Another change is the Christmas Island Swiftlet subspecies is once again a
Glossy Swiftlet (was Cave Swiftlet).
On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Frank O'Connor <>wrote:
> I have just been comparing the new IOU V3.1 Checklist (
> http://worldbirdnames.org) 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
> 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 http://birdingwa.iinet.net.au
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