola jerdoni in the Mekong channel, Laos 210
ERICSON, P.G.P. Swedish records of the eastern Palearctic Hoopoe subspecies Upupa epops saturata 19
ERICSON, P.G.P. & AMARILLA, L.A. First observations and new distributional data for birds in Paraguay 60
FRITH, C.B. & FRITH, D.W. The taxonomic status of the bird of paradise Paradigalla carunculata intermedia (Paradisaeidae) with notes on the other Paradigalla taxa 38
FRITH, C.B. & FRITH, D.W. A distinctive new subspecies of Macgregor's Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchidae) of New Guinea 199
GALETTI, M., MARTUSCELLI, P., PIZO, M.A. & SIMAO, I. Records of Harpy and Creasted Eagles in the Brazilian Atlantic forest 27
GOMEZ DE SILVA G., H. Further observations on the nesting of the Azure-rumped Tanager 16
GONZÁLEZ M., O. First description of the nest of the Slender-billed Finch 314
GOODMAN, S.M., HAWKINS, A.F.A. & DOMERGUE, C.A. A new species of vanga (Vangidae, Calicalicus) from southwestern Madagascar 5
GREGORY, P. Range extensions and unusual sightings from Western Province, Papua New Guinea 304
GÜSTEN, R. Fringilla coelebs gengleri - authorship and date revisited 238
HAZEVOET, C.J. On a record of the Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus from Guinea-Bissau 56
HERZOG, S.K., KESSLER, M., MAIJER, S. & HOHNWALD, S. Distributional notes on birds of Andean dry valleys in Bolivia 223
KRABBE, N., POULSEN, B.O., FRØLANDER, A. & BARAHONA. O.R. Range extensions of cloud forest birds from the high Andes of Ecuador: new sites for rare or little-recorded species 248
LOUSADA, S.A. & HOWELL, S.N.G. Amazona oratrix hondurensis: A new subspecies of parrot from the Sula Valley of northern Honduras 203
LOWEN, J.C., CLAY, R.P., BARNETT, J.M., MADROÑO N, A., PEARMAN, M., LANÚS, B.L., TOBIAS, J.A., LILEY, D.C., BROOKS, T.M., ESQUIVEL, E.Z. & REID, J.M. New and noteworthy observations on Paraguayan avifauna 275
MADROÑO N., A. & ESQUIVEL, E.Z. Noteworthy records and range extensions from the Reserva Natural del Bosque Mbaracay (Mbaracay Forest Nature Reserve), Departamento de Canindey, Paraguay 166
MEES, G.F. On the identity of Heterornis senex Bonaparte 67
MORAES, V.S. & KRUL, R. Notes on the Black-backed Tanager Tangara peruviana (Desmarest, 1806) 316
ORDANO, M. & BOSISIO, A. Historical records of threatened and near threatened Argentinian birds from Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales "Florentine Ameghino" of Santa Fe, Argentina 77
PRAWIRADILAGA, D.M. The Maleo Macrocephalon maleo on Buton 237
RAPOSO, M.A. & PARRINI, R. On the validity of the Half-collared Sparrow Arremon semitorquatus Swainson 1837 294
REINO, L.M. & PATACHO, D. A new beeding area for the Song Thrush Turdus philomelos in north Portugal 312
RODRIGUEZ, G. & LENTINO, M. Range expansion and summering of Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum in Venezuela 76
SAGE, B. Melanism in the gulls (Laridae) 239
SMITH, P.W. The history and taxonomic status of the Hispaniolan Crossbill Loxia megaplaga 264
TOYNE, E.P. & FLANAGAN, J.N.M. Observations on the breeding, diet and behaviour of the Red-faced Parrot Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops in southern Ecuador 257
VALLELY, A.C. & AVERSA, T. New and noteworthy bird records from Belize including the first record of Chestnut-collared Swift Cypseloides rutilus 272
WALTERS, M. On the identity of Lophornis melaniae Floericke (Trochilidae) 235

  AVIAN TAXONOMY FROM LINNAEUS TO DNA PAPERS PRESENTED AT A JOINT MEETING BETWEEN THE BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS' CLUB AND THE LINNEAN SOCIETY OF LONDON HELD AT BURLINGTON HOUSE, 23 MARCH 1996.

BARBAGLI, Fabio, BARBAGLI, Fausto, & VIOLANI, C. Scopoli, Linnaeus and the Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria 145
CHEKE, R.A. Preface 83
COLLAR, N.J. Taxonomy and conservation: chicken and egg 122
GREENWOOD, J.J.D. Introduction: the diversity of taxonomies 85
MIKHAILOV, K.E. Bird taxonomy based on eggshell structure 149
PARKIN, D. Molecular probes for identification of raptors 147
RUSSELL, D.A., GALEB, B. & HOATH, R. X-raying the Gods: what were the mummified Horus falcons of Egypt? 148
SNOW, D.W. Should the biological be superseded by the phylogenetic species concept? 110
VIOLANI, C.G. & BARBAGLI Fabio. Salvadori, Giglioli and Arrigoni: aspects of the trinomial controversy in Italian ornithology 137
ZINK, R.M. Species concepts 97