Focus on SOUTHERN AFRICA Updates

This compendium ATWB eBook expands on the contents of the former ‘Focus On’ guide: SOUTHERN AFRICA Volume 2: PASSERINES to include both Non-Passerine and Passerine species.

The remainder of this page details how changes to the IOC bird list impacted on the contents of this compendium eBook for its first annual edition. Only changes affecting PASSERINE species are listed.

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

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


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


Family: Pycnonotidae – Bulbuls has been revised and resequenced.


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

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

836/7489    Layard’s Warbler    Curruca layardi

836/7488    Chestnut-vented Warbler    Curruca subcoerulea

836/7475    Common Whitethroat    Curruca communis


820/714F    Red-winged Warbler

has been ascribed to a different genus and has a new English name:

820/714F    Red-winged Prinia    Prinia erythroptera


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


Family: Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes & Allies has been resequenced.


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

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

937/8839    Bronze Mannikin    Spermestes cucullata

937/8840    Magpie Mannikin    Spermestes fringilloides

937/883Y    Red-backed Mannikin    Spermestes nigriceps

937/8807    Black-faced Waxbill    Brunhilda erythronotos

937/8795    Grey Waxbill    Glaucestrilda perreini

937/8796    Cinderella Waxbill    Glaucestrilda thomensis

937/878Y    Violet-eared Waxbill    Granatina granatina


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