Focus on WALLACEA Updates

This compendium ATWB eBook combines the contents of two former ‘Focus On’ guides: WALLACEA Volume 1: NON-PASSERINES and WALLACEA 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 this compendium eBook for its first annual edition.

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

Genus Gallus of Junglefowl within Family: Phasianidae – Pheasants & Allies has been resequenced.

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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

201/1234    Barred Rail    Hypotaenidia torquata

201/1236    Buff-banded Rail    Hypotaenidia philippensis

201/1281    Ruddy-breasted Crake    Zapornia fusca

201/1283    Spotless Crake    Zapornia tabuensis

201/1286    White-browed Crake    Poliolimnas cinereus

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274/1530    Whimbrel

has a new English name:

274/1530    Eurasian Whimbrel    Numenius phaeopus

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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

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

120/076F    Black Bittern    Ixobrychus flavicollis

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Family: Pittidae – Pittas has been resequenced.

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Family: Meliphagidae – Honeyeaters has been revised and resequenced.

The birds resident on Alor previously considered possibly to be of the species:

548/5299    Crimson-hooded Myzomela    Myzomela kuehni

are now known to be a newly described species:

548/529E    Alor Myzomela    Myzomela prawiradilagae

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548/530E    Taliabu Myzomela    Myzomela wahe

(Taliabu: Sula Islands)

is a newly described species.

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548/5433    Streak-breasted Honeyeater    (Timor, Semau)

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

548/5433    Streak-breasted Honeyeater    Territornis reticulata

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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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676/607P    Peleng Fantail    Rhipidura habibiei

(Peleng: Banggai Islands)

is a newly described species.

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Family: Pycnonotidae – Bulbuls has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a different genus:

764/6707    Seram Golden Bulbul    Hypsipetes affinis

764/6708    Northern Golden Bulbul    Hypsipetes longirostris

764/6709    Buru Golden Bulbul    Hypsipetes mysticalis

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800/6942    Island Leaf Warbler    (n AUS islands)

has a new species epithet. Its scientific name is now:

800/6942    Island Leaf Warbler     Phylloscopus poliocephalus

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A newly described Leaf Warbler resident on Peleng in the Banggai Islands has been ascribed as a subspecies of:

800/6942    Island Leaf Warbler

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808/701Y    Chestnut-backed Bush Warbler

has been split into three species:

808/701Y    Sulawesi Bush Warbler    Locustella castanea

808/701P    Seram Bush Warbler    Locustella musculus

808/701T    Buru Bush Warbler    Locustella disturbans

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808/701E    Taliabu Bush Warbler    Locustella portenta

(Taliabu: Sula Islands)

is a newly described species.

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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 different genus:

840/7554    Grey-hooded White-eye    Heleia pinaiae

840/7556    Streak-headed White-eye    Heleia squamiceps

840/7558    Cream-browed White-eye    Heleia superciliaris

840/7559    Crested White-eye    Heleia dohertyi

840/757F    Yellow-ringed White-eye    Heleia wallacei

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Family: Pellorneidae – Ground Babblers has a modified English name.

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828/7319    Sulawesi Babbler    Pellorneum celebense

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

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

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

 

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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 WALLACEA   VOLUME 1: NON-PASSERINES     Updates

Focus on WALLACEA   VOLUME 2: SUBOSCINE PASSERINES     Updates

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