Birdlife International Taxonomy List Update

To: Noel Luff <>
Subject: Birdlife International Taxonomy List Update
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:36:37 +0000
One wonders when if ever these will be applied to the BirdLife Australia

On 21 Dec 2016 17:47, "Noel Luff" <> wrote:

> Birdlife International (HWB) has recently updated their list (now Version
> 9), I have been slowly working through the list. I'm only a short way into
> the passerines. Of interest so far
> a) Non-passarines remain substantially unchanged from Version 8
> b) Passerines have been completely reordered.
> c) some of the changes that effect Australia are
> - Blue-faced Honeyeater has been split. The White-quilled Honeyeater (Top
> End and Kimberley) has been added
> - Crested Shrike-tit has been split into Northern, Western and Eastern
> - Spotted Catbird is now Black-eared Catbird, but has not been split.
> - Quail-thrushs, Papuan Pitta, Tropical Scrubwren, Western Fieldwren,
> Gilbert's Honeyeater, Western Grasswren now follows IOC
> - Golden-backed Honeyeater split from Black-chinned
> There will be others when I get around to going through the rest of the
> passerines.
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