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.

[The 2019 edition of this title will be published in August 2018]

 

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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