Country Guide INDIA 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.

2021 edition -> 2022 edition     IOC bird list v 10.2 -> IOC bird list v 11.2

Order Anseriformes has been resequenced to precede Order Galliformes.

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Family: Phasianidae – Pheasants & Allies has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

065/0381    Grey Francolin    Ortygornis pondicerianus

065/0382    Swamp Francolin    Ortygornis gularis

065/0423    King Quail    Synoicus chinensis

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Order Caprimulgiformes has been split into four orders, each comprised of a single family. The revised sequence of the two orders/families that are regularly present in India is as follows:

CAPRIMULGIFORMES/Caprimulgidae – Nightjars

PODARGIFORMES/Podargidae – Frogmouths

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303/199E    Malabar Imperial Pigeon    Ducula cuprea    (sw India)

has been split from:

303/1997    Mountain Imperial Pigeon    Ducula badia

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The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

087/0566    Swinhoe’s Storm Petrel    Hydrobates monorhis

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167/110F    Himalayan Buzzard    Buteo refectus

has a new species epithet.

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Family: Strigidae – Owls has been revised and resequenced.

The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

323/2321    Collared Owlet    Taenioptynx brodiei

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391/3130    Green Bee-eater

has a new English name:

391/3130    Asian Green Bee-eater    Merops orientalis

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Family: Vireonidae – Vireos, Greenlets, Shrike-babblers has been revised and resequenced.

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684/6246    Large-spotted Nutcracker

has a new English name:

684/6246    Kashmir Nutcracker    Nucifraga multipunctata

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760/658Y    Lesser Short-toed Lark    Alaudala rufescens

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

760/658T    Turkestan Short-toed Lark    Alaudala heinei

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Family: Hirundinidae – Swallows, Martins has been revised and resequenced.

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800/6906    Alpine Leaf warbler    Phylloscopus occisinensis

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

800/6905    Tickell’s Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus affinis

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820/713E    Delicate Prinia    Prinia lepida

(n Oman, UAE, s Turkey to Kuwait to n Indian Subcontinent)

has been split from:

820/7133    Graceful Prinia    Prinia gracilis

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The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Paradoxornithidae – Parrotbills & Allies

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824/7234    Rusty-throated Wren-Babbler

has a new English name:

824/7234    Mishmi Wren-Babbler    Spelaeornis badeigularis

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892/7906    Pied Myna

has been a new English name:

892/7906    Indian Pied Myna    Gracupica contra

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Family: Turdidae – Thrushes has been revised and resequenced.

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907/8195    Vivid Niltava

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

907/819T    Chinese Vivid Niltava    Niltava oatesi

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Six subspecies of:

917/8404    Blue-winged Leafbird

have been split to form a new species with the same English name:

917/840E    Blue-winged Leafbird    Chloropsis moluccensis

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Family: Passeridae – Old World Sparrows, Snowfinches has been resequenced.

 

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This ATWB eBook combines and expands on the contents of three former Interactive Checklists: SOUTH-WEST INDIA, NORTH CENTRAL INDIA and NORTH-EAST INDIA. You can view how earlier changes to the IOC bird list impacted on these three volumes by following the links at the foot of this page. The guide also incorporates the contents of the separate publication: ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS Interactive Checklist.

The remainder of this page details how changes to the IOC bird list impacted on the contents of the first edition of the compendium eBook.

2021 edition     IOC bird list v 9.2 -> IOC bird list v 10.2

303/1794    Red Turtle Dove

has a new English name:

303/1794    Red Collared Dove    Streptopelia tranquebarica

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Family: Rallidae – Rails, Crakes & Coots has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new or different genus:

201/1239    Slaty-breasted Rail    Lewinia striata

201/1281    Ruddy-breasted Crake    Zapornia fusca

201/1275    Black-tailed Crake    Zapornia bicolor

201/1269    Brown Crake    Zapornia akool

201/1277    Baillon’s Crake    Zapornia pusilla

201/1276    Little Crake    Zapornia parva

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274/1530    Whimbrel

has a new English name:

274/1530    Eurasian Whimbrel    Numenius phaeopus

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Within Order Charadriiformes, single species Family: Dromadidae – Crab-plover has been resequenced to precede Family: Glareolidae – Coursers, Pratincoles:

237/1398    Crab-plover    Dromas ardeola

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Within Order Suliformes, Family: Anhingidae – Anhingas, Darters has been resequenced to precede Family: Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants, Shags

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120/076F    Black Bittern    Ixobrychus flavicollis

has been ascribed to a different genus and has a new scientific name.

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Family: Pittidae – Pittas has been resequenced.

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Genus Oriolus within Family: Oriolidae – Figbirds, Orioles & Turnagra has been resequenced.

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Genus Dicrurus within single genus Family: Dicruridae – Drongos has been revised and resequenced.

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Family: Pycnonotidae – Bulbuls has been revised and resequenced.

764/6608    Black-headed Bulbul

has been ascribed to a new genus and has a new species epithet. Its scientific name is now:

Brachypodius melanocephalos

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

764/6603    Striated Bulbul    Alcurus striatus

764/6607    Grey-headed Bulbul    Brachypodius priocephalus

764/6609    Andaman Bulbul    Brachypodius fuscoflavescens

764/660Y    Black-crested Bulbul    Rubigula flaviventris

764/6611    Flame-throated Bulbul    Rubigula gularis

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820/7127    Striated Prinia

has a new English name:

820/7127    Himalayan Prinia    Prinia crinigera

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Genus Locustella of Family: Locustellidae – Grassbirds & Allies has been resequenced.

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Family: Sylviidae – Sylviid Babblers has been revised and resequenced to follow Family: Cisticolidae – Cisticolas & Allies.

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Parrotbills, Fulvettas, Asian Babblers and Myzornis, all formerly in Sylviidae (identifier number ‘836’),

have been moved to new family:

Family: Paradoxornithidae – Parrotbills and allies (identifier number ‘838’)

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

836/746F    Desert Whitethroat    Curruca minula

836/7469    Lesser Whitethroat    Curruca curruca

836/746Y    Hume’s Whitethroat    Curruca althaea

836/7471    Eastern Orphean Warbler    Curruca crassirostris

836/7473    Asian Desert Warbler    Curruca nana

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Family: Zosteropidae – White-eyes has been revised and resequenced and has been moved from Part 10 to Part 9 of the IOC bird list.

840/7530    Striated Yuhina    Staphida castaniceps

has been ascribed to a new genus and has a new scientific name.

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Family: Timaliidae – Babblers, Scimitar Babblers has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new or different genus:

824/7259    Dark-fronted Babbler    Dumetia atriceps

824/725F    Pin-striped Tit-Babbler    Mixornis gularis

824/7257    Golden Babbler    Cyanoderma chrysaeum

824/7256    Black-chinned Babbler    Cyanoderma pyrrhops

824/7255    Rufous-capped Babbler    Cyanoderma ruficeps

824/7254    Buff-chested Babbler    Cyanoderma ambiguum

824/7220    Large Scimitar Babbler    Erythrogenys hypoleucos

824/7221    Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler    Erythrogenys erythrogenys

824/7224    Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler    Erythrogenys mcclellandi

824/723Y    Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler    Stachyris humei

824/7240    Cachar Wedge-billed Babbler    Stachyris roberti

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Family: Pellorneidae – Ground Babblers has a modified English name and has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new or different genus:

828/7273    Yellow-throated Fulvetta   Schoeniparus cinereus

828/7274    Rufous-winged Fulvetta    Schoeniparus castaneceps

828/7276    Rufous-throated Fulvetta    Schoeniparus rufogularis

828/7277    Rusty-capped Fulvetta    Schoeniparus dubius

828/7293    Streaked Wren-Babbler    Gypsophila brevicaudata

828/7306    Long-billed Wren-Babbler    Napothera malacoptila

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Genus Alcippe within Pellorneidae (identifier number ‘828’)

has been moved to new family:

Family: Alcippeidae – Alcippe Fulvettas (identifier number ‘830’)

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Family: Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes & Allies has been resequenced.

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Genus Sitta within single genus Family: Sittidae – Nuthatches has been resequenced.

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Genus Ficedula within Family: Muscicapidae – Chats, Old World Flycatchers has been resequenced.

907/8285    Slaty-backed Flycatcher

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

Ficedula erithacus

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907/8305    Pygmy Flycatcher    Ficedula hodgsoni

has been ascribed to genus Ficedula, and now has the scientific name which was formerly that of 907/8285    Slaty-backed Flycatcher.

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921/8430    Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker    Dicaeum melanozanthum

has a modified scientific name.

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Family: Estrildidae – Waxbills, Munias & Allies has been revised and resequenced.

 

To view how earlier changes to the IOC bird list impacted on the three volumes that preceded the publication of this compendium ATWB eBook, follow these links:

Interactive Checklist NORTH CENTRAL INDIA     Updates

Interactive Checklist NORTH-EAST INDIA    Updates

Interactive Checklist SOUTH-WEST INDIA    Updates

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