Focus on INDIAN SUBCONTINENT VOLUME 1: NON-PASSERINES 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.

 

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

The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Procellariidae – Petrels, Shearwaters, Diving Petrels

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The subspecies of the following two species of Drongo-Cuckoo have been reassessed:

315/2165    Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo    Surniculus lugubris

315/2166    Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo    Surniculus dicruroides

The birds that breed in central and eastern north-east India and south-east Bangladesh, earlier thought to be subspecies dicruroides of Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo, have now been assigned to subspecies brachyurus of Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo. Further, the birds that breed in the high Himalayas of north central and north-east India are now considered to be subspecies of Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo, with dicruroides Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo confined to the Himalayan foothills.

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323/234Y    Forest Owlet    (wc India)

has been assigned to a different genus:

323/234Y    Forest Owlet    Athene blewitti

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444/3512    Brown-fronted Woodpecker    Dendrocoptes auriceps

The eastwards extension of this species’ range is now restricted to c Nepal (formerly the species was locally present in e Nepal). Hence in the North Central region list, this species’ range has been amended to:

(w, c Himalayas)

 

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