English names for Australian birds

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Subject: English names for Australian birds
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:34:51 +0000
A few names have recently been changed in the Working List on the Birdlife
Australia website.  These follow recommendations of the English Names
Committee.  A summary of the reasons for the changes is also posted on the

The changes include 'Australian Painted-snipe' (for 'Australian Painted
Snipe'), 'Green Oriole' (for 'Yellow Oriole'), and 'Pied Stilt' for H
leucocephalus (in place of 'Black-winged Stilt').   At the subspecies level,
'Adelaide Rosella' has been reintroduced.  The committee remains active, and
is about to consider further outstanding issues.

Geoffrey Dabb, for Birdlife Australia English Names Committee

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