AUSTRALASIA Updates

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 this compendium eBook for its first annual edition.

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

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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

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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

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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

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548/529E    Alor Myzomela    Myzomela prawiradilagae

(Alor: Lesser Sundas)

is a newly described species.

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548/530E    Taliabu Myzomela    Myzomela wahe

(Taliabu: Sula Islands)

is a newly described species.

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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

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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

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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)

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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.

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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

 

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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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