AUSTRALASIA VOLUME 2: PASSERINES 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.

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

The following families have modified English names:

Family: Psophodidae – Whipbirds

Family: Artamidae – Woodswallows, Butcherbirds & Allies

Family: Pachycephalidae – Whistlers & Allies

Family: Oriolidae – Figbirds, Orioles, Turnagra

Family: Cettiidae – Cettia Bush Warblers & Allies

Family: Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers & Allies

Family: Acrocephalidae – Reed Warblers & Allies

Family: Locustellidae – Grassbirds & Allies

Family: Cisticolidae – Cisticolas & Allies

Family: Estrildidae – Waxbills, Munias & Allies

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Part of Family Acanthizidae – Australasian Warblers has been revised and resequenced.

560/5471    Bicolored Mouse-warbler    (highlands of New Guinea)

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

560/5471    Bicolored Scrubwren    Aethomyias nigrorufus

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

560/5465    Chestnut-rumped Heathwren    Hylacola pyrrhopygia

560/5466    Shy Heathwren    Hylacola cauta

560/5470    Rusty Mouse-warbler    Origma murina

560/5472    Mountain Mouse-warbler    Origma robusta

560/5478    Yellow-throated Scrubwren    Neosericornis citreogularis

560/5473    Pale-billed Scrubwren    Aethomyias spilodera

560/5482    Vogelkop Scrubwren    Aethomyias rufescens

560/5481    Buff-faced Scrubwren    Aethomyias perspicillatus

560/5474    Papuan Scrubwren    Aethomyias papuensis

560/5483    Grey-green Scrubwren    Aethomyias arfakianus

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560/547E    Spotted Scrubwren    Sericornis maculatus

(sc, sw, wc Australia)

has been split from:

560/5476    White-browed Scrubwren    Sericornis frontalis

(e, se, sc Australia)

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The Psophodidae family has been divided into two:

Family: Psophodidae – Whipbirds
(identifier number ‘592’)

and new family:

Family: Cinclosomatidae – Jewel-babblers, Quail-thrushes
(identifier number ‘593’)

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654/5830    Crested Shriketit    Falcunculus frontatus    (Australia)

has been moved from:

Family: Pachycephalidae – Whistlers & Allies    (identifier number ‘656’)

to new monotypic family:

Family: Falcunculidae – Shriketit   (identifier number ‘654’)

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The 7 species listed below have been split from Little Shrikethrush, which has a new English name:

656/5875    Arafura Shrikethrush    Colluricincla megarhyncha

(w, sc New Guinea, Aru Islands, n Australia)

The split species are:

656/583T    Biak Whistler    Pachycephala melanorhyncha    (Biak Island)

656/58F0    Variable Shrikethrush    Colluricincla fortis    (c, se New Guinea)

656/58F1    Waigeo Shrikethrush    Colluricincla affinis

(Waigeo: Raja Ampat Islands)

656/58F2    Mamberamo Shrikethrush    Colluricincla obscura    (nc New Guinea)

656/58F3    Tagula Shrikethrush    Colluricincla discolor

(Tagula: Louisiade Archipelago)

656/58F4    Sepik-Ramu Shrikethrush    Colluricincla tappenbecki

(ne, ec New Guinea)

656/58F5    Rufous Shrikethrush    Colluricincla rufogaster

(coastal ec, ne Australia, sc New Guinea)

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Family: Petroicidae – Australasian Robins has been revised and resequenced.

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

704/6355    White-breasted Robin    Quoyornis georgianus

704/6346    Banded Yellow Robin    Gennaeodryas placens

704/6363    Yellow-bellied Flyrobin    Cryptomicroeca flaviventris

704/6350    Mangrove Robin    Peneothello pulverulenta

704/6347    Black-throated Robin    Plesiodryas albonotata

704/6360    Yellow-legged Flyrobin    Kempiella griseoceps

704/6361    Olive Flyrobin    Kempiella flavovirescens

704/635Y    Canary Flyrobin    Devioeca papuana

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800/694E    Rote Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus rotiensis

(Rote: sc Lesser Sundas)

is a newly described species

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

840/7579    Mountain White-eye    Zosterops montanus

has been lumped with and is now represented by 9 subspecies of:

840/7569    Warbling White-eye    Zosterops japonicus

[formerly Japanese White-eye]

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Birds resident on Lombok: w Lesser Sundas which were previously considered to have been of the species:

840/756Y    Oriental White-eye

are now considered to be of the species:

840/7580    Lemon-bellied White-eye    Zosterops chloris

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840/758E    Wakatobi White-eye    Zosterops flavissimus

(Tukangbesi Islands off se Sulawesi)

has been split from

840/7580    Lemon-bellied White-eye    Zosterops chloris

(Indonesia)

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Birds resident on Sumbawa and Flores: Lesser Sundas which were previously considered to have been of the species:

840/756Y    Oriental White-eye

have been re-ascribed as a subspecies of:

840/7581    Ashy-bellied White-eye    Zosterops citrinella

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840/758P    Morotai White-eye    Zosterops dehaani

(Morotai: n Moluccas)

has been split from:

840/7586    Cream-throated White-eye    Zosterops atriceps

(n, c Moluccas)

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Birds resident on Selayar Island sw of Sulawesi which were previously ascribed to the species:

907/8180    Mangrove Blue Flycatcher    Cyornis rufigastra

have been re-ascribed to:

907/8182    Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher    Cyornis omissus

 

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