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 11.2, published July 10 2021.

Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen  (Eds). 2021. IOC World Bird List (v11.2). doi :  10.14344/IOC.ML.11.2.

The year 2021 saw the publication of versions 11.1 and 11.2 of the IOC World Bird List. Details of the changes that were consolidated into the IOC bird list during 2021 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 v11.2.]

 

Order Anseriformes has been resequenced to precede Order Galliformes.

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042/0199    Hottentot Teal

has a new English name:

042/0199    Blue-billed Teal    Spatula hottentota

…………………………………………………………………….

042/0206    Madagascan Pochard

has a new English name:

042/0206    Madagascar Pochard    Aythya innotata

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052/028E    Yungas Guan    Penelope bridgesi    (sc Bolivia, nw Argentina)

has been split from:

052/0283    Dusky-legged Guan    Penelope obscura    (ec South America)

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Family: Phasianidae – Pheasants & Allies has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

065/0352    Spruce Grouse    Canachites canadensis

065/0392    Crested Francolin    Ortygornis sephaena

065/0381    Grey Francolin    Ortygornis pondicerianus

065/0382    Swamp Francolin    Ortygornis gularis

065/0384    Coqui Francolin    Campocolinus coqui

065/0385    White-throated Francolin    Campocolinus albogularis

065/0386    Schlegel’s Francolin    Campocolinus schlegelii

065/0422    Brown Quail    Synoicus ypsilophorus

065/0425    Snow Mountain Quail    Synoicus monorthonyx

065/0423    King Quail    Synoicus chinensis

065/0424    Blue Quail    Synoicus adansonii

…………………………………………………………………….

065/043Y    Malaysian Partridge

has a new English name:

065/043Y    Malayan Partridge    Arborophila campbelli

…………………………………………………………………….

065/0416    Hose’s Partridge

has a new English name:

065/0416    Dulit Partridge    Rhizothera dulitensis

…………………………………………………………………….

065/049E    Malaysian Crested Argus

has a new English name:

065/049E    Malayan Crested Argus    Rheinardia nigrescens

…………………………………………………………………….

065/0417    Madagascan Partridge

has a new English name:

065/0417    Madagascar Partridge    Margaroperdix madagarensis

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Order Caprimulgiformes has been split into four orders, each comprised of a single family. The revised sequence of these orders/families is as follows:

CAPRIMULGIFORMES/Caprimulgidae – Nightjars

STEATORNITHIFORMES/Steatornithidae – Oilbird

NYCTIBIIFORMES/Nyctibiidae – Potoos

PODARGIFORMES/Podargidae – Frogmouths

…………………………………………………………………….

339/2484    Vaurie’s Nightjar    (w China)    [known only from a single specimen]

is now treated as an example of subspecies plumipes of

339/247Y    European Nightjar    Caprimulgus europaeus

…………………………………………………………………….

339/2497    Madagascan Nightjar

has a new English name:

339/2497    Madagascar Nightjar    Caprimulgus madagascariensis

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Family: Aegothelidae – Owlet-Nightjars has been split from Order Apodiformes to form an order comprised of a single family:

AEGOTHELIFORMES/Aegothelidae – Owlet-Nightjars

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351/257F    Madagascan Spinetail

has a new English name:

351/257F    Madagascar Spinetail    Zoonavena grandidieri

…………………………………………………………………….

Genus Chaetura of New World swifts in Family: Apodidae – Swifts has been revised and resequenced.

351/2598    Mato Grosso Swift    Chaetura viridipennis    (w, s Amazonia)

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

351/2597    Chapman’s Swift    Chaetura chapmani

…………………………………………………………………….

351/259P    Ashy-tailed Swift    Chaetura andrei    (c, e Venezuela)

has been split from:

351/2594    Vaux’s Swift    Chaetura vauxi

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Genus Anthracothorax of Mangos, genus Eulampis of Caribs and genus Chalcostigma of Thornbills within Family: Trochilidae – Hummingbirds have been resequenced.

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

355/2892    Magenta-throated Woodstar    Philodice bryantae

355/2893    Purple-throated Woodstar    Philodice mitchellii

…………………………………………………………………….

355/266E    Diamantina Sabrewing    Campylopterus diamantinensis    (ec Brazil)

has been split from:

355/2665    Grey-breasted Sabrewing    Campylopterus largipennis

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Family: Musophagidae – Turacos has been revised and resequenced.

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

311/2047    Bare-faced Go-away-bird    Crinifer personatus

311/2046    Grey Go-away-bird    Crinifer concolor

311/2048    White-bellied Go-away-bird    Crinifer leucogaster

311/2042    Purple-crested Turaco    Gallirex porphyreolophus

311/2043    Rwenzori Turaco    Gallirex johnstoni

311/2041    Ruspoli’s Turaco    Menelikornis ruspolii

311/2040    White-cheeked Turaco    Menelikornis leucotis

311/2044    Violet Turaco    Tauraco violaceus

311/2045    Ross’s Turaco    Tauraco rossae

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315/209E    Kai Coucal    Centropus spilopterus    (Kai Islands)

has been split from:

315/2095    Pheasant Coucal    Centropus phasianinus

…………………………………………………………………….

315/2179    Madagascan Cuckoo

has a new English name:

315/2179    Madagascar Cuckoo    Cuculus rochii

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299/172F    Madagascan Sandgrouse

has a new English name:

299/172F    Madagascar Sandgrouse    Pterocles personatus

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303/1788    Island Collared Dove

has been split into two species:

303/1788    Sunda Collared Dove    Streptopelia bitorquata

(sw, sc Indonesia, Timor)

303/178P    Philippine Collared Dove    Streptopelia dusumieri    (Philippines)

…………………………………………………………………….

303/178T    Burmese Collared Dove    Streptopelia xanthocycla    (c Myanmar)

has been split from:

303/1789    Eurasian Collared Dove    Streptopelia decaocto

…………………………………………………………………….

303/1914    Madagascan Green Pigeon

has a new English name:

303/1914    Madagascar Green Pigeon    Treron australis

…………………………………………………………………….

303/1922    Whistling Green Pigeon

has been split into two species:

303/192E    Ryukyu Green Pigeon    Treron permagnus    (Ryukyu Islands)

303/1922    Taiwan Green Pigeon    Treron formosae    (Taiwan, n Philippines)

…………………………………………………………………….

303/1931    Oberholser’s Fruit Dove

has a new species epithet:

303/1931    Oberholser’s Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus gularis

…………………………………………………………………….

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)

…………………………………………………………………….

303/195E    Geelvink Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus speciosus

(islands off nw New Guinea)

has been split from:

303/1956    Yellow-bibbed Fruit Dove    Ptilinopus solomonensis

(Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands)

…………………………………………………………………….

303/1968    Madagascan Blue Pigeon

has a new English name:

303/1968    Madagascar Blue Pigeon    Alectroenas madagascariensis

…………………………………………………………………….

303/198E    Geelvink Imperial Pigeon    Ducula geelvinkiana

(islands off nw New Guinea)

has been split from:

303/1982    Spice Imperial Pigeon    Ducula myristicivora

(ne Moluccas, islands off w New Guinea)

…………………………………………………………………….

303/199E    Malabar Imperial Pigeon    Ducula cuprea    (sw India)

has been split from:

303/1997    Mountain Imperial Pigeon    Ducula badia

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193/1191    Madagascan Wood Rail

has a new English name:

193/1191    Madagascar Wood Rail    Mentocrex kioloides

…………………………………………………………………….

193/1199    Madagascan Flufftail

has a new English name:

193/1199    Madagascar Flufftail    Sarothrura insularis

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201/124Y    Madagascan Rail

has a new English name:

201/124Y    Madagascar Rail    Rallus madagascariensis

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099/0663    Madagascan Grebe

has a new English name:

099/0663    Madagascar Grebe    Tachybaptus pelzelnii

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217/1352    Hottentot Buttonquail

has a new English name:

217/1352    Fynbos Buttonquail    Turnix hottentottus

…………………………………………………………………….

217/1357    Madagascan Buttonquail

has a new English name:

217/1357    Madagascar Buttonquail    Turnix nigricollis

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249/1446    Madagascan Plover

has a new English name:

249/1446    Madagascar Plover    Charadrius thoracicus

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261/1482    Madagascan Jacana

has a new English name:

261/1482    Madagascar Jacana    Actophilornis albinucha

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274/1514    Madagascan Snipe

has a new English name:

274/1514    Madagascar Snipe    Gallinago macrodactyla

…………………………………………………………………….

274/151T    Magellanic Snipe    Gallinago magellanica

(Chile, c, s Argentina, Falkland Islands)

has been split from:

274/1518    South American Snipe    Gallinago paraguaiae

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280/1589    Madagascan Pratincole

has a new English name:

280/1589    Madagascar Pratincole    Glareola ocularis

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286/162Y    Mew Gull

has been split into two species:

286/162Y    Common Gull    Larus canus

286/162T    Short-billed Gull    Larus brachyrhynchus    (nw North America)

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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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Family: Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants, Shags has been revised.

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

146/0852    Red-legged Cormorant    Poikilocarbo gaimardi

146/0857    Brandt’s Cormorant    Urile penicillatus

146/0859    Red-faced Cormorant    Urile urile

146/0858    Pelagic Cormorant    Urile pelagicus

146/0860    European Shag    Gulosus aristotelis

146/0853    Flightless Cormorant    Nannopterum harrisi

146/085F    Neotropic Cormorant    Nannopterum brasilianum

146/085Y    Double-crested Cormorant    Nannopterum auritum

146/086F    Rock Shag    Leucocarbo magellanicus

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115/0744    Madagascan Ibis

has a new English name:

115/0744    Madagascar Ibis    Lophotibis cristata

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167/0912    Madagascan Harrier-Hawk

has a new English name:

167/0912    Madagascar Harrier-Hawk    Polyboroides radiatus

…………………………………………………………………….

167/0916    Madagascan Serpent Eagle

has a new English name:

167/0916    Madagascar Serpent Eagle    Eutriorchis astur

…………………………………………………………………….

167/0927    Madagascan Cuckoo-Hawk

has a new English name:

167/0927    Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk    Aviceda madagascariensis

…………………………………………………………………….

167/1029    Madagascan Sparrowhawk

has a new English name:

167/1029    Madagascar Sparrowhawk    Accipiter madagascariensis

…………………………………………………………………….

167/1061    Madagascan Fish Eagle

has a new English name:

167/1061    Madagascar Fish Eagle    Haliaeetus vociferoides

…………………………………………………………………….

167/110F    Himalayan Buzzard    Buteo refectus

has a new species epithet.

…………………………………………………………………….

167/1117    Madagascan Buzzard

has a new English name:

167/1117    Madagascar Buzzard    Buteo brachypterus

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Family: Strigidae – Owls has been revised and resequenced.

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

323/2321    Collared Owlet    Taenioptynx brodiei

323/232E    Sunda Owlet    Taenioptynx sylvaticum

323/2273    Palau Owl    Otus podarginus

323/2382    Jamaican Owl    Asio grammicus

323/2383    Striped Owl    Asio clamator

323/2384    Fearful Owl    Asio solomonensis

…………………………………………………………………….

323/232E    Sunda Owlet    Taenioptynx sylvaticus

has a modified species epithet.

…………………………………………………………………….

323/237Y    Solomons Boobook

has been ascribed to a different genus and split into four species:

323/237Y    West Solomons Owl    Athene jacquinoti    (n, ec Solomons)

323/23F7    Guadalcanal Owl    Athene granti    (Guadalcanal: s Solomons)

323/23F8    Malaita Owl    Athene malaitae    (Malaita: s Solomons)

323/23F9    Makira Owl    Athene roseoaxillaris    (Makira: s Solomons)

…………………………………………………………………….

323/222T    Annobon Scops Owl    Otus feae    (Annobón Island in Gulf of Guinea)

has been split from:

323/222Y    African Scops Owl    Otus senegalensis

…………………………………………………………………….

Subspecies kalidupae of

323/223F    Sulawesi Scops Owl    Otus manadensis

resident on Kaledupa Island off se Sulawesi has been re-ascribed to:

323/2234    Moluccan Scops Owl    Otus magicus

…………………………………………………………………….

323/223T    Banggai Scops Owl    Otus mendeni    (Banggai Islands)

has been split from:

323/223F    Sulawesi Scops Owl    Otus manadensis    (Sulawesi)

…………………………………………………………………….

323/2388    Madagascan Owl

has a new English name:

323/2388    Madagascar Owl    Asio madagascariensis

…………………………………………………………………….

323/228E    Arabian Eagle-Owl    Bubo milesi    (s, e Arabian Peninsula)

has been split from:

323/2282    Spotted Eagle-Owl    Bubo africanus

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395/3152    Madagascan Hoopoe

has a new English name:

395/3152    Madagascar Hoopoe    Upupa marginata

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379/305F    Madagascan Pygmy Kingfisher

has a new English name:

379/305F    Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher    Corythornis madagascariensis

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391/312E    Ethiopian Bee-eater    Merops lafresnayii    (ne Africa)

has been split from:

391/3125    Blue-breasted Bee-eater    Merops variegatus

…………………………………………………………………….

391/3130    Green Bee-eater

has been split into three species.

391/313E    African Green Bee-eater    Merops viridissimus    (n Africa)

391/313K    Arabian Green Bee-eater    Merops cyanophrys

(se Israel, wc, sw Jordan, Arabian Peninsula)

391/3130    Asian Green Bee-eater    Merops orientalis

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435/3407    Usambiro Barbet    Trachyphonus usambiro    (sw Kenya, nc Tanzania)

has been split from:

435/3406    D’Arnaud’s Barbet    Trachyphonus darnaudii

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444/359T    Sumatran Woodpecker    Picus dedemi    (w Sumatra)

has been split from:

444/3599    Grey-headed Woodpecker    Picus canus

…………………………………………………………………….

444/361F    Sooty Woodpecker

has been split into two species.

444/361F    Northern Sooty Woodpecker    Mulleripicus funebris

(n Philippines)

444/361T    Southern Sooty Woodpecker    Mulleripicus fuliginosus

(ec, s Philippines)

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450/3636    Northern Crested Caracara    Caracara cheriway

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

450/3637    Southern Crested Caracara

which has a new English name:

450/3637    Crested Caracara    Caracara plancus

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463/3798    Large-billed Parrotlet

has a new English name:

463/3798    Riparian Parrotlet    Forpus crassirostris

…………………………………………………………………….

463/3797    Blue-winged Parrotlet

has a new English name:

463/3797    Cobalt-rumped Parrotlet    Forpus xanthopterygius

…………………………………………………………………….

Genus Ara of Macaws within Family: Psittacidae – African & New World Parrots has been resequenced.

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467/386E    Comoros Black Parrot    Coracopsis sibilans    (Comoros)

has been split from:

467/3867    Lesser Vasa Parrot    Coracopsis nigra    (Madagascar)

…………………………………………………………………….

467/389E    Simeulue Parrot    Psittinus abbotti

(Simeulue and nearby islet off nw Sumatra)

has been split from:

467/3891    Blue-rumped Parrot    Psittinus cyanurus

(c, s Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo)

…………………………………………………………………….

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 new or different genus:

467/3947    Pygmy Lorikeet    Charminetta wilhelminae

467/3948    Red-fronted Lorikeet    Hypocharmosyna rubronotata

467/3949    Red-flanked Lorikeet    Hypocharmosyna placentis

467/3945    Blue-fronted Lorikeet    Charmosynopsis toxopei

467/3950    Fairy Lorikeet    Charmosynopsis pulchella

467/3946    Striated Lorikeet    Synorhacma multistriata

467/394Y    Duchess Lorikeet    Charmosynoides margarethae

467/3944    Meek’s Lorikeet    Vini meeki

467/3943    Red-chinned Lorikeet    Vini rubrigularis

467/3942    Palm Lorikeet    Vini palmarum

467/394F    Red-throated Lorikeet    Vini amabilis

467/3958    Collared Lory    Vini solitaria

467/3972    Goldie’s Lorikeet    Glossoptilus goldiei

467/3987    Mindanao Lorikeet    Saudareos johnstoniae

467/3971    Iris Lorikeet    Saudareos iris

467/3979    Ornate Lorikeet    Saudareos ornatus

…………………………………………………………………….

467/395E    Stella’s Lorikeet    Charmosyna stellae    (c, e New Guinea)

has been split from:

467/3952    Papuan Lorikeet    Charmosyna papou    (e West Papua)

…………………………………………………………………….

467/3986    Citrine Lorikeet

has been ascribed to a new genus and split into two species.

467/3986    Sula Lorikeet    Saudareos flavoviridis    (Sula Islands)

467/398E    Yellow-cheeked Lorikeet    Saudareos meyeri    (Sulawesi)

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The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Calyptomenidae – African & Green Broadbills

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479/407E    Ornate Pitta    Pitta concinna    (n Lesser Sundas)

and

479/407T    Banda Sea Pitta    Pitta vigorsii    (se, ec Indonesia)

have been split from:

479/4075    Elegant Pitta    Pitta elegans

(sc, ne Indonesia, Timor-Leste)

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483/418E    Chinchipe Spinetail    Synallaxis chinchipensis    (nc Peru)

has been split from:

483/4185    Necklaced Spinetail    Synallaxis stictothorax

(wc, sw Ecuador, nw Peru)

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483/4336    Rondonia Woodcreeper

has a new English name:

483/4336    Dusky-capped Woodcreeper    Lepidocolaptes fuscicapillus

…………………………………………………………………….

483/4337    Layard’s Woodcreeper    (e Amazonian Brazil)

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

483/4336    Dusky-capped Woodcreeper    Lepidocolaptes fuscicapillus

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The following species have been ascribed to a different genus:

487/4459    Marsh Antwren    Formicivora acutirostris

487/4522    White-shouldered Antbird    Percnostola melanoceps

487/4523    Goeldi’s Antbird    Percnostola goeldii

487/4525    Sooty Antbird    Percnostola fortis

487/4526    Blue-lored Antbird    Percnostola immaculata

487/4527    Zeledon’s Antbird    Percnostola zeledoni

…………………………………………………………………….

487/444Y    Rufous-winged Antwren

has been split into two species:

487/444T    Rusty-winged Antwren    Herpsilochmus frater

487/444Y    Rufous-margined Antwren    Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus

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Family: Grallariidae – Antpittas has been revised and partially resequenced.

495/4579    Rufous Antpitta

has been split into eight species:

495/457E    Sierra Nevada Antpitta    Grallaria spatiator

(Santa Marta Mountains)

495/457K    Perija Antpitta    Grallaria saltuensis    (Perijá Mountains)

495/4579    Muisca Antpitta    Grallaria rufula

(e Andean slope of c Colombia, nw Venezuela)

495/457T    Equatorial Antpitta    Grallaria saturata

(wc, sw Colombia, c Ecuador, nw Peru)

495/457P    Cajamarca Antpitta    Grallaria cajamarcae

(Andes of nw Peru)

495/45F6    Junin Antpitta    Grallaria obscura

(e Andean slope of c Peru)

495/45F7    Urubamba Antpitta    Grallaria occabambae

(e Andean foothills of southern c Peru)

495/45F8    Bolivian Antpitta    Grallaria cochabambae

(e Andean slope of wc Bolivia)

…………………………………………………………………….

The following newly described species comprise populations that were formerly considered to be representatives of the species  495/4579  Rufous Antpitta:

495/45F0    Chami Antpitta    Grallaria alvarezi

(w Andes of wc, sw Colombia)

495/45F1    Chachapoya Antpitta    Grallaria gravesi

(e Andean slope of nc Peru)

495/45F2    Panao Antpitta    Grallaria oneilli

(e Andean slope of northern c Peru)

495/45F3    Puno Antpitta    Grallaria sinaensis

(e Andean slope of sc Peru, wc Bolivia)

…………………………………………………………………….

The following newly described species comprise populations that were formerly considered to be representatives of the monotypic species  495/457F  Chestnut Antpitta:

495/45F4    Oxapampa Antpitta    Grallaria centralis

(e Andean slope of northern c Peru)

495/45F5    Ayacucho Antpitta    Grallaria ayacuchensis

(e Andean slope of c Peru)

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

495/4590    Speckle-breasted Antpitta    Cryptopezus nattereri

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Genus Scytalopus within Family: Rhinocryptidae – Tapaculos has been revised and resequenced.

503/466T    White-winged Tapaculo    Scytalopus krabbei    (ne Peru)

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

503/466E    Loja Tapaculo    Scytalopus androstictus

(se Ecuador, nc Peru)

has been split from:

503/4669    Paramo Tapaculo    Scytalopus opacus

(c, sw Colombia, c Ecuador)

…………………………………………………………………….

503/466K    Ampay Tapaculo    Scytalopus whitneyi    (sc Peru)

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

503/466P    Jalca Tapaculo    Scytalopus frankeae    (c Peru)

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

503/464F    Bolivian White-crowned Tapaculo

has a new English name:

503/464F    Bolivian Tapaculo    Scytalopus bolivianus

…………………………………………………………………….

503/464Y    Northern White-crowned Tapaculo

has a new English name:

503/464Y    White-crowned Tapaculo    Scytalopus atratus

…………………………………………………………………….

503/467E    Utcubamba Tapaculo    Scytalopus intermedius    (nc Peru)

has been split from:

503/4677    Blackish Tapaculo    Scytalopus latrans

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511/4813    Tepui Flycatcher

has a new English name:

511/4813    Sierra de Lema Flycatcher    Mionectes roraimae

…………………………………………………………………….

The Negritos, Ground Tyrants, Black Tyrants, Monjitas, Shrike-Tyrants, Bush Tyrants and close relatives genera within Family: Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura have been revised and resequenced.

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

511/4949    Little Ground Tyrant    Syrtidicola fluviatilis

511/4974    Rufous-webbed Bush Tyrant    Cnemarchus rufipennis

511/4963    Fire-eyed Diucon    Pyrope pyrope

511/4964    Grey Monjita    Nengetus cinereus

511/4965    Black-crowned Monjita    Neoxolmis coronatus

511/4968    Rusty-backed Monjita    Neoxolmis rubetra

511/4969    Salinas Monjita    Neoxolmis salinarum

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

511/5051    Flammulated Flycatcher    Ramphotrigon flammulatum

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Genus Lipaugus of Pihas within Family: Cotingidae – Cotingas has been resequenced.

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species have been assigned to a different genus:

515/5103    Black-and-gold Cotinga    Lipaugus ater

515/5104    Grey-winged Cotinga    Lipaugus conditus

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The following three species:

548/52F0    Moluccan Myzomela    Myzomela simplex    (n Moluccas)

548/52F1    Red-tinged Myzomela    Myzomela rubrotincta

(Obi and nearby island: c Moluccas)

548/52F2    Biak Myzomela    Myzomela rubrobrunnea

(Biak Island off nw New Guinea)

have been split from:

548/5295    Dusky Myzomela    Myzomela obscura

…………………………………………………………………….

548/529K    Reddish Myzomela    Myzomela erythrina

(e Bismarck Archipelago)

has been split from:

548/5296    Red Myzomela    Myzomela cruentata

(New Guinea and nearby island, s Bismarck Archipelago)

…………………………………………………………………….

548/5299    Crimson-hooded Myzomela

has a new English name:

548/5299    Wetar Myzomela    Myzomela kuehni

…………………………………………………………………….

548/531E    Long-billed Myzomela    Myzomela longirostris

(Goodenough Island off ec New Guinea)

has been split from:

548/5317    Red-collared Myzomela    Myzomela rosenbergii    (New Guinea)

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560/548T    Rennell Gerygone    Gerygone citrina

(Rennell: sw Solomon Islands)

has been split from:

560/5489    Fan-tailed Gerygone    Gerygone flavolateralis    (ne AUS)

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Family: Melanocharitidae – Berrypeckers, Longbills has been revised and partially resequenced.

576/553F    Satin Berrypecker    Melanocharis citreola    (West Papua)

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

Subspecies piperata of:

576/5535    Spotted Berrypecker

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

576/553E    Spotted Berrypecker    Rhamphocharis piperata

(se New Guinea)

…………………………………………………………………….

576/5535    Spotted Berrypecker

has a new English name:

576/5535    Thick-billed Berrypecker    Rhamphocharis crassirostris

(w, c New Guinea)

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580/5542    Crested Berrypecker

has been split into two species:

580/5543    Western Crested Berrypecker    Paramythia olivacea    (Papua)

580/5542    Eastern Crested Berrypecker    Paramythia montium

(c, e New Guinea)

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596/558E    West African Batis    Batis occulta

has been split from:

596/5588    Fernando Po Batis    Batis poensis    (Bioko Island)

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636/5754    Madagascan Cuckooshrike

has a new English name:

636/5754    Madagascar Cuckooshrike    Ceblepyris cinereus

…………………………………………………………………….

636/578E    Biak Triller    Lalage leucoptera

(Biak Island off nw New Guinea)

has been split from:

636/5784    Black-browed Triller    Lalage atrovirens

(w, n New Guinea and nearby islands)

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Subspecies fuliginosa of

656/584Y    Australian Golden Whistler    Pachycephala pectoralis

resident in sc Australia has been re-ascribed to:

656/5850    Western Whistler

which has a new species epithet:  Pachycephala fuliginosa

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660/589T    Giant Grey Shrike    Lanius giganteus    (c China)

has been split from:

660/589Y    Chinese Grey Shrike    Lanius sphenocercus

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Family: Vireonidae – Vireos, Greenlets, Shrike-babblers has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

664/5953    Tawny-crowned Greenlet    Tunchiornis ochraceiceps

664/5954    Lesser Greenlet    Pachysylvia decurtata

664/594Y    Dusky-capped Greenlet    Pachysylvia hypoxantha

664/5950    Buff-cheeked Greenlet    Pachysylvia muscicapina

664/594F    Golden-fronted Greenlet    Pachysylvia aurantiifrons

664/5949    Rufous-naped Greenlet    Pachysylvia semibrunnea

**********************************************

668/5980    Olive-brown Oriole

has been split into two species:

668/5980    Timor Oriole    Oriolus melanotis

(Timor and nearby islands)

668/598E    Wetar Oriole    Oriolus finschi

(Wetar and nearby island)

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676/605E    Biak Fantail    Rhipidura kordensis

(Biak Island off nw Guinea)

has been split from:

676/6053    Northern Fantail    Rhipidura rufiventris

…………………………………………………………………….

676/607P    Peleng Fantail    Rhipidura habibiei

has been resequenced to precede:

676/607E    Taliabu Fantail    Rhipidura sulaensis

…………………………………………………………………….

680/6094    Cerulean Paradise Flycatcher

has been transferred from Family: Monarchidae – Monarchs to Family: Rhipiduridae – Fantails and has a new English name:

676/6094    Cerulean Flycatcher    Eutrichomyias rowleyi

…………………………………………………………………….

676/6081    Drongo Fantail    Chaetorhynchus papuensis

has been resequenced to precede:

676/6094    Cerulean Flycatcher    Eutrichomyias rowleyi

…………………………………………………………………….

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

**********************************************

680/610E    Tenggara Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone floris

(w, c Lesser Sundas)

has been split from:

680/6102    Blyth’s Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone affinis

…………………………………………………………………….

680/614T    Tanimbar Monarch    Carterornis castus    (Tanimbar Islands)

has been split from:

680/614Y    White-naped Monarch    Carterornis pileatus    (n, sw Moluccas)

…………………………………………………………………….

680/616T    Dyaul Flycatcher    Myiagra cervinicolor

(Dyaul Island: Bismarck Archipelago)

has been split from:

680/616F    Velvet Flycatcher

…………………………………………………………………….

Subspecies eichhorni of:

680/616F    Velvet Flycatcher

has been split to form a species that has been allocated the same English name:

680/616P    Velvet Flycatcher    Myiagra eichhorni

(s, e Bismarck Archipelago)

…………………………………………………………………….

680/616F    Velvet Flycatcher

has a new English name:

680/616F    Mussau Flycatcher    Myiagra hebetior

(St. Matthias Island: Bismarck Archipelago)

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684/6181    Black Magpie

has been split into two species:

684/6181    Malayan Black Magpie    Platysmurus leucopterus

(c, s Malay Peninsula, Sumatra)

684/618E    Bornean Black Magpie    Platysmurus aterrimus    (Borneo)

…………………………………………………………………….

684/6246    Large-spotted Nutcracker

has a new English name:

684/6246    Kashmir Nutcracker    Nucifraga multipunctata

…………………………………………………………………….

684/625K    Small Crow    Corvus samarensis    (n, ec, s Philippines)

has been split from:

684/6253    Slender-billed Crow    Corvus enca

…………………………………………………………………….

684/625E    Palawan Crow    Corvus pusillus    (w, wc Philippines)

has been split from:

684/6253    Slender-billed Crow    Corvus enca

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700/6303    Paradise-crow

has been split into two species:

700/6303    Halmahera Paradise-crow    Lycocorax pyrrhopterus    (n Moluccas)

700/6302    Obi Paradise-crow    Lycocorax obiensis    (c Moluccas)

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704/634E    Black-capped Robin    Heteromyias armiti    (c, e New Guinea)

has been split from:

704/6340    Ashy Robin    Heteromyias albispecularis    (West Papua)

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760/6526    Madagascan Lark

has a new English name:

760/6526    Madagascar Lark    Eremopterix hova

…………………………………………………………………….

760/658P    Arabian Lark    Eremalauda eremodites

(Middle East, Arabian Peninsula)

has been split from:

760/6587    Dunn’s Lark    Eremalauda dunni

(south-west nw Africa, Sahel)

…………………………………………………………………….

760/658Y    Lesser Short-toed Lark

has been split into two species:

760/658Y    Mediterranean Short-toed Lark    Alaudala rufescens

760/658T    Turkestan Short-toed Lark    Alaudala heinei

**********************************************

764/6706    Sunda Bulbul

has been split into two species:

764/670P    Sumatran Bulbul    Ixos sumatranus    (w Sumatra)

764/6706    Javan Bulbul    Ixos virescens    (Java)

…………………………………………………………………….

764/672E    Camiguin Bulbul    Hypsipetes catarmanensis

(Camiguin Island: s Philippines)

has been split from:

764/6722    Yellowish Bulbul    Hypsipetes everetti

(ec, s, sw Philippines)

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

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

768/6744    Banded Martin    Neophedina cincta

768/673F    Brazza’s Martin    Phedinopsis brazzae

768/6762    Black-capped Swallow    Atticora pileata

768/6766    White-thighed Swallow    Atticora tibialis

768/675Y    Blue-and-white Swallow    Pygochelidon cyanoleuca

768/6765    Black-collared Swallow    Pygochelidon melanoleuca

768/6761    Pale-footed Swallow    Orochelidon flavipes

768/6760    Brown-bellied Swallow    Orochelidon murina

768/6763    Andean Swallow    Orochelidon andecola

…………………………………………………………………….

768/678E    Siberian House Martin    Delichon lagopodum

(breeds c, e Siberia, w Far East Russia, n, c Mongolia;
winters north-west se ASIA)

has been split from:

768/6785    Common House Martin    Delichon urbicum

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800/6906    Alpine Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus occisinensis

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

800/6905    Tickell’s Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus affinis

…………………………………………………………………….

Subspecies nesophilus of:

800/6940    Sulawesi Leaf Warbler

has been split to form a species that has been allocated the same English name:

800/694K    Sulawesi Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus nesophilus

(n, c, se Sulawesi)

…………………………………………………………………….

800/6940    Sulawesi Leaf Warbler

has a new English name:

800/6940    Lompobattang Leaf Warbler    Phylloscopus sarasinorum

(sw Sulawesi)

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804/6969    Madagascan Swamp Warbler

has a new English name:

804/6969    Madagascar Swamp Warbler    Acrocephalus newtoni

**********************************************

Family: Bernieridae – Madagascan Warblers

has a new English name:

Family: Bernieridae – Tetrakas & Allies

…………………………………………………………………….

816/7075    Madagascan Yellowbrow

has a new English name:

816/7075    Madagascar Yellowbrow    Crossleyia xanthophrys

**********************************************

820/708F    Hunter’s Cisticola    Cisticola hunteri

has been resequenced to precede:

820/7089    Chubb’s Cisticola    Cisticola chubbi

…………………………………………………………………….

820/708T    Kilombero Cisticola    Cisticola bakerorum    (c Tanzania)

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

820/710E    White-tailed Cisticola    Cisticola anderseni    (c Tanzania)

is a newly described species.

…………………………………………………………………….

820/7119    Madagascan Cisticola

has a new English name:

820/7119    Madagascar Cisticola    Cisticola cherina

…………………………………………………………………….

820/712E    Swinhoe’s Prinia

has a new English name:

820/712E    Striped Prinia    Prinia crinigera

…………………………………………………………………….

820/7128    Deignan’s Prinia

has a new (reinstated) English name:

820/7128    Brown Prinia    Prinia polychroa

…………………………………………………………………….

820/713E    Delicate Prinia    Prinia lepida

(n Oman, UAE, s Turkey to Kuwait to n Indian Subcontinent)

has been split from:

820/7133    Graceful Prinia    Prinia gracilis

(wc Middle East, locally ne Africa, ne, locally c, coastal w, s Arabian Peninsula)

…………………………………………………………………….

820/715T    Brown-tailed Apalis    Apalis flavocincta

(southern ne, northern ec Africa)

has been split from:

820/715F    Yellow-breasted Apalis    Apalis flavida

**********************************************

The following family has a modified English name:

Family: Paradoxornithidae – Parrotbills & Allies

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840/7551    Black-crowned Babbler

has been split into two species:

840/755E    Calabarzon Babbler    Sterrhoptilus affinis

(n Philippines)

840/7551    Visayan Babbler    Sterrhoptilus nigrocapitatus

(c Philippines)

…………………………………………………………………….

Five subspecies of:

840/758Y    Black-fronted White-eye

have been merged into three subspecies and split to form a species that has been allocated the same English name:

840/758T    Black-fronted White-eye    Zosterops chrysolaemus

(w, e New Guinea and nearby islands)

…………………………………………………………………….

840/758Y    Black-fronted White-eye

has a new English name:

840/758Y    Green-fronted White-eye    Zosterops minor

(nc, c New Guinea and nearby island)

…………………………………………………………………….

840/759E    Oya Tabu White-eye    Zosterops crookshanki

(islands off se New Guinea)

has been split from:

840/7593    Capped White-eye    Zosterops fuscicapilla

(w, c New Guinea)

…………………………………………………………………….

840/760K    Bougainville White-eye    Zosterops hamlini

(Bougainville: n Solomon Islands)

and

840/760P    Guadalcanal White-eye    Zosterops oblitus

(Guadalcanal: s Solomon Islands)

have been split from:

840/7605    Grey-throated White-eye    Zosterops rendovae

(Makira: s Solomon Islands)

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824/725E    Grey-hooded Babbler    Cyanoderma bicolor    (Borneo)

has been split from:

824/7250    Chestnut-winged Babbler    Cyanoderma erythropterum

(c, s Malay Peninsula, Sumatra)

…………………………………………………………………….

824/7234    Rusty-throated Wren-Babbler

has a new English name:

824/7234    Mishmi Wren-Babbler    Spelaeornis badeigularis

…………………………………………………………………….

824/7229    Chestnut-backed Scimitar babbler

has been split into two species:

824/722T    Sunda Scimitar Babbler    Pomatorhinus bornensis

(s Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo)

824/7229    Javan Scimitar Babbler    Pomatorhinus montanus    (Java, Bali)

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828/7329    Black-capped Babbler

has been split into three species:

828/732P    Malayan Black-capped Babbler    Pellorneum nigrocapitatum

(c, s Malay Peninsula, Sumatra)

828/7329    Javan Black-capped Babbler    Pellorneum capistratum

(Java)

828/732T    Bornean Black-capped Babbler    Pellorneum capistratoides

(Borneo)

…………………………………………………………………….

828/730E    Tanzanian Illadopsis    Illadopsis distans

(c, ne Tanzania, sc, sw Kenya)

has been split from:

828/7301    Pale-breasted Illadopsis    Illadopsis rufipennis

…………………………………………………………………….

828/7292    Limestone Wren-Babbler

has been split into three species:

828/729P    Annam Limestone Babbler    Gypsophila annamensis

(n Vietnam, n Laos, nw Thailand, sc China)

828/729T    Rufous Limestone Babbler    Gypsophila calcicola

(c Thailand)

828/7292    Variable Limestone Babbler    Gypsophila crispifrons

(c, se Myanmar, nw, wc Thailand)

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852/7648    Palawan Fairy-bluebird    Irena tweeddalii

(Palawan and nearby islands)

has been split from:

852/7646    Asian Fairy-bluebird    Irena puella

**********************************************

Family: Regulidae – Goldcrests, Kinglets has been revised and resequenced.

The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

856/7654    Ruby-crowned Kinglet    Corthylio calendula

**********************************************

Family: Polioptilidae – Gnatcatchers has been revised and resequenced.

872/775T    White-browed Gnatcatcher    Polioptila bilineata

(Middle America, w coast of nw South America)

has been split from:

872/7759    Tropical Gnatcatcher    Polioptila plumbea

**********************************************

876/777T    Bahama Nuthatch    Sitta insularis    (n Bahamas)

has been split from:

876/777F    Brown-headed Nuthatch    Sitta pusilla    (se USA)

**********************************************

The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

892/7884    Apo Myna    Goodfellowia miranda

…………………………………………………………………….

892/7906    Pied Myna

has been split into three species:

892/7906    Indian Pied Myna    Gracupica contra

(Indian Subcontinent, most of non-peninsular Myanmar, wc, sw Yunnan: sc China)

892/790E    Siamese Pied Myna    Gracupica floweri

(c, nw Cambodia, nw Laos, Thailand and adjacent e Myanmar)

892/790K    Javan Pied Myna    Gracupica jalla

[formerly Java and possibly s Sumatra – probably extinct in the wild]

…………………………………………………………………….

892/793F    Madagascan Starling

has a new English name:

892/793F    Madagascar Starling    Hartlaubius auratus

…………………………………………………………………….

892/795F    Visayan Rhabdornis    Rhabdornis rabori

(wc Philippines)

has been split from:

892/7958    Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis    Rhabdornis inornatus

(ec, s Philippines)

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907/8377    Boulder Chat

has been transferred from Family: Muscicapidae – Chats, Old World Flycatchers to Family: Turdidae – Thrushes:

900/8377    Boulder Chat    Pinarornis plumosus

…………………………………………………………………….

Family: Turdidae – Thrushes has been revised and resequenced.

900/8028    Gould’s Nightingale-Thrush

has a new English name:

900/8028    Yellow-throated Nightingale-Thrush    Catharus dryas

…………………………………………………………………….

900/802E    Sclater’s Nightingale-Thrush

has a new English name:

900/802E    Speckled Nightingale-Thrush    Catharus maculatus

…………………………………………………………………….

900/804P    Taiwan Thrush    Turdus niveiceps    (e Taiwan)

has been split from:

900/8058    Island Thrush    Turdus poliocephalus

**********************************************

907/8123    Madagascan Magpie-Robin

has a new English name:

907/8123    Madagascar Magpie-Robin    Copsychus albospecularis

…………………………………………………………………….

907/812T    Visayan Shama    Copsychus superciliaris

(c Philippines)

has been split from:

907/8129    White-browed Shama    Copsychus luzoniensis

(n Philippines)

…………………………………………………………………….

907/817K    Dayak Blue Flycatcher    Cyornis montanus    (Borneo)

has been split from:

907/8173    Javan Blue Flycatcher    Cyornis banyumas    (Java)

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8187    Russet-backed Jungle Flycatcher

has been split into two species:

907/8187    Flores Jungle Flycatcher    Cyornis oscillans

(Sumbawa, Flores: Lesser Sundas)

907/818P    Sumba Jungle Flycatcher    Cyornis stresemanni

(Sumba: Lesser Sundas)

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8203    Streak-breasted Jungle Flycatcher

has a new English name:

907/8203    Buru Jungle Flycatcher    Eumyias additus

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8190    Rufous-tailed Jungle Flycatcher

has been split into three species:

907/819K    Crocker Jungle Flycatcher    Cyornis ruficrissa

(n, c Borneo)

907/819P    Sulu Jungle Flycatcher    Cyornis ocularis

(c, sw Sulu Islands)

907/8190    Philippine Jungle Flycatcher    Cyornis ruficauda

(c, s Philippines)

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8195    Vivid Niltava

has been split into two species:

907/819T    Chinese Vivid Niltava    Niltava oatesi

907/8195    Taiwan Vivid Niltava    Niltava vivida    (e Taiwan)

…………………………………………………………………….

907/822E    Short-tailed Akalat    Sheppardia poensis

(se Nigeria, w Cameroon, Bioko Island,
ec Democratic Republic of the Congo, locally wc Tanzania)

has been split from:

907/8224    Bocage’s Akalat    Sheppardia bocagei

…………………………………………………………………….

907/824E    Okinawa Robin    Larvivora namiyei

(Okinawa and nearby islands)

has been split from:

907/8245    Ryukyu Robin    Larvivora komadori

(Ryukyu Islands)

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8256    Sunda Robin

has been split into two species:

907/825P    Sumatran Blue Robin    Myiomela sumatrana    (w Sumatra)

907/8256    Javan Blue Robin    Myiomela diana    (Java)

…………………………………………………………………….

907/828E    Ryukyu Flycatcher    Ficedula owstoni    (Ryukyu Islands)

has been split from:

907/8282    Narcissus Flycatcher    Ficedula narcissina

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8335    Madagascan Stonechat

has a new English name:

907/8335    Madagascar Stonechat    Saxicola sibilla

…………………………………………………………………….

907/835E    Atlas Wheatear    Oenanthe seebohmi    (nw, winters w Africa)

has been split from:

907/8353    Northern Wheatear    Oenanthe oenanthe

…………………………………………………………………….

907/8356    Heuglin’s Wheatear

has a modified species epithet:  Oenanthe heuglinii

…………………………………………………………………….

907/837E    Maghreb Wheatear    Oenanthe halophila

(n Africa w of Nile river course)

and

907/837K    Basalt Wheatear    Oenanthe warriae

(s Syria, ne Jordan)

have been split from:

907/8373    Mourning Wheatear    Oenanthe lugens

**********************************************

Six subspecies of:

917/8404    Blue-winged Leafbird

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

917/840E    Blue-winged Leafbird    Chloropsis moluccensis

…………………………………………………………………….

917/8404    Blue-winged Leafbird

has a new English name:

917/8404    Javan Leafbird    Chloropsis cochinchinensis    (Java)

…………………………………………………………………….

917/840Y    Greyish-crowned Leafbird    Chloropsis lazulina

has been split from:

917/8409    Orange-bellied Leafbird    Chloropsis hardwickii

(w Yunnan, extreme nw Vietnam, nc, nw Laos and to w)

**********************************************

Two subspecies of:

921/8434    Flame-crowned Flowerpecker

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

921/843E    Flame-crowned Flowerpecker    Dicaeum kampalili    (s Philippines)

…………………………………………………………………….

921/8434    Flame-crowned Flowerpecker

has a new English name:

921/8434    Yellow-crowned Flowerpecker    Dicaeum anthonyi    (n Philippines)

**********************************************

Subspecies tephrolaemus of:

925/8483    Grey-chinned Sunbird

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

925/848E    Grey-chinned Sunbird    Anthreptes tephrolaemus

…………………………………………………………………….

925/8483    Grey-chinned Sunbird

has a new English name:

925/8483    Yellow-chinned Sunbird    Anthreptes rectirostris

(south-west w Africa)

**********************************************

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

**********************************************

937/8835    Madagascan Mannikin

has a new English name:

937/8835    Madagascar Mannikin    Lepidopygia nana

…………………………………………………………………….

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

937/8867    Java Sparrow    Padda oryzivora

937/8866    Timor Sparrow    Padda fuscata

937/8848    Streak-headed Mannikin    Mayrimunia tristissima

937/8849    White-spotted Mannikin    Mayrimunia leucosticta

**********************************************

953/8925    Madagascan Wagtail

has a new English name:

953/8925    Madagascar Wagtail    Motacilla flaviventris

…………………………………………………………………….

953/8957    Eurasian Rock Pipit

has a new English name:

953/8957    European Rock Pipit    Anthus petrosus

**********************************************

961/899T    Taiwan Bullfinch    Pyrrhula owstoni    (Taiwan)

has been split from:

961/8998    Grey-headed Bullfinch    Pyrrhula erythaca

…………………………………………………………………….

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

has been split from:

961/9055    Grey-capped Greenfinch    Chloris sinica

…………………………………………………………………….

961/908E    Stripe-breasted Seedeater    Crithagra striatipectus

(Ethiopia, wc Kenya, ec, se South Sudan)

has been split from:

961/9084    Reichard’s Seedeater    Crithagra reichardi

…………………………………………………………………….

961/9102    Mountain Serin

has been split into two species:

961/9102    Indonesian Serin    Chrysocorythus estherae

(w, c Indonesia)

961/910E    Mindanao Serin     Chrysocorythus mindanensis

(s Philippines)

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Genera Chlorophonia and Euphonia of Family: Fringillidae – Finches, Euphonias have been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a different genus:

961/913Y    Elegant Euphonia    Chlorophonia elegantissima

961/9141    Antillean Euphonia    Chlorophonia musica

961/9140    Golden-rumped Euphonia    Chlorophonia cyanocephala

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961/913E    West Mexican Euphonia    Euphonia godmani    (wc Mexico)

has been split from:

961/9130    Scrub Euphonia    Euphonia affinis

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989/9860    McCown’s Longspur

has a new English name:

989/9860    Thick-billed Longspur    Rhynchophanes mccownii

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983/9452    Stripe-capped Sparrow

has been split into two species:

983/945E    Yungas Sparrow    Rhynchospiza dabbenei

(nw Argentina, sc Bolivia)

983/9452    Chaco Sparrow    Rhynchospiza strigiceps

(nc Argentina, sc, wc Paraguay, se Bolivia)

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

983/9449    Five-striped Sparrow    Amphispizopsis quinquestriata

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983/947T    Moss-backed Sparrow    Arremon dorbignii

(wc, sc Bolivia, nw Argentina)

has been split from:

983/9480    Saffron-billed Sparrow    Arremon flavirostris

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965/923T    Chestnut-capped Warbler    Basileuterus delattrii

has been split from:

965/9238    Rufous-capped Warbler    Basileuterus rufifrons

(Mexico, c Guatemala, c Belize)

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985/990F    Greyish Saltator

has been split into three species:

985/990P    Cinnamon-bellied Saltator    Saltator grandis

(Middle America)

985/990T    Olivaceous Saltator    Saltator olivascens

(northern nw, nc South America)

985/990F    Blue-grey Saltator    Saltator coerulescens

(Amazonia, c South America)

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985/9745    White-winged Diuca Finch

has a new English name and a modified species epithet:

985/9745    Glacier Finch    Idiopsar speculifer

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985/9747    Short-tailed Finch

has a new English name:

985/9747    Boulder Finch    Idiopsar brachyurus

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985/9746    Common Diuca Finch

has a modified English name:

985/9746    Diuca Finch    Diuca diuca

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

985/9607    Blue-and-yellow Tanager    Rauenia bonariensis

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