IOC Updates

Every All the World’s Birds (ATWB) eBook derives its content from the IOC World Bird List, an open access resource maintained by the International Ornithological Congress (IOC). The IOC Bird List is hosted on a dedicated World Bird Names website, which provides access to the list in various different formats.

The IOC bird list is updated twice a year. The most recent version of the IOC bird list to be incorporated into ATWB eBooks is Version 12.2, published August xx 2022.

Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen  (Eds). 2022. IOC World Bird List (v12.2). doi :  10.14344/IOC.ML.12.2.

The year 2022 saw the publication of versions 12.1 and 12.2 of the IOC World Bird List. Details of the changes that were consolidated into the IOC bird list during 2022 can be found on the IOC website under the menu heading Updates. The following is a summary of those changes down to species level.

[Note: changes are those pertaining to extant species and are listed in the taxonomic sequence of v12.2.]

 

042/0143    Raja Shelduck

has a new English name:

042/0143    Radjah Shelduck    Radjah radjah

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065/039E    Elgon Francolin    Scleroptila elgonensis    (c, wc Kenya, ec Uganda)

has been split from:

065/0390    Moorland Francolin    Scleroptila psilolaema    (c Ethiopia)

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

335/2425    Rufous Potoo    Phyllaemulor bracteatus

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351/2603    Neotropical Palm Swift

has a new English name:

351/2603    Fork-tailed Palm Swift    Tachornis squamata

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355/268E    Puerto Rican Mango    Anthracothorax aurulentus

(Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)

has been split from:

355/2682    Antillean Mango

which has a new English name:

355/2682    Hispaniolan Mango    Anthracothorax dominicus

(Hispaniola)

…………………………………………………………………….

The three genera Oreonympha, Oxypogon and Chalcostigma within Family: Trochilidae – Hummingbirds have been resequenced.

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

355/2795    Brazilian Ruby    Heliodoxa rubricauda

…………………………………………………………………….

355/273E    Tres Marias Hummingbird    Cynanthus lawrencei

(Tres Marías Islands off wc Mexico)

has been split from:

355/2730    Broad-billed Hummingbird    Cynanthus latirostris

…………………………………………………………………….

355/2731    Doubleday’s Hummingbird

has a new English name:

355/2731    Turquoise-crowned Hummingbird    Cynanthus doubledayi

…………………………………………………………………….

355/2664    Long-tailed Sabrewing    Pampa excellens    (sc Mexico)

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

355/2662    Curve-winged Sabrewing    Pampa curvipennis

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

355/2765    Violet-crowned Hummingbird    Ramosomyia violiceps

355/2766    Green-fronted Hummingbird    Ramosomyia viridifrons

355/2767    Cinnamon-sided Hummingbird    Ramosomyia wagneri

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

201/1230    Calayan Rail    Aptenorallus calayanensis

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274/1518    South American Snipe

has a new English name:

274/1518    Pantanal Snipe    Gallinago paraguaiae

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079/0539    New Caledonian Storm Petrel    Fregetta lineata

(breeds New Caledonia?)

is a newly described species.

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087/0571    Hornby’s Storm Petrel

has a new English name:

087/0571    Ringed Storm Petrel    Hydrobates hornbyi

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091/058E    MacGillivray’s Prion    Pachyptila macgillivrayi

(breeds Tristan da Cunha, St. Paul Island)

has been split from:

091/0583    Salvin’s Prion    Pachyptila salvini

…………………………………………………………………….

091/0613    De Filippi’s Petrel

has a new English name:

091/0613    Masatierra Petrel    Pterodroma defilippiana

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162/0903    Eastern Osprey    Pandion cristatus

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

162/0902    Western Osprey

which has a new English name:

162/0902    Osprey    Pandion haliaetus

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

167/0953    Congo Serpent Eagle    Dryotriorchis spectabilis

167/099F    Tiny Hawk    Microspizias superciliosus

167/099Y    Semicollared Hawk    Microspizias collaris

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167/1115    Archer’s Buzzard    Buteo archeri    (highlands of coastal n Somalia)

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

167/1118    Augur Buzzard    Buteo augur

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319/2192    Minahassa Masked Owl

has a new English name:

319/2192    Minahasa Masked Owl    Tyto inexspectata

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323/235T    Tasmanian Boobook    Ninox leucopsis    (Tasmania)

has been split from:

323/235F    Morepork    Ninox novaeseelandiae

(New Zealand, Norfolk Island)

…………………………………………………………………….

Each of the following species, formerly named as a Hawk-Owl, has been renamed as a Boobook:

323/235Y    Brown Boobook    Ninox scutulata

323/2362    Hume’s Boobook    Ninox obscura

323/2363    Andaman Boobook    Ninox affinis

323/2365    Luzon Boobook    Ninox philippensis

323/2366    Mindanao Boobook    Ninox spilocephala

323/236F    Camiguin Boobook    Ninox leventisi

323/236Y    Sulu Boobook    Ninox reyi

323/2369    Cebu Boobook    Ninox rumseyi

323/2368    Romblon Boobook    Ninox spilonotus

323/2367    Mindoro Boobook    Ninox mindorensis

…………………………………………………………………….

323/2380    Little Sumba Hawk-Owl

has a new English name:

323/2380    Least Boobook    Ninox sumbaensis

…………………………………………………………………….

323/223K    Wetar Scops Owl    Otus tempestatis    (Wetar)

has been split from:

323/2234    Moluccan Scops Owl    Otus magicus    (sc, ne Indonesia)

…………………………………………………………………….

323/2273    Palau Owl

has a new English name:

323/2273    Palau Scops Owl    Otus podarginus

…………………………………………………………………….

323/2285    Usambara Eagle-Owl    Bubo vosseleri    (ne Tanzania)

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

323/2284    Fraser’s Eagle-Owl    Bubo poensis

…………………………………………………………………….

323/230Y    Pere David’s Owl    Strix davidi    (c China)

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

323/230F    Ural Owl    Strix uralensis

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The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Leptosomidae – Cuckoo-roller

…………………………………………………………………….

367/2970    Cuckoo Roller

has a new English name:

367/2970    Cuckoo-roller    Leptosomus discolor

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379/3014    Lilac Kingfisher

has been split into two species:

379/3014    Sulawesi Lilac Kingfisher    Cittura cyanotis

(n, ec, se Sulawesi)

379/301E    Sangihe Lilac Kingfisher    Cittura sanghirensis

(Sangihe, Siau islands)

…………………………………………………………………….

379/301F    Glittering Kingfisher

has a new English name:

379/301F    White-rumped Kingfisher    Caridonax fulgidus

…………………………………………………………………….

379/302E    Brown-breasted Kingfisher    Halcyon gularis    (Philippines)

has been split from:

379/3023    White-throated Kingfisher    Halcyon smyrnensis

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391/313T    Rufous-crowned Bee-eater    Merops americanus    (Philippines)

has been split from:

391/3135    Blue-throated Bee-eater    Merops viridis

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Birds resident in south-east w Africa, sw Uganda, central and west central Africa which were previously considered to be of the species:

444/3485    Green-backed Woodpecker    Chrysocolaptes socialis

have been ascribed to:

444/3486    Little Green Woodpecker    Campethera maculosa

and these two species have been resequenced.

…………………………………………………………………….

444/3485    Green-backed Woodpecker

has a new English name:

444/3485    Little Spotted Woodpecker    Chrysocolaptes socialis

…………………………………………………………………….

444/360T    Malabar Flameback    Chrysocolaptes socialis

(coastal w peninsular India)

has been split from:

444/3608    Greater Flameback    Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus

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Four subspecies of:

467/3894    Blue-backed Parrot

have been split to form a new species with the same English name:

467/389K    Blue-backed Parrot    Tanygnathus everetti    (Philippines)

…………………………………………………………………….

467/3894    Blue-backed Parrot

has a new English name:

467/3894    Azure-rumped Parrot    Tanygnathus sumatranus

(nc Indonesia)

…………………………………………………………………….

467/3969    Yellowish-streaked Lory

has a new English name:

467/3969    Yellow-streaked Lory    Chalcopsitta scintillata

…………………………………………………………………….

467/3979    Ornate Lorikeet

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

Saudareos ornata

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Genus Epinecrophylla of Stipplethroats in Family: Thamnophilidae – Antbirds has been resequenced.

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

487/435Y    Silvery-cheeked Antshrike    Sakesphoroides cristatus

487/4438    Caatinga Antwren    Radinopsyche sellowi

487/4522    White-shouldered Antbird    Akletos melanoceps

487/4523    Goeldi’s Antbird    Akletos goeldii

487/4525    Sooty Antbird    Hafferia fortis

487/4526    Blue-lored Antbird    Hafferia immaculata

487/4527    Zeledon’s Antbird    Hafferia zeledoni

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495/45F1    Chachapoya Antpitta

has a new English name:

495/45F1    Chachapoyas Antpitta    Grallaria gravesi

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511/4774    Tawny-crowned Pygmy Tyrant

has been split into two species:

511/4774    Fulvous-crowned Scrub Tyrant    Euscarthmus meloryphus

511/477E    Fulvous-faced Scrub Tyrant    Euscarthmus fulviceps

(w Ecuador, nw, nc, wc Peru)

…………………………………………………………………….

511/4775    Rufous-sided Pygmy Tyrant

has a new English name:

511/4775    Rufous-sided Scrub Tyrant    Euscarthmus rufomarginatus

…………………………………………………………………….

511/479Y    Panamanian Tyrannulet

has a new English name:

511/479Y    Panama Tyrannulet    Phylloscartes flavovirens

…………………………………………………………………….

511/5039    Panamanian Flycatcher

has a new English name:

511/5039    Panama Flycatcher    Myiarchus panamensis

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519/514P    Velvety Manakin    Lepidothrix velutina

(nw Ecuador to c Costa Rica)

has been split from:

519/5144    Blue-crowned Manakin

which has a new English name:

519/5144    Blue-capped Manakin    Lepidothrix coronata    (w, c Amazonia)

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535/523E    Huon Bowerbird    Amblyornis germanus

(Huon Peninsula: ec New Guinea)

has been split from:

535/5234    MacGregor’s Bowerbird    Amblyornis macgregoriae

(c, e New Guinea)

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The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

548/5331    Scaly-crowned Honeyeater    Sugomel lombokium

…………………………………………………………………….

548/5290    Black Honeyeater

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

Sugomel nigrum

…………………………………………………………………….

548/530K    Bacan Myzomela    Myzomela batjanensis

(Bacan: ne Indonesia)

has been split from:

548/5302    Sulawesi Myzomela    Myzomela chloroptera

(c Indonesia)

…………………………………………………………………….

548/5353    Dusky Friarbird

has a new English name:

548/5353    Morotai Friarbird    Philemon fuscicapillus

…………………………………………………………………….

548/5355    Black-faced Friarbird

has a new English name:

548/5355    Buru Friarbird    Philemon moluccensis

…………………………………………………………………….

548/5333    Indonesian Honeyeater

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

548/5334    Brown Honeyeater    Lichmera indistincta

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576/5536    Dwarf Longbill

has a new English name:

576/5536    Spectacled Longbill    Oedistoma iliolophus

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596/5578    Woodward’s Batis

has a new English name:

596/5578    Woodwards’ Batis    Batis fratrum

…………………………………………………………………….

596/5585    Angolan Batis

has a new English name:

596/5585    Angola Batis    Batis minulla

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656/5832    Sangihe Shrikethrush

has a new English name:

656/5832    Sangihe Whistler    Coracornis sanghirensis

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Family: Oriolidae – Figbirds, Old World Orioles, Piopios has a new English name.

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680/6119    Versicolored Monarch

has a new English name:

680/6119    Ogea Monarch    Mayrornis versicolor

…………………………………………………………………….

680/612F    Black-chinned Monarch

has a new English name:

680/612F    Boano Monarch    Symposiachrus boanensis

…………………………………………………………………….

680/612T    Louisiade Monarch    Symposiachrus melanopterus

(islands in wc, sw Solomon Sea)

has been split from:

680/612Y    Spectacled Monarch    Symposiachrus trivirgatus

…………………………………………………………………….

Birds resident on Ambon, Seram and islands in ne Banda Sea that were formerly ascribed to:

680/612Y    Spectacled Monarch    Symposiachrus trivirgatus

have been re-ascribed to:

680/6130    Moluccan Monarch    Symposiachrus bimaculatus

…………………………………………………………………….

680/6131    White-tailed Monarch

has a new English name:

680/6131    Kai Monarch    Symposiachrus leucurus

…………………………………………………………………….

680/6132    White-tipped Monarch

has a new English name:

680/6132    Tanahjampea Monarch    Symposiachrus everetti

…………………………………………………………………….

680/6133    Black-tipped Monarch

has a new English name:

680/6133    Buru Monarch    Symposiachrus loricatus

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

680/6141    Rufous Monarch    Symposiachrus rubiensis

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684/6180    Crested Jay    (c, s Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo)

has been moved from:

Family: Corvidae – Crows, Jays  (identifier number ‘684’)

to new monotypic family:

Family: Platylophidae – Jayshrike  (identifier number ‘683’)

and has a new English name:

683/6180    Crested Jayshrike    Platylophus galericulatus

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684/6240    Henderson’s Ground Jay

has a new English name:

684/6240    Mongolian Ground Jay    Podoces hendersoni

…………………………………………………………………….

684/6241    Biddulph’s Ground Jay

has a new English name:

684/6241    Xinjiang Ground Jay    Podoces biddulphi

…………………………………………………………………….

684/6242    Pander’s Ground Jay

has a new English name:

684/6242    Turkestan Ground Jay    Podoces panderi

…………………………………………………………………….

684/6243    Pleske’s Ground Jay

has a new English name:

684/6243    Iranian Ground Jay    Podoces pleskei

…………………………………………………………………….

Genus Corvus within Family: Corvidae – Crows, Jays has been partially resequenced.

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700/630E    Tagula Manucode    Manucodia alter

(Tagula Island off se New Guinea)

has been split from:

700/6304    Glossy-mantled Manucode    Manucodia ater

(New Guinea and nearby w islands)

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

700/6337    Blue Bird-of-paradise    Paradisornis rudolphi

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744/6439    European Crested Tit

has a new English name:

744/6439    Crested Tit    Lophophanes cristatus

…………………………………………………………………….

744/643F    Grey Crested Tit

has a new English name:

744/643F    Grey-crested Tit    Lophophanes dichrous

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760/6544    Angolan Lark

has a new English name:

760/6544    Angola Lark    Mirafra angolensis

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764/660F    Black-capped Bulbul

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

Rubigula melanictera

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768/6770    Angolan Swallow

has a new English name:

768/6770    Angola Swallow    Hirundo angolensis

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772/6808    Chinese Cupwing    Pnoepyga mutica    (sc, c China)

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

772/6807    Scaly-breasted Cupwing    Pnoepyga albiventer

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

780/6856    Pale-footed Bush Warbler    Hemitesia pallidipes

780/6857    Neumann’s Warbler    Hemitesia neumanni

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Family: Aegithalidae – Bushtits has been resequenced.

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Family: Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers has a modified English name.

…………………………………………………………………….

800/694P    Flores Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus floresianus

(Flores: c Lesser Sundas)

has been split from:

800/6941    Timor Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus presbytes

(Timor and nearby island: c Lesser Sundas)

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804/6977    Carolinian Reed Warbler

has a new English name:

804/6977    Caroline Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus syrinx

…………………………………………………………………….

804/6994    African Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus baeticatus

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

804/6993    Eurasian Reed Warbler

which has a new English name:

804/6993    Common Reed Warbler    Acrocephalus scirpaceus

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808/7057    Melanesian Thicketbird

has been split into two species:

808/705E    Guadalcanal Thicketbird    Cincloramphus turipavae

(s Solomon Islands)

808/7057    Santo Thicketbird    Cincloramphus whitneyi

(nw Vanuatu)

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Genus Zosterops within Family: Zosteropidae – White-eyes has been partially resequenced.

…………………………………………………………………….

840/76F8    Anjouan White-eye    Zosterops anjuanensis

(Anjouan Island: ec Comoros)

and

840/76F9    Moheli White-eye    Zosterops comorensis

(Mohéli Island: sc Comoros)

have been split from:

840/7628    Malagasy White-eye    Zosterops maderaspatanus

(Madagascar and nearby islands)

…………………………………………………………………….

840/762T    Meratus White-eye    Zosterops meratusensis    (se Borneo)

is a newly described species.

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824/726E    Kangean Tit-Babbler    Mixornis prillwitzi

(Kangean Islands in Java Sea)

has been split from:

824/7260    Grey-cheeked Tit-Babbler    Mixornis flavicollis    (Java)

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Family: Sturnidae – Starlings, Rhabdornises has a modified English name.

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The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

900/8009    Sulawesi Thrush    Turdus turdoides

…………………………………………………………………….

900/805F    Kessler’s Thrush

has a new English name:

900/805F    White-backed Thrush    Turdus kessleri

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907/8134    Angolan Slaty Flycatcher

has a new English name:

907/8134    Angola Slaty Flycatcher    Melaenornis brunneus

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

907/8186    White-tailed Flycatcher    Leucoptilon concretum

…………………………………………………………………….

907/817T    Meratus Blue Flycatcher    Cyornis kadayangensis    (se Borneo)

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8213    Angolan Cave Chat

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

907/8213    Angola Cave Chat    Xenocopsychus ansorgei

…………………………………………………………………….

Genus Ficedula within Family: Muscicapidae – Chats, Old World Flycatchers has been partially resequenced.

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8333    Stejneger’s Stonechat

has a new English name:

907/8333    Amur Stonechat    Saxicola stejnegeri

…………………………………………………………………….

Subspecies cavernicola and bambarae of:

907/8346    White-crowned Cliff Chat

resident in north-west w Africa have been re-ascribed as subspecies of:

907/8345    Mocking Cliff Chat    Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris

…………………………………………………………………….

Subspecies kordofanensis of:

907/8345    Mocking Cliff Chat

resident in sc Sudan has been re-ascribed as a subspecies of:

907/8346    White-crowned Cliff Chat    Thamnolaea coronata

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921/8446    Flame-breasted Flowerpecker

has a new English name:

921/8446    Buru Flowerpecker    Dicaeum erythrothorax

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925/854E    Arabian Sunbird    Cinnyris hellmayri    (coastal w, s Arabian Peninsula)

has been split from:

925/8540    Shining Sunbird    Cinnyris habessinicus

…………………………………………………………………….

925/8555    Abbott’s Sunbird    Cinnyris abbotti    (sw Seychelles)

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

925/8554    Souimanga Sunbird    Cinnyris sovimanga

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933/866T    Ruvu Weaver    Ploceus holoxanthus    (ec Tanzania)

is a formerly recognised species that has now been re-established as being distinct from:

933/8668    Eastern Golden Weaver    Ploceus subaureus

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937/8822    Zebra Finch

has been split into two species:

937/8822    Sunda Zebra Finch    Taeniopygia guttata    (Lesser Sundas)

937/882E    Australian Zebra Finch    Taeniopygia castanotis    (Australia)

…………………………………………………………………….

937/8793    Angolan Waxbill

has a new English name:

937/8793    Angola Waxbill    Coccopygia bocagei

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949/8907    Arabian Accentor

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

949/8906    Radde’s Accentor    Prunella ocularis

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953/8968    Yellowish Pipit

has a new species epithet. Its scientific name is now:

Anthus chii

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961/9028    Sillem’s Mountain Finch

has a new English name:

961/9028    Sillem’s Rosefinch    Carpodacus sillemi

…………………………………………………………………….

961/9029    Long-tailed Rosefinch

has been split into two species:

961/9029    Siberian Long-tailed Rosefinch    Carpodacus sibiricus

961/902T    Chinese Long-tailed Rosefinch    Carpodacus lepidus    (c, sc China)

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981/941E    Masked Bunting    Emberiza personata

(breeds se Russia, n Japan)

has been split from:

981/9413    Black-faced Bunting    Emberiza spodocephala

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Family: Icteridae – Oropendolas, New World Orioles, Blackbirds has a modified English name.

…………………………………………………………………….

973/928E    Chihuahuan Meadowlark    Sturnella lilianae

(sw USA, nw, wc Mexico)

has been split from:

973/9283    Eastern Meadowlark    Sturnella magna

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985/990T    Olivaceous Saltator

has a new English name:

985/990T    Olive-grey Saltator    Saltator olivascens

…………………………………………………………………….

985/990F    Blue-grey Saltator

has a new English name:

985/990F    Bluish-grey Saltator    Saltator coerulescens

…………………………………………………………………….

985/957T    Inti Tanager    Heliothraupis oneilli

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

985/9790    Caqueta Seedeater    Sporophila murallae

(nw, locally sw Amazonia)

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

985/978Y    Wing-barred Seedeater    Sporophila americana

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