For de som fører VP-liste har siste oppdatering av Clements (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/corrections) brakt med seg et par endringer av spesiell interesse.
1) Azores Bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina) splittes fra vanlig dompap og gis artsstatus.
The monotypic group Eurasian Bullfinch (Azores) (Pyrrhula pyrrhula murina) is elevated to species rank as Azores Bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina), following Sangster et al. (2011); see also Töpfer et al. (2011).
2) Italian Sparrow (Passer italiae), romerspurv på norsk, opphøyes som egen art.
There is widespread recognition that sparrows (Passer) of the Italian peninsula represent a population that originated from hybridization between House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis). Taxonomic treatment of these sparrows varies widely, from recognition as a species, a subspecies (of either House or Spanish sparrow), or it has not been recognized at all a taxon (as in Clements Checklists 6.5 and 6.6). Recent work (Hermansen et al. 2011, Elgvin et al. 2011) supports a hybrid origin of the sparrows of the Italian peninsula, but further argues that this population merits recognition as a species. Consequently we recognize Italian Sparrow (Passer italiae), with range "Italian Peninsula, Corsica, Sicily, and Crete". Position Italian Sparrow between House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis).
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