AFRICA 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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042/0199    Hottentot Teal

has a new English name:

042/0199    Blue-billed Teal    Spatula hottentota

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042/0206    Madagascan Pochard

has a new English name:

042/0206    Madagascar Pochard    Aythya innotata

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Family: Phasianidae – Pheasants & Allies has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

065/0392    Crested Francolin    Ortygornis sephaena

065/0384    Coqui Francolin    Campocolinus coqui

065/0385    White-throated Francolin    Campocolinus albogularis

065/0386    Schlegel’s Francolin    Campocolinus schlegelii

065/0424    Blue Quail    Synoicus adansonii

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065/0417    Madagascan Partridge

has a new English name:

065/0417    Madagascar Partridge    Margaroperdix madagarensis

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339/2497    Madagascan Nightjar

has a new English name:

339/2497    Madagascar Nightjar    Caprimulgus madagascariensis

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351/257F    Madagascan Spinetail

has a new English name:

351/257F    Madagascar Spinetail    Zoonavena grandidieri

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Family: Musophagidae – Turacos has been revised and resequenced.

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

311/2047    Bare-faced Go-away-bird    Crinifer personatus

311/2046    Grey Go-away-bird    Crinifer concolor

311/2048    White-bellied Go-away-bird    Crinifer leucogaster

311/2042    Purple-crested Turaco    Gallirex porphyreolophus

311/2043    Rwenzori Turaco    Gallirex johnstoni

311/2041    Ruspoli’s Turaco    Menelikornis ruspolii

311/2040    White-cheeked Turaco    Menelikornis leucotis

311/2044    Violet Turaco    Tauraco violaceus

311/2045    Ross’s Turaco    Tauraco rossae

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315/2179    Madagascan Cuckoo

has a new English name:

315/2179    Madagascar Cuckoo    Cuculus rochii

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299/172F    Madagascan Sandgrouse

has a new English name:

299/172F    Madagascar Sandgrouse    Pterocles personatus

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303/1914    Madagascan Green Pigeon

has a new English name:

303/1914    Madagascar Green Pigeon    Treron australis

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303/1968    Madagascan Blue Pigeon

has a new English name:

303/1968    Madagascar Blue Pigeon    Alectroenas madagascariensis

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193/1191    Madagascan Wood Rail

has a new English name:

193/1191    Madagascar Wood Rail    Mentocrex kioloides

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193/1199    Madagascan Flufftail

has a new English name:

193/1199    Madagascar Flufftail    Sarothrura insularis

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201/124Y    Madagascan Rail

has a new English name:

201/124Y    Madagascar Rail    Rallus madagascariensis

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099/0663    Madagascan Grebe

has a new English name:

099/0663    Madagascar Grebe    Tachybaptus pelzelnii

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217/1352    Hottentot Buttonquail

has a new English name:

217/1352    Fynbos Buttonquail    Turnix hottentottus

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217/1357    Madagascan Buttonquail

has a new English name:

217/1357    Madagascar Buttonquail    Turnix nigricollis

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249/1446    Madagascan Plover

has a new English name:

249/1446    Madagascar Plover    Charadrius thoracicus

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261/1482    Madagascan Jacana

has a new English name:

261/1482    Madagascar Jacana    Actophilornis albinucha

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274/1514    Madagascan Snipe

has a new English name:

274/1514    Madagascar Snipe    Gallinago macrodactyla

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280/1589    Madagascan Pratincole

has a new English name:

280/1589    Madagascar Pratincole    Glareola ocularis

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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:

087/0567    Leach’s Storm Petrel    Hydrobates leucorhous

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

146/0860    European Shag    Gulosus aristotelis

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115/0744    Madagascan Ibis

has a new English name:

115/0744    Madagascar Ibis    Lophotibis cristata

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167/0912    Madagascan Harrier-Hawk

has a new English name:

167/0912    Madagascar Harrier-Hawk    Polyboroides radiatus

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167/0916    Madagascan Serpent Eagle

has a new English name:

167/0916    Madagascar Serpent Eagle    Eutriorchis astur

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167/0927    Madagascan Cuckoo-Hawk

has a new English name:

167/0927    Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk    Aviceda madagascariensis

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167/1029    Madagascan Sparrowhawk

has a new English name:

167/1029    Madagascar Sparrowhawk    Accipiter madagascariensis

…………………………………………………………………….

167/1061    Madagascan Fish Eagle

has a new English name:

167/1061    Madagascar Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vociferoides

…………………………………………………………………….

167/1117    Madagascan Buzzard

has a new English name:

167/1117    Madagascar Buzzard    Buteo brachypterus

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Family: Strigidae – Owls has been revised and resequenced.

323/222T    Annobon Scops Owl    Otus feae

(Annobón Island in Gulf of Guinea)

has been split from:

323/222Y    African Scops Owl    Otus senegalensis

…………………………………………………………………….

323/2388    Madagascan Owl

has a new English name:

323/2388    Madagascar Owl    Asio madagascariensis

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395/3152    Madagascan Hoopoe

has a new English name:

395/3152    Madagascar Hoopoe    Upupa marginata

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379/305F    Madagascan Pygmy Kingfisher

has a new English name:

379/305F    Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher    Corythornis madagascariensis

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391/312E    Ethiopian Bee-eater    Merops lafresnayii    (ne Africa)

has been split from:

391/3125    Blue-breasted Bee-eater    Merops variegatus

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391/3130    Green Bee-eater

has been split into three species.

The species that is regularly present in Africa is:

391/313E    African Green Bee-eater    Merops viridissimus    (n Africa)

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435/3407    Usambiro Barbet    Trachyphonus usambiro    (sw Kenya, nc Tanzania)

has been split from:

435/3406    D’Arnaud’s Barbet    Trachyphonus darnaudii

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467/386E    Comoros Black Parrot    Coracopsis sibilans    (Comoros)

has been split from:

467/3867    Lesser Vasa Parrot    Coracopsis nigra    (Madagascar)

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The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Calyptomenidae – African & Green Broadbills

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596/558E    West African Batis    Batis occulta

has been split from:

596/5588    Fernando Po Batis    Batis poensis    (Bioko Island)

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636/5754    Madagascan Cuckooshrike

has a new English name:

636/5754    Madagascar Cuckooshrike    Ceblepyris cinereus

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760/6526    Madagascan Lark

has a new English name:

760/6526    Madagascar Lark    Eremopterix hova

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760/658Y    Lesser Short-toed Lark

has a new English name:

760/658Y    Mediterranean Short-toed Lark    Alaudala rufescens

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Family: Hirundinidae – Swallows, Martins has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

768/6744    Banded Martin    Neophedina cincta

768/673F    Brazza’s Martin    Phedinopsis brazzae

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804/6969    Madagascan Swamp Warbler

has a new English name:

804/6969    Madagascar Swamp Warbler    Acrocephalus newtoni

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Family: Bernieridae – Madagascan Warblers

has a new English name:

Family: Bernieridae – Tetrakas & Allies

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816/7075    Madagascan Yellowbrow

has a new English name:

816/7075    Madagascar Yellowbrow    Crossleyia xanthophrys

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820/708F    Hunter’s Cisticola    Cisticola hunteri

has been resequenced to precede:

820/7089    Chubb’s Cisticola    Cisticola chubbi

…………………………………………………………………….

820/708T    Kilombero Cisticola    Cisticola bakerorum    (c Tanzania)

is a newly described species.

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820/710E    White-tailed Cisticola    Cisticola anderseni    (c Tanzania)

is a newly described species.

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820/7119    Madagascan Cisticola

has a new English name:

820/7119    Madagascar Cisticola    Cisticola cherina

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820/715T    Brown-tailed Apalis    Apalis flavocincta

(southern ne, northern ec Africa)

has been split from:

820/715F    Yellow-breasted Apalis    Apalis flavida

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828/730E    Tanzanian Illadopsis    Illadopsis distans

(c, ne Tanzania, sc, sw Kenya)

has been split from:

828/7301    Pale-breasted Illadopsis    Illadopsis rufipennis

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892/793F    Madagascan Starling

has a new English name:

892/793F    Madagascar Starling    Hartlaubius auratus

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907/8377    Boulder Chat

has been transferred from Family: Muscicapidae – Chats, Old World Flycatchers to Family: Turdidae – Thrushes:

900/8377    Boulder Chat    Pinarornis plumosus

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Family: Turdidae – Thrushes has been revised and resequenced.

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907/8123    Madagascan Magpie-Robin

has a new English name:

907/8123    Madagascar Magpie-Robin    Copsychus albospecularis

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907/822E    Short-tailed Akalat    Sheppardia poensis

(se Nigeria, w Cameroon, Bioko Island, ec Democratic Republic of the Congo,
locally wc Tanzania)

has been split from:

907/8224    Bocage’s Akalat    Sheppardia bocagei

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907/8335    Madagascan Stonechat

has a new English name:

907/8335    Madagascar Stonechat    Saxicola sibilla

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907/835E    Atlas Wheatear    Oenanthe seebohmi    (nw, winters w Africa)

has been split from:

907/8353    Northern Wheatear    Oenanthe oenanthe

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907/8356    Heuglin’s Wheatear

has a modified species epithet:  Oenanthe heuglinii

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907/837E    Maghreb Wheatear    Oenanthe halophila

(n Africa w of Nile river course)

has been split from:

907/8373    Mourning Wheatear    Oenanthe lugens

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Subspecies tephrolaemus of:

925/8483    Grey-chinned Sunbird

has been split to form a new species with the same English name:

925/848E    Grey-chinned Sunbird    Anthreptes tephrolaemus

…………………………………………………………………….

925/8483    Grey-chinned Sunbird

has a new English name:

925/8483    Yellow-chinned Sunbird    Anthreptes rectirostris

(south-west w Africa)

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Family: Passeridae – Old World Sparrows, Snowfinches has been resequenced.

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937/8835    Madagascan Mannikin

has a new English name:

937/8835    Madagascar Mannikin    Lepidopygia nana

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953/8925    Madagascan Wagtail

has a new English name:

953/8925    Madagascar Wagtail    Motacilla flaviventris

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953/8957    Eurasian Rock Pipit

has a new English name:

953/8957    European Rock Pipit    Anthus petrosus

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961/908E    Stripe-breasted Seedeater    Crithagra striatipectus

(Ethiopia, wc Kenya, ec, se South Sudan)

has been split from:

961/9084    Reichard’s Seedeater    Crithagra reichardi

 

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This compendium ATWB eBook expands on the contents of the former ‘World Region’ guide: 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 the first edition of the compendium eBook. Only changes affecting PASSERINE species are listed.

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

Within Order Passeriformes, Family: Philepittidae – Asities has been revised and resequenced to precede Family: Eurylaimidae – Typical Broadbills

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Genus Smithornis within Family: Calyptomenidae – African and Green Broadbills 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.

764/668P    Yellow-eyed Bristlebill    Bleda ugandae

(northern c Africa)

has been split from:

764/6686    Yellow-lored Bristlebill    Bleda notatus

(northern wc Africa, sc Nigeria)

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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

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820/7175    Red-fronted Warbler

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

820/7175    Red-fronted Prinia    Prinia rufifrons

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Genus Locustella of Family: Locustellidae – Grassbirds & Allies has been resequenced.

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

836/7464    Dohrn’s Thrush Babbler    (Príncipe Island)

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

836/7464    Dohrn’s Warbler    Sylvia dohrni

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836/747Y    Subalpine Warbler

has been split into two species:

836/747T    Western Subalpine Warbler    Curruca iberiae

(breeds/winters locally nw AF; winters w Sahel)

836/747Y    Eastern Subalpine Warbler    Curruca cantillans

(winters Sahel, locally Libya, Egypt)

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

836/7461    Abyssinian Catbird    Sylvia galinieri

836/7465    Bush Blackcap    Sylvia nigricapillus

836/7462    African Hill Babbler    Sylvia abyssinica

836/7463    Rwenzori Hill Babbler    Sylvia atriceps

836/7468    Barred Warbler    Curruca nisoria

836/7489    Layard’s Warbler    Curruca layardi

836/7487    Banded Parisoma    Curruca boehmi

836/7488    Chestnut-vented Warbler    Curruca subcoerulea

836/7469    Lesser Whitethroat    Curruca curruca

836/7486    Brown Parisoma    Curruca lugens

836/7472    Arabian Warbler    Curruca leucomelaena

836/7470    Western Orphean Warbler    Curruca hortensis

836/7471    Eastern Orphean Warbler    Curruca crassirostris

836/7474    African Desert Warbler    Curruca deserti

836/7473    Asian Desert Warbler    Curruca nana

836/7479    Tristram’s Warbler    Curruca deserticola

836/7482    Menetries’s Warbler    Curruca mystacea

836/7483    Rüppell’s Warbler    Curruca ruppeli

836/7484    Cyprus Warbler    Curruca melanothorax

836/7481    Sardinian Warbler    Curruca melanocephala

836/7480    Moltoni’s Warbler    Curruca subalpina

836/7475    Common Whitethroat    Curruca communis

836/747F    Spectacled Warbler    Curruca conspicillata

836/7477    Marmora’s Warbler    Curruca sarda

836/7476    Dartford Warbler    Curruca undata

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

828/7298    Spotted Thrush-Babbler    Illadopsis turdina

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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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.

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907/835F    Black-eared Wheatear

has been split into two species:

907/835F    Western Black-eared Wheatear    Oenanthe hispanica

(breeds nw AF, nw Libya; winters w Sahel)

907/835T    Eastern Black-eared Wheatear    Oenanthe melanoleuca

(winters c, e Sahel)

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

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

937/8819    Star Finch    Bathilda ruficauda

937/8839    Bronze Mannikin    Spermestes cucullata

937/8840    Magpie Mannikin    Spermestes fringilloides

937/883F    Black-and-white Mannikin   Spermestes bicolor

937/883Y    Red-backed Mannikin    Spermestes nigriceps

937/8759    Grey-headed Oliveback    Delacourella capistrata

937/8794    Lavender Waxbill    Glaucestrilda caerulescens

937/8795    Grey Waxbill    Glaucestrilda perreini

937/8796    Cinderella Waxbill    Glaucestrilda thomensis

937/8790    Purple Grenadier    Granatina ianthinogaster

937/878Y    Violet-eared Waxbill    Granatina granatina

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937/8838    Grey-headed Silverbill

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

Spermestes griseicapilla

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