Vol. 69, pp. 1-12 May 21, 1956 PROCEEDINGS OF THE f:^ J BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON FURTHER ADDITIONS TO THE LIST OF BIRDS OF VENEZUELA By Alexander Wetmore and William H. Phelps, Jr. Examination of specimens in the Phelps Collection and of comparative material in the United States National Mu-seum and the American Museum of Natural History has shown to the authors some species and subspecies which they believe to be new, that are described in the body of this paper. These new birds were obtained by Sr. Eamon Urbano of the Phelps Collection, on several recent field expeditions. Three of the localities concerned, viz., Caripe, Bram6n and Cerro Chimanta-tepui, appear in standard publications on the ornithology of Venezuela. Cerro de la Neblina is a sandstone, table-top mountain in extreme southern Vene-zuela at the headwaters of the Eio Yattia, nearly on the Brazilian bor-der. Eio Chiquito rises on the eastern slopes of the massif that culmi-nates in the Paramo de Tam&, and is in the Orinoco river watershed. Burgua is situated near the river of the same name in the foothills near the eastern base of the same massif, on the Tachira side of the river. FAMILY TINAMIDAE. Crypturellus noctivagus cursitans subsp, nov. Characters. — Similar to Crypturellus noctivagus idoneus (Todd)l, but much darker; more rufescent, on the sides of the head and the entire dorsal surface; darker below also, except for the white throat; upper breast with gray more prominent, and darker. Description. — Type, Phelps Collection no. 58,544, male, from San Luis, near Burgua,, 530 meters elevation, Estado Tachira, Venezuela, collected November 23, 1952, by Kamon Urbano; (on deposit in U.S. National Museum). Forehead mouse gray, shading to dark mouse gray on the center of the crown, and then gradually becoming warm sepia on the nape, this color continuing over the hindneck; base of the hindneck washed with deep neutral gray; back natal brown shading through bister on the rump, the feathers tipped narrowly with dusky neutral gray; upper tail coverts snuff brown, barred indistinctly with clay color and tawny olive, and irregularly with dusky neutral gray; outermost lesser wing coverts deep neutral gray, forming a definite shoulder patch, contrasting with the Saccardo's umber of the inner series; alula and remiges fucous-black, the outer webs of the primaries becoming fuscous, the longer ones with a narrow edging of Saccardo's umber at the tip on the outer web; middle and greater coverts Sac-cardo's umber, barred irregularly with dusky neutral gray, ciunamon-1 Crypturus idoneus Todd, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, vol. 32, June 27, 1919, p. 117 (Bonda, Magdalena, Colombia). 1_Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., Vol. 69, 1956 (1) CJ Dr. ..^"'