OCEANS 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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339/2497    Madagascan Nightjar

has a new English name:

339/2497    Madagascar Nightjar    Caprimulgus madagascariensis

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303/194E    Raiatea Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus chrysogaster    (w Society Islands)

has been split from:

303/1947    Grey-green Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus purpuratus    (e Society Islands)

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217/1357    Madagascan Buttonquail

has a new English name:

217/1357    Madagascar Buttonquail    Turnix nigricollis

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Family: Spheniscidae – Penguins has been resequenced.

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The species within genus Oceanodroma of Family: Hydrobatidae – Northern Storm Petrels have been resequenced and ascribed to existing genus Hydrobates.

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

146/0859    Red-faced Cormorant    Urile urile

146/0858    Pelagic Cormorant    Urile pelagicus

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Family: Strigidae – Owls has been revised and resequenced.

The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

323/2273    Palau Owl    Otus podarginus

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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 different genus:

467/394F    Red-throated Lorikeet    Vini amabilis

467/3958    Collared Lory    Vini solitaria

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The two species of Silktail in genus Lamprolia of Family: Rhipiduridae – Fantails have been resequenced.

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

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820/7119    Madagascan Cisticola

has a new English name:

820/7119    Madagascar Cisticola    Cisticola cherina

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Family: Turdidae – Thrushes has been revised and resequenced.

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

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961/905E    Bonin Greenfinch    Chloris kittlitzi    (Bonin Islands)

has been split from:

961/9055    Grey-capped Greenfinch    Chloris sinica

 

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2020 edition -> 2021 edition     IOC bird list v 9.2 -> IOC bird list v 10.2

Family: Rallidae – Rails, Crakes & Coots has been revised and resequenced.

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

201/1236    Buff-banded Rail    Hypotaenidia philippensis

201/1237    Guam Rail    Hypotaenidia owstoni

201/1258    Inaccessible Island Rail    Laterallus rogersi

201/1283    Spotless Crake    Zapornia tabuensis

201/1284    Henderson Crake    Zapornia atra

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 Charadriiformes, single species Family: Dromadidae – Crab-plover has been resequenced to precede Family: Glareolidae – Coursers, Pratincoles:

237/1398    Crab-plover    Dromas ardeola

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Family: Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants, Shags has been resequenced.

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120/076F    Black Bittern    Ixobrychus flavicollis

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

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Family: Meliphagidae – Honeyeaters has been revised and resequenced.

548/5349    Kadavu Honeyeater    Meliphacator provocator

has been ascribed to a new genus and has a new scientific name.

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Family: Pycnonotidae – Bulbuls has been revised and resequenced.

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836/747F    Spectacled Warbler    Curruca conspicillata

has been ascribed to a new genus and has a new scientific name.

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

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Family: Thraupidae – Tanagers & Allies has been revised and resequenced.

 

2019 edition -> 2020 edition     IOC bird list v 8.2 -> IOC bird list v 9.2

Non-Passerine Orders have been resequenced.

The following families have been moved to a different part of the IOC birdlist:

Family: Caprimulgidae – Nightjars (Part 4 to Part 1)

Family: Apodidae – Swifts (Part 4 to Part 1)

Family: Trochilidae – Hummingbirds (Part 4 to Part 1)

Family: Cuculidae – Cuckoos (Part 3 to Part 2)

Family: Columbidae – Pigeons, Doves (Part 3 to Part 2)

Family: Podicipedidae – Grebes (Part 1 to Part 2)

Family: Phoenicopteridae – Flamingos (Part 1 to Part 2)

11 Charadriiformes families (Part 2 to Part 3)

Family: Phaethontidae – Tropicbirds  (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Gaviidae – Loons (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Spheniscidae – Penguins (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Oceanitidae – Austral Storm Petrels (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Diomedeidae – Albatrosses (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Hydrobatidae – Northern Storm Petrels (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Procellariidae – Petrels, Shearwaters, Diving Petrels (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Fregatidae – Frigatebirds (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Sulidae – Gannets, Boobies (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants, Shags (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Threskiornithidae – Ibises, Spoonbills (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Ardeidae – Herons, Bitterns (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Pelecanidae – Pelicans (Part 1 to Part 3)

Family: Cathartidae – New World Vultures (Part 2 to Part 4)

Family: Pandionidae – Ospreys (Part 2 to Part 4)

Family: Accipitridae – Kites, Hawks, Eagles (Part 2 to Part 4)

Family: Tytonidae – Barn Owls (Part 3 to Part 4)

Family: Strigidae – Owls (Part 3 to Part 4)

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The following families have modified English names:

Family: Phasianidae – Pheasants & Allies

Family: Anatidae – Ducks, Geese, Swans

Family: Rallidae – Rails, Crakes & Coots

Family: Laridae – Gulls, Terns, Skimmers

Family: Artamidae – Woodswallows, Butcherbirds & Allies

Family: Pachycephalidae – Whistlers & Allies

Family: Vireonidae – Vireos, Greenlets, Shrike-babblers

Family: Cettiidae – Cettia Bush Warblers & Allies

Family: Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers & Allies

Family: Acrocephalidae – Reed Warblers & Allies

Family: Cisticolidae – Cisticolas & Allies

Family: Estrildidae – Waxbills, Munias & Allies

Family: Icteridae – Oropendolas, Orioles, Blackbirds

Family: Cardinalidae – Cardinals & Allies

Family: Thraupidae – Tanagers & Allies

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042/021T    Stejneger’s Scoter    Melanitta stejnegeri

has been split from:

042/0219    White-winged Scoter    Melanitta deglandi

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Genus Alopecoenas of Ground Doves has been renamed:

Pampusana

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The Zosterops genus in Family: Zosteropidae – White-eyes has been revised and resequenced.

840/7569    Japanese White-eye    [introduced Hawaii]

has a new English name:

840/7569    Warbling White-eye    Zosterops japonicus

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840/76F7    Aldabra White-eye    Zosterops aldabrensis

(Aldabra: sw Seychelles Islands)

has been split from:

840/7628    Malagasy White-eye    Zosterops maderaspatanus

 

2018 edition -> 2019 edition     IOC bird list v 7.3 -> IOC bird list v 8.2

The following families have a modified English name:

Family: Procellariidae – Petrels, Shearwaters, Diving Petrels

Family: Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura

Family: Vireonidae – Vireos, Greenlets & Shrike-babblers

Family: Fringillidae – Finches, Euphonias

Family: Cardinalidae – Cardinals, Grosbeaks and (Tanager) Allies

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286/1598    Grey Noddy

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

Anous albivitta

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Family Campephagidae – Cuckooshrikes has been revised and resequenced.

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

636/5761    Palau Cicadabird    Edolisoma monacha

636/5762    Yap Cicadabird    Edolisoma nesiotis

636/5763    Pohnpei Cicadabird    Edolisoma insperatum

636/5757    Mauritius Cuckooshrike    Lalage typica

636/5758    Reunion Cuckooshrike    Lalage newtoni

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The families in Part 12 of the IOC bird list have been revised and resequenced.

The following species:

981/9467    Spotted Towhee    Pipilo maculatus

has been ascribed to a newly defined family (Family code ‘983’):

Passerellidae – New World Sparrows

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