Country Guide VIETNAM 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 has been ascribed to a new genus:

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 Vietnam is as follows:

CAPRIMULGIFORMES/Caprimulgidae – Nightjars

PODARGIFORMES/Podargidae – Frogmouths

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286/162Y    Mew Gull

has a new English name:

286/162Y    Common Gull    Larus canus

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

768/678E    Siberian House Martin    Delichon lagopodum

(breeds c, e Siberia, w Far East Russia, n, c Mongolia;
winters north-west se ASIA)

has been split from:

768/6785    Common House Martin    Delichon urbicum

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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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The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Paradoxornithidae – Parrotbills & Allies

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820/7128    Deignan’s Prinia

has a new (reinstated) English name:

820/7128    Brown Prinia    Prinia polychroa

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828/7292    Limestone Wren-Babbler

has been split into three species. The species that is regularly present in Vietnam is:

828/729P    Annam Limestone Babbler    Gypsophila annamensis

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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 Vietnam 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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917/840Y    Greyish-crowned Leafbird    Chloropsis lazulina

has been split from:

917/8409    Orange-bellied Leafbird    Chloropsis hardwickii

(w Yunnan, extreme nw Vietnam, nc, nw Laos and to w)

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

 

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