Focus on SOUTH-EAST ASIA 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.

065/043Y    Malaysian Partridge

has a new English name:

065/043Y    Malayan Partridge    Arborophila campbelli

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065/049E    Malaysian Crested Argus

has a new English name:

065/049E    Malayan Crested Argus    Rheinardia nigrescens

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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 South-east Asia is as follows:

CAPRIMULGIFORMES/Caprimulgidae – Nightjars

PODARGIFORMES/Podargidae – Frogmouths

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303/178T    Burmese Collared Dove    Streptopelia xanthocycla    (c Myanmar)

has been split from:

303/1789    Eurasian Collared Dove    Streptopelia decaocto

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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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167/110F    Himalayan Buzzard    Buteo refectus

has a new species epithet.

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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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The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Calyptomenidae – African & Green Broadbills

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Family: Vireonidae – Vireos, Greenlets, Shrike-babblers has been revised and resequenced.

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684/6181    Black Magpie

has a new English name:

684/6181    Malayan Black Magpie    Platysmurus leucopterus

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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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820/7128    Deignan’s Prinia

has a new (reinstated) English name:

820/7128    Brown Prinia    Prinia polychroa

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The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Paradoxornithidae – Parrotbills & Allies

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824/7229    Chestnut-backed Scimitar babbler

has been split into two species. The species that is regularly present in South-East Asia is:

824/722T    Sunda Scimitar Babbler    Pomatorhinus bornensis

(s Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo)

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828/7329    Black-capped Babbler

has been split into three species. The species that is regularly present in South-East Asia is:

828/732P    Malayan Black-capped Babbler    Pellorneum nigrocapitatum

(c, s Malay Peninsula, Sumatra)

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828/7292    Limestone Wren-Babbler

has been split into three species:

828/729P    Annam Limestone Babbler    Gypsophila annamensis

(n Vietnam, n Laos, nw Thailand, sc China)

828/729T    Rufous Limestone Babbler    Gypsophila calcicola

(c Thailand)

828/7292    Variable Limestone Babbler    Gypsophila crispifrons

(c, se Myanmar, nw, wc Thailand)

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892/7906    Pied Myna

has been split into three species. The two species that are regularly present in South-East Asia are:

892/7906    Indian Pied Myna    Gracupica contra

(Indian Subcontinent, most of non-peninsular Myanmar, wc, sw Yunnan: sc China)

892/790E    Siamese Pied Myna    Gracupica floweri

(c, nw Cambodia, nw Laos, Thailand and adjacent e Myanmar)

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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 South-East Asia 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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This compendium ATWB eBook combines the contents of two former ‘Focus On’ guides: SOUTH-EAST ASIA Volume 1: NON-PASSERINES and SOUTH-EAST ASIA Volume 2: PASSERINES. You can view how earlier changes to the IOC bird list impacted on these two volumes by following the links at the foot of this page.

The remainder of this page details how changes to the IOC bird list impacted on the contents of the first edition of the compendium eBook.

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

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

065/0447    Chestnut-necklaced Partridge    Tropicoperdix charltonii

065/0448    Green-legged Partridge    Tropicoperdix chloropus

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065/0494    Crested Argus

has been split into two species:

065/0494    Vietnamese Crested Argus    Rheinardia ocellata

(ec, se Laos, wc, locally se Vietnam)

065/049E    Malaysian Crested Argus    Rheinardia nigrescens

(nc Peninsular Malaysia)

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303/1794    Red Turtle Dove

has a new English name:

303/1794    Red Collared Dove    Streptopelia tranquebarica

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Family: Rallidae – Rails, Crakes & Coots has been revised and resequenced.

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

201/1239    Slaty-breasted Rail    Lewinia striata

201/1281    Ruddy-breasted Crake    Zapornia fusca

201/1282    Band-bellied Crake    Zapornia paykullii

201/1275    Black-tailed Crake    Zapornia bicolor

201/1269    Brown Crake    Zapornia akool

201/1277    Baillon’s Crake    Zapornia pusilla

201/1286    White-browed Crake    Poliolimnas cinereus

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249/145E    White-faced Plover    Charadrius dealbatus    (breeds se China)

has been split from:

249/1450    Kentish Plover    Charadrius alexandrinus

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274/1530    Whimbrel

has a new English name:

274/1530    Eurasian Whimbrel    Numenius phaeopus

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Within Order Charadriiformes, single species Family: Dromadidae – Crab-plover has been resequenced to precede Family: Glareolidae – Coursers, Pratincoles:

237/1398    Crab-plover    Dromas ardeola

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Within Order Suliformes, Family: Anhingidae – Anhingas, Darters has been resequenced to precede Family: Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants, Shags

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120/076F    Black Bittern    Ixobrychus flavicollis

has been ascribed to a different genus and has a new scientific name.

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444/359F    Olive-backed Woodpecker    Gecinulus rafflesii

has been ascribed to a different genus and has a new scientific name.

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Family: Eurylaimidae – Typical Broadbills has been resequenced.

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Family: Pittidae – Pittas has been resequenced.

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

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

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Family: Pycnonotidae – Bulbuls has been revised and resequenced.

764/6608    Black-headed Bulbul

has been ascribed to a new genus and has a new species epithet. Its scientific name is now:

Brachypodius melanocephalos

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

764/6603    Striated Bulbul    Alcurus striatus

764/6691    Finsch’s Bulbul    Iole finschii

764/6724    White-headed Bulbul    Hypsipetes thompsoni

764/6606    Black-and-white Bulbul    Microtarsus melanoleucos

764/6628    Puff-backed Bulbul    Euptilotus eutilotus

764/6609    Andaman Bulbul    Brachypodius fuscoflavescens

764/663Y    Spectacled Bulbul    Ixodia erythropthalmos

764/6614    Grey-bellied Bulbul    Ixodia cyaniventris

764/6613    Scaly-breasted Bulbul    Ixodia squamata

764/660Y    Black-crested Bulbul    Rubigula flaviventris

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Two subspecies of:

764/6695    Grey-cheeked Bulbul    Alophoixus bres

have been split to form a species that has been allocated the same English name:

764/669P    Grey-cheeked Bulbul    Alophoixus tephrogenys

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820/7127    Striated Prinia

has a new English name:

820/7127    Himalayan Prinia    Prinia crinigera

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820/7128    Brown Prinia

has been split into three species:

820/7128    Deignan’s Prinia    Prinia polychroa

(c Thailand, Laos, sw, ne Cambodia, c Vietnam; Java)

820/712P    Burmese Prinia    Prinia cooki

(e Myanmar, nw Thailand, sc China)

820/712T    Annam Prinia    Prinia rocki

(se Vietnam, se Cambodia)

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Parrotbills, Fulvettas, Asian Babblers and Myzornis, all formerly in Sylviidae (identifier number ‘836’),

have been moved to new family:

Family: Paradoxornithidae – Parrotbills and allies (identifier number ‘838’),

which has been sequenced to follow Family: Cisticolidae – Cisticolas & Allies.

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

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

840/7537    White-collared Yuhina    Parayuhina diademata

840/7530    Striated Yuhina    Staphida castaniceps

840/7531    Indochinese Yuhina    Staphida torqueola

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Family: Timaliidae – Babblers, Scimitar Babblers has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

824/7261    Grey-faced Tit-Babbler    Mixornis kelleyi

824/725F    Pin-striped Tit-Babbler    Mixornis gularis

824/7257    Golden Babbler    Cyanoderma chrysaeum

824/7250    Chestnut-winged Babbler    Cyanoderma erythropterum

824/7253    Rufous-fronted Babbler    Cyanoderma rufifrons

824/7255    Rufous-capped Babbler    Cyanoderma ruficeps

824/7254    Buff-chested Babbler    Cyanoderma ambiguum

824/7220    Large Scimitar Babbler    Erythrogenys hypoleucos

824/7221    Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler    Erythrogenys erythrogenys

824/7224    Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler    Erythrogenys mcclellandi

824/7223    Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler    Erythrogenys gravivox

824/7240    Cachar Wedge-billed Babbler    Stachyris roberti

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824/7409    Black Laughingthrush    Melanocichla lugubris

formerly in Leiothrichidae (identifier number ‘832’), has been moved to a new genus within Timaliidae (identifier number ‘824’).

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824/7252    Deignan’s Babbler    [formerly n Thailand]

is now known to have been an aberrant form of:

824/7253    Rufous-fronted Babbler    Stachyridopsis rufifrons

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Family: Pellorneidae – Ground Babblers has a modified English name and has been revised and resequenced.

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

828/7290    Large Wren-Babbler    Turdinus macrodactylus

828/7291    Marbled Wren-Babbler    Turdinus marmoratus

828/7273    Yellow-throated Fulvetta    Schoeniparus cinereus

828/7274    Rufous-winged Fulvetta    Schoeniparus castaneceps

828/7275    Black-crowned Fulvetta    Schoeniparus klossi

828/7276    Rufous-throated Fulvetta    Schoeniparus rufogularis

828/7277    Rusty-capped Fulvetta    Schoeniparus dubius

828/7310    Short-tailed Babbler    Pellorneum malaccense

828/7318    White-chested Babbler    Pellorneum rostratum

828/731F    Ferruginous Babbler    Pellorneum bicolor

828/7293    Streaked Wren-Babbler    Gypsophila brevicaudata

828/7292    Limestone Wren-Babbler    Gypsophila crispifrons

828/7306    Long-billed Wren-Babbler    Napothera malacoptila

828/7308    White-throated Wren-Babbler    Napothera pasquieri

828/7305    Naung Mung Scimitar Babbler    Napothera naungmungensis

828/7304    Short-tailed Scimitar Babbler    Napothera danjoui

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Genus Alcippe within Pellorneidae (identifier number ‘828’)

has been moved to new family:

Family: Alcippeidae – Alcippe Fulvettas (identifier number ‘830’)

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Family: Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes & Allies has been resequenced.

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Genus Sitta within single genus Family: Sittidae – Nuthatches has been resequenced.

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Genus Ficedula within Family: Muscicapidae – Chats, Old World Flycatchers has been resequenced.

907/8285    Slaty-backed Flycatcher

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

Ficedula erithacus

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907/8305    Pygmy Flycatcher    Ficedula hodgsoni

has been ascribed to genus Ficedula, and now has the scientific name which was formerly that of 907/8285    Slaty-backed Flycatcher.

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921/8430    Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker    Dicaeum melanozanthum

has a modified scientific name.

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

 

To view how earlier changes to the IOC bird list impacted on the two volumes that preceded the publication of this compendium ATWB eBook, follow these links:

Focus on SOUTH-EAST ASIA   VOLUME 1: NON-PASSERINES     Updates

Focus on SOUTH-EAST ASIA   VOLUME 2: PASSERINES     Updates

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