Andropadus nigriceps

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic note
Andropadus nigriceps (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) was provisionally split into A. nigriceps and A. fusciceps by Roy et al. (1998), but this was not followed by Fishpool and Tobias (2005), since the phylogenetic analyses are open to alternative interpretations, such that other, possibly all, subspecies within the nigriceps group merit elevation to species level. Vocal differences between at least some of these races are however small. Pending further study, the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group considers it preferable to treat the form chlorigula (split by Sibley and Monroe from rest of nigriceps and subsequently recognised by BirdLife) as a subspecies of nigriceps, along with fusciceps.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Andropadus nigriceps. Downloaded from on 02/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/12/2016.