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.

[The 2020 edition of this title will be published in August 2019]


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: Oriolidae – Figbirds, Orioles & Turnagra

Family: Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes and Allies

Family: Fringillidae – Finches, Euphonias


The subspecies of the following two species of Shrike have been reassessed:

660/5898    Great Grey Shrike    Lanius excubitor

660/5899    Southern Grey Shrike    Lanius meridionalis

The birds that are resident in the Canary Islands, nw Africa, locally n Libya, nc Egypt and s ME, and earlier thought to be subspecies of Southern Grey Shrike, have now been identified as being subspecies of Great Grey Shrike. Also as part of this review, Lanius meridionalis has a new English name:

660/5899    Iberian Grey Shrike    (s France, Iberian Peninsula; winters nw Africa)


The Eurasian Magpie Pica pica species complex in Family Corvidae – Crows, Jays has been revised. As part of this revision, the birds that are resident in north-west Africa have been split to a newly defined species:

684/62F0    Maghreb Magpie    Pica mauritanica


Family Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers and Allies has been revised and resequenced.


Family Locustellidae – Grassbirds and Allies has been revised and resequenced.


The families in Part 12 of the IOC bird list have been revised and resequenced. The 18 Emberiza species regularly present in the Western Palearctic world region have been ascribed to the re-defined family Emberizidae – Buntings.


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