AFRICA Updates

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 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  

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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