Country Guide AUSTRALIA Updates

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.

2022 edition -> 2023 edition     IOC bird list v 11.2 -> IOC bird list v 12.2

042/0143    Raja Shelduck

has a new English name:

042/0143    Radjah Shelduck    Radjah radjah


162/0903    Eastern Osprey    Pandion cristatus

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

162/0902    Western Osprey

which has a new English name:

162/0902    Osprey    Pandion haliaetus


323/235T    Tasmanian Boobook    Ninox leucopsis    (Tasmania)

has been split from:

323/235F    Morepork    Ninox novaeseelandiae

(New Zealand, Norfolk Island)


548/5290    Black Honeyeater

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

Sugomel nigrum


Family: Oriolidae – Figbirds, Old World Orioles, Piopios has a new English name.


Family: Sturnidae – Starlings, Rhabdornises has a modified English name.


937/8822    Zebra Finch

has been split into two species. The species regularly present in Australia is:

937/882E    Australian Zebra Finch    Taeniopygia castanotis    (Australia)


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