Interactive Checklist SRI LANKA 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.

2020 edition -> 2021 edition     IOC bird list v 9.2 -> IOC bird list v 10.2

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

201/1277    Baillon’s Crake    Zapornia pusilla

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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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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.

764/660F    Black-capped Bulbul    Rubigula melanicterus

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

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

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

836/7469    Lesser Whitethroat    Curruca curruca

836/746Y    Hume’s Whitethroat    Curruca althaea

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838/7498    Yellow-eyed Babbler

formerly in Sylviidae (identifier number ‘836’), has been moved to new family:

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

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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.

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

824/7259    Dark-fronted Babbler    Dumetia atriceps

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

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Family: Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes & Allies has been resequenced.

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

 

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2019 edition -> 2020 edition     IOC bird list v 8.2 -> IOC bird list v 9.2

Non-Passerine Orders have been resequenced.

The following families have been moved to a different part of the IOC birdlist:

Family: Podargidae – Frogmouths (Part 4 to Part 1)

Family: Caprimulgidae – Nightjars (Part 4 to Part 1)

Family: Hemiprocnidae – Treeswifts (Part 4 to Part 1)

Family: Apodidae – Swifts (Part 4 to Part 1)

Family: Cuculidae – Cuckoos (Part 3 to Part 2)

Family: Columbidae – Pigeons, Doves (Part 3 to Part 2)

Family: Podicipedidae – Grebes (Part 1 to Part 2)

Family: Phoenicopteridae – Flamingos (Part 1 to Part 2)

12 Charadriiformes families (Part 2 to Part 3)

Family: Phaethontidae – Tropicbirds  (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Hydrobatidae – Northern Storm Petrels (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Procellariidae –
Petrels, Shearwaters, Diving Petrels (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Ciconiidae – Storks (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Fregatidae – Frigatebirds (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Sulidae – Gannets, Boobies (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants, Shags (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Anhingidae – Anhingas, Darters (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Threskiornithidae – Ibises, Spoonbills (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Ardeidae – Herons, Bitterns (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Pelecanidae – Pelicans (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Pandionidae – Ospreys (Part 2 to Part 4)

Family: Accipitridae – Kites, Hawks, Eagles (Part 2 to Part 4)

Family: Tytonidae – Barn Owls (Part 3 to Part 4)

Family: Strigidae – Owls (Part 3 to Part 4)

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The following families have modified English names:

Family: Phasianidae – Pheasants & Allies

Family: Anatidae – Ducks, Geese, Swans

Family: Rallidae – Rails, Crakes & Coots

Family: Laridae – Gulls, Terns, Skimmers

Family: Vangidae – Vangas & Allies

Family: Artamidae – Woodswallows, Butcherbirds & Allies

Family: Oriolidae – Figbirds, Orioles, Turnagra

Family: Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers & Allies

Family: Acrocephalidae – Reed Warblers & Allies

Family: Locustellidae – Grassbirds & Allies

Family: Cisticolidae – Cisticolas & Allies

Family: Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes & Allies

Family: Estrildidae – Waxbills, Munias & Allies

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Family Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes & Allies has been revised and resequenced. As part of this review the following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

832/7387    Ashy-headed Laughingthrush    Argya cinereifrons

832/7357    Yellow-billed Babbler    Argya affinis

832/7356    Orange-billed Babbler    Argya rufescens

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840/756Y    Oriental White-eye

has a new English name:

840/756Y    Indian White-eye    Zosterops palpebrosus

 

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