Interesting that some of these are accepted by IOC and others are not....
Goulds/Little Bonze lump
Black-backed/white wagtail lunp
Aus Painted Snipe
Eastern Koel (they have it as Pacific Koel)
Christmas Island Hawk Owl (they have it as Christmas Boobook)
Eastern Yellow W/T
Sooty Owl lump
Australian Little Bittern
Eastern Great Egret
Green-headed Yellow W/T
One wonders if/when IOC (which is what Birdstack uses! will accept these
On 24/01/2008, Bill Jolly <> wrote:
> On the topic of armchair ticks from the new C&B, this summary of some
> splits and lumps therein might assist some armchair tickers, and disappoint
> It's just my own perceptions from my first read-through, and I won't claim
> it's comprehensive. The new publication is an excellently detailed and
> referenced tome that contains argument at many levels, much of which I
> haven't plumbed yet!.
> I won't delve into other changes to nomenclature here, scientific or
> English – it's all in the book.
> 1 - Six additional species from splits, mostly domestic
> Kalkadoon Grasswren split from Dusky Grasswren
> Short-tailed Grasswren split from Striated Grasswren
> Western Wattlebird split from Little Wattlebird
Kimberley Honeyeater split from White-lined Honeyeater
> Pacific Robin (on Norfolk Island) split from Scarlet Robin
> Buff-sided Robin split from White-browed Robin
> 2 - Four lumpings, mostly domestic
> Snares Penguin lumped with Fjordland Penguin
> Gould's Bronze-cuckoo lumped with Little Bronze-cuckoo
> Lesser Sooty Owl lumped with Sooty Owl
> Black-backed Wagtail lumped with White Wagtail
> 3 – Seventeen Australian species split from overseas species (Plenty of
> armchair ticks here for those who also bird overseas).
> Australian Swiftlet (Aerodramus terraereginae) split from White-rumped
> Swiftlet (A. spodyopygius) of Melanesia and Polynesia.
> Australian Little Bittern (Ixobrychus dubius) split from I. minutus of
> Africa and the Palearctic.
> Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta) split from A. alba of the new world,
> Eurasia and Africa.
> Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus) split from P. haliaetus of much of the
> rest of the world.
> Pale-vented Bush-hen (Amaurornis moluccana) split from A. olivacea of The
> Australian Painted Snipe (Rostratula australis) split from R. benghalensis
> of Africa and Asia.
> Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarcticus) split from Great Skua formerly
> Catharacta skua.
> Eastern Koel (Eudynamis orientalis) split from Asian Koel (E.
> scolopaceus), which remains on the list from Christmas Island.
> Christmas Island Hawk-Owl (Ninox natalis) split from Moluccan Hawk-Owl (N.
> Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto javanica) split from T. alba
> Eastern Grass Owl (Tyto longimembris) split from T. capensis
> Australian Logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii) split from New Guinean
> Logrunner O.novaeguineae.
> Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) split from Arafura Fantail (R. dryas)
> which remains on the list from northern Australia.
> Grey Fantail (R. albiscapa) split from New Zealand Fantail (R.
> Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae) split from Richard's Pipit of
> Eurasia and Africa .
> Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis) and -Green-headed Yellow
> Wagtail (M. taivana) split from Yellow Wagtail (M. flava).
> Please let me know of any I've missed....
> Bill Jolly
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