Focus on INDIAN SUBCONTINENT VOLUME 2: 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 families have a modified English name:

Family: Vireonidae – Vireos, Greenlets & Shrike-babblers

Family: Oriolidae – Figbirds, Orioles & Turnagra

Family Pnoepygidae – Cupwings

Family: Timaliidae – Babblers, Scimitar Babblers

Family: Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes and Allies

Family: Elachuridae – Elachura

Family: Fringillidae – Finches, Euphonias

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All species that were formerly members of Tephrodornithidae – Woodshrikes and Allies (Family code ‘600’) have been transferred to another, expanded family (Family code ‘616’):

Family: Vangidae – Vangas and Allies

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Family Campephagidae – Cuckooshrikes has been re-defined and re-sequenced. As part of this review, the following species have been assigned to a different genus:

636/5776    Black-winged Cuckooshrike    Lalage melaschistos

636/5778    Black-headed Cuckooshrike    Lalage melanoptera

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The subspecies of the following two species of Shrike have been reassessed:

660/5898    Great Grey Shrike    Lanius excubitor

660/5899    Southern Grey Shrike    Lanius meridionalis

The birds that are resident throughout much of the Indian Subcontintent region, wintering in the south, and earlier thought to be subspecies lahtora of Southern Grey Shrike, have now been identified as being a subspecies of Great Grey Shrike. [Also as part of this review, Lanius meridionalis now has the English name Iberian Grey Shrike.]

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672/601Y    Crow-billed Drongo

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

Dicrurus annectens

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The Eurasian Magpie Pica pica species complex in family Corvidae – Crows, Jays has been revised. As part of this revision, the birds that are resident in the eastern Himalayas have been split to a newly defined species:

684/62F2    Black-rumped Magpie    Pica bottanensis

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Family Pnoepygidae – Wren-babblers has had its English name changed to Pnoepygidae – Cupwings, with the former Wren-babbler species in the family now having new English names:

772/6807    Scaly-breasted Cupwing    Pnoepyga albiventer

772/680F    Nepal Cupwing    Pnoepyga immaculata

772/680Y    Pygmy Cupwing    Pnoepyga pusilla

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780/6833    Mountain Tailorbird

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

Phyllergates cucullatus

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804/6996    Thick-billed Warbler   

has been assigned to a new genus and has the new scientific name:

Arundinax aedon

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Family Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers and Allies has been re-defined and re-sequenced. As part of this review, the following species formerly in genus Seicercus have been merged into Phylloscopus:

800/6946    White-spectacled Warbler    Phylloscopus intermedius

800/6951    Grey-cheeked Warbler    Phylloscopus poliogenys

800/6947    Green-crowned Warbler    Phylloscopus burkii

800/6948    Grey-crowned Warbler    Phylloscopus tephrocephalus

800/6949    Whistler’s Warbler    Phylloscopus whistleri

800/6952    Chestnut-crowned Warbler    Phylloscopus castaniceps

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Family Locustellidae – Grassbirds and Allies has been re-defined and re-sequenced. As part of this review, the following species have been assigned to a new or different genus:

808/702F    Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler    Helopsaltes certhiola

808/7060    Bristled Grassbird    Schoenicola striatus

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828/7270    Rufous-vented Prinia    (Pakistan, nw India, Nepal)

has a new English name:

828/7270    Rufous-vented Grass Babbler    Laticilla burnesii

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828/7271    Swamp Prinia    (ne India, n Bangladesh)

has a new English name:

828/7271    Swamp Grass Babbler    Laticilla cinerascens

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832/7445    Rufous-backed Sibia

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

Heterophasia annectens

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832/741E    Ashambu Laughingthrush

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

Montecincla meridionalis

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907/8171    White-bellied Blue Flycatcher

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

Cyornis pallidipes

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929/8613    Russet Sparrow

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

Passer cinnamomeus

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The families in Part 12 of the IOC bird list have been re-defined and re-sequenced. The 15 Emberiza species regularly present in the Indian Subcontinent region have been assigned to the re-defined family Emberizidae – Buntings.

 

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