On this page you can view how changes to the IOC bird list have impacted on the contents of this ATWB eBook since its first annual edition.

2019 edition -> 2020 edition     IOC bird list v 8.2 -> IOC bird list v 9.2

Non-Passerine Orders have been resequenced.

The following families have been moved from elsewhere to Part 2 of the IOC birdlist:

Family: Musophagidae – Turacos from Part 3

Family: Cuculidae – Cuckoos from Part 3

Family: Pteroclidae – Sandgrouse from Part 3

Family: Columbidae – Pigeons, Doves from Part 3

Family: Podicipedidae – Grebes  from Part 1

Family: Phoenicopteridae – Flamingos  from Part 1

The following families have been moved from Part 2 to elsewhere in the IOC birdlist:

19 Charadriiformes families to Part 3

Family: Rhynochetidae – Kagu to Part 3

Family: Eurypygidae – Sunbittern to Part 3

Family: Cathartidae – New World Vultures to Part 4

Family: Sagittariidae – Secretarybird to Part 4

Family: Pandionidae – Ospreys to Part 4

Family: Accipitridae – Kites, Hawks, Eagles to Part 4

Family: Cariamidae – Seriemas to Part 5


The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Rallidae – Rails, Crakes & Coots


Genus Alopecoenas of ground doves has been renamed:



The Canirallus genus within Family: Sarothruridae – Flufftails has been reassessed and transferred to Family: Rallidae – Rails, Crakes & Coots:

193/1190    Grey-throated Rail

now has the family identifier:

201/1190    Grey-throated Rail    Canirallus oculeus


The following species have been ascribed to a new genus within Family: Sarothruridae – Flufftails:

193/1191    Madagascan Wood Rail    Mentocrex kioloides

193/1192    Tsingy Wood Rail    Mentocrex beankaensis


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2018 edition -> 2019 edition     IOC bird list v 7.3 -> IOC bird list v 8.2

201/1299    Black-backed Swamphen    Porphyrio indicus

Subspecies viridis resident in s Myanmar to the Malay Peninsula and Vietnam has been re-ascribed to Grey-headed Swamphen, confining the range of Black-backed Swamphen to:

(eastern se Asia, sw Sulawesi)


245/1405    White-headed Stilt    (se ASIA, AUS)

has a new English name:

245/1405    Pied Stilt    Himantopus leucocephalus


286/1598    Grey Noddy

has had its species epithet amended. Its scientific name is now:

Anous albivitta


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