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.

2022 edition -> 2023 edition     IOC bird list v 11.2 -> IOC bird list v 12.2

The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

201/1230    Calayan Rail    Aptenorallus calayanensis

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162/0903    Eastern Osprey    Pandion cristatus

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

162/0902    Western Osprey

which has a new English name:

162/0902    Osprey    Pandion haliaetus

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Each of the following species, formerly named as a Hawk-Owl, has been renamed as a Boobook:

323/235Y    Brown Boobook    Ninox scutulata

323/2362    Hume’s Boobook    Ninox obscura

323/2363    Andaman Boobook    Ninox affinis

323/2365    Luzon Boobook    Ninox philippensis

323/2366    Mindanao Boobook    Ninox spilocephala

323/236F    Camiguin Boobook    Ninox leventisi

323/236Y    Sulu Boobook    Ninox reyi

323/2369    Cebu Boobook    Ninox rumseyi

323/2368    Romblon Boobook    Ninox spilonotus

323/2367    Mindoro Boobook    Ninox mindorensis

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323/230Y    Pere David’s Owl    Strix davidi    (c China)

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

323/230F    Ural Owl    Strix uralensis

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379/302E    Brown-breasted Kingfisher    Halcyon gularis    (Philippines)

has been split from:

379/3023    White-throated Kingfisher    Halcyon smyrnensis

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391/313T    Rufous-crowned Bee-eater    Merops americanus    (Philippines)

has been split from:

391/3135    Blue-throated Bee-eater    Merops viridis

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444/360T    Malabar Flameback    Chrysocolaptes socialis

(coastal w peninsular India)

has been split from:

444/3608    Greater Flameback    Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus

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Four subspecies of:

467/3894    Blue-backed Parrot

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

467/389K    Blue-backed Parrot    Tanygnathus everetti    (Philippines)

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548/5333    Indonesian Honeyeater

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

548/5334    Brown Honeyeater    Lichmera indistincta

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Family: Oriolidae – Figbirds, Old World Orioles, Piopios has a new English name.

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684/6180    Crested Jay    (c, s Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo)

has been moved from:

Family: Corvidae – Crows, Jays  (identifier number ‘684’)

to new monotypic family:

Family: Platylophidae – Jayshrike  (identifier number ‘683’)

and has a new English name:

683/6180    Crested Jayshrike    Platylophus galericulatus

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684/6240    Henderson’s Ground Jay

has a new English name:

684/6240    Mongolian Ground Jay    Podoces hendersoni

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684/6241    Biddulph’s Ground Jay

has a new English name:

684/6241    Xinjiang Ground Jay    Podoces biddulphi

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684/6242    Pander’s Ground Jay

has a new English name:

684/6242    Turkestan Ground Jay    Podoces panderi

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684/6243    Pleske’s Ground Jay

has a new English name:

684/6243    Iranian Ground Jay    Podoces pleskei

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744/643F    Grey Crested Tit

has a new English name:

744/643F    Grey-crested Tit    Lophophanes dichrous

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764/660F    Black-capped Bulbul

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

Rubigula melanictera

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772/6808    Chinese Cupwing    Pnoepyga mutica    (sc, c China)

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

772/6807    Scaly-breasted Cupwing    Pnoepyga albiventer

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

780/6856    Pale-footed Bush Warbler    Hemitesia pallidipes

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Family: Aegithalidae – Bushtits has been resequenced.

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Family: Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers has a modified English name.

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804/6993    Eurasian Reed Warbler

has a new English name:

804/6993    Common Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus scirpaceus

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840/762T    Meratus White-eye    Zosterops meratusensis    (se Borneo)

is a newly described species.

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824/726E    Kangean Tit-Babbler    Mixornis prillwitzi

(Kangean Islands in Java Sea)

has been split from:

824/7260    Grey-cheeked Tit-Babbler    Mixornis flavicollis    (Java)

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Family: Sturnidae – Starlings, Rhabdornises has a modified English name.

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900/805F    Kessler’s Thrush

has a new English name:

900/805F    White-backed Thrush    Turdus kessleri

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

907/8186    White-tailed Flycatcher    Leucoptilon concretum

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907/817T    Meratus Blue Flycatcher    Cyornis kadayangensis    (se Borneo)

is a newly described species.

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907/8333    Stejneger’s Stonechat

has a new English name:

907/8333    Amur Stonechat    Saxicola stejnegeri

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925/854E    Arabian Sunbird    Cinnyris hellmayri    (coastal w, s Arabian Peninsula)

has been split from:

925/8540    Shining Sunbird    Cinnyris habessinicus

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949/8907    Arabian Accentor

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

949/8906    Radde’s Accentor    Prunella ocularis

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961/9028    Sillem’s Mountain Finch

has a new English name:

961/9028    Sillem’s Rosefinch    Carpodacus sillemi

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961/9029    Long-tailed Rosefinch

has been split into two species:

961/9029    Siberian Long-tailed Rosefinch    Carpodacus sibiricus

961/902T    Chinese Long-tailed Rosefinch    Carpodacus lepidus    (c, sc China)

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981/941E    Masked Bunting    Emberiza personata

(breeds se Russia, n Japan)

has been split from:

981/9413    Black-faced Bunting    Emberiza spodocephala

 

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