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

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

065/0422    Brown Quail    Synoicus ypsilophorus

065/0425    Snow Mountain Quail    Synoicus monorthonyx

065/0423    King Quail    Synoicus chinensis

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Order Caprimulgiformes has been split into four orders, each comprised of a single family. The revised sequence of the two orders/families that are regularly present in Australasia is as follows:

CAPRIMULGIFORMES/Caprimulgidae – Nightjars

PODARGIFORMES/Podargidae – Frogmouths

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Family: Aegothelidae – Owlet-Nightjars has been split from Order Apodiformes to form an order comprised of a single family:

AEGOTHELIFORMES/Aegothelidae – Owlet-Nightjars

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315/209E    Kai Coucal    Centropus spilopterus    (Kai Islands)

has been split from:

315/2095    Pheasant Coucal    Centropus phasianinus

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303/1788    Island Collared Dove

has a new English name:

303/1788    Sunda Collared Dove    Streptopelia bitorquata

…………………………………………………………………….

303/1931    Oberholser’s Fruit Dove

has a new species epithet:

303/1931    Oberholser’s Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus gularis

…………………………………………………………………….

303/195E    Geelvink Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus speciosus

(islands off nw New Guinea)

has been split from:

303/1956    Yellow-bibbed Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus solomonensis

(Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands)

…………………………………………………………………….

303/198E    Geelvink Imperial Pigeon    Ducula geelvinkiana

(islands off nw New Guinea)

has been split from:

303/1982    Spice Imperial Pigeon    Ducula myristicivora

(ne Moluccas, islands off w New Guinea)

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Family: Spheniscidae – Penguins has been resequenced.

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The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

087/056Y    Matsudaira’s Storm Petrel    Hydrobates matsudairae

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Family: Strigidae – Owls has been revised and resequenced.

323/237Y    Solomons Boobook

has been ascribed to a different genus and split into four species:

323/237Y    West Solomons Owl    Athene jacquinoti    (n, ec Solomons)

323/23F7    Guadalcanal Owl    Athene granti    (Guadalcanal: s Solomons)

323/23F8    Malaita Owl    Athene malaitae    (Malaita: s Solomons)

323/23F9    Makira Owl    Athene roseoaxillaris    (Makira: s Solomons)

…………………………………………………………………….

323/223T    Banggai Scops Owl    Otus mendeni    (Banggai Islands)

has been split from:

323/223F    Sulawesi Scops Owl    Otus manadensis    (Sulawesi)

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

323/2384    Fearful Owl    Asio solomonensis

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The Lorikeet and Lory genera within Family: Psittacidae – African & New World Parrots have been revised and resequenced.

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

467/3947    Pygmy Lorikeet    Charminetta wilhelminae

467/3948    Red-fronted Lorikeet    Hypocharmosyna rubronotata

467/3949    Red-flanked Lorikeet    Hypocharmosyna placentis

467/3945    Blue-fronted Lorikeet    Charmosynopsis toxopei

467/3950    Fairy Lorikeet    Charmosynopsis pulchella

467/3946    Striated Lorikeet    Synorhacma multistriata

467/394Y    Duchess Lorikeet    Charmosynoides margarethae

467/3944    Meek’s Lorikeet    Vini meeki

467/3943    Red-chinned Lorikeet    Vini rubrigularis

467/3942    Palm Lorikeet    Vini palmarum

467/3972    Goldie’s Lorikeet    Glossoptilus goldiei

467/3971    Iris Lorikeet    Saudareos iris

467/3979    Ornate Lorikeet    Saudareos ornatus

…………………………………………………………………….

467/395E    Stella’s Lorikeet    Charmosyna stellae    (c, e New Guinea)

has been split from:

467/3952    Papuan Lorikeet    Charmosyna papou    (e West Papua)

…………………………………………………………………….

467/3986    Citrine Lorikeet

has been ascribed to a new genus and split into two species.

467/3986    Sula Lorikeet    Saudareos flavoviridis    (Sula Islands)

467/398E    Yellow-cheeked Lorikeet     Saudareos meyeri    (Sulawesi)

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479/407E    Ornate Pitta    Pitta concinna    (n Lesser Sundas)

and

479/407T    Banda Sea Pitta    Pitta vigorsii    (se, ec Indonesia)

have been split from:

479/4075    Elegant Pitta    Pitta elegans    (sc, ne Indonesia, Timor-Leste)

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The following three species:

548/52F0    Moluccan Myzomela    Myzomela simplex    (n Moluccas)

548/52F1    Red-tinged Myzomela    Myzomela rubrotincta

(Obi and nearby island: c Moluccas)

548/52F2    Biak Myzomela    Myzomela rubrobrunnea

(Biak Island off nw New Guinea)

have been split from:

548/5295    Dusky Myzomela    Myzomela obscura

…………………………………………………………………….

548/529K    Reddish Myzomela    Myzomela erythrina

(e Bismarck Archipelago)

has been split from:

548/5296    Red Myzomela    Myzomela cruentata

(New Guinea and nearby island, s Bismarck Archipelago)

…………………………………………………………………….

548/5299    Crimson-hooded Myzomela

has a new English name:

548/5299    Wetar Myzomela    Myzomela kuehni

…………………………………………………………………….

548/531E    Long-billed Myzomela    Myzomela longirostris

(Goodenough Island off ec New Guinea)

has been split from:

548/5317    Red-collared Myzomela    Myzomela rosenbergii    (New Guinea)

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560/548T    Rennell Gerygone    Gerygone citrina

(Rennell: sw Solomon Islands)

has been split from:

560/5489    Fan-tailed Gerygone    Gerygone flavolateralis

(ne Australasia)

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Family: Melanocharitidae – Berrypeckers, Longbills has been revised and partially resequenced.

576/553F    Satin Berrypecker    Melanocharis citreola    (West Papua)

is a newly described species.

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Subspecies piperata of:

576/5535    Spotted Berrypecker

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

576/553E    Spotted Berrypecker    Rhamphocharis piperata    (se New Guinea)

…………………………………………………………………….

576/5535    Spotted Berrypecker

has a new English name:

576/5535    Thick-billed Berrypecker    Rhamphocharis crassirostris

(w, c New Guinea)

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580/5542    Crested Berrypecker

has been split into two species:

580/5543    Western Crested Berrypecker    Paramythia olivacea    (Papua)

580/5542    Eastern Crested Berrypecker    Paramythia montium    (c, e New Guinea)

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636/578E    Biak Triller    Lalage leucoptera

(Biak Island off nw New Guinea)

has been split from:

636/5784    Black-browed Triller    Lalage atrovirens

(w, n New Guinea and nearby islands)

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Subspecies fuliginosa of

656/584Y    Australian Golden Whistler    Pachycephala pectoralis

resident in sc Australia has been re-ascribed to:

656/5850    Western Whistler

which has a new species epithet:  Pachycephala fuliginosa

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668/5980    Olive-brown Oriole

has been split into two species:

668/5980    Timor Oriole    Oriolus melanotis    (Timor and nearby islands)

668/598E    Wetar Oriole    Oriolus finschi    (Wetar and nearby island)

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676/605E    Biak Fantail    Rhipidura kordensis

(Biak Island off nw Guinea)

has been split from:

676/6053    Northern Fantail    Rhipidura rufiventris

…………………………………………………………………….

676/607P    Peleng Fantail    Rhipidura habibiei

has been resequenced to precede:

676/607E    Taliabu Fantail    Rhipidura sulaensis

…………………………………………………………………….

680/6094    Cerulean Paradise Flycatcher

has been transferred from Family: Monarchidae – Monarchs to Family: Rhipiduridae – Fantails and has a new English name:

676/6094    Cerulean Flycatcher    Eutrichomyias rowleyi

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680/610E    Tenggara Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone floris

(w, c Lesser Sundas)

has been split from:

680/6102    Blyth’s Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone affinis

…………………………………………………………………….

680/614T    Tanimbar Monarch    Carterornis castus    (Tanimbar Islands)

has been split from:

680/614Y    White-naped Monarch    Carterornis pileatus    (n, sw Moluccas)

…………………………………………………………………….

680/616T    Dyaul Flycatcher    Myiagra cervinicolor

(Dyaul Island: Bismarck Archipelago)

has been split from:

680/616F    Velvet Flycatcher

…………………………………………………………………….

Subspecies eichhorni of:

680/616F    Velvet Flycatcher

has been split to form a species that has been allocated the same English name:

680/616P    Velvet Flycatcher    Myiagra eichhorni

(s, e Bismarck Archipelago)

…………………………………………………………………….

680/616F    Velvet Flycatcher

has a new English name:

680/616F    Mussau Flycatcher    Myiagra hebetior

(St. Matthias Island: Bismarck Archipelago)

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700/6303    Paradise-crow

has been split into two species:

700/6303    Halmahera Paradise-crow    Lycocorax pyrrhopterus    (n Moluccas)

700/6302    Obi Paradise-crow    Lycocorax obiensis    (c Moluccas)

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704/634E    Black-capped Robin    Heteromyias armiti    (c, e New Guinea)

has been split from:

704/6340    Ashy Robin    Heteromyias albispecularis    (West Papua)

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

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Subspecies nesophilus of:

800/6940    Sulawesi Leaf Warbler

has been split to form a species that has been allocated the same English name:

800/694K    Sulawesi Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus nesophilus

(n, c, se Sulawesi)

…………………………………………………………………….

800/6940    Sulawesi Leaf Warbler

has a new English name:

800/6940    Lompobattang Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus sarasinorum

(sw Sulawesi)

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Five subspecies of:

840/758Y    Black-fronted White-eye

have been merged into three subspecies and split to form a species that has been allocated the same English name:

840/758T    Black-fronted White-eye    Zosterops chrysolaemus

(w, e New Guinea and nearby islands)

…………………………………………………………………….

840/758Y    Black-fronted White-eye

has a new English name:

840/758Y    Green-fronted White-eye    Zosterops minor

(nc, c New Guinea and nearby island)

…………………………………………………………………….

840/759E    Oya Tabu White-eye    Zosterops crookshanki

(islands off se New Guinea)

has been split from:

840/7593    Capped White-eye    Zosterops fuscicapilla    (w, c New Guinea)

…………………………………………………………………….

840/760K    Bougainville White-eye    Zosterops hamlini

(Bougainville: n Solomon Islands)

and

840/760P    Guadalcanal White-eye    Zosterops oblitus

(Guadalcanal: s Solomon Islands)

have been split from:

840/7605    Grey-throated White-eye    Zosterops rendovae

(Makira: s Solomon Islands)

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Family: Turdidae – Thrushes has been revised and resequenced.

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907/8187    Russet-backed Jungle Flycatcher

has been split into two species:

907/8187    Flores Jungle Flycatcher    Cyornis oscillans

(Sumbawa, Flores: Lesser Sundas)

907/818P    Sumba Jungle Flycatcher    Cyornis stresemanni

(Sumba: Lesser Sundas)

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8203    Streak-breasted Jungle Flycatcher

has a new English name:

907/8203    Buru Jungle Flycatcher    Eumyias additus

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

937/8866    Timor Sparrow    Padda fuscata

937/8848    Streak-headed Mannikin    Mayrimunia tristissima

937/8849    White-spotted Mannikin    Mayrimunia leucosticta

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961/9102    Mountain Serin

has a new English name:

961/9102    Indonesian Serin    Chrysocorythus estherae

 

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This compendium ATWB eBook combines the contents of two former ‘World Region’ guides: AUSTRALASIA Volume 1: NON-PASSERINES and AUSTRALASIA 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 the first edition of the compendium eBook.

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.

Genus Rallicula of Forest Rails has been resequenced and transferred to Family: Sarothruridae – Flufftails.

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

201/1239    Slaty-breasted Rail    Lewinia striata

201/1231    New Caledonian Rail    Cabalus lafresnayanus

201/1234    Barred Rail    Hypotaenidia torquata

201/1236    Buff-banded Rail    Hypotaenidia philippensis

201/1235    Pink-legged Rail    Hypotaenidia insignis

201/1238    Roviana Rail    Hypotaenidia rovianae

201/122F    Woodford’s Rail    Hypotaenidia woodfordi

201/1232    Lord Howe Woodhen    Hypotaenidia sylvestris

201/1281    Ruddy-breasted Crake    Zapornia fusca

201/1277    Baillon’s Crake    Zapornia pusilla

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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Family: Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants, Shags has been resequenced.

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120/076F    Black Bittern    (ASIA  AUS  IO)

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

120/076F    Black Bittern    Ixobrychus flavicollis

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The folllowing species have been ascribed to a new genus:

458/3699    Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo    Zanda funerea

458/369F    Baudin’s Black Cockatoo    Zanda baudinii

458/369Y    Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo    Zanda latirostris

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Family: Pittidae – Pittas has been resequenced.

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The following two species:

543/527P    Rufous Grasswren    Amytornis whitei

(wc, c, sc Australia)

543/527T    Opalton Grasswren    Amytornis rowleyi

(c Queensland)

have been split from:

543/527Y    Striated Grasswren    Amytornis striatus

(eastern sc, se Australia)

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Family: Meliphagidae – Honeyeaters has been revised and resequenced.

548/5406    Sooty Melidectes    (c, e New Guinea)

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

548/5406    Sooty Honeyeater    Melionyx fuscus

…………………………………………………………………….

548/5409    Long-bearded Melidectes    (ec New Guinea)

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

548/5409    Long-bearded Honeyeater    Melionyx princeps

…………………………………………………………………….

548/5408    Short-bearded Melidectes    (c New Guinea)

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

548/5408    Short-bearded Honeyeater    Melionyx nouhuysi

…………………………………………………………………….

548/5407    Gilliard’s Melidectes    (New Britain)

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

548/5407    Gilliard’s Honeyeater    Vosea whitemanensis

…………………………………………………………………….

548/529E    Alor Myzomela    Myzomela prawiradilagae

(Alor: Lesser Sundas)

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

548/530E    Taliabu Myzomela    Myzomela wahe

(Taliabu: Sula Islands)

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

548/5349    Kadavu Honeyeater    Meliphacator provocator

548/5424    Mottle-breasted Honeyeater    Microptilotis mimikae

548/5425    Forest Honeyeater    Microptilotis montanus

548/5426    Mountain Honeyeater    Microptilotis orientalis

548/5427    Scrub Honeyeater    Microptilotis albonotatus

548/5428    Mimic Honeyeater    Microptilotis analogus

548/5429    Tagula Honeyeater    Microptilotis vicina

548/542F    Graceful Honeyeater    Microptilotis gracilis

548/542Y    Elegant Honeyeater    Microptilotis cinereifrons

548/5430    Yellow-gaped Honeyeater    Microptilotis flavirictus

548/5431    White-lined Honeyeater    Territornis albilineata

548/5432    Kimberley Honeyeater    Territornis fordiana

548/5433    Streak-breasted Honeyeater    Territornis reticulata

…………………………………………………………………….

548/542T    Cryptic Honeyeater    Microptilotis imitatrix

(coastal ne Queensland)

has been split from:

548/542F    Graceful Honeyeater    Microptilotis gracilis

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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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704/637E    Solomons Robin    Petroica polymorpha

(Solomon Islands, ec Papua New Guinea)

has been split from:

704/6370    Pacific Robin    Petroica pusilla

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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

…………………………………………………………………….

The following two species have been split from Island Leaf Warbler:

800/6955    Numfor Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus maforensis

(Numfor Island off nw New Guinea)

800/6956    Biak Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus misoriensis

(Biak Island off nw New Guinea)

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808/701Y    Chestnut-backed Bush Warbler

has been split into three species:

808/701Y    Sulawesi Bush Warbler    Locustella castanea    (Sulawesi)

808/701P    Seram Bush Warbler    Locustella musculus    (Seram: se Moluccas)

808/701T    Buru Bush Warbler    Locustella disturbans    (Buru: sw Moluccas)

…………………………………………………………………….

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

840/7561    Bare-eyed White-eye    Zosterops superciliosus

840/7562    Sanford’s White-eye    Zosterops lacertosus

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

…………………………………………………………………….

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.

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

937/8819    Star Finch    Bathilda ruficauda

937/881F    Plum-headed Finch    Aidemosyne modesta

937/8823    Double-barred Finch    Stizoptera bichenovii

937/8834    Gouldian Finch    Chloebia gouldiae

 

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:

AUSTRALIA   VOLUME 1: NON-PASSERINES     Updates

AUSTRALIA   VOLUME 2: PASSERINES     Updates

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