C&B2008 vs IOC 3.1 Changes

Subject: C&B2008 vs IOC 3.1 Changes
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:31:40 +0800

A quick look through the IOC 3.1 list for changes from the old C&B2008.

The published splits have been accepted :

Western Ground Parrot and Eastern Ground Parrot split
Swan River Honeyeater split from White-naped Honeyeater
Western Fieldwren split from Rufous Fieldwren
Paperbark Flycatcher split from Restless Flycatcher

I think that many of the the following have already been mentioned but some may not have been :

The extinct King Island Emu and Kangaroo Island Emu lumped into Emu
Snares Penguin and Fiordland Penguin split
Northern Rockhopper Penguin and Southern Rockhopper Penguin split
Northern Royal Albatross and Southern Albatross split
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross and Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross split
Black-browed Albatross and Campbell's Albatross split
Chatham Albatross and Salvin's Albatross split from Shy Albatross
Antipodean Albatross (including Gibson's), Amsterdam Albatross and Tristan Albatross split from Wandering Albatross
Tricolored Grebe split from Little Grebe
Eastern Great Egret lumped into Great Egret
Macquarie Shag and Heard Shag split from Imperial Shag
Crested Honey Buzzard split from Oriental Honey Buzzard
"Christmas Island Goshawk" moved from Variable Goshawk to Brown Goshawk
White-headed Stilt split from Black-winged Stilt
Common Emerald Dove and Pacific Emerald Dove split
Black-banded Fruit Dove split from Banded Fruit Dove
Torresian Imperial Pigeon split from Pied Imperial Pigeon
Red-collared Lorikeet split from Rainbow Lorikeet
Norfolk Parakeet split from Tasman Parakeet?
Brown Hawk-Owl is split to Northern Boobook
Morepork split from Southern Boobook
"Christmas Island Swiftlet" moved from Linchi Swiftlet to Glossy Swiftlet
Western Grasswren has been split from Thick-billed Grasswren
Western Quail-thrush has been split from Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Nullarbor Quail-thrush has been split from Cinnamon Quail-thrush
Hornbill Friarbird split from Helmeted Friarbird
Ashy-bellied White-eye split from Pale White-eye?
Green-headed Yellow Wagtail lumped into Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Some name changes :

Australian Wood Duck becomes Maned Duck
Australian Little Bittern becomes Black-backed Bittern
Australian Spotted Crake becomes Australian Crake
Australian Pied Oystercatcher becomes Pied Oystercatcher
South Island Pied Oystercatcher becomes South Island Oystercatcher
"Reef Egret" becomes "Reef Heron"
Hooded Plover becomes Hooded Dotterel
Grey Phalarope becomes Red Phalarope
Common Noddy becomes Brown Noddy
Grey Ternlet becomes Grey Noddy
Crested Tern becomes Greater Crested Tern
White-winged Black Tern becomes White-winged Tern
Arctic Jaeger becomes Parasitic Jaeger
Barbary Dove becomes African Collared Dove
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo becomes Short-billed Black Cockatoo
Baudin's Black-Cockatoo becomes Long-billed Black Cockatoo
Red Collared Dove becomes Red Turtle Dove
Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon becomes Christmas Imperial Pigeon
Eastern Koel becomes Pacific Koel
Masked Owl becomes Australian Masked Owl
Christmas Island Hawk-Owl becomes Christmas Boobook
Fork-tailed Swift becomes Pacific Swift
Dollarbird becomes Oriental Dollarbird
Red-headed Honeyeater becomes Red-headed Myzomela
Dusky Honeyeater becomes Dusky Myzomela
Scarlet Honeyeater becomes Scarlet Myzomela
Chestnut Quail-thrush becomes Chestnut-backed Quail-thrush
Cicadabird becomes Common Cicadabird
Yellow Oriole becomes Green Oriole
Mangrove Grey Fantail becomes Mangrove Fantail
Frilled Monarch becomes Frill-necked Monarch
Yellow-legged Flycatcher becomes Yellow-legged Flyrobin
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher becomes Lemon-bellied Flyrobin
Horsfield's Bushlark becomes Horsfield's Bush Lark
Yellow White-eye becomes Canary White-eye
Christmas Island White-eye becomes Christmas White-eye
Purple-backed Starling becomes Daurian Starling?
Nutmeg Mannikin becomes Scaly-breasted Munia
Australian Pipit split from Australasian Pipit (now New Zealand Pipit)

And some trivial spelling changes :

No hyphen in "Brushturkey"
Raja Shelduck
No hyphens in "Whistling Duck"
No hyphens in "Giant Petrel"
No hyphens in "Storm Petrel"
No hyphens in "Diving Petrel"
No hyphens in "Night Heron"
No hyphen in "Sea Eagle"
No hyphens in "Nativehen"
No hyphens in "Buttonquail"
Plains-wanderer becomes Plains-Wanderer
No hyphens in "Rock Pigeon"
No hyphens in "Fruit Dove"
No hyphens in "Imperial Pigeon"
No hyphens in "Black Cockatoo"
No hyphen in "King Parrot"
No hyphens in "Bronze Cuckoo"
No hyphens in "Paradise Kingfisher"
No hyphens in "Scrubbird"
No hyphens in "Fairywren"
No hyphen in "Cuckooshrike"
No hyphen in "Shriketit"
No hyphen in "Shrikethrush"
"Scrub-robin" becomes "Scrub Robin"
No hyphens in "Reed Warbler"
No hyphen in "Parrotfinch"

But why is it still "Cuckoo-Dove", "Emu-wren" and "Quail-thrush"? I understand "Bee-eater" and "White-eye" because of the resulting double "e" if the hyphen is removed.

I am sure I have missed a few. Paul Dodd is going to publish them all more thoroughly.

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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