IOU List 3.1

Subject: IOU List 3.1
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:06:49 +0800

I have just been comparing the new IOU V3.1 Checklist ( with the list on Tony Palliser's web site (from V2.10).

1. They have reversed the decision on Powerful Boobook, Rufous Boobook, etc. They are back to Powerful Owl, Rufous Owl, etc.

2. The Variable Goshawk (ssp. natalis) from Christmas Island has been put back in with Brown Goshawk.

3. The genus of the songlarks and Spinifexbird have been changed to Megalurus (some as the grassbirds). The order is now strange. Rufous Songlark, Tawny Grassbird, Brown Songlark, Little Grassbird, Spinifexbird.

4. The genus of Black-shouldered Kite and Letter-winged Kite has been changed to Elanus.

5. Frilled Monarch has been changed to Frill-necked Monarch (Arses lorealis).

6. Hornbill Friarbird has been split from Helmeted Friarbird on Cape York. This has been discusses on birding-aus previously.

7. Black-banded Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus alligator) has been split from Banded Fruit Dove.

8. Robust White-eye (Zosterops strenuus) on Lord Howe Island has been split from Slender-billed White-eye. But it is extinct, so don't go looking for it!

I could have missed some others.

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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