Boyd divides Passerida, sister group to Corvida, into 11 superfamilies. Representatives of eight of these superfamilies occur or have occurred in the Pacific Region. Notiomystidae, along with Callaeidae and Petroicidae, comprise the superfamily Callaeoidea, currently thought to be basal Passerida (Boyd).


Notiomystis cincta Stitchbird (Hihi)
NOTE: Work by Ewen et al (2006) and Driskell et al (2007) showed that this taxon is not closely-related to Meliphagidae. It diverged from Callaeatidae long enough ago to be distinct at the family level.
N. c. hautura Res NZ (Little Barrier I several thousand inds). Reint NZ (Tiritiri Matangi I 226 inds Feb 2008, Kapiti I 100+, Karori Sanctuary in Wellington where nesting in tall Kauri trees, Maungatautari).
N. c. cincta Extirp NZ (NI).

CALLAEIDAE (5 species)

Callaeas cinereus South Island Kokako
NOTE: David and Gosselin (2002b) established that Callaeas is masculine.
The NI and SI populations have been separated at the specific level based on plumage and ecological differences (Holdaway et al 2001; Murphy et al 2006).

Extinct? Res NZ (SI, Stewart I); 50 calls ascribed to this subspecies in Big River Valley, Fiordland Jan 2006, Southern bird #26).

C. wilsoni North Island Kokako
Res NZ (NI 1650 inds in about 15 discrete populations; int Little Barrier I, Tiritiri Matangi I, Kapiti I; reint Mt Bruce, Boundary Stream, Ngapukeariki; reint in progress Whitinaki, Waitakere Ranges, Otanewainuku, Puketi Forest; translocated Secretary I; Miskelly and Powlesland 2013).

Philesturnus carunculatus South Island Saddleback
NOTE: The NI and SI taxa are treated as separate species based on size and plumage differences, and the possession of a juvenile plumage only by carunculatus (Holdaway et al 2001).
Res 650 inds NZ (South Cape islands off Stewart I; extirp SI, Stewart I; reint islands off Stewart I, Breaksea I in Fiordland, Motuara I in Marlborough Sounds, Ulva I, Long I, Blumine I, Anchor I, Chalky I; reint in progress Orokonui, additional islands off s. Stewart I).

P. rufusater North Island Saddleback
Res NZ (5000 inds Hen I; extirp NI, Great Barrier I, Little Barrier I, Hen and Chickens Is except Hen I, Cuvier Is; reint Hen and Chickens Is (Lady Alice, Whatupuke; self-int Coppermine), Cuvier I, Mercury Is (Red Mercury I, Stanley I), Little Barrier I; int Tiritiri Matangi I (400+), Kapiti I, Mokoia I (Lake Rotorua), Motuihe I (Hauraki Gulf) 20 inds from Tiritiri Matangi I, Whale I, Bushy Park. Reint in progress Motutapu I, Rangitoto I, Tawharanui).

Heterolocha acutirostris Huia
Extinct. Res formerly NZ (NI).

PETROICIDAE (6 species)

Christidis and Boles (1994) note that Petroicidae has priority over Eopsaltridae.

P. longipes North Island Robin
NOTE: Holdaway et al (2001) considered longipes and australis specifically distinct, as did genetic studies by Miller and Lambert (2006).
Res NZ (NI, Little Barrier I, Kapiti I). Reint NZ (Tiritiri Matangi I, Moturua I in Bay of Islands, Mokoia I, Mana I, Boundary Stream, Karori Sanctuary, Bushy Park, Mayor I, Tawaharanui, Cape Sanctuary, Puketi Forest; several other locations in progress; Miskelly and Powlesland 2013).

P. australis South Island Robin
P. a. australis Res NZ (SI). Reint Allports I, Motuara I in Marlborough Sds, Hawea, Anchor , Pigeon I in Dusky Sd, West Matukituki Valley, Adele I, Pomona I, Chalky I, Orokonui Sanctuary; Miskelly and Powlesland 2013).
P. a. rakiura Res NZ (Stewart I). Reint Ulva I, Putauhinu I; Miskelly and Powlesland 2013).

P. traversi Black Robin
NOTE: Genetic studies by Miller and Lambert (2006) suggested this species is closer to New Zealand Tomtit P. macrocephala than P. longipes or P. australis.
Res Chatham Is (Little Mangere I 234 inds in 2011, Mangere I 47 inds 2011 NZBO; extirpated Chatham I, Pitt I, Mangere I; reint South East I, Mangere I, Pitt I 2001-2005 (failed; Miskelly and Powlesland 2013).

P. macrocephala Tomtit
NOTE: Holdaway et al (2001) raised most taxa usually considered subspecies to species level, as 4 species: the distinctive Auckland Is and Snares Is Tomtits, M. toitoi White-breasted Tomtit of NI, and SI and Chatham Is birds as subspecies of P. macrocephala Yellow-breasted Tomtit. Genetic studies by Miller and Lambert (2006), however, indicated recent radiation of macrocephala, resulting in retention of subspecific status by OSNZ (2010).
P. m. toitoi Res NZ (NI Great Barrier I, Little Barrier I, Kapiti I) Int Cape Sanctuary in Hawkes Bay (Miskelly and Powlesland 2013).
P. m. macrocephala Res NZ (SI, Stewart I, Solander I).
P. m. chathamensis Res Chatham Is (Pitt I 500 inds, Mangere I 70-100 inds, South East I 200-300 inds, Little Mangere I <10 inds, Powlesland et al 2001; extirpated Chatham I but re-introduced there 20 inds 2011 (Powlesland et al 2011).
P. m. marrineri Res Auckland Is.
P. m. dannefaerdi Res Snares Is 500+ prs (Miskelly et al 2001).

Petroica pusilla Pacific Robin
NOTE: The specific epithet for this species becomes pusilla with the split of previous nominate multicolor.
P. m. septentrionalis Res Solomon Is (Bougainville).
P. m. kulambangrae Res Solomon Is (Kolombangara).
P. m. polymorpha Res Solomon Is (Makira).
P. m. dennisi Res Solomon Is (Guadalcanal, Mayr and Diamond 2001).
P. m. ambrynensis Res Vanuatu (except Emae, Nguna, Emau, Efate, Erromango, Tanna, Aneityum).
P. m. feminina Res Vanuatu (Efate, Emae, Nguna, Emau).
P. m. soror Res Solomon Is (Banks Is: Vanua Lava).
P. m. cognata Res Vanuatu (Erromango).
P. m. similis Res Vanuatu (Tanna, Aneityum).
P. m. kleinschmidti Res Fiji (Viti Levu, Vanua Levu).
P. m. taveunensis Res Fiji (Taveuni).
P. m. becki Res Fiji (Kadavu).
P. m. pusilla Res Samoa (Savaii, Upolu).

Petroica multicolor Norfolk Robin
NOTE: This species is split from Pacific Robin P. pusilla (Kearns et al 2015).
Res Norfolk I.

Microeca flaviventris Yellow-bellied Robin
NOTE: Genetic studies show this species belongs in Microeca (Boyd).
Res New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Ile de Pins).

The next of Boyd's superfamilies represented in the Pacific Region is Paroidea; the only species of Paroidea in the Pacific Region was an introduced member of Paridae that is now extirpated.

PARIDAE (1 species)

Sittiparus varius Varied Tit
NOTE: This species was moved to Sittiparus based on data in Johansson et al (2013).
S. v. varius? Int Hawaiian Is (Kauai, Oahu; now extirpated).

The relationships between the remaining six superfamilies and their constituent families in Passerida is unsettled; Boyd arranged them into three clades: (1) Sylvioidea, (2) a clade containing Reguloidea, Bombycilloidea, Certhioidea, and Muscicapoidea, and (3) Passeroidea. Boyd's Sylvioidea includes 11 Pacific Region families which follow, Alaudidae through Leiotrichidae.

ALAUDIDAE (2 species)

Alauda arvensis Eurasian Skylark
A. a. pekinensis Acc Hawaiian Is (Kure Oct 1963 and Nov 2014, Nov and Dec reports Midway unsubstantiated, Pyle and Pyle 2009), Johnson Atoll (Pyle and Pyle 2009).
A. a. arvensis Int Hawaiian Is (SE Is, some showing influence of japonica; one French Frigate Shoals Oct 1991 poss this subsp from SE Is, Pyle and Pyle 2009), NZ (NI, SI, Stewart I), Chatham Is. Cas Lord Howe I (3 recs, Jun-Sep, prob from NZ, McAllan et al 2004), Kermadec Is (Veitch et al 2004), Snares Is (Miskelly et al 2001). Acc Auckland Is, Nov Antipodes Is (Tennyson et al 2002).

Calandrella brachydactyla Red-capped Lark
NOTE: Often considered conspecific with C. cinerea, but split according to Alstrom et al (2013). This record may pertain to recently-split (from brachydactyla, Alstrom et al 2013) Mongolian (Sykes's Short-toed Lark C. dukhunensis.
subsp? Acc s Izu Is (Apr Torishima).

HIRUNDINIDAE (13 species)

The sequence presented by Boyd is followed here, with minor modofications as indicated by IOC v7.2.

Riparia riparia Sand Martin (Bank Swallow)
R. r. subsp? Cas Clipperton I, Cocos I (Apr, Dean and Montoya 2005), Galapagos Is (Espanola, Genovesa, San Cristobal).

Tachycineta bicolor Tree Swallow
Acc Clipperton I.

Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged Swallow
S. s. subsp? Acc Guadelupe I, Revillagigedos Is (Apr Socorro, Jehl and Parkes 1982; Clarion, Wanless et al 2009).

Progne subis Purple Martin
P. s. subsp? Cas Clipperton I, Cocos I (Montoya 2012), Galapagos Is (Espanola, Santa Cruz).

P. modesta Galapagos Martin
NOTE: Sometimes considered conspecific with P. murphyi Peruvian Martin and/or P. elegans Southern Martin.
Res Galapagos Is (except Culpepper, Wenman, Marchena, Pinta, Rabida, Genovesa).

Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow
H. r. erythrogaster Cas Revillagigedo Is (Clarion, San Benedicto, Brattstrom and Howell 1956), Clipperton I, Cocos I (Montoya 2003), Galapagos Is (Santa Maria, Espanola, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz). Acc Hawaiian Is (Hawaii Jan 1964, Pyle and Pyle 2009).
H. r. gutturalis Vis Sep-May s Izu Is, Ogasawara Is, Iwo Is, Mariana Is, Palau, Caroline Is (Yap, Truk, Pohnpei); Marshall Is (Pyle and Pyle 2009). Acc Hawaiian Is (Midway Mar 1965, reports Midway Sep and Mar not identified to subspecies, nor was one Kure Sep 1964, Pyle and Pyle 2009).

H. tahitica Pacific Swallow
H. t. subfusca Res Solomon Is (incl Nissan, Hadden 2004b, Buka, Bougainville, and Santa Cruz Is, but not Rennell, Dutson 2011), Vanuatu, New Caledonia (Loyalty Is (Ouvea <10 prs, Barre and Dutson 2000), Fiji, Tonga (Eua, Vavau, Tongatapu, Nomuka Group, Tofua). Cas New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Loyalty Is: Lifou, Mare, ?Walpole, Barre and Dutson 2000).
H. t. tahitica Res Society Is (Tahiti, Moorea).

H. neoxena Welcome Swallow
NOTE: Sometimes treated as a subspecies of H. tahitica.
H. n. neoxena Res Lord Howe I (McAllan et al 2004), Norfolk I (also many migrants, Christian 2005), NZ (NI, SI, Stewart I), Chatham Is (Chatham, breeding since 1976, Aikman and Miskelly 2004). Vis Apr-Oct, mostly Apr-Jul New Caledonia (Barre and Bachy 2003). Cas Kermadec Is, Snares Is (Miskelly et al 2001). Acc May Macquarie I (N. Milius).

Delichon dasypus Asian House-Martin
NOTE: Although David and Gosselin (2002b) established that Delichon is neuter, dasypus is invariable.
Hypo Aug-Dec Palau (reports do not eliminate possibility of D. urbicum Common House Martin, Pratt et al 2010).

Cecropis daurica Red-rumped Swallow
NOTE: Sometimes included in Hirundo.
C. d. daurica? Acc Solomon Is (Mar Bougainville, Mayr and Diamond 2001; Hadden 2004a; Dec-Jan Bougainville, Dutson 2011).

Petrochelidon ariel Fairy Martin
NOTE: Sometimes included in Hirundo.
Cas Jan-Oct Lord Howe I (7 recs, McAllan et al 2004; one May 2006, Mustoe), NZ (10 records Jul-Jan NI,SI, OSNZ 2010); Snares Is Nov 2004 OSNZ 2010). Acc Dec Norfolk I (Hobcroft).

P. nigricans Tree Martin
NOTE: Sometimes included in Hirundo.
P. n. nigricans Vis Apr-Dec Solomon Is (Apr and Sep Nissan, Tarburton 2006, Hadden 2004b; Jun-Dec Bougainville, Hadden 2004a; Malaita; Guadalcanal, Dutson 2001; Rennell, Filardi et al 1999). Cas (this subsp?) New Caledonia (Apr-Oct, Dutson 2011, Barre and Bachy 2003), Nov-Apr NZ (NI, SI), Dec-Apr and Aug Lord Howe I (5 recs, McAllan et al 2004), Aug-Feb Snares Is (Miskelly et al 2001). Acc Dec Caroline Is (Chuuk-Satawan Atoll, Buden 2006), Dec Norfolk I (Hobcroft), ?Kermadec Is (Sep Raoul, Veitch et al 2004), Nov Chatham Is (O'Donnell and West 1990), Macquarie I (OSNZ 2010).

P. pyrrhonota American Cliff Swallow
P. p. subsp? Cas Galapagos Is ("only a few records" Swash and Still 2005), Cocos I Apr (Dean and Montoya 2005). Acc Hawaiian Is (French Frigate Shoals Oct-Nov 1991, Pyle and Pyle 2009), Clipperton I.


The following sequence and taxonomy of species is based on Cibois et al (2008, 2011) and Saitoh et al (2012). These authors postulated as many as three waves of Pacific colonization (see also Pratt et al 1987, Dickinson 2003). The species A. orientalis groups with A. stentoreus, and A. arundinaceus of Asian origin. Among species endemic to the Pacific region, luscinius of Guam is closest to the A. orientalis group and is basal to the remaining species in the Pacific radiation. The latter separate into two major clades. One, with A. hiwae of Saipan and Alamagan as the basal taxon and A. australis of Solomon Is next to diverge, comprises four additional groups (Saitoh et al 2012): (1) yamashinae, rehsei, and aequinoctialis of Pagan, Nauru, and Kiribati respectively, (2) A. mendanae of southern Marquesas Is, (3) A syrinx of Caroline Is, and (4) nijoi of Aguiguan. Cibois et al (2011) and Saitoh et al (2012) note that there were three separate colonizations of the Mariana Is represented in the clade of which nijoi is basal. The second major clade consists of three minor clades; A. familiaris of Hawaiian Is and sister to the remaining two minor clades, A. kerearako and A. rimatarae of Cook Is and Rimatara respectively, and the remaining species, which separate into 5 genetically distinguishable lineages. These consist of (1) astralobii, atyphus, percernis, and longirostris of Gambier Is, Tuamotu Is, northern Marquesas Is, and Society Is respectively, (2) caffer of Society Is, (3) garretti and musae of Society Is, (4) taiti of Pitcairn Is, and (5) vaughani of Pitcairn Is. Saitoh et al (2012) note that among these latter 5 lineages, there are three in the Society Is and two in the Pitcairn Is (see accounts below). Pratt et al (1987) separated syrinx and rehsei as species, a change confirmed by Cibois et al (2011).

Acrocephalus orientalis Oriental Reed-Warbler
NOTE: Considered by some a subspecies of A. arundinaceus.
Cas Ogasawara Is, Iwo Is. Acc Palau (photo Apr, Pratt and Etpison 2008, Wiles et al 2000, Engbring 1988). Hypo Caroline Is (Yap Feb Wiles et al 2000, Pratt et al 2010).

A. luscinius Nightingale Reed-Warbler
NOTE: Use of luscinius, an invariable noun, rather than luscinia is discussed by David and Gosselin (2002a). Saitoh et al (2012) suggested retaining the English name Nightingale Reed-Warbler for the only extant population (Saipan and Alamagan), rather than for the extinct population on Guam.
Extinct. Formerly res Mariana Is (Guam, ?Tinian).

A. hiwai Saipan Reed-Warbler
NOTE: A single sample from an Alamagan specimen indicated no difference from Saipan birds (Saitoh 2012).
Res Mariana Is (Saipan 2530+ inds; Alamagan 210+ inds, Marshall et al 2011, Mosher and Fancy 2002).

A. australis Australian Reed-Warbler
NOTE: Often considered conspecific with A. stentoreus Clamorous Reed-Warbler. Clements (2000) separated Solomon Is taxa as toxopei within A. australis, and applied sumbae to birds in parts of the Moluccas and Lesser Sundas; this treatment is followed here.
A. s. toxopei Res Solomon Is (Buka, Bougainville, Guadalcanal, Santa Isabel, Mbanika, Gijunabena Is near Santa Isabel, Dutson 2011).
A. a. subsp., presumably Australian carterae, gouldi, or australis. Acc NZ (Nov 2004 SI).

A. yamashinae Pagan Reed-Warbler
Extinct. Res Mariana Is (Pagan).

A. rehsei Nauru Reed-Warbler
Res Nauru (5000 inds, Buden 2008).

A. aequinoctialis Bokikokiko
A. a. aequinoctialis Res Kiribati (Kiritimati).
A. a. pistor Res Kiribati (Tabueran, Teraina).

A. mendanae Southern Marquesas Reed-Warbler
A. m. mendanae Res Marquesas Is (Hiva Oa, Tahuata).
A. m. consobrinus Res Marquesas Is (Motane).
A. m. fatuhivae Res Marquesas Is (Fatu Hiva).
A. m. dido Res Marquesas Is (Ua Pou).

A. syrinx Caroline Islands Reed-Warbler
Res Caroline Is (Yap: Woleai Atoll, Lamotrek Atoll, Baker 1951, Truk, Pohnpei, hypo Kosrae Hayes et al 2016).

A. nijoi Aguiguan Reed-Warbler
Extinct. 1-6 inds 2002 but none found 2008 (Marshall et al 2011, Reichel and Glass 1991).

A. familiaris Millerbird
NOTE: Pratt (in Moore et al 2001) discussed this taxon; there is some evidence in favor of their status as separate species.
A. f. kingi Res Hawaiian Is (Nihoa 814 inds, Pyle and Pyle 2009).
A. f. familiaris Extinct. Res formerly Hawaiian Is (Laysan I).

A. kerearako Cook Islands Reed-Warbler
A. k. kerearako Res Cook Is (Mangaia).
A. k. kaoko Res Cook Is (Mitiaro).

A. rimitarae Rimatara Reed-Warbler
Res Tubuai Is (Rimatara; at most 2567 inds, Thibault and Cibois 2006).

A. astrolabii Mangareva Reed-Warbler
NOTE: This species discussed by Cibois et al (2011b).
Extinct. Formerly res Gambier Is (Mangareva).

A. atyphus Tuamotu Reed-Warbler
A. a. atyphus Res nw Tuamotu Is.
A. a. ravus Res se Tuamotu Is.
A. a. palmarum Res Tuamotu Is (Anaa).
A. a. niauensis Res Tuamotu Is (Niau).
A. a. eremus Res Tuamotu Is (Makatea).
A. a. flavidus Res Tuamotu Is (Napuka).

A. percernis Northern Marquesan Reed-Warbler
NOTE: Pratt (in Moore et al 2001) discussed this taxon.
A. p. percernis Res Marquesas Is (Nuku Hiva).
A. p. idae Res Marquesas Is (Ua Huka).
A. p. aquilonis Res Marquesas Is (Eiao).
A. p. postremus Res Marquesas Is (Hatutu).

A. longirostris Moorea Reed-Warbler
Extinct. Formerly res Society Is (Moorea). Very rare by 1975, Thibault et al (1975).

A. caffer Tahiti Reed-Warbler
Res Society Is (Tahiti, 100-300 territories, Cibois et al 2008).

A. garretti Garrett's Reed-Warbler
A. m. garrettiExtinct. Res Society Is (Huahine).
A. m. musaeExtinct. Res Society Is (Raiatea).

A. taiti Henderson Island Reed-Warbler
Res Pitcairn Is (Henderson).

A. vaughani Pitcairn Island Reed-Warbler
Res Pitcairn Is (Pitcairn).


The family name Megaluridae is replaced by Locustellidae, as recommended by the British Ornithologists' Union (Boyd).

Locustella lanceolata Lanceolated Warbler
L. l. subsp.? Acc Palau (Pratt and Etpison 2008).

Bowdleria punctata Fernbird
NOTE: OSNZ (1990) is followed here in using Bowdleria rather than Megalurus; anatomical differences separate the genera (Olson 1990).
B. p. vealeae Res NZ (NI, Great Barrier I, Aldermen Is). Reint NZ (Tiritiri Matangi I).
B. p. punctata Res NZ (SI).
B. p. stewartiana Res NZ (Stewart I and outliers except Codfish I).
B. p. wilsoni Res NZ (Codfish I). Reint Putauhinu I, Miskelly and Powlesland 2013).

B. caudata Snares Island Fernbird
NOTE: This taxon and the next, B. rufescens, are "quite distinct" from B. punctata (Worthy and Holdaway 2002).
Res Snares Is 1500 prs (Miskelly et al 2001).

B. rufescens Chatham Islands Fernbird
Extinct. Res formerly Chatham Is (Chatham, Pitt, Mangere).

Megalurulus mariei New Caledonia Thicketbird
Res New Caledonia (Grande Terre).

M. whitneyi Santo Thicketbird
NOTE: This taxon and the next, M. turiparvae are considered separate species (Dutson 2011).
Res Vanuatu (Espiritu Santo).

M. turipavae Guadalcanal Thicketbird
Res Solomon Is (Guadalcanal).

M. llaneae Bougainville Thicketbird
Res Solomon Is (Bougainville).

M. rufus Long-legged Thicketbird
T. r. rufus Res Fiji (Viti Levu <250 inds, Masibalavu and Dutson 2006).
T. r. cluniei Res Fiji (Vanua Levu).

PYCNONOTIDAE (3 species)

Pycnonotus jocosus Red-whiskered Bulbul
P. j. emeria? Int Hawaiian Is (Oahu, Pyle and Pyle 2009).

P. cafer Red-vented Bulbul
P. c. bengalensis Int Hawaiian Is (Oahu), Marshall Is (Majuro, Trevor), Tonga (Nukualofa, Eua, Niuafoou, Tongatapu, Vavau), Tahiti, NZ (extirp? NI), Fiji (Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Ovalau, Taveuni, Gau, Beqa, Wakaya, Wairiki, Waiyevo), Samoa (Savaii, Upolu, Tutuila), New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Notornis 42:214; Barre and Dutson 2000, Dutson 2011).

Hypsipetes amaurotis Chestnut-eared Bulbul
NOTE: Sometimes placed in genus Microscelis, but both Boyd and IOC v7.2 place it in Hypsipetes, based on Oliveros and Moyle (2010).
H. a. amaurotis Res s Izu Is (Torishima).
H. a. squamiceps Res Ogasawara Is (Mukojima, Chichijima, Hahajima).
H. a. magnirostris Res Iwo Is (Kita-iwojima, Iwojima).

CETTIIDAE (6 species)

According to recent genetic evidence, the genus Cettia is polyphyletic; Boyd erects 4 genera to remedy this situation and transferred Pacific Region species formerly included in Cettia initially to Horeites and then to Horornis, which is followed by IOC v7.2 and herein.

Urosphena squameiceps Asian Stubtail
U. s. subsp.? Acc Ogasawara Is (Chichijima, Hahajima).

Horornis diphone Japanese Bush-Warbler
H. d. diphone Res s Izu Is (Torishima), Ogasawara Is, Iwo Is. Int (prob this subsp, Hawaiian Is (SE Is, Pyle and Pyle 2009).

H. annae Palau Bush-Warbler
Res Palau (Babelduab to Peleliu).

H. parens Shade Bush-Warbler
Res Solomon Is (Makira).

H. haddeni Bougainville Bush-Warbler (Odedi)
Res Solomon Is (Bougainville, Hadden 2004a).

H. ruficapillus Fiji Bush-Warbler
H. r. ruficapillus Res Fiji (Kadavu).
H. r. badiceps Res Fiji (Viti Levu).
H. r. castaneopterus Res Fiji (Vanua Levu).
H. r. funebris Res Fiji (Taveuni).


Based on recent genetic data showing that this family consists of 9 well-defined clades (Johansson et al 2007 and Olsson et al 2005), Boyd assigned each clade to a separate genus; this approach has not adopted by IOC v7.2, pending new data from studies underway in the Alstrom lab (IOC v7.2).

Phylloscopus inornatus Yellow-browed Warbler
P. i. inornatus Acc Ogasawara Is (Chichijima).

P. maforensis Island Leaf-Warbler
NOTE: Specific epithet maforensis has precedence over poliocephalus (IOC v7.2).
P. m. becki Res Solomon Is (Guadalcanal, Malaita, Santa Isabel).
P. m. bougainvillei Res Solomon Is (Bougainville).
P. m. pallescens Res Solomon Is (Kolombangara).

P. makirensis Makira Leaf-Warbler
Res Solomon Is (Makira).

P. amoenus Kolombangara Leaf-Warbler
Res Solomon Is (Kolombangara).

P. borealis Arctic warbler
Acc Hawaiian Is (Kauai 13 Feb 2000- Melgar