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I always wondered why the Black-capped Donacobius was not just called the Donacobius, since there is only one of these. By the way, I don't know where Donacobius comes from. So it occurred to me to find out how many other 'redundant' bird names there are, and here is a list for the version of the IOU database I am running...

Kinglet Calyptura
Cinnamon Neopipo
Fire-eyed Diucon
White-naped Xenopsaris
Bornean Bristlehead
Wattled Ploughbill
Crested Shriketit
White-bellied Erpornis
Stresemann's Bushcrow
Blue-capped Ifrit
Jacky Winter
Black-and-yellow Phainoptila
Grey Hypocolius
Bearded Reedling
Black-capped Donacobius
White-throated Oxylabes
Long-billed Bernieria
Madagascar Yellowbrow
Green Longtail
Silver-eared Mesia
Red-billed Leiothrix
Fire-tailed Myzornis
Rufescent Darkeye
Mountain Blackeye
Ring Ouzel
Cinnamon Ibon
Pale Rockfinch
Purple Grenadier
Sao Tome Shorttail
Rosy Thrush-Tanager