C&B2008 vs IOC 3.1 Common Name Changes

To: <>, <>
Subject: C&B2008 vs IOC 3.1 Common Name Changes
From: Michael Ramsey <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:16:18 +1000
Thanks to Frank for summarising many of the changes, splits and lumps in the 
IOC 3.1 list.
As I was looking through the name changes a few jumped out at me as and I 
thought "why change them" and I would like to know the reasoning behind some of 
the changes or anyone else's thoughts.
I know some such as Scarlet Myzomela from Scarlet Honeyeater are attempting to 
conform to more widespread international usage, and Flycacther to Flyrobin as 
well( sounds wrong to me) but why change Australian Wood Duck (which most 
Australian's use anyhow, who are the people who see and observed these birds 
most often) to Maned Duck again, who uses that name anymore?
The south-west black-cockies had me a bit confused as well, perhaps the 
reasoning behind this is it is not so PC to use people's names to name birds 
Hooded Plover to Hooded Dotterel, perhaps as they are not in the core 
Charadrius group, but why change this.
I understand some splits and lumps and resulted in changes such as Cicadabird 
to Common Cicadabird.
Do anyone else have issue with any of these name changes?
Many people who have responded to this topic have indicated they follow IOC now 
and not C&B, will this mean you will take up these name changes too?
Just some things to discuss.
Michael Ramsey

> Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:31:40 +0800
> To: 
> From: 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] C&B2008 vs IOC 3.1 Changes
> 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
> Phone : (08) 9386 5694 Email :  
> ===============================
> To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
> send the message:
> unsubscribe
> (in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
> to: 
> ===============================

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU