2015 in birding and ornithology

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The year 2015 in birding and ornithology.



New species

See also Bird species new to science described in the 2010s

Taxonomic developments



World listing



Breeding birds

Migrant and wintering birds

Rare birds

Other events

Republic of Cyprus


North America

To be completed


  1. Guy M. Kirwan; Manuel Schweizer; José Luis Copete (2015). "Multiple lines of evidence confirm that Hume's Owl Strix butleri (A. O. Hume, 1878) is two species, with description of an unnamed species (Aves: Non-Passeriformes: Strigidae)". Zootaxa. 3904 (1): 28–50. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3904.1.2.
  2. Avendaño, J.E.; Cuervo, A.M.; López-O., J.P.; Gutiérrez-Pinto, N.; Cortés-Diago, A. & Cadena, C.D. (2015). "A new species of tapaculo (Rhinocryptidae: Scytalopus) from the Serranía de Perijá of Colombia and Venezuela". The Auk. 132 (2): 450–466. doi:10.1642/AUK-14-166.1.
  3. Alström, P.; Xia, C.; Rasmussen, P.C.; Olsson, U.; Dai, B.; Zhao, J.; Leader, P.J.; Carey, G.J.; Dong. L., Cai; T., Holt; P.I., Manh; H.L., Song; G., Liu; Y., Zhang; Y. & Lei, F. (2015). "Integrative taxonomy of the Russet Bush Warbler Locustella mandelli complex reveals a new species from central China". Avian Research. 6 (9): 1–32. doi:10.1186/s40657-015-0016-z.
  4. "Cyprus Bird Killing". Wildlife. Vol. 34 no. 5. 2016. p. 58.