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.


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


286/1598    Grey Noddy

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

Anous albivitta


Family Campephagidae – Cuckooshrikes has been re-defined and re-sequenced. As part of this review, the following species have been assigned to new or different genera:

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


The families in Part 12 of the IOC bird list have been re-defined and re-sequenced. The following species:

981/9467    Spotted Towhee    Pipilo maculatus

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

Passerellidae – New World Sparrows


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